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I Inherited a Failed Sunday School. Here’s How It Flourished
Four counterintuitive keys to successful discipleship.
The Biggest Hindrance to Your Kids’ Faith Isn’t Doubt. It’s Silence
According to two researchers, the key to “sticky faith” is conversation.
If You Give a Tsunami Survivor a Crayon Subscriber access only
Ministries in Sulawesi, Indonesia, engage kids in a crucial first step in trauma healing: play.
Reading The Jesus Storybook Bible in Iceland Subscriber access only
In the world’s most bookish country, evangelicals are taking up the ministry of translation.
What Parents Need Most from Their Pastors After a Miscarriage
Pregnancy loss is more than a “difficult season.” It’s a death in the family.
Love Your Neighbor as Yourself—And Bring Your Kids Along
Raising children to love like Jesus did.
How to Stay Married When You’re Stuck Between Needy Teens and Aging Parents
When my father fell ill, these three tools helped sustain my faith—and my marriage.
One-on-One with Jana Magruder on Engaging Kids in a Lifetime of Faith
What are the top five things parents need to do to raise children in the Christian faith?
When Pastors Are Sexual Abuse Survivors
Childhood trauma can sabotage ministry in sinister ways.
I Grew Up with Black Household Help
How I’m learning to name both the injustice and goodness of my childhood in the South.
Let the Foster and Adopted Children Come to Me
Families of vulnerable children often feel unwelcome in their own churches. Here are five ways to change that.
My Foster Daughter Was Separated from Her Family at the Border
Caring for someone else’s kid brought heartbreak. But it also drew me closer to God’s kingdom purposes.
Helping Teenagers and Children Cope Spiritually and Emotionally after a Crisis Like the Thai Cave Rescue
Odds of being trapped in a cave like the Thai soccer boys is rare – but childhood trauma is not.
The Great Commission Starts in Your Backyard
For parents, our most important mission field is closer than we think.
The 2018 CT Pastors Book Recommendations
Six recent books that will aid you in your ministry.
It’s Not My Daughter’s Job to Teach Me About Women
I’m learning how to rightly respect the opposite sex, not because I had a child but because of ongoing encounters with Christ.
The Best Gift for Dad This Father’s Day? Diaper Duty
I discovered the deepest joys of fatherhood in the mundane work of domestic life.
In Defense of the Children’s Sermon
How we’ve made those five minutes of our service some of the most influential—for kids and adults.
Parents: Let Go of Graduation Nostalgia
The end of school invites retrospection. But we have something better to look forward to.
Re-thinking My Savior Complex Subscriber access only
My hardest lesson as a social worker? God wants me to be close to the brokenhearted as much as he wants me to save them.
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