Category Archives for Thinking Biblically

How to Be Truly Thankful: Why We Should Give Away More of Our Stuff

I read an interesting book this past summer called 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess. With a title like that, I suspected this book might make me a bit uncomfortable – and that it might leave me a little different than when I started. It didn’t disappoint. One of the things Jen (the author) does is […]

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How to Start a Bible Trivia Competition in Just One Week

The kids are a bundle of nerves and excitement as they anticipate the final round of Bible Challenge that’s about to start in 5 minutes. Comments like “I’m so nervous, I think I’m gonna’ throw up” are way too common in these moments. The tumult fades to a small rumbling as the emcee steps to […]

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Should Christians Try to Change the Culture?

When the SCOTUS decision on gay marriage came out awhile ago, both online & offline conversations were flooded with comments and opinions. I wrote this article here in response to a lot of those comments, trying to help us Christians thinking Biblically about this whole issue. But there was a basic question that arose from a […]

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6 Myths We Believe About Love & Marriage

6 dangerous myths we believe about love & marriage

From fairy-tale weddings to Taylor Swift songs, our culture is slowly but surely molding our view of love and marriage into something that may look alluring but is actually a collecting of disappointingly untrue myths. The problem with these myths is that they’re widely believed, often even touted by pastors, teachers, and parents. They’re particularly […]

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Is Our Focus on Bullying Producing More Victims?

Does our focus on bullying produce more victims

Before I get too far, let me make one thing crystal clear. Bullying is wrong. There are no if‘s, and‘s, or but‘s about it. Kids should not harass, hurt, or make fun of other kids. It’s simply not right. And since it’s not right, we as teachers definitely should be on the lookout for bullying. […]

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Should Christians Care About Politics?

Should Christians care about politics?

What do you think? Should Christians worry about politics? Should they vote? Should they call their elected officials over key issues? What about helping candidates campaign? Or even running themselves? I’ve heard the argument that Christians need to focus on evangelizing the lost instead of politics, but I have to say, I’m not buying that. […]

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