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Guardando su Primer Beso

Guest Blogger, 14 February, 2021

Al pensar en el Día de San Valentín, me siento lleno de gratitud por las relaciones amorosas que disfruto con mi esposa y nuestros dos hijos adultos. Nuestro amor está profundamente arraigado en nuestra fe en el amor de Dios, así como en los años de comunicación abierta que hemos… Read more »

Declare His Name Today!

Guest Blogger, 3 November, 2020

It is 37 degrees, but a carafe of hot black coffee, flannel PJs, a snoozing pup on my lap, and a couple of blankets make for a snuggly-sweet chance to see the moon sink behind the mountains. A rare treat, as the morning will not be this dark with a… Read more »

Caminando por Fe

Guest Blogger, 9 October, 2020

Cuando nace un niño, no se espera que pueda caminar hasta que tenga aproximadamente un año de edad. Pero si no está caminando para cuando tenga alrededor de 2 años, está claro que algo está mal. Aprender a caminar es un punto de inflexión en la vida del niño, ya… Read more »

Frutales: una Parábola en el Patio

Guest Blogger, 11 September, 2020

En nuestro caminar cristiano, debemos examinar si nuestro objetivo principal es producir fruta o simplemente lucir bien. Una pregunta aún más difícil, “¿Estamos dispuestos a que el Señor pode nuestras vidas como Él lo crea conveniente?” En 1986 estaba dirigiendo en casa un estudio bíblico en Bedford, Texas. Durante nuestro… Read more »

Devocional: Reconocer la Majestad de Dios

Guest Blogger, 22 July, 2020

¿Estamos “despiertos” a la presencia de nuestro maravilloso Dios? ¿O somos tan dependientes de nuestra propia fuerza que no reconocemos su majestad a nuestro alrededor? Por más de 50 años, el ministerio de Josh McDowell ha estado dirigiendo a los indagadores a un conocimiento más profundo de la verdad y… Read more »

Walking By Faith

Guest Blogger, 15 July, 2020

When a child is born, he is not expected to be able to walk until he is about a year old. But if he is not walking by the time he is around 2 years old, it’s clear that something is wrong. Learning to walk is a major turning point… Read more »

Fruit Bearing: A Backyard Parable

Guest Blogger, 12 June, 2020

In our Christian walk, we need to examine whether our primary objective is to produce fruit — or just look good. The even harder question, “Are we willing for the Lord to prune our lives as He sees fit?” In 1986 I was conducting a home Bible study in Bedford,… Read more »

Josh McDowell: My 3-Pillar Approach to Apologetics

Guest Blogger, 8 October, 2019

Welcome! Thanks for joining us for this, our latest post in our year-long blog series we’re calling “Journey Together.” In this post Josh explains his 3-pillar approach to Apologetics.   Click video to watch. Many people ask me, “Josh, you’re an apologist. So why do you talk about sex and… Read more »

Josh’s 4 Tips for Resolving Conflict

Guest Blogger, 25 September, 2019

Welcome! Thanks for joining us for this, our latest post in the year-long blog series we’re calling “Journey Together.” In this post Josh McDowell offers us four tips for assessing the source of conflict in our lives. How much do we create ourselves? Photo by Helena Lopes from Pexels Important… Read more »

Parents: 7 Tips for Great Parenting

Guest Blogger, 18 September, 2019

Welcome! Thanks for joining us for this, our latest post in our year-long blog series we’re calling “Journey Together.” In this post Josh shares 7 tips (his “7 A’s”) to help parents develop great relationships with their kids. Good parenting doesn’t just happen, it’s learned. The “7 A’s” include Affirmation,… Read more »

Love Is…

Guest Blogger, 11 September, 2019

Welcome! Thanks for joining us in our latest post in the series we’re calling “Journey Together.” In this post let’s try to define the word “love.” From movies to music to everyday conversation, we sure do use this word a lot. “I love me some pickle juice!” … “I love… Read more »

Josh’s Special Message to Grandparents!

Guest Blogger, 4 September, 2019

Click to watch video Grandparents, your role is super special! God has given YOU have the unique privilege of having a deep and lasting impact on your grandkids! JOSH: People ask me, “Why do you have an emphasis on grandparents?” Well, I’ve learned over the years that some of the… Read more »

Cultural Tolerance Fails Us

Guest Blogger, 14 August, 2019

Welcome! Thanks for joining us for this, the latest post in our new year-long blog series we’re calling “Journey Together.” In this post, let’s look at the word “tolerance,” and whether society pushes its intended meaning.  Tolerance, traditionally, is defined as respectfully acknowledging another’s subjective beliefs and opinions — without… Read more »

Showing Christ Relevant to Our Whatever Culture

Guest Blogger, 6 August, 2019

Welcome! Thanks for joining us for this, our latest post in our new year-long blog series we’re calling “Journey Together.” In this post, Josh shares nine ways he believes that Christians can show Christ relevant to non-believers in our modern “whatever” culture. We can’t just claim, “Christ is truth” anymore,… Read more »

