Keep Score!

I didn’t play t-ball as a kid (I was always more interested in basketball than baseball). So when I attended my cousin’s t-ball game, I was surprised to find that no official score was kept. I had never played in an “organized” sporting event with no score. Of course, parents and players were keeping unofficial […]

On the Seriousness of Sunday School for All Ages

The American philosopher Mortimer Adler says that we make a deep mistake when we identify education with formal schooling, and particularly with childhood. ((How to Think About the Great Ideas (Chicago: Open Court, 2000), 184-185.)) Adler argues that adults are actually more educable than children, and even more so if childhood education was done well: […]

Lads to Leaders and Spiritual Growth

A congregation that is close to my heart will be initiating its participation in Lads to Leaders in the coming days, and this event calls to mind how much Lads has done for me. As I enter my 21st year of participation, I would like to briefly describe the program and say why more congregations […]

A Christian Off to College—Excerpt from GUARD (2nd Edition)

My book on spiritual leadership for teenage men is GUARD: Guys Understanding Authority and Real Discipleship (available in the store). I wrote GUARD while a senior at Freed-Hardeman University (2006), and it has just been released in its second edition. GUARD is also the text for a non-competitive event in the Lads to Leaders program. […]

On “Weird” Homeschoolers

I was homeschooled for most years of school up until the time I went to college. I do not worry much about how homeschoolers are perceived by the wider culture because: (1) If I worried about every worrisome view held by the “wider culture” I would need to go to a therapist regularly. (2) I […]

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