Kumbi Mandiwanza

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Justice is What Love Looks Like in Public

In part two of this series on violence and the New Testament I discussed the tendency we have to embrace parts of Scripture that fit into the values …

The Caitlyn Jenners Of Catholicism

The newest face of the trans* community may be considered a modern icon, but there were a lot of early Christian martyrs who blurred the line between …

Race, Marriage and Ministry – When the Church Got it Wrong, and How to Get it Right

[Today’s guest post is from Nancy Le. You can follow her on Twitter, but read her post here on race and the Church first!] Race, Culture and People …

Mental Health in the Church

For the past few years, pastors, churches, and denominations have wrestled with how to chart a compassionate and coordinated path forward regarding …

Mental Health

5 Things You’ll Do If You Really Want to Grow as a Christian

I want to be brutally honest about myself. I constantly say I want to be a better disciple, a better husband, a better father, a better preacher, …

Time I

The Real Danger of Unforgiveness

On a recent day of solitude during a spiritual retreat in Colorado, I was given an “assignment” by my spiritual director to make a list of my “past …

9 Things Everyone Should Do When Reading the Bible

A few simple habits to build into your Bible reading.Very few of us have the inclination or interest in diving into three years of seminary education …

Bible

The 5 Scariest Teachings of Jesus

Halloween is a celebration of artificial fear. No goblins or witches are really going to cause harm to us. For Christians, the deeper and more genuine fear may come from within our own faith. If taken seriously, after all, it threatens to upend our society. Let's look at just five scary directives …

Persecution and Obeying God No Matter the Cost

Rights & Freedoms

What is the main message of the Bible?

The Bible addresses many basic issues of life and death, of the present and the future, and so it is difficult to select just one theme as the main …

Should You Take the Lord’s Supper if You Feel Unworthy?

1 Corinthians 11:27 warns Christians not to take the Lord’s Supper “unworthily.” And I’ve known many sincere and well-meaning Christians who have …

Theology

4 Teachings of Jesus That His Followers (Almost) Never Take Seriously

It's no secret that those of us who claim to follow Jesus Christ consistently fall short of living up to the way of life of our Rabbi. Being a disciple of Jesus is a lifelong journey towards conforming ourselves to the image and way of life that Jesus taught. However, so often, followers of Jesus …

So you want proof?

An atheist wrote in with a question about a recent post:I have posted the question here along with a request to engage her about her beliefs as an …

Faith

Six Wrong Reasons to Check Your Phone in the Morning

Our phones now go wherever we go — which is everywhere. And that means most of us sleep with our phones. In the bedroom, our phone wakes us up, …

Letter to Teens Unboxing Their First Smartphone

You just got your first smartphone! This is a major milestone in your life. That phone you are about to take out of the box is one of the most …

5 Things to Say to Your Kids Every Day

We’ve all seen the “cute” posters and bumper stickers that begin, “You might be a (fill in the blank) if …” The opener is always followed by a series …

Parenting

Toddlers need treatment for iPad addiction?

It seems that some very young humans play with iPads nearly half of their waking day. This is leading to withdrawal tantrums of an extreme kind.<p>I understand that one of the main joys of parenting a toddler involves keeping the little one amused.<p>Amused, as in quiet.<p>Ever since the iPad came along, …

Parenting

5 Values You Should Teach Your Child by Age Five

Many parents think that it's premature to teach values to a toddler or preschooler. But that's a misconception. Here are the values that all children should develop by their fifth birthday, and some easy ways to make them stick.<p>Value #1: Honesty<p><b>Help Kids Find a Way To Tell the Truth</b><br>The best way to …

Dads, What Do Your Kids Think of You?

Here at the National Center for Fathering, we consider it “Father’s Day season” as soon as Mother’s Day is over. Among other things, our staff is …

Parenting

10 Things to Speak Over Your Children

• "I believe in you."<br>• "It’s a blessing to be your mom/dad (grandma, aunt)."<br>• "I love you." Then be specific: "I love your smile (energy, caring heart, …

Evangelical Christianity

4 Big Fathering Mistakes to Avoid

Once upon a time, there was a very successful man. The problem was, he was a good man but a bad father. To make a long story short, his kids turned …

Parenting

10 Ways to Make Your Family Laugh More

The old adage that laughter is the best medicine still holds true today. We all need to laugh more. Here are some comedic releases that can help …

Evangelical Christianity

When Toddlers Can Give up Napping

Like all other transitions in the toddler years, there is no set age when your toddler needs to start giving up his nap. Some children stop napping …

Sleep

The Distinct, Positive Impact of a Good Dad

How fathers contribute to their kids' lives<p>Are dads dispensable? A lot of scholars and writers weighing in on fatherhood these days have come to the conclusion that they are. As Jennifer Aniston, for example, once put the point in the high-profile context of a press conference: "Women are realizing …

Is Fatherhood Fading Out?

As a girl, Father's Day underscored the other 364 days of the year, bringing a blaring reminder there was no father around to celebrate. The absence …

With Kids' Bedtimes, Consistency Is Key To Learning And Development

Parents have all heard, and personally experienced, how critical a good night's sleep is for their children. But new research suggests that the consistency of kids' bedtimes matters just as much for their developing brains as the number of hours they get.<p>Researchers in the U.K. analyzed data from …

After Being Married for a Year and a Half, Man Realizes Marriage 'Isn't for me'

Expand | Collapse<p>After falling in love with and getting married to his best friend, Kim, a year and a half ago, young author Seth Adam Smith admitted …

Love

Parents fear 'sexualised culture' of music videos

<b>Many parents fear music videos have become too sexualised and violent, the founder of a parenting website has said.</b><p>Siobhan Freegard, of Netmums, said parents were not prudes, but felt things had "gone too far".<p>In a survey of some 1,500 website members, most (82%) said their children had repeated …