The Importance of Bad News

The Importance of Bad News

We want the heroes to win and the villains to lose. But what about when they don’t? Should we protect our kids from unjust endings at all costs–or does bad news serve an unseen purpose?

Who and Whose

Who and Whose

According to this year’s State of Theology report, American Christians struggle with the question of identity more than ever before. How do you talk to your children about identity?

Conversations in Cars with Kids

Conversations with Kids in Cars

Car rides with kids can make the perfect space for good questions. Listen to this audio clip from The World and Everything In It.

Meet our Multimedia Editor

Jonathan Boes

It is my great pleasure to welcome Jonathan Boes as a co-contributor to the blog. Read on for his brief bio!

Blessing the World with our Kids

Every so often, we will consolidate past entries from our GWN Parent and Teacher Newsletter to share here. The following were originally published in April, 2022.

On Maturity

When parents and mentors of children encounter stories of pain, danger, and death we instinctively move to protect. We want to shield them from the ways of the world and keep them children as long as possible. But would we rather keep them safe? Or see them through to godly maturity?

A Tool for Engaging Media

One of my all-time favorite tools: a method for Inductive Bible Study: “S.O.A.R.” (Survey, Observe, Analyze, Respond) may be easily tuned towards engagement of culture: film, art, music, and other media—including news media.

Discipleship and the Strength of Three

Spectators watch a match during Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Wednesday, 8/6/22. (AP/Gerald Herbert)   Have you ever watched a tennis match in person? I can’t help but envision cartoons I watched as a kid: characters’ heads turning dizzyingly to follow an extended volley. It immediately makes me sea-sick. Maybe it’s because of the association […]

Tenderly Tackling Transgenderism, too

Cover Image, Our Daughters and the Transgender Craze: Responding With Grace and Truth – companion booklet to: Anchoring Your Child to God’s Truth in a Gender-Confused Culture A “parenthesis” to my earlier post this month, I offer here a brief review of the discipleship materials mentioned above. In an effort to continue to point to […]

Tenderly Tackling Transgenderism

During one of my recent workshops, a parent asked: “How do we disciple our children about the current transgender movement?” Even though I knew it was coming, I had to take a deep breath…which reminded me to pray.   It was not the first time the topic had come up; I doubt it will be the […]