Sharing faith with our children (Part 5)Pinewood Derby
Sharing faith and life with our children involves intentional inefficiency and “wasting time” together. In other words, when we work together with our children, productivity and efficiency and time-“saving” (as if we can bank it somewhere) are not what we’re after. Granted, children can become part of the family economy and an incredibly helpful and…
Sharing faith with our children (Part 4)
I remember as a child having family devotionals, singing, reading the Bible together. I can still hear Dad starting, “When we walk with the Lord, in the light of his word, what a glory he sheds on our way. While we do his good will, he abides with us still and with all who will…
Sharing faith with our children (Part 3): MOST the movie
Twenty years ago I watched a movie called The Sacrifice that made a dramatic impact on me. A father was forced into an impossible decision between the life of his son and the lives of passengers on a train that passes over a truss that the father is responsible for raising and lowering. That was…
Sharing faith with our children (Part 2)
I have two brothers. I am two years younger than Toby, eight years younger than Brent. We love each other and over many years we’ve played, laughed, dreamed, supported one another. When we were younger, we said stupid things to one another, when Mom or Dad weren’t around, like “I’m gonna kill you!” as we…
Sharing faith with our children (Part 1)
How do we share God’s life, our faith, with our children? First, let me narrow the focus so we’re clear about what I’ll be talking about. I’m talking about how I as a North American Christian father share my faith in Jesus Christ with my three children. That’s my experience, so I’ll say from the…
Prayer for unity
This morning Sacred Space introduces the start of the Octave, the prayer for unity. This is from the site, a powerful call to pray for unity of all humanity. This week sees the start of the Octave of prayer for church unity. It has taken us centuries of misunderstandings to reach the point where Christian…
Unity issue (part 3)
See Wineskins blog for another essay on unity and Gary Holloway’s “Circle of Fire” that launches today. Already up in this issue that begins this week are David Fleer’s piece, “A conversation with White Apathy” and a Wineskins introduction to the Unity issue.
End of the Spear
Recently, my cousin, Clint Davis, handed me a press packet for End of the Spear, the amazing movie version of the events surrounding the attempted contact by five American families to the Waodani tribe in Ecuador that ended in the deaths of five of the missionary men. Later, the wives of the men went back.…
Sneak peek at Wineskins
Here’s a sneak peek at what’s in store at New Wineskins. If this link is not LIVE, it soon will be. Each year I’m excited most about certain issues that turn my crank, and this is one of them. Unity.
What do you want to read?
Thought I’d mention a few of the books on my desk, some as invitation for you to receive to review for Wineskins and others as recommendations or just to let you know what passes for reading material around here. Revovare Spiritual Formation Bible Richard J. Foster, Dallas Willard, Walter Brueggemann, Eugene H. Peterson are four…