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February 25, 2014 By Steve Watters
by Timothy Paul Jones So what happens when parents do perceive their children as potential or actual brothers and sisters in Christ (see “Remember Who Your Children Really Are”)? The writings of Paul provide some hints. The same apostle who called Timothy to encourage younger believers as Christian brothers and sisters also commanded fathers to...
February 18, 2014 By Candice Watters
by Candice Watters Question: My husband and I have been married a year and are expecting our first child. I’m curious if you have any advice about the decision to home school versus public education. I’ve worked in the public school system off and on for several years, as well as some volunteer teaching in...
February 13, 2014 By Candice Watters
by Candice Watters Have you ever felt like your efforts to do family devotions — to read the Bible with your kids, to pray, to sing songs — are doomed from the start? Spilled milk, waning attention, wiggles and more seem to conspire against meaningful discipleship. Is there something the authors of books about discipling...
February 11, 2014 By CBMW Guest
by Hershael York In 1980, the Ashland Avenue Baptist Church ventured far out on a very flimsy limb and called a 20-year old junior from Michigan State to be their Minister of Music and Youth. On my first day at the church, Tanya and I went on a date together for the first time. Thirteen...
February 4, 2014 By CBMW Guest
by Timothy Paul Jones To embrace God’s redemption is to be adopted as God’s heir, gaining a new identity that transcends every earthly status (Rom. 8:15-17; Gal. 3:28-29; 4:3-7; Eph. 1:5; 2:13-22). What this means for followers of Jesus is that our children are far more than our children; they are also potential or actual...
January 28, 2014 By Steve Watters
by Steve Watters I learned a big chunk of life while riding along in vehicles with my parents. Our blue and brown Pinto station wagon was a rolling classroom of sorts for me and my brothers as our parents drove along the country roads surrounding our hometown in Washington, NC, including the 10 mile stretch...