For God So Loved the World

By David Ney For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16) It is, surely, one of the universal experiences of f... Read More...

On Fostering

By Nathan Carr  Olive had lain in the same ICU bed since she was born — 60 days of various oscillators, breathing machines, and ostomy bags, to patch over one surgery to the next. She still had a month to go... Read More...

A Lesson from Winnie-the-Pooh

How to Engage Children with Scripture  By Sarah Puryear At six years old, my son is squarely in a Winnie-the-Pooh phase, which makes my husband and me very glad since we love those stories ourselves. Introducing him to Winnie-the-Pooh began a few years ago... Read More...

COVID, Children, and Catechesis

By Jenny Andison When I was a young girl, my father often urged me to heed Churchill’s famous advice: “Jenny, never waste a good crisis!” Churchill’s mantra has been running around in my head during this “ti... Read More...

Learning to Be God’s Child

Unlike me, God is patient. God is good. God doesn’t need us to pay attention to him but he keeps working at us anyway.

The malice of perpetual outrage

We talk about helicopter parents, but society has become filled with helicopter observers, who presume tragedy would be averted if they were in control.
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Resource round-up: faith at home

The good news is that there are so many wonderful and creative ways to do faith formation in the home. Making faith a part of our family doesn’t require that we spend hours sitting in straight-backed chairs while someone reads from the Bible in a monotone voice, nor does it require a divinity degree or encyclopedic knowledge of the Bible on the part of the parents. It does require time, attention, and conversation, as we create habits that help us acknowledge Christ and his presence within our homes.