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Grace at Home: Thoughts on Christian Parenting from the 'Village Priest'

Joy Carroll Wallis | Posted 04.13.2014 | Religion
Joy Carroll Wallis

Editor's Note: The following is an excerpt from Joy Carroll Wallis' chapter of the book Faith Forward: A Dialogue on Children, Youth and a New Kind of...

While Your Child Is Still Alive: A Letter to Parents Who Aren't Ready to March in the Pride Parade

Linda Robertson | Posted 10.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Linda Robertson

While your child is still alive, don't worry about what your friends will think. Twenty years from now, your friends' opinions won't keep you up at night. But your remorse about not loving your child while you still had the chance will. Trust me on this.

Our Gay Son's Wedding

Linda Robertson | Posted 08.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Linda Robertson

Wild horses couldn't keep me and Rob from going to Ryan's wedding. I know that many of our evangelical Christian friends probably don't understand this; you'll see it as an endorsement of sin, and as a compromise of the truth of scripture. But that isn't how God speaks to us about it.

Grieving The Loss Of A Child On Father's Day

Greg Laurie | Posted 08.15.2013 | Religion
Greg Laurie

We all have a course marked out for us and a race to run to the finish. We don't know how long this race is going to be; we never know when our lives will end. So we need to be ready, and we need to run our race well.

Making Sense Of Death Is Living Life Wisely

Ryan Thomas Neace | Posted 07.28.2013 | Religion
Ryan Thomas Neace

If we have truly given ourselves to others, and ultimately, to God, something profoundly transformational occurs: our friends and family can gather together in a Eucharistic spirit of love in remembrance, and therein be healed. Like Jesus, our deaths become a source of healing and life for others.

Melissa Harris Perry, Luke 12:48 And The Power Of Public Theology

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 06.15.2013 | Religion
Rev. Susan Russell

I've been thinking about the power of a random comment on a blog post to engender what resulted in an exercise in public theology. It started with a comment I made on the controversy around Melissa Harris-Perry's recent "Lean Forward" ad.

How Not To Raise A Witch

Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D. | Posted 06.01.2013 | Religion
Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D.

Many years ago a student told me a story about her childhood dreams that still haunts me. It's not a happy story -- in fact, I find it incredibly sad -- but it's kept me thinking about what we know, and don't know, about the potentials of dreaming.

Bringing The Bible To Life At Home

Robert C. Crosby, D.Min. | Posted 05.28.2013 | Religion
Robert C. Crosby, D.Min.

Many parents feel that they should have in place a consistent time of strengthening their family spiritually, but often they just don't know where to begin or how to continue with it.

Snow Days And The Parent Trap

Mallory McDuff, Ph.D. | Posted 04.22.2013 | Religion
Mallory McDuff, Ph.D.

Snow days remind me that I cannot script my life or my day, even in our culture that puts planning on a pedestal. Some days may feel like a parent trap, but I have faith in the people around me.

'Virtual' Public Schools Draw Interest Of Religious Families

Religion News Service | Omar Sacirbey | Posted 01.10.2013 | Religion

By Omar Sacirbey Religion News Service (RNS) Worried about exposure to foul language, immodest dress, peer pressure and other inappropriate behavi...

What Gifts Do Our Children Need?

Rev. Peg Nowling Williams | Posted 03.11.2013 | Religion
Rev. Peg Nowling Williams

In the spirit of the Magi who brought gifts to the Christ Child, let's take a few moments to consider what gifts we should bring to all of God's children.

God Is A White Teddy Bear And Drives A Red Sedan

Christine Organ | Posted 03.10.2013 | Religion
Christine Organ

One doesn't expect to experience divine intervention in an Old Navy parking lot. God saves himself for churches and synagogues and dark basements where AA meetings are held on folding metal chairs. At least, that's what I thought until that damn white teddy bear showed up.

The Hope Tank

Robert C. Crosby, D.Min. | Posted 03.09.2013 | Religion
Robert C. Crosby, D.Min.

God knows that we have hope tanks. He know this about us better than anyone. That's why he gave us a Book full of promises, packed with vivid descriptions of what we have to look forward to as Christians.

The Hell Of Parenting: A Study Of 1 Samuel

Jacob Myers | Posted 02.25.2013 | Religion
Jacob Myers

Scripture is replete with examples of God drawing leaders out of the most dire circumstances. Yet, we must not let Hannah's blessing obscure our vision: Life is a hell for millions.

Google Couldn't Teach Me To Be A Christian Mother

Julie Elsdon-Height | Posted 02.11.2013 | Religion
Julie Elsdon-Height

When I first turned my life over to God and accepted Jesus into my life, I thought was faced with a hefty learning curve. I felt like I had a mountain of change to make before I could actually be a good Christian role model for our daughters.

How I Explained To My Children The Reasons Our Family Goes To Church

Christine Organ | Posted 12.30.2012 | Religion
Christine Organ

Last Sunday morning began like most other mornings around our house. The mood was carefree, relaxed and lazy. Until, that is, I announced that it was time to get dressed so that we could leave for church.

Five 'Christian Parenting' Ideas To Let Go Of

Christian Piatt | Posted 09.22.2012 | Religion
Christian Piatt

We tell our kids about how scary, dirty, dangerous and evil even thinking about sex is, but then we tell them it's precious gift to save for the one person you love and plan to live with forever. This is a setup for sexual confusion.