Choosing God’s Boundaries Because We Trust Him

Guest Blogger, 25 July, 2019

Welcome! Thanks for joining us for this, the latest post in our year-long blog series we’re calling “Journey Together.” Let’s talk about boundaries, which we need to make good, ethical choices. On what should we base the boundaries we establish in our life? As we mentioned in a recent post,… Read more »

Why We Need to Trust God’s Goodness

Guest Blogger, 16 July, 2019

Welcome! Thanks for joining us for this, our latest post in our new year-long blog series we’re calling “Journey Together.” In this post let’s discuss why it’s critical that we trust God’s goodness. I don’t know about you, but I find myself cringing when people post on Facebook about their… Read more »

Can We Know Absolute Right From Wrong?

Guest Blogger, 11 July, 2019

Welcome! Thanks for joining us for this, our latest post in this year-long blog series we’re calling “Journey Together.” In this post we ask a HUGE question that many believe impossible to answer: “Can we know absolute right from wrong?” Let’s cut to the chase on answering this, as we… Read more »

Connections: Build and Improve Relationships

Guest Blogger, 27 June, 2019

Welcome! Thanks for joining us for this, our latest post in our new year-long blog series we’re calling “Journey Together.” In this post let’s talk about our huge need for real and deep connections. As a kid, I had the rare privilege to grow up next door to my best… Read more »

Parents: 5 Delusions That Hurt Your Relationship With Your Kids

Guest Blogger, 19 June, 2019

Welcome! Thanks for joining us for this, our latest post in our year-long blog series we’re calling “Journey Together.” Here Josh McDowell shares five parenting delusions that sabotage parents in having a close relationship with their kids. √ An important take-away: As parents, we can’t give what we don’t have,… Read more »

Josh’s Special Message to Dads

Guest Blogger, 13 June, 2019

Click to watch video Happy Dad’s Day! Are you aware that the latest research, say in about the last 10 to 15 years, has reversed 300 years of thinking? We used to say that moms were the more critical caregiver as kids were growing up. But researchers now say that… Read more »

Alex’s Special Message About Fathers

Guest Blogger, 3 June, 2019

I remember when “Happy Father’s Day!” wasn’t so happy for me. Hi, I’m Alex McLellan with Josh McDowell Ministry. I was three years old when my non-Christian parents got divorced, and my sister and I went to live with my mother. For the next six years, Happy Father’s Day wasn’t… Read more »

Find Confidence In Being Authentic

Guest Blogger, 16 May, 2019

Welcome! Thanks for joining us for this, our latest post in the year-long blog series we’re calling “Journey Together.” In this post let’s talk about how we must learn to accept and appreciate every quirky bit of ourselves, to truly reflect God’s love. Folks, freedom awaits us when we bravely… Read more »

Self-Image: See Yourself as God Sees You

Guest Blogger, 13 May, 2019

Welcome to another post in our new year-long blog series, “Journey Together,” where we answer questions about God, relationships, and life! Hi there! We’re Jennifer Davis and Anne Clark. Having the opportunity to work with Josh McDowell, we’ve learned just how important self-image is. Josh says it affects every relationship… Read more »

Josh’s Special Mother’s Day Message

Guest Blogger, 10 May, 2019

Click to watch video | Transcript Moms, you deserve honor and affirmation every day, not just one day of the year! So Happy Mother’s Day, 365 days a year! “Hi, Mom!” You know what’s interesting to me? That in all my years of watching sports, whenever the television camera keyed… Read more »

God: Our Relevant Father

Guest Blogger, 6 May, 2019

Welcome! Thanks for joining us for this, our 16th post in our new year-long blog series we’re calling “Journey Together.” In this post we reflect on the relevance of our loving Father. A Father’s Presence Matters Many people would agree that Will Smith made his career through his great performance… Read more »

5 Attributes of God: Viewing God Correctly

Guest Blogger, 22 April, 2019

Welcome! Thanks for joining us for this, our fourteenth post in the year-long blog series we launched in January that we’re calling “Journey Together.” In this post we ponder five attributes of God. We can know Him! God lives up to His promises because His character never changes. His faithfulnesses,… Read more »

Why a Jigsaw Guide to Life?

Guest Blogger, 16 April, 2019

Join Alex McLellan as he explains how we can navigate through a broken and confusing life with HOPE! Why a Jigsaw Guide to Life? Well, it’s not too difficult to look at life like a giant jigsaw puzzle. The biggest puzzle of them all. This world is broken. Life is… Read more »

3 Foundational Truths of Christianity

Guest Blogger, 15 April, 2019

Welcome! Thanks for joining us for this, our thirteenth post in our new year-long blog series we’re calling “Journey Together.” In this post we’ll dive a bit further into three foundational truths of  Christianity. What do Christians basically believe? For starters, that God has a wonderful plan for humanity –… Read more »

Why Did Jesus Have to Die?

