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Helping Your Kids to Mean It When They Need to Say Sorry

Carl Laferton | 4 Jun 2024

In teaching kids what repentance is and encouraging them to repent themselves, I’ve found that a particularly helpful Bible passage is the story of Zacchaeus in Luke 19. Here are four ways to use Zacchaeus’ story to help kids learn not just to say sorry, but to mean it.  ... continue reading

How to Help a 9-Year-Old Make Their Faith Their Own

Bethany McIlrath | 24 May 2024

I once taught a 10-year-old Sunday School student named "Chicken." That was how he introduced himself when he strolled into class ten minutes late soaking wet from walking to church in the rain. His real name was David and he was a hoot, especially as he gasped and groaned hearing Bible stories for the first time. Each Sunday, he came and revelled in the love of others and love of God before slinking to the back of the church where I discovered he often sat by himself.... continue reading

Pastors Are People Too

Brian Croft | 30 Apr 2024

Here’s a question to ponder: What do you think would happen if you presented yourself to your congregation as a person before doing that as their pastor? What if you took the risk of learning how to share more of yourself with your congregation—not in a way that makes every sermon about you but in a way that allows them to feel a greater kinship with how you experience and respond to God’s word? How would people react if you offered them your true self: an ultra-fragile, incredibly limited, profoundly average, and disappointingly human human being? What do you think would happen?... continue reading

The True Story of Susannah Spurgeon, The Pastor’s Wife Who Didn’t Let Sickness Stop Her

Mary K. Mohler | 2 Apr 2024

The following text is the full biography timeline featured in the back of our new children’s book exploring the inspirational story of Susannah Spurgeon's life. It is part of our Do Great Things for God series, a collection of beautifully illustrated biographies written to excite young children about the great things they can do for God. This book can be read to young children aged 4-5 and read by children aged 6 or older. Click here to download free biography worksheets for kids to fill in. ... continue reading

Celebrating International Women’s Day With Reads by Female Authors

Avery Powers | 7 Mar 2024

March 8 is International Women’s Day, so we’ve compiled a few books to help you reflect on God’s good plan for women. Read on for our recommendations for every girl from 7 to 97.... continue reading

Behind-the-Scenes: New Storybooks that Show Jesus in the Old Testament

Alison Mitchell | 22 Feb 2024

A few years ago, as part of our Tales That Tell the Truth series, I wrote a book called Jesus and the Lions’ Den. Yes, you read that right—it says Jesus, not Daniel. But why?... continue reading

Educating for Culture Wartime

Stephen McAlpine | 8 Feb 2024

One area that seems to be particularly in the crosshairs of progressive governments is schooling. The moral formation of the secular education system is designed to produce model citizens who will help us move towards a more just and equitable society. So far, so good. That’s what a Christian education system desires also. Yet their methods are at odds with each other. Christianity’s doctrine of human flourishing is now regarded as part of society’s problem, not part of its solution.... continue reading

The True Story of Fannie Lou Hamer, a Civil Rights Activist Who Marched for the Right to Vote

K.A. Ellis | 1 Feb 2024

The following text is the full biography featured in the back of our new children’s book exploring the inspirational story of Fannie Lou Hamer's life. It is part of our Do Great Things for God series, a collection of beautifully illustrated biographies written to excite young children about the great things they can do for God. This book can be read to young children aged 4-5 and read by children aged 6 or older. Click here to download free biography worksheets for kids to fill in. ... continue reading

A Devotion for the First Week of Lent

Tim Chester | 30 Jan 2024

At the transfiguration, the disciples see the glory of God before their very eyes. Mark specifically says Jesus “was transfigured before them” (Mark 9:2). The phrase “before them” suggests that this event was for the benefit of the disciples. Elijah and Moses are also said to have “appeared before them” (Mark 9:4).... continue reading

Are Our Worship Songs Too Happy?

Clint Watkins | 18 Jan 2024

It’s unfortunately common to hear that church is one of the hardest places to be in the midst of hardship. Maybe you have limped into church, weighed down by things like sadness, fear, or disappointment. Yet the place you hoped to find healing and refuge left you feeling hurt and alone. As the body of Christ joined together in praise, you felt dislocated in your pain.... continue reading

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Helping Your Kids to Mean It When They Need to Say Sorry
Carl Laferton
4 Jun 2024
How to Help a 9-Year-Old Make Their Faith Their Own
Bethany McIlrath
24 May 2024
Pastors Are People Too
Brian Croft
30 Apr 2024

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