Children as Servants

The Greek words used in the New Testament for servant and bond-slave are probably the most important, inclusive and descriptive words for defining a Christian. I wonder how many children, if asked to define a Christian, would say that Christians are servants or bond-slaves? This isn’t an academic question. What children think and believe, informs […]

Children’s Ministry Prayer

Build children Lord, who will be strong enough to know they are weak, brave enough to face themselves when they are afraid, and humble enough to confess their pride. May they know that to know you, is to know life. Build children Lord, whose hearts are clean, lips are pure, vision sure, and ways true. […]

Peace During COVID-19

COVID-19 has created a surreal atmosphere of crippling, crushing or stalling fear. You can smell it in the hospitals, see it in the supermarket line-ups, and hear it in the voices of the bereaved. These are trying times. Worries are amplified by something we can’t see. And with a vaccine only a distant hope – […]

Caring During COVID-19

COVID-19 has overwhelmed people who live in homes that aren’t safe or have no homes to go to. It’s also been devastating for hourly wage earners, small businesses, people with mental health struggles, and those in highly exposed industries like leisure and hospitality. With unemployment, family violence, depression, and suicides soaring around the world, the […]

Fostering Faith During COVID-19

Finding the Lord. What we’re experiencing during COVID-19 has intensified the awareness of our human condition. We’re sensing the shortness of life, are more aware of the reality of death, are feeling anxious about the temporary nature of jobs, and are concerned about the limitations of health care. COVID-19 has transported us to a new […]

Post COVID-19 Ministry

Today’s COVID-19 setbacks may be tomorrow’s shocks. Like Lazarus coming out of the tomb (cf. John 11:1-45), life will be different when we come out of our homes. So how do we prepare ourselves for what’s to come? The prophet says, “See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not […]

Home Alone Together During COVID-19

There’s a meme circulating on social media depicting Satan saying to God, “With COVID-19, I closed your churches!” and God replied, “On the contrary, I just opened one in every home!” A church in every home! What a concept! I wonder if being at home is more than a by-product of social distancing. Maybe, just […]

What Children Should Learn During COVID-19

What should children learn during COVID-19? With children restricted to their homes, people are scrambling to figure this out. There are all sorts of things children can learn during the pandemic, but what’s the most important thing? While schools are closed, educators say children should be mainly learning about language/literacy and mathematics/numeracy. Health and government […]

Parenting During COVID-19

If you’re parenting during COVID-19 you’re probably thinking about keeping your children safe, allaying their fears, explaining what’s happening, helping them adjust, finding things to do, figuring out how to lower the stress levels in your home, and much more. It’s not easy. You’re juggling practical, emotional, psychological and spiritual concerns. And even though you’re […]

Parenting With the End in Mind

According to a survey of more than 5000 parents in 16 countries by the investment bank HSBC, the main thing parents want for their children is happiness. Parents also want their children to become successful, be safe, embrace a healthy lifestyle, be responsible, and have a great career. What do you want for your child […]