Guest Blogger, 8 April, 2019

Welcome! Thanks for joining us for this, our twelfth post in our new year-long blog series we’re calling “Journey Together.” In this post we’ll look at two answers for the question “Why did Jesus have to die?” Here’s why the “Why did Jesus have to die?” question is critical: if… Read more »

Josh Asks: Why Celebrate Easter?

Guest Blogger, 1 April, 2019

Welcome! Thanks for joining us for this, our eleventh post in our new year-long blog series we’re calling “Journey Together.”  As our excitement for Easter’s approach builds, I have a question for you: What should be our focus? The story of a chocolate-totting bunny? Or, maybe, the sweetest love ever?… Read more »

Hope: Not Wishful Thinking For Christians

Guest Blogger, 22 March, 2019

Welcome! Thanks for joining us for this, our latest post in our new year-long blog series we’re calling “Journey Together.” In this post we’ll dive a bit further into how our relationship with God infuses us with hope. Hope over our missteps of the past, which God can redeem. Hope… Read more »

Reason for Our Hope: Christ’s Resurrection

Guest Blogger, 14 March, 2019

Welcome! Thanks for joining us for this, the ninth post in our new year-long blog series we’re calling “Journey Together.” In this post let’s explore the hope that buoys us because of Christ’s resurrection. Life to death. The exact moment that our earthly constraints unchain and our eyes open to the majesty… Read more »

Trusting in Christ’s Resurrection: The Disciples’ Reaction

Guest Blogger, 11 March, 2019

Welcome! Thanks for joining us for this, the eighth post in our new year-long blog series we’re calling “Journey Together.” Can we can place our trust in Christ’s resurrection? What kind of person would take the blame for something he didn’t do? When you find the adjective, attach it to… Read more »

Your Purpose: Gained Through Knowing God

Guest Blogger, 5 March, 2019

Howdy! Welcome to our seventh post in our new year-long blog series we’re calling “Journey Together.” In a recent post we asked and answered the question, “Can we can trust God?” In this post we look at how our relationship with God helps us to discover our life purpose. A jigsaw guide to… Read more »

Five Misconceptions of Christians

Guest Blogger, 28 February, 2019

Welcome! Thanks for joining us for this, the sixth post in our new year-long blog series we’re calling “Journey Together.” In this post let’s talk about how Christians are viewed by society — often through a distorted lens. We are bombarded with so much false information that we lazily accept as… Read more »

Deity of Christ: True or False?

Guest Blogger, 22 February, 2019

Welcome! Thanks for joining us for this, our fifth post in our new year-long blog series we’re calling “Journey Together.” In this post we’ll dive a bit further into whether Jesus claimed to be God. Some Bible critics assert that Jesus didn't say He was God. Not true. In the… Read more »

The Best Valentine Ever

Guest Blogger, 13 February, 2019

Welcome! Thanks for joining us for this, our fourth post in our new year-long blog series we’re calling “Journey Together.” As Valentine’s Day quickly approaches, I want to ask you this question: Who is the author of the best Valentine ever? Shakespeare? Keats? Dickinson? Nope! Valentine’s Day. Just mentioning those… Read more »

Can We Trust God?

Guest Blogger, 20 January, 2019

Welcome! Thanks for joining us for this, our third post in our new year-long blog series we’re calling “Journey Together.” In this post we’ll dive a bit further into how our trusting God affects our everyday life. So here’s the thing: many of us don’t trust God. I’ll go a… Read more »

Is the Bible Fact or Fiction?

Guest Blogger, 13 January, 2019

Welcome! Thanks for joining us for this, our second post in our year-long blog series we’re calling “Journey Together.” Our aim in this post is to dive further into whether we can trust the Bible. The contents of the Bible were written over a period of over 1500 years, by… Read more »

Meticulous Scribe, Trusted Manuscript

Guest Blogger, 7 January, 2019

Welcome to the first post in this series we’ve titled “Journey Together!” Each week we’ll look at our Christian beliefs, and whether they help us to answer these four important questions: “Why am I here?,” “What is truth?,” “Why should I believe this truth?,” and “How does this truth affect… Read more »

Journey Together

Guest Blogger, 1 January, 2019

Welcome, friends! We’re so excited about this Journey Together blog series! We’re thrilled to have you join us! Life! So full of questions and fears! You know it’s ok to have doubts, right? And to ask questions — even of God? As humans, we have an insatiable thirst for knowledge and… Read more »

A Word From Mrs. Clark

Guest Blogger, 16 September, 2017

Mrs. Clark on her 7th Grade Bible Class: “Don’t Check Your Brains At the Door” As a 7th grade Bible teacher, I have the privilege of working with students each and every day as they grow in their faith, as they ask tough questions and as they deal with tough… Read more »

Trinton, Daniel and Abbi Do the Math

Guest Blogger, 9 September, 2017

Mrs. Clark’s 7th Grade Bible Class Discusses: Hide ‘n Seek? The Stolen Body Myth This myth is about people saying Jesus’s body supposedly got stolen. But how could Jesus’ body get stolen – with the 16 guards, 4 on duty and the other 12 sleeping? They say the disciples played… Read more »

Sebastian and Julian: Would You Die for a Lie?

