Tagged with children

The Church and Young People

The Pew study that came out this week revealed that in just the last seven years the median age of Mainline Protestants went from 50 to 52. Looking at stats like that, you have to wonder if we’ve reached a tipping point. Last month, at the 2015 Catalyst Conference (West), Andy Stanley said: If your … Continue reading »

Dad is #10 Most-Wished For Present

Sign of the times: A ‘dad’ is tenth most popular Christmas list request for children: …a survey of their typical lists for Father Christmas has shown many have more serious concerns, requesting “a dad” instead. A study of 2,000 British parents found most children will put a new baby brother or sister at the top … Continue reading »

Child Shootings – Not Just in Connecticut

Richard Fernandez at Belmont Club makes some good points on children being shot: Statistically most children killed are from the inner cities and mostly black. The Children’s Defense Fund notes that the firearm injuries rate for children and teens is 5 per 100,000 for whites and 51.1 per 100,000 for blacks. And most of the … Continue reading »

Something Wonderful: Hallelujah

Here is something really special: the choir of King’s College, Cambridge, with a live performance of the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah. A good way to spend four minutes.

Christmas Joy

Make a joyful noise to God, all the earth; sing the glory of his name; give to him glorious praise. … Come and see what God has done: he is awesome in his deeds among mortals.   —Psalm 66:1-2, 5 Christmas is all about joy. The angel told the shepherds not to be afraid, because he … Continue reading »

What’s Wrong with Some People?

I read something today that made me stop and puzzle over it: Evildoers do not understand what is right, but those who seek the LORD understand it fully. —Proverbs 28:5 I’d seen that verse many times before, but I never really saw it. Getting several bites at the apple is one of the advantages of … Continue reading »

What’s the Church For?

If a curious stranger asked one of us what it was that Christians believed, some of us would stumble our way through the Apostles’ Creed (“I believe in one God, Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth…”). Others might think of John 3:16 (“God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so … Continue reading »