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I’m a White Mom of Beautiful ‘Colored’ Boys
As a bi-racial family, how should we raise our children?
As a bi-racial family, how should we raise our children? As a bi-racial family, a white couple with children of different-than- us colors, how should we raise our children?
The African Diaspora (Part 1): A Brief History and Lessons
Immigrant lessons from Joseph, Daniel, Esther, and Nehemiah
Regional Director for Africa. He and his wife, Tity, have three children, plus 24 children rescued from distressed situations for whom they offer full-time care.
I’m Not Called to Keep My Kids from Danger
I can’t keep my kids safe. But I can prepare them for a life of faithfulness.
Piper asks a related question that my husband and I asked ourselves when we decided to move to North Africa: “What is the greatest good you can do for your children?” We believed
When I Lost a Daughter, My Children Lost a Sister
Helping kids heal after sibling loss.
Opinion | Family. When I Lost a Daughter, My Children Lost a Sister. Helping kids heal after sibling loss. Meadow Rue Helping children heal. “Children will
The Dark Side of Autonomy
The scope of the mission of God is beyond the capacity of any singular local church
Christopherson. Image: pixabay. 0; tweet; share; email; print. Children crave autonomy. Whether For children, this process is normal and necessary. Human development
International Adoptions Drop to New Low as Evangelical Funding Spikes
Churches continue to rally for orphan care while the State Department addresses global restrictions.
US evangelicals. Americans adopted 5,372 children in the year ending September 2016, down from a 35-year low the 12 months before. The number
When Combat Trauma Tests a Marriage
PTSD impacts not just veterans but their spouses and children too. How can the church help military families heal?
PTSD impacts not just veterans but their spouses and children too. How can the church help military families heal? PTSD impacts not just veterans but their spouses and children too.
Adoption Tax Credit Saved by Both House and Senate
Republicans heed evangelical outcry on tax reform.
Republicans heed evangelical outcry on tax reform.
20 Truths from "Sing!"
When we sing we witness to the people in our church who are yet to believe
with others. Our instructions, our stories, the things we love travel deeper inside our children when we sing it and not just speak it to them. (36). While
The Biblical Call for Justice: Mass Incarceration and the Role of the Church
America locks up more of its citizens than any other nation.
decade ago. The effects of such broken justice? 2.7 million children have an incarcerated parent, including 1 in 9 African-American children. And an
Are Smart, Educated Women Still Called to the Church Nursery?
For women like me, children’s ministry can seem like low-level work for the least experienced.
For women like me, children's ministry can seem like low-level work for the least experienced. Before I went to seminary, I worked as a regular volunteer in children's ministry.
Pastors, Here’s a Novel Idea: Invite Newcomers to Lunch
Include church members that are good at making people feel welcome
Don't put them on the spot. Close the meeting in prayer, but invite everyone to stay around if they wish. During the prayer, name each newcomer by name, including the children.
There’s No Dishonor in Kneeling: A Response on Colin Kaepernick
Charlie Dates responds to Ed Stetzer's article on Kaepernick’s protest
injustice. These athletes are protesting the system that haunts them and murders their unarmed children, and one that President Trump exemplifies. The
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Tough but Fair for All
How to prepare students for the rigors of higher education.
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all students. No longer will we have one standard for children living in wealthy suburbs and another for students in the heart of our largest cities. No longer
Hugh Hefner, Mourning, and Legacies: Beyond the Pipe and the Robe
Is sex better because of Hugh Hefner?
But he was married to Crystal and had four children. Right now, these loved ones are hurting. Parents growing up today are fighting to keep their children pure.
Hypocrisy on Display in Hollywood and in Politics: Responding with Anger and Humility
Integrity is the opposite of hypocrisy.
As someone who cares about the lives of women and unborn children, Murphy infuriates me with his hypocrisy. What Rep. Murphy's resignation is for the right, Weinstein's is for the left.
No Child Left Behind Comes to AwanaSubscriber Access Only
The children’s ministry rethinks the competition at its core.
No Child Left Behind Comes to Awana. The children's ministry rethinks the competition at its core. The children's ministry rethinks the competition at its core.
GOP Tax Reform Recognizes Unborn Babies as Beneficiaries
Conservative Christians respond also to proposed changes on adoption credits and pulpit politics.
Mancini also said, “We hope this is the first step in expanding the child tax credit to include unborn children.”. We shouldn't be placing the burden of these tax cuts on orphan children.”.
DACA Done Right: A Moment We All Can Stand with DREAMers
President Trump and many immigration leaders agree with faith leaders: Congress should act in compassion toward the DREAMers
The National Association of Evangelicals, where I serve on the board, expressed their belief that “protecting the children of immigrants” is both the smart and right thing for policy makers
How to Talk About Race with Your Kids
Children naturally notice differences—and that is a good thing.
Opinion | Family. How to Talk About Race with Your Kids. Children naturally notice differences—and that is a good thing. Yet, young children notice difference all the time.
Why So Many Christians Wanted a ‘Pagan Brawler’ in the White House
Stephen Mansfield: Why So Many Conservative Christians Wanted a ‘Pagan Brawler’ in the White House
And how their choice of Trump has affected the church since last year’s election.
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