Guest Blogger, 2 September, 2017

Mrs. Clark’s 7th Grade Bible Class Discusses: Hide ‘n Seek? The Stolen Body Myth     The stolen body myth is about how some non-Christians believe the body of Jesus Christ was stolen by the disciples and later hidden. (Which is not a realistic theory to say the least). Jesus… Read more »

Abigail and Will: Theft Impossible

Guest Blogger, 26 August, 2017

Mrs. Clark’s 7th Grade Bible Class Discusses: Hide ‘n Seek? The Stolen Body Myth     “You know, Jesus really didn’t really rise from the dead. People just stole his body and claimed he rose from the dead.” This is what many people believe, but it was impossible to steal… Read more »

Karlene, Lizzie and Karissa: Blind Man’s Bluff

Guest Blogger, 19 August, 2017

Mrs. Clark’s 7th Grade Bible Class Discusses: Blind Man’s Bluff The Wrong Tomb Myth     The Wrong Tomb Myth states that the empty tomb was not Jesus’, and His body was in His real tomb, which had gotten mixed up with the empty tomb. This could seem logical, but… Read more »

Jake, Adam and Lexi: Really Dead, Really Alive

Guest Blogger, 12 August, 2017

Mrs. Clark’s 7th Grade Bible Class Discusses: Playing Dead The Swoon Myth   We as Christians know that Jesus was a real person and did have a real body because He rose from the dead and He let Thomas, His disciple, touch the wounds on His hand and the wound… Read more »

Lizzie and Wyatt: 39 Lashes and a Spear

Guest Blogger, 5 August, 2017

Mrs. Clark’s 7th Grade Bible Class Discusses: Playing Dead The Swoon Myth   The Swoon Theory is about Jesus possibly not fully dying and just playing dead during his crucifixion. However, we can with confidence state that this theory is false! First of all, we know that the centurion, whose… Read more »

Maddie and Marshall on the Crucifixion

Guest Blogger, 28 July, 2017

Mrs. Clark’s 7th Grade Bible Class Discusses: Playing Dead The Swoon Myth   The Swoon Myth is the thought that Jesus never really died. The myth states that Jesus merely passed out and the disciples took him from the grave. This is obviously false, not only did Mary Magdalene and… Read more »

“Thousands of People Watching”–Samantha and Reed on the Witnesses

Guest Blogger, 22 July, 2017

Mrs. Clark’s 7th Grade Bible Class Discusses: Changing Fact to Fiction The Myths and Legends Myth   RABBI HEALS A BLIND MAN! Can you imagine that as a headline in the Galilee daily news? Well, it may seem crazy, but we know it is %100 true! Honestly, it can sound… Read more »

Caden and Karlene on Real Miracles

Guest Blogger, 15 July, 2017

Mrs. Clark’s 7th Grade Bible Class Discusses: Changing Fact to Fiction The Myths and Legends Myth   This myth is saying that the miracles that were written in the Bible were just made up stories or myths or folklore. Well,  all those miracles really happened. People think that walking on… Read more »

Madison and Daniel on True Stories

Guest Blogger, 8 July, 2017

Mrs. Clark’s 7th Grade Bible Class Discusses: Changing Fact to Fiction The Myths and Legends Myth     The Bible is pretty extraordinary and tells the best stories. The Bible states pure facts about God the Father and His Son Jesus who died on the cross for us. Over the… Read more »

GiveMoreThanACarpenter

Guest Blogger, 7 July, 2017

Xiomara Debunks the “Variant Reading Myth”

Guest Blogger, 1 July, 2017

Mrs. Clark’s 7th Grade Bible Class Discusses: The Bible and the Telephone Game The Variant Reading Myth   In chapter 11 we learned about the Bible and how truly reliable it is. Some people might think it’s old so it can’t all be true, or that some things were lost… Read more »

Paige and Samantha on the Proof of God’s Word

Guest Blogger, 24 June, 2017

Mrs. Clark’s 7th Grade Bible Class Discusses: The Bible and the Telephone Game The Variant Reading Myth   Some people say that the Bible is kind of like the telephone game.  They think that what we read now is not the exact same thing that was written thousands of years ago…. Read more »

Kole on the Gold Standard

Guest Blogger, 17 June, 2017

Mrs. Clark’s 7th Grade Bible Class Discusses: The Bible and the Telephone Game The Variant Reading Myth   The Telephone Game is a team building activity where a group of people get in a line and a message is passed down the line. As the phrase is passed down the… Read more »

Rebekah and Campbell: Bible is in a “league of its own”

Guest Blogger, 10 June, 2017

Mrs. Clark’s 7th Grade Bible Class Discusses: The Bible and the Telephone Game The Variant Reading Myth   Some people think the Bible is similar to the telephone game.  Like the telephone game, it is believed that the Bible is different than it was thousands of years ago. The original… Read more »

Avery: “How’s THAT for precision?”

