Raising Children: Covenantal or Missional?

When I was reading through Greear’s Gaining by Losing (which I reviewed here) I ran across a theme that has bothered me on and off the last week or so.  While I was critical of a few aspects of this book, one little part has been on my mind more than others: the way Greear… Continue reading Raising Children: Covenantal or Missional?

Digital Media, Screen Time, and the Christian Home

I have to admit that I often wish my wife and I were raising our children before the digital age – before there were 6+ screens in each home, before people spent 7+ hours in front of a screen each day, before people’s conversations always got interrupted by the cell phone.  I’m not at all… Continue reading Digital Media, Screen Time, and the Christian Home

Motivate Your Child: A Review

I’ve often found that Christian parenting books begin to sound the same after you read a handful of them.  I wouldn’t quite say, “If you’ve read one, you’ve read them all,” but there is significant overlap in quite a few Christian parenting books. Motivate Your Child by Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller is not exactly… Continue reading Motivate Your Child: A Review

On Not Raising Narcissistic Children

Last week I mentioned a helpful book for parents on how to “unspoil” their children (HERE).  Along those same lines I found some helpful parenting advice in Keith Campbell and Jean Twenge’s The Narcissism Epidemic.  This is not a Christian resource for parenting, but it should be read alongside Christian parenting books and the biblical… Continue reading On Not Raising Narcissistic Children

Systematic Theology For Children

One of the blessings of the Reformed/Presbyterian tradition is the emphasis and practice of training covenant children in the way of the Lord.  Early on in the Reformation, the Reformers wrote and preached not just for adults, but for children as well.  In fact, the Heidelberg Catechism and the Westminster Shorter Catechism were written to… Continue reading Systematic Theology For Children