A Number of Studies on Zephaniah

The prophet Zephaniah was a Jew with both royal Davidic and black African heritage. The Lord commissioned him to assist the reformation efforts of King Josiah around 622 B.C. The book’s message is direct: In light of the impending day of his wrath, the Lord...

Your Word Is Alive (Hebrews 4:12)

We’re grateful, Father, That we can trust you. Your word, once spoken Is faithful; it’s true. It’s unshakable; Every promise “Yes”; A firm foundation Upon which we rest. As we face trials And mirrors of shame, Faith in the gospel We strive to maintain… For our...

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...