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  • Are Teens Crazy? Insights from Neuroscience say 'No'

    A few years ago I was invited to speak at Emmanuel Faith Community Church. Along with meeting their apologetics crew, I met Jeramy Clark, pastor of Discipleship Ministries. And I quickly learned that he and his wife Jerusha are quite the prolific authors on many of the same issues I deeply care about!

    So when they emailed me and asked if I would endorse their most recent book, "Your Teenager is Not Crazy," I jumped at the chance. The book has the rare balance of offering genuine scholarly insights about neuroscience, but also providing practical steps in working with students. If you are a parent, youth worker, or teacher, I highly recommend this book to you.

    The Clarks were kind enough to answer a few of my questions. Enjoy the interview, and I hope you will think about getting their excellent book.

    [To read more, go to Sean's blog!]READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • Tapped on the Shoulder

    Nicole Cliffe, of the popular humor website The Toast, has written a testimony called "How God Messed Up My Happy Atheist Life" that's been getting a lot of attention. Her account of how God got her attention is worth considering.
  • Another Day, Another Bridge

    I wrote yesterday about activists who are calling for a same-sex relationship for Disney's Queen Elsa. But it's worth remembering that it's not just LGBTQ activists who are selling sexual license to kids.

    I was reminded of this the other day while buying books for my godchildren. My younger goddaughter is interested in science, so I was flipping through a popular children's biography of Marie Curie when I came across a passage about Curie's affair with a married man. It wasn't this that bothered me so much as the reason given: Curie had felt qualms about the affair, but ultimately she had "followed her heart."
  • A Bridge Too Far

    I'm no prophet, but I will venture a prediction: Disney will not make "Frozen's" Queen Elsa a lesbian, despite increasingly loud demands from activists. They'll make encouraging noises about it to keep up their LGBTQ-friendly cred, but, ultimately, they are a profit-driven business. And they know well enough that, however much they might get away with on a show like "Once Upon a Time," for many parents, a same-sex relationship for a Disney princess in a children's movie is a bridge too far. A move that means a lot fewer butts in seats for a major release is a move that Disney is not going to make.

    That said, the fact that we even have to deal with the possibility of Disney selling alternative sexuality to little kids is a deeply sobering reminder of what we've come to, and how much work we have to do to help kids grow up with healthy ideas of gender and sexuality.READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • What Are the Best Apologetics Resources for Students?

    When I first wrote my book "Ethix" in 2006, the reviewer for the Christian Research Journal said it's one of a few, but growing, number of apologetics resources for students. It’s amazing how much has changed in a decade. Now we have tons of good apologetics resources for students, and the challenge is to highlight the best ones. The purpose of this post is simply to highlight some of my personal favorites. Please let me know if there are any good ones I need to add to my list.

    [To read the rest of this post, go to Sean's blog.]READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • Epic Failure: My Biggest Evangelism Mistake

    During a trip to Breckenridge, a beautiful ski town in the mountains of Colorado, a friend and I decided to get our hair cut at one of the little shops downtown. As we waited our turn, I read another chapter of the book I had brought along with me, a book whose title clearly indicated my interest in spiritual things. READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • Eric Metaxas on Focus on the Family Radio

    Go here and here to hear Eric talking about his books "7 Men" and "7 Women"!READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • Karen Swallow Prior on the Radio

    On Monday, our friend Karen was on WORD-FM's "The Ride Home with John & Kathy," talking about summer reading ideas. Special thanks to her for giving a shoutout to our Youth Reads page! You can listen to the show here (click on "Monday"). The interview with Karen starts about an hour into the broadcast.READ FULL ARTICLE »

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  • Nehemiah 6:1-2

    Now when Sanballat and Tobiah and Geshem the Arab and the rest of our enemies heard that I had built the wall and that there was no breach left in it (although up to that time I had not set up the doors in the gates), Sanballat and Geshem sent to me, saying, “Come and let us meet together at Hakkephiri...

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