What is a Child?

What is a child? Is a child a small adult, an angelic treasure from heaven, the property of the parents, someone who hasn’t reached puberty, a little monster, or a tender plant requiring gentle, loving care? Popular definitions. According to well-known American author and illustrator Dr. Seuss, children are simply people. “A person’s a person, […]

More Is Caught Than Taught

The adage “more is caught than taught” is certainly true concerning the way children learn to live for Jesus. Children mimic what they see and hear. Most children want to be like their mom or dad. Parents, how are you living? You’re either living according to the world’s ways or according to God’s ways (Romans […]

Do Christian Parents Indoctrinate Their Children?

Do Christian parents indoctrinate their children? In his book The God Delusion, atheist Richard Dawkins claims it’s child abuse to indoctrinate children into religion. In a typically inflammatory style, he also said that teaching children to accept religious beliefs is a more devastating and crippling form of child abuse than sexual abuse. Is he right? […]

Everything We Do Must Point To Jesus

Have we replaced the message of Jesus with lesser messages? Point to Jesus Everything we do must point to Jesus – everything! The word “point” means to direct attention or give force or emphasis. It’s the most critical essential in a discussion or matter, and it’s the object to be achieved. Are you a Christian […]

A Jesus Generation

What would it take to raise a generation of children who enthusiastically centre their identity, activity, and witness totally in Jesus? In the late 1960s and early 1970s, a Jesus movement began on the West Coast of the United States that spread to Europe and Central America before its decline in the late 1980s. Is […]

Family Faith Formation

Families, not churches, must take the lead in the faith formation of children. Our theology is disjointed and needs to be reoriented. The primary responsibility for children’s spiritual health and growth rests with parents – not teachers, pastors, counsellors, kids min volunteers, or spiritual directors. Theological confusion concerning who is responsible for children’s faith development […]

Awakening Parents to Family Discipleship

The Canadian Children’s Ministry Report 2021 identified that like it or not, the pandemic exposed a tragic reality; “even good Christian homes struggled to build spiritual formation into the daily rhythms of life.” The apathy or unwillingness of parents to disciple their children shouldn’t be ignored. Parents need to be the driving force in the […]

What Does the Bible Say About Parenting?

What does the Bible say about parenting? “Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it” Proverbs 22:6. The above verse may be one of the best-known verses concerning parenting. Remarkably, it’s just one of more than 1,900 references in the Bible that […]

Orientating Our Parenting

What do you really want for your children? Popular author and motivational speaker Wayne Dyer in What Do You Really Want for Your Children says, “Parents want their children to value themselves, to be self-reliant and independent, to take risks, to be free from stress and anxiety, to live peaceful lives, to celebrate present moments, […]

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 […]