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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...

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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5 Biblical Men Every Boy Should Know

5 Biblical Men Every Boy Should Know

A Twitter post caught my eye a while back from a brother in Christ who was fed up with his church's take on biblical manhood. Manhood, it was implied, was a burly trinity of plaid, football, and Clint Eastwood. As if the lost 11th commandment was: Thine beard shall be...

What Does the “Don’t Say Gay” Bill Actually Say?

What Does the “Don’t Say Gay” Bill Actually Say?

What does the “Don’t Say Gay” Bill really say? You might have heard of a bill that was recently passed in Florida which has been pejoratively dubbed as the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill by LGBTQ+ activists. (The official name is ‘Parental Rights in Education Bill’, or HB...

Three (Surprisingly!) Biblical Themes Found in Encanto

Three (Surprisingly!) Biblical Themes Found in Encanto

By Guest Author Jennifer Gross SPOILER ALERT: If you don’t want to know the plot about Encanto, we recommend you do not read this review. We give away quite a bit. As always, we encourage you to #ROARLikeAMother with films and television shows. Not everything will be...

Is Deconstruction the Same Thing as Doubt?

Is Deconstruction the Same Thing as Doubt?

A clip from Skillet frontman John Cooper has recently been making the rounds on social media. In it, Cooper is heard saying that “it is time to declare war on this idolatrous deconstruction Christian movement.” And just like that, the Christian community split. One...