Worship on a Sunday starts before Sunday morning. That’s true not just for the band and the pastor and tech crew but for all of us. When you prepare ahead of time, you are getting yourself in the right frame of mind and heart. It gives you a chance to read the Bible passage in
Monthly Archives: August 2014
Guest Post from Lynn Roush, counselor at The Crossing. Do you know someone who is wise? Not smart, talented, brilliant, funny, successful, well-read or even spiritual. There are plenty of talking heads, experts and scholars that overwhelm us with their words and fill our heads. In an era of instant information, on-demand knowledge, 24-hour news
My wife and I are the parents of three kids, and though the oldest is just starting second grade, we’ve been occasionally discussing how to talk with our kids about sex. In fact, it might be better to say that we’ve been discussing how to continue talking to them about the subject (more on this below).
To be sure, we’re not having or even planning a comprehensive conversation with them anytime soon (more on this below as well), but we are trying to think through how to approach the whole issue now and as our kids get older. This brings me quickly to two important points:
1. If you’re wondering if we’re jumping the gun with our kids about sex, I’m not sure whether you’ve been paying enough attention. I don’t say that to be annoying, but rather to point out that kids in our culture are exposed to sex and sensuality earlier and more often than ever before. And this is apart from all the naturally inquisitive questions that kids tend to raise at any age (you guessed it: more below).
2. That beings said, we haven’t figured it all out. Not even close.
So while my wife and I will probably never be qualified to write a book and start scheduling seminar tours, I did recently run across an article from Mollie Hemmingway that I found to be full of good, practical advice. I’ll include several of her points here along with excerpts, but I really encourage you to read the whole thing.
My ears always perk up when I hear someone use the common phrase, “I’m a good person,” or – even more revealing – “We’re good Christians.” Most often, the person speaking is simply trying to make some sort of distinction between themselves (or their people group) and those who commit horrific sins against others, perhaps
Songs and Scenes is a weekly blog review of songs, readings and prayers featured in The Crossing’s Sunday morning liturgy. You’ll find links in the song titles that will allow you to purchase recorded versions of the songs where available.
After a few weeks off for vacation, the Friday “how to prepare for Sunday” posts are back. Worship on a Sunday starts before Sunday morning. That’s true not just for the band and the pastor and tech crew but for all of us. When you prepare ahead of time, you are getting yourself in the
The word on the street is that Christians are hypocrites. I’m sure you’ve heard it: “People go to church and claim to be Christians but they don’t live any differently than the rest of us.” If that’s accurate, that is really bad news because it calls into question whether the gospel has the power to