Yes, I Do Want to Be Friends with My Kids


Many have grown concerned with the “best buddies” model of parenting, where the young are not given a model to follow as much as the old are given a model to follow. Both end up immature and the relationship is, well, not ideal. In reaction, we have seen many, “I’m not friends with my child” […]

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Why Are Storytellers Often Bad Preachers and Preachers Often Bad Storytellers?


This subject deserves more attention, but consider this a timid foray into a field with tall grass and various lurking beasts all of which this adventurer cannot hope to see. A friend recently bemoaned the apparent problem that many of our leading theologians are disconnected from good storytelling and that many of our leading storytellers […]

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St. Patrick’s Breastplate


What a wonderful prayer/confession/affirmation. The Lorica, or St. Patrick’s Breastplate I arise today With a mighty power, Calling on the name of the Holy Trinity, Affirming His Threeness, Confessing His Oneness, Thanking my Creator, loving His Creation. I arise today Made strong by Christ’s coming. Made strong by His Baptism. Made strong by His crucifixion, […]

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Our Role: Moral Gatekeepers or Bearers of Glad Tidings?


This is from John Dickerson’s, The Decline of Evangelical America. Thanks to Wesley Hill for the link. … How can evangelicalism right itself? I don’t believe it can — at least, not back to the politically muscular force it was as recently as 2004, when white evangelicals gave President George W. Bush his narrow re-election. […]

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