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Teaching Our Kids to Spot Empty Statements

Teaching Our Kids to Spot Empty Statements

John and I were at the Iowa State Fair this weekend. (My husband loves all the fried food. Calories at the fair don’t count, right?) Among our scheduled stops, we wanted to see a band that advertised itself as a mix between Stomp and Accapella. Sounds cool right? We...

4 Good Things That Go Bad When They Are Idolized

4 Good Things That Go Bad When They Are Idolized

The internet has been abuzz with Joshua Harris’ announcement that he and his wife are separating AND that he is no longer a Christian. In case you missed the whole I kissed Dating Goodbye craze in the late 1990’s, let me summarize: Joshua Harris was a prominent voice...

How to Talk to the Jehovah’s Witness at Your Door

How to Talk to the Jehovah’s Witness at Your Door

It’s Saturday morning, and as you’re getting some cleaning done (and by "cleaning,” I mean binge-watching The Great British Baking Show on Netflix in your pajamas), you hear the dreaded knock on your door and peer out. Judging from their conservative clothes and the...

Why did God Create the Tree in the First Place?

Why did God Create the Tree in the First Place?

A few weeks ago, our church’s 3rd-5th graders were learning about the creation story from Genesis, and I was brought in to the planning process to help address common science misconceptions that the kids will encounter as they get older. (i.e. “Science can disprove...

Why Your Children DO Need Apologetics: Correcting Misconceptions

Why Your Children DO Need Apologetics: Correcting Misconceptions

 This weekend, a blog was released titled “Why Your Children do NOT Need Apologetics.” In it, apologetics was characterized as a fear-based recitation of doctrines which “denies the realities of human experience.” I suspect that it was written in response to the blog...

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Book Review: Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis

Book Review: Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis

Welcome to our first ever Mama Bear book review! This is where we will give you a digest of carefully chosen, wonderful books. These essential reads will not only equip you and your cubs as you work to fulfill 1 Peter 3:15 but will surely enrich your personal...

Revival or Persecution? Preparing for Persecution

Revival or Persecution? Preparing for Persecution

This has been quite a week, has it not? Or heck, this has been quite a year. Even the weather is rebelling. I’m sitting outside in short sleeves and flip flops, and I’m hot… in Iowa… in November. John is usually snow blowing the driveway by now. (Not that I’m...

A Crash Course in Wicca

A Crash Course in Wicca

[For those of you who might be new to my world religion series, the purpose of this series is to help Christians be better informed about others' beliefs in order to have more productive conversations. As you engage with others on these topics, be sure to do so with...

Forget “The Talk,” Mama Bears. It’s all about Discipleship

Forget “The Talk,” Mama Bears. It’s all about Discipleship

A few weeks back, our Facebook page had a flurry of comments suggesting great sources to use when you have “the talk” with your kiddos. (And our executive director, Lindsey, just had this exact conversation with her oldest girls, so trust us when we at Team Mama Bear...

5 Questions Everybody has About “The Chosen”

5 Questions Everybody has About “The Chosen”

So you want to watch The Chosen, but aren’t sure if it’s legit? That was the main question that I had when I first saw The Chosen advertised on my Facebook News Feed. (If you haven’t heard of The Chosen, it’s a multi-season series about the life of Jesus. The first...