Guest Blogger, 3 June, 2017

Mrs. Clark’s 7th Grade Bible Class Discusses: The Bible and the Telephone Game The Variant Reading Myth   The Bible is the most reliable source in the world. It is translated into almost every language, too. The Bible is commonly thought to have errors just as the telephone game works…. Read more »

GiveToMiddleEast

Guest Blogger, 27 May, 2017

Alex and Adam on the Reliability of the Bible

Guest Blogger, 27 May, 2017

Mrs. Clark’s 7th Grade Bible Class Discusses: The Bible and the Telephone Game The Variant Reading Myth   When you ask some people about the Bible, some might say, “it’s pretty cool, there’s some good stuff in it, but some of it can’t be true.” You may ask a teacher about the… Read more »

coffeehouse

Guest Blogger, 22 May, 2017

Angelina on Bible Discoveries

Guest Blogger, 20 May, 2017

Mrs. Clark’s 7th Grade Bible Class Discusses: One Among Many The Just-Another-Great-Book Myth The Just-Another-Great-Book Myth states that the Bible is just another book. This can be debunked because of many discoveries that show that the events are historically correct. People also don’t understand that every author in the Bible agree… Read more »

Elizabeth on God’s Ultimate Book

Guest Blogger, 13 May, 2017

Mrs. Clark’s 7th Grade Bible Class Discusses: One Among Many The Just-Another-Great-Book Myth The Bible. One of the greatest books ever to be written. Some say it’s just one of those great books that you read once and put it on the shelf to collect dust. Just another book. That’s a… Read more »

GiveToFuturePastors

Guest Blogger, 9 May, 2017

Grant: The Bible is for Daily Use

Guest Blogger, 6 May, 2017

Mrs. Clark’s 7th Grade Bible Class Discusses: One Among Many The Just-Another-Great-Book Myth In this week’s myth it talked about the holy book, the Bible. One myth about the Bible is that it is just another good book in the world. I disagree strongly with that. People say they have a… Read more »

Roman on the “Just-Another-Great-Book” Myth

Guest Blogger, 29 April, 2017

Mrs. Clark’s 7th Grade Bible Class Discusses: One Among Many The Just-Another-Great-Book Myth A lot of people in this world think that the Bible is just another book on the shelf. They think it’s just like the Odyssey or Iliad, and even Shakespeare’s writings but not as important. This is very… Read more »

GiveToEgypt

Guest Blogger, 26 April, 2017

Sammie on the Special Book

Guest Blogger, 22 April, 2017

Mrs. Clark’s 7th Grade Bible Class Discusses: One Among Many The Just-Another-Great-Book Myth The Bible may be a book but it is not an ordinary book. Yes, all books have chapters, page numbers, and words and yes the Bible consists of these things but still it doesn’t make it an ordinary… Read more »

Campbell on Treasuring the Bible

Guest Blogger, 15 April, 2017

Mrs. Clark’s 7th Grade Bible Class Discusses: One Among Many The Just-Another-Great-Book Myth     The Bible is the most holy, true, and miraculous book ever known to man. Yet still, some people believe otherwise. Even though the Bible is full of many true miracles, some people consider it a fable,… Read more »

Jaden on God’s Best Tool for Us

Guest Blogger, 8 April, 2017

Mrs. Clark’s 7th Grade Bible Class Discusses: One Among Many The Just-Another-Great-Book Myth   The myth in this chapter is that the Holy Bible is just another great book among many. The Bible is the greatest book of all. One of many incredible ways to prove the Bible’s uniqueness is how… Read more »

give-to-port-cities

Guest Blogger, 7 April, 2017

Karlene on the Bible That Gives Us Purpose

Guest Blogger, 1 April, 2017

Mrs. Clark’s 7th Grade Bible Class Discusses: One Among Many The Just-Another-Great-Book Myth The One Among Many myth talks about how the Bible is just like all other great books in history, like Shakespeare, the Iliad, and the Odyssey. They couldn’t be more wrong. The Bible is not just another “great… Read more »

Samantha on God-Breathed Word of God

Guest Blogger, 25 March, 2017

Mrs. Clark’s 7th Grade Bible Class Discusses: One Among Many The Just-Another-Great-Book Myth 2 Timothy 3:16-17 says, “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.” It explains many times in the Bible the importance of the Bible but most importantly — that nothing compares… Read more »

