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Adults repeatedly complain that youth today are lazy, don’t want to work and have no loyalty or respect for those of us who have paved the way. If that’s the case, maybe we should criticize those who set the example for them. […] Read More

Names carry an aspirational quality; parents want to grant a graceful gift for a child to carry throughout life. If God were to assign the US a new name reflecting who we are, what might it be? Idolatrous? Cruel? Bully? […] Read More

Many millennials don’t darken the doors of our churches because they feel they don’t belong. Instead of a place that meets our preferences, our churches must become a refuge from the chaos and a place to foster relationships. […] Read More

Racial and ethnic disparities remain despite progress in many areas of US children’s well-being, according to a report that examines the well-being of US kids using a mixture of 16 negative and positive indicators. […] Read More

President Trump once again spewed racism during a weekend Twitter tirade. Rather than become numb to his latest racist rant, Christians can choose to be part of the national dialogue about racism in a way that honors Christ. […] Read More

As we celebrate our freedom in the US this week with barbecues and fireworks, hundreds of children are imprisoned in atrocious conditions at our nation’s border. Will we risk our freedom to stand up for the least of these? […] Read More

Detention centers for undocumented immigrants are not the same as Nazi concentration camps, but the border situation is clearly horrible and seems to be getting worse. Is this really the America we want? […] Read More

How we treat children – any child – reveals the moral conscience of our culture. When we separate children from their parents, place them in cages, imprison them at military bases and withhold services, we have lost our souls. […] Read More

If you plan to study abroad and are married, you should weigh the challenges and sacrifices on your marriage and family. However, the long-term benefits may outweigh the short-term loneliness and struggles. […] Read More

While many imperfect men make wonderful fathers, not all of us were fortunate to have such men as we grew up. Yet we can imagine what it would have been like, to have a father into whose eyes you could fall. […] Read More