Expert Advice on Protecting Our Kids from Predators

If you have young kids in your home like we do you know that it is paramount that you keep an eye out for your kids. We do all kinds of things to protect our kids from things. Many of us have spent countless hours up at night on google diagnosing weird symptoms, convinced our child may have contracted a rare Malaysian bird flu. We want our kids to be safe. Knowledge is power.

Why on earth would we not spend a few hours learning how to spot the warning signs of a child predator?

I interviewed Jimmy Hinton this week in order to get that information into your hands to protect our kids in our homes and churches. Jimmy’s dad is a convicted child sexual abuser. He abused over 100 kids. Not only was Jimmy’s dad an abuser, he was a minister and now Jimmy fills the same ministry role in the same church his dad once filled. He is bringing healing to families and awareness to people of how to protect your kids.

Please pay attention to what he says here. An hour of your time might save someone a lifetime of problems.

Integrity and Compromise

Would you want to drive your car across a bridge that said “Max weight 5 tons*” and in the fine print it read “Bridge integrity may vary by 5 tons in either direction”? Some of us have too many tolerances – variability we allow that makes us unpredictable, unreliable, and untrustworthy. Integrity is the longContinue Reading

Hard and Hopeful Words About Our Future in Churches of Christ

Decline. It’s the word of the day. Most of our congregations are in decline. The projections are that the decline will get faster over time. But that isn’t a foregone conclusion. God can do whatever he wants whenever he wants. With God, all things are possible. It seems to me that it does help ifContinue Reading

Announcing My New Podcast!

Hey everyone! Big news on the blog today. A few weeks ago I launched a new podcast that I thought you might really enjoy. Similar to this site we will be doing a lot of informing, equipping and discussing things about church, faith, ministry, discipleship, and so much more. I would be honored if youContinue Reading

Hope Network and the Power of the Interim Season

You may or may not know that my blog is a part of Wineskins and our network of Christian authors. Each month we run ads in order to help us keep things up and running and improve the quality of our content and production. This month we are running an ad from Hope Network. WeContinue Reading

Barriers to Movement and Growth – Here is My Prayer

When you listen to Jesus teach about the kingdom, we find over and over that the kingdom (by design) grows…exponentially. Growth is intertwined in the double helix of kingdom DNA. So what happens when growth isn’t occurring when growth is part of kingdom design? I don’t necessarily mean numerical growth. I mean kingdom growth. KingdomContinue Reading

It is Time to Let the Fear Go

God did not put us in this world to live a life of fear. The more you get to know God the more you come to realize that God has made preparations for things 1000 years from now…and for today too! Often our fear comes from uncertainty and our apparent lack of control. The goodContinue Reading

The Wisdom of Making Complex Things Simple

Once you have read 5000 pages on the meaning of the gospel it is really easy to have a concept of the Gospel that is not easy to state in a simple manner much less share in a way others can share it. I cannot stress the importance of study nearly enough. Study is essentialContinue Reading

Keys to Christian Unity: How to Find Unity in Diversity

Christian unity is something we know God wants and yet seems elusive if not impossible. How do we find unity among so much diversity? How far from the scriptures can someone go before they are no longer part of the family? What do we do with differences of interpretation by people who all love Jesus?Continue Reading

Introducing Discovery Bible Study – A Key to Growing Movements

In the last 9 months I came across an approach to studying the Bible that I want to make you aware of. It is called “Discovery Bible Study (DBS)” It has been around for quite some time and I have no idea how this slipped past my Bible study radar. Once I learned about it,Continue Reading


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