Sutton on The Greatest Book Ever

Guest Blogger, 18 March, 2017

Mrs. Clark’s 7th Grade Bible Class Discusses: One Among Many The Just-Another-Great-Book Myth Psalms 119: 114 says, “You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word.” This verse alone debunks one whole myth. The myth assumes that the Bible isn’t the greatest book, but simply… Read more »

Emma on Why Bible is Not “Just Another Story”

Guest Blogger, 11 March, 2017

Mrs. Clark’s 7th Grade Bible Class Discusses: One Among Many The Just-Another-Great-Book Myth This weeks chapter, One Among Many, explains how people think of the Bible as just another book. The writers use the example of a professor who keeps his dusty, unused Bible, just sitting along his shelves with some… Read more »

Lawerence on One Unfolding Story

Guest Blogger, 4 March, 2017

Mrs. Clark’s 7th Grade Bible Class Discusses: One Among Many The Just-Another-Great-Book Myth   The just-another-great-book myth says the Bible is just another great book like the Iliad or Odyssey. This myth can be refuted. Books take a long time to write, even a lifetime.  The Bible was written over a… Read more »

Abigail: Bible Written With God’s Help

Guest Blogger, 25 February, 2017

Mrs. Clark’s 7th Grade Bible Class Discusses:   One Among Many The Just-Another-Great-Book Myth People say the Bible is a great book that was written by just another author. Some think that it is a book of guessing of what is to come. But the Bible is a book of overwhelming… Read more »

Elizabeth on “The Father Christmas Myth”

Guest Blogger, 11 February, 2017

Mrs. Clark’s 7th Grade Bible Class Discusses:   The Vending Machine God The Father Christmas Myth   “In Don’t Check Your Brains at the Door, this chapter talks about a 7 year old boy asking for God to prove himself. The boy kneels next to his bed asking for 1… Read more »

Samantha on “The Killjoy Myth”

Guest Blogger, 11 February, 2017

Mrs. Clark’s 7th Grade Bible Class Discusses: The Cosmic Cop The Killjoy Myth   “‘Wee woo wee woo…’ “The terrifying sound blasted from the intimidating cop car, or what some think is the sound of God turning on His punishment sirens. “The ‘cosmic cop,’ the ‘punishment police,’ the ‘killjoy king’–whatever He… Read more »

Maddison on “The Killjoy Myth”

Guest Blogger, 4 February, 2017

Mrs. Clark’s 7th Grade Bible Class Discusses:   The Cosmic Cop The Killjoy Myth     “Is God a cosmic cop? Is He a police officer who never lets us have any fun? “God is a cosmic killjoy. The devil is just a guy who wanders the earth trying to make… Read more »

Victoria on “The Killjoy Myth”

Guest Blogger, 28 January, 2017

Mrs. Clark’s 7th Grade Bible Class Discusses:   The Cosmic Cop The Killjoy Myth   “‘The Killjoy Myth’ claims that God steals the joy out of a Christian life. “This is false. God IS our joy. “Satan is the one who steals our joy. 1 Peter 5:8 states that he is… Read more »

Will It Take a Miracle to Stop Using Porn?

Guest Blogger, 24 January, 2017

So, you think it will take a miracle for you to recover from your sexual brokenness fully? You have asked Him for that miracle many times and yet are still struggling. Maybe you have lost hope and resigned to a life of sexual sin. Ok … I saw you roll… Read more »

Trace on “The Killjoy Myth”

Guest Blogger, 21 January, 2017

Mrs. Clark’s 7th Grade Bible Class Discusses:   The Cosmic Cop The Killjoy Myth   “‘The Killjoy Myth’ states that God is like the ‘Fun Police.’ He doesn’t allow us to have any fun. “We think ‘God just wants to spoil it for us,’ as Don’t Check Your Brains at the… Read more »

CJ on “The Father Christmas Myth”

Guest Blogger, 14 January, 2017

Mrs. Clark’s 7th Grade Bible Class Discusses:   The Vending Machine God The Father Christmas Myth   “‘The Vending Machine God’ myth is a myth that states God will give you anything you ask for. He is a Father Christmas sort of figure, and he will give you anything you… Read more »

Elliott on “The Killjoy Myth”

Guest Blogger, 11 January, 2017

Mrs. Clark’s 7th Grade Bible Class Discusses: The Cosmic Cop The Killjoy Myth “According to this myth, God is a ‘cosmic cop’ standing in the center of the universe punishing people. “People think that God is some authoritative figure striking people down with lightning if they do wrong. This myth is… Read more »

Abbi on “The Father Christmas Myth”

Guest Blogger, 7 January, 2017

Mrs. Clark’s 7th Grade Bible Class Discusses:   The Vending Machine God The Father Christmas Myth   “‘The Vending Machine God’ is about people thinking that God will answer any question they have, or give them anything that they are wishing for. People believe if they try hard enough God… Read more »

What Child Is This Anyway?

