Cheer for His Children – Fathers breed godly confidence in their kids by being their biggest supporters, not just on the playing field, but wherever God calls young hearts to bring Him glory.   Establish a repertoire of at least five character voices for story-time.   Discipline in Love – Faithful dads aren’t lazy when it comes to engaging sin in their children’s lives. Dads are prepared to stand up to the real enemy (even when it temporarily makes them out to be the “bad guy” in their children’s eyes).   Be willing to get his hands dirty. (Drool, runny noses, diapers…yeah,Read More →

  Luke 17:7-10 contains one of the shortest and most unfamiliar parables in all of Scripture.   It’s one of those passages that doesn’t make it’s way onto Christian T-Shirts and coffee mugs. The likely reason is because in this passage, Jesus calls people (even what appear to be faithful people) “good-for-nothing.”   Since it’s only three verses long, take a moment to read Jesus’ words in context:   “Which one of you having a slave tending sheep or plowing will say to him when he comes in from the field, ‘Come at once and sit down to eat’? Instead, will he not tell him, ‘PrepareRead More →

    For 15 years, I sold Bibles for a living. Well other things too, but as a Christian bookstore manager, the bulk of my attention was on getting the Word of God into people’s lives.   A sampling of our Bible department revealed no less than 16 different Bible versions, with many more just a click away from being ordered. A few Bible acronyms you might recognize are: NIV, HCSB, KJV, NKJV, ICB, NASB, ESV, NIRV, NLT, and NRSV. Given this list, it’s no wonder why so many people are asking the question, “What’s the best Bible version?”.   What Are We Asking For?Read More →