Besides, is there a more efficient path to developing the virtue of humility?
Make it easy for your child to believe, love, and obey a good God.
During my 11-12 years of serving as a pastor, I also strove to abide by this rule.
I wonder if the youthful infatuation with Christ and the disdain for anything semi-institutional is nothing more than a disguised rebellion.
At some point, your "red-white-and-blue" should probably take a back seat to someone's little girl dying because you were afraid you might get bombed (there has never been a terrorist attack on American soil by a refugee).
By eighth grade, I had already planned my religious escape...and then Grace Fellowship happened.
For those who have been following our story, the jury is still out regarding whether or not I will have the opportunity to work toward my Ph.D. overseas. The scholarship for which I am most hopeful was just posted and it will probably be another 2-3 months before the process concludes. In the meantime, there [...]