Guest Blogger, 22 December, 2016

This season, don’t run from questions about the origins of Christmas. Use them to point people in the right direction. A couple of years ago as we were setting up for our Living Nativity, I was wrapping a towel around the doll we were going to use for the infant… Read more »

dwl

Guest Blogger, 16 November, 2016

The Lies and the Truth about Pornography

Guest Blogger, 15 November, 2016

By Lynn Marie Cherry, author of Keep Walking: 40 Days to Hope and Freedom after Betrayal My husband was 7 years old when he and a buddy found a stack of magazines in the woods behind their neighborhood. Being curious boys, they took the magazines to their tree house and pornography… Read more »

6 Questions to Ask Before Adopting

Guest Blogger, 15 November, 2016

[Original post here by Paul Pennington] Over the last decade, God has worked in amazing ways to raise awareness of His love for orphans among American Christians. This awareness had led to action, and thousands of orphans and foster children have been adopted into Christian families. Sadly, many of these families are now barely surviving. Hope for… Read more »

The Financial Burden of Pornography Addiction

Guest Blogger, 4 November, 2016

(Post written by Anne Smith, mother and healthcare professional) We are well aware that individuals addicted to pornography, and their loved ones, pay a high emotional price. An addiction to pornography takes a huge toll on a relationship, resulting in emotional isolation and a loss of time spent enjoying more productive… Read more »

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Guest Blogger, 20 October, 2016

‘Trigger Warning’ – How Careful Do Recovering Addicts Need To Be With Stimuli?

Guest Blogger, 11 October, 2016

(Post written by Anne Smith, mother and healthcare professional) Everything comes with a ‘trigger warning’ nowadays. Some people consider these a bit sissy – but for people struggling to overcome things like trauma and addiction, trigger-warnings can prevent exposure to media or situations which really could damage their health. With pornography… Read more »

How Can You Spot A Pornography Addiction?

Guest Blogger, 9 September, 2016

(Post written by Anne Smith, mother and healthcare professional) Many seek sexual stimulation outside of the bounds of ‘normal’ intercourse. In most cases, people can keep this urge under control, but serious problems arise when people (especially young people) use porn as an educational rather than a recreational tool, and attempt to apply… Read more »

Peace of Mind in an Unstable World

Guest Blogger, 8 July, 2016

No matter what the future holds, you can have peace of mind and confidence when you know this. No matter what happens in the world or in our own individual lives, is there a place to turn for stability? Can we look toward the future with hope, regardless of life’s… Read more »

Where is God in the Midst of Tragedy?

Guest Blogger, 8 July, 2016

Ever ask, “God where are you?” What exactly can you count on God for? To what degree can we rely on God to be with us? Is He really someone we can turn to at all…in times of crisis as well as times of calm? By Marilyn Adamson on EveryStudent.com… Read more »

Open Letter to Set Free Summit

Guest Blogger, 17 June, 2016

Jessica Harris, Beggar’s Daughter Jessica Harris is a writer, speaker and author and presenter at Set Free Summit 2016. Original blog post can be found here. I just finished packing to head home and I’ve done so in an absolute daze. Seven years.  Seven years I have been doing this and… Read more »

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Guest Blogger, 16 May, 2016

Sexual Addiction

Guest Blogger, 4 May, 2016

The Way Out of the Web It starts with a single picture . . . a single sexual image that pops onto the computer screen . . . and before long, you’re ensnared, entrapped in a complex, all-consuming web of sexual addiction. You’re undeniably stuck—you look around and all you… Read more »

Set Free Summit: Day 4 Recap

Guest Blogger, 7 April, 2016

The Set Free Summit concludes today with a focus on restoration. We have recognized the problem of pornography and how pervasive it is in our culture throughout our world. Today, we discover how we can be restored and help others become restored through God’s Word. Dr. Ted Roberts: Is Real… Read more »

Set Free Summit: Day 3 Recap

Guest Blogger, 7 April, 2016

It’s Day 3 of the Set Free Summit, and the theme is hope. Our presenters empowered us with practical tips, tools and approaches to help those affected by pornography. Whether we’re working with a woman who struggles, a betrayed wife, a parent trying to talk to their children about sexual temptation, or… Read more »

Set Free Summit: Day 2 Recap

Guest Blogger, 7 April, 2016

Well, it’s been another incredible day at the Set Free Summit! Here’s a recap of today’s sessions: Session 4: Brain Science and Porn Donald L. Hilton, Dr. William Struthers, and Dr. Ted Roberts, three of the world’s leading experts on brain science and pornography, shared how porn affects a person’s nervous system. Here are… Read more »

Set Free Summit: Day 1 Recap

Guest Blogger, 7 April, 2016

What a day! The Set Free Summit kicked off with an audience representing 19 countries and 350 different organizations. The purpose: to bring awareness to the pervasive problem of pornography and encourage the Church to fight for freedom. Three amazing speakers took the stage to share their stories and insights about porn’s destructive… Read more »

