3 Ways To Intentionally Disciple Your Children

We are currently studying American History in our homeschool, and recently finished a unit on the Puritans (or Pilgrims). It was inspiring to learn about how their faith gave them the vision and courage to make that journey to America and then continue to persevere in the new world despite suffering many hardships. During one of our lessons my nine-year-old piped up, “It’s like God was their life theme”. Yes, it was pretty much exactly like that. For the Puritans, there really was no separation between the spiritual and the secular. They taught their children how to read for the express purpose of reading andREAD MORE

How I Teach Apologetics In Our Homeschool

It’s no secret apologetics are a crucial part of our homeschool. I’ve shared on previous occasions the reasons why having a biblical foundation is critical to prevent losing our kids to the world. Teaching Apologetics Is A Priority in Our Homeschool I picked up Already Gone by Ken Ham & Britt Beemer after a conference a few years ago. In this book, Ken and Britt uncover the reasons why young people are loosing their faith, even while attending Sunday school. I’ve read it a few times over the years and the statistics are eye-opening. In the last three years, I’ve seen a rapid increase in the number of kids we onceREAD MORE

This week I had the opportunity to preview the “Is Genesis History?” documentary. Is Genesis History? is a compelling documentary that makes a case for the reliability of scripture. If you’ve been following me for any length of time, you know I’m a huge advocate of teaching children apologetics and defending a Biblical worldview. (I received a digital copy of this film for review purposes, all opinions are my own.) More importantly my goal is to encourage you to teach your children to take the Bible literally. Every. Single. Word. The Bible tells us that: All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable forREAD MORE

Am I Really Called To Defend The Christian Faith?

Dictionary.com defines defend as resist an attack made on (someone or something); protect from harm or danger.  When was the last time your faith was under attack? Turn on the news or log-on to any social media outlet and I guarantee your faith will be under attack immediately. When I originally expressed an interest in this thing called Apologetics, I got one of two responses from most people: Why does God need your help to defend the Christian faith? Is this just about proving you’re right and winning the argument? Obviously, God does not need my help, and it’s not about winning an argument, butREAD MORE

The Delightful Marriage Between Faith And Reason

Can faith and reason work as one? Some say “Faith begins where reason ends”. This statement implies that faith and reason contradict one another, that they are divided and cannot coexist. However, this statement is far from the truth. Faith and reason complement one another, and the bible calls us to have both faith and reason. “Come now, and let us reason together,” Says the Lord, “Though your sins are like scarlet, They shall be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They shall be as wool. Isaiah 1:18   So it is clear that no one can be made right with GodREAD MORE

What is Christian Apologetics?

(This post contains affiliate links, see my full disclosure here.) The word apologetics, originates from the Greek word apologia. Though it sounds like the English word ‘apology’, the meaning is significantly different. Apologia was the term used when making a legal defense in an ancient court. It is a careful defense of one’s beliefs or actions. It is not a regretful acknowledgement of an offense or failure. Christian apologetics then, is the defense of the Christian faith. We defend the faith through logic and evidence based arguments. We are called to love God with all our heart, with all our soul and with all our mind. Therefore, ifREAD MORE

Eleven years ago, I left a job at a company I loved, because my faith was under attack. I was mocked, and wrongly accused, yet the worst part was lacking the words to articulate my belief in Christ; and not having the ability defend my faith. This experience later inspired me to seek answers that would not just allow me to communicate clearly, but to have the ability to make a case for Christ and to even possibly persuade further discussion with an unbeliever. There are many reasons why apologetics should be a priority in every Christian home; last week I shared 5 reasons whyREAD MORE

5 Reasons Why You Should Teach Apologetics To Your Children

Apologetics have become a very important part of my life. I’m the type of person that needs to fully understand the why, behind every because. For ten years I’ve read countless books on Christian theology, attended conferences, and taken classes at church. I can say whole-heartedly say that I know why I believe what I believe, however it wasn’t until recently that I felt a calling to share not only what I’ve learned, but to urge my family to always be ready. Studies show we are losing our kids to the world in elementary, middle school, and high school and not in just in college asREAD MORE