a word from the pastor

Leaving the Nest

In ancient Greco-Roman culture, children remained under the care and control of a “pedagogue” until the time set by their father. (Galatians 4:2) For boys, it usually took place in their late teens and meant assuming the privileges and responsibilities of adulthood. Jewish boys had their “bar mit...
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The Head of the Table

Winston Churchill was once invited to a meal at a private home. When he took a seat alongside the table, the horrified hostess, gesturing to the empty seat at the head of the table said, “Sir, your seat is at the head of the table.” “Madam,” replied Churchill, “wherever I sit is the head of th...
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Movie Review: “The Social Dilemma”

Think of the following not as you typical movie review—but more of a plea to parents to be on high alert regarding their children’s social media interaction. If you’re a dad, I recommend you watch “The Social Dilemma,” a Netflix docudrama by Jeff Orlowski that reveals the incredible, intentional ...
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Your Children’s Identity

Recently, I came across a story of a woman whose daughter experienced what’s known as “sudden onset gender dysphoria” (SOGD). In her early teens, the girl decided she would be much happier as a boy. If her mom had followed the world’s protocol in such matters, we know how the story would have unf...
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Parable of the Prodigal Father

I believe the looming presidential election will have a significant impact on the direction of our country. I also believe that, as a father, grandfather and pastor, our country’s greatest need will not be resolved by politicians—but by everyday men who lead their families in the paths of righteo...
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MEN’S LIVES MATTER (The Red Pill film review)

Last week I sat down with my wife to watch a documentary by feminist filmmaker Cassie Jaye entitled, The Red Pill. The film chronicles Jaye’s attempt to expose the Men’s Rights Movement (MRM), which she initially heard was a misogynistic hate group determined to turn back the clock on women’s rig...
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Leading Boys to Manhood

If you are a dad with young sons, I’ve got a question for you: How will you lead them to manhood? Do you have a plan? Ok, that’s two questions, but seriously, have you thought about intentionally leading those little guys to biblical manhood? Our present culture has a distorted perception of what...
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Is Your Child Prepared for College?

As a Christian dad, grandfather, and pastor, a major concern of mine is that our adversary, the devil, continues his relentless assault on the family. One of his battlegrounds is higher education, and surely he would like nothing more to disrupt the counsel of Proverbs 22:6, “Train up a child in ...
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Don’t Just Say No

One of the more challenging aspects of parenting is navigating the stages of childhood development. It is often difficult to know how much freedom, knowledge, and discipline to give them as they grow older. Start with concrete rules and choices Little children require more concrete rules an...
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Making the Most of Your Quarantine

My wife recently shared with me an article about some amazing things that people accomplished while in seclusion: • According to a Shakespeare historian and Columbia University professor James Shapiro, the Bard wrote three of his classics, King Lear, Macbeth, and Antony and Cleopatra, in 1606, t...
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