Instead of being that parent who had to have it all together so I could be proud of my good parenting, my son and I could just be in the mess together.
God Isn’t Looking at Your Parenting Resume
Jesus doesn’t need my wise parenting, my school volunteer hours, or my completed task list.
This week, we are highlighting articles from the Rooted Parent side of the blog. We want Rooted Parent to not only be useful for our parent-readers, but also seen as a tool by which our youth minister-readers can…
God’s heart for justice far outpaces my own.
It’s nearly 11:30 at night. I’m normally asleep at this time but, until I hear the reassuring beep of the back door alerting me that my teenage daughter is home safe, I won’t be able to fully rest….
Re-Thinking Your Sunday Best: Why Student Ministry Needs to Reclaim the Centrality of Imputed Righteousness
Growing up, my parents made sure I wore my “Sunday best” to church—coat, tie, slacks, and on special occasions, suspenders! After all, we were going to meet with the living God. A whole generation (or two) regularly used…
Several years ago, I received a rap on my door at 6:00AM. A sheriff stood on the porch and yelled in my half-asleep face, “Come on out and see what you did last night.” I had taught a…