Five Ways to Help Our Kids After the Election

We have just witnessed an unprecedented (and unpresidential) presidential election. How are our kids — five-year-olds, ten-year-olds, fifteen-year-olds — processing what has just happened? What are they seeing, thinking, and hearing as they watch the news and talk...

Leader and Savior

A Prayer: LEADER AND SAVIOR (Acts 5:31) God exalted him at his right hand as Leader and Savior. (Acts 5:31) Highly exalted are you, O Lord, Seated enthroned at your Father’s side. Adorned with power, crown, and sword, Our hope rests in you––Leader and Guide. Though...

The Radical Book for Kids

A new book for kids: I am excited about this new book that releases today: Thornton, Champ. The Radical Book for Kids: Exploring the Roots and Shoots of Faith. Greensboro, NC: New Growth, 2016. 272 pp. You can download a sample here.  Here is my endorsement: Super...

Why Must I Obey?

TITLE: Why Must I Obey? Have you ever heard a child ask, “Why do I have to obey?” As a father of six kids (ages seven to seventeen), I have perceived this question often in the hearts of my children. I want not only to shape their actions but also to help them...

Train Up a Child in the Way He Should Go

TITLE: Train Up a Child in the Way He Should Go: Reflections on Proverbs 22:6 I have six kids, ages seven to seventeen, and I believe that few callings are as high as shaping them to see and savor the beauties of Christ and to love the nations as he does. In my years...

The Story of God

TITLE: The Story of God: How Scripture Fits Together and Points to Christ SUMMARY: The Bible is precious—all of it, for in it we find detailed the grand story of God pursuing sinners through the revelation of his Son. History is His Story. In this eight part series,...

The Righteous One, Our Refuge

The Righteous One, Our Refuge (Psalm 34)––A Prayer Your eyes, O Lord, are toward the righteous–– Those who find refuge in the Righteous One. You, O Lord, are worthy of praise; All our days we want to join Christ–– Humbled, magnifying your greatness. We exalt your...

Mercies at Dawn

“The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. ‘The LORD is my portion,’ says my soul, ‘therefore I will hope in him'” (Lam 3:22–24). From the first...