Applying the Hope of the Gospel to Porn Users

Guest Blogger, 30 March, 2016

The Bible does not describe us merely as wayward, broken, or needing a moral boost but as those who are dead in sin (Eph. 2:1). Dead men and women do not just need recovery: they need resurrection. For the follower of Christ, the ultimate goal is not merely “quitting pornography,” but… Read more »

The Changing Pornography Landscape

Guest Blogger, 9 March, 2016

Interview with Ron DeHaas, Founder and CEO, Covenant Eyes In 1992, Ron DeHaas lost his wife and children in a tragic car accident, leaving him with a new understanding of the importance of families—an understanding he carried with him after he remarried. In March 2000, seeing just how easy it was… Read more »

The Occupational Hazards of Ministry

Guest Blogger, 4 March, 2016

By Dr. Harry Schaumburg The Bible holds the office of elder in high esteem. Whoever desires to be a pastor has set his heart on a noble task because it involves the oversight of God’s people through ruling and teaching. To do the job requires not only knowledge and wisdom,… Read more »

7 Razones por las que la Biblia es tan Relevante

Guest Blogger, 3 March, 2016

(Artículo de publicación cristiana) Nadie en el universo es más relevante que Dios, por lo que tiene sentido que las Escrituras (que consta de 66 libros) sean el mensaje más relevante que se haya presentado. Sin Dios, tú y yo no estaríamos aquí. Y sin la Biblia, no podríamos discernir qué… Read more »

12 Organizations That Support Sexual Exploitation

Guest Blogger, 2 March, 2016

What do the American Library Association, the Department of Justice, Snapchat, and HBO have in common? All were named to the 2016 Dirty Dozen list by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation. Now in its fourth year, this annual list highlights 12 corporations or organizations which profit from or support obscenity and… Read more »

Taking a Stand in a Self-Destructing Culture

Guest Blogger, 6 February, 2016

Update: Thank you to all the speakers and and attendees who made the Set Free Summit so amazing! Missed the event? DOWNLOAD Josh’s notes for free!   By Josh McDowell And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then… Read more »

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Guest Blogger, 28 January, 2016

Adultery of the Heart: How God Rescued Me from Porn Addiction

Guest Blogger, 21 January, 2016

Blog Post written by Scott Woodard for Covenant Eyes, a Josh McDowell Ministry partner. Learn more at SetFreeSummit.org.   As a man who suffered with Internet pornography, I cannot look the other way anymore and deny the fact of how easy it is to type a simple word in a search engine and get… Read more »

Brain Chemicals and Porn Addiction: Science Shows How Porn Harms Us

Guest Blogger, 14 January, 2016

Recent research is telling us a lot about the brain when it comes to watching porn. Over a decade ago, Dr. Judith Reisman called porn an “erototoxin,” theorizing that the brain itself might be damaged while watching porn. She speculated that future brain studies would reveal that the surge of neurochemicals… Read more »

Why Your Resolution to Quit Porn Will Fail Miserably (and how to succeed instead)

Guest Blogger, 31 December, 2015

About 45% of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, and 88% of all resolutions end in failure. Your resolution this year might be to “lose weight” or “get organized” or “quit smoking,” but regardless, there are good psychological reasons why most New Year’s resolutions fail. And when you’re resolved to stop… Read more »

Three Simple Words to Set You Free

Guest Blogger, 31 December, 2015

It was a Tuesday morning, and I get a phone call from a college student who is a regular attender of my church. Answering the phone, I’m met with a voice filled with urgency. “Can we meet up today? I really need to talk with you.” After agreeing to meet,… Read more »

Why Marital Sex is Better Than Porn

Guest Blogger, 24 December, 2015

The following is an excerpt from Covenant Eyes’ free e-book, The Porn Circuit: Understand Your Brain and Break Porn Habits in 90 Days. The pornified brain sounds a lot like Mick Jagger; it can’t get no satisfaction. On the surface it sounds absurd. Pornography offers endless opportunities for arousal. If a… Read more »

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Guest Blogger, 18 December, 2015

Talking to Your Daughter About Sex and Porn: A Stage-by-Stage Guide

Guest Blogger, 17 December, 2015

When it comes to discussing sex and pornography, how soon is too soon? It’s a question many parents ask. They don’t want to overexpose their children or be guilty of stirring up temptation in their children’s lives. At the same time, they don’t want to risk missing their cue and… Read more »

How to Confess Your Porn Addiction to Your Spouse

Guest Blogger, 3 December, 2015

Every time I found out about Craig using porn, I either found it on the computer or I caught him in the act. All the while, whenever I asked him about his temptations or actions, he denied engaging it. Except for one time. Though his confession was painful to hear,… Read more »

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