The Way Home Episode 30 featuring Chad Harrington and Jason Houser

Today I am glad to be joined by the authors of a great new book, Dedicated, Training Your Kids to Trust and Follow Jesus. Jason Houser is the founder of Seeds Family Worship Ministry and is a family pastor in Twin Falls, Idaho. Chad Harrington is writer in Nashville, TN. Listen to this week's episode [powerpress] Show Notes: Jason Houser on Twitter: @housermania1 Chad Harrington on Twitter: @chadredart On the podcast I mentioned our resource, The Weekly. This is a weekly email newsletter, written by our staff, that curates the most important news stories and offers some brief explanation. Most of us are incredibly busy with our families and our jobs and don’t time to digest the news from a distinctly Christian worldview. The Weekly is a quick, but informative read that will show up in your inbox every week. You will want to sign up for this email. ...

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Barnabas Piper on Life in the Fishbowl

There are a lot of pastor's kids out there, but few who grew up like my friend Barnabas Piper, the son of popular pastor and author, John Piper. That's why I'm excited about Barnabas' new book, The Pastor's Kid. What is refreshing about this book, unlike so many other books in this genre, is that its not another angst-ridden, ex-evangelical memoir that hates on the Church. Barnabas writes this book from an honest, but honoring position. He loves the Church and wants to help pastors kids work through their unique struggles. I have a feeling this book will help a lot of pastor's kids. I had the chance to interview Barnabas for Leadership Journal. Here is one of the questions I asked: We've seen more than a few angst-ridden memoirs by pastor's kids and others who have grown up in evangelicalism. You've chosen not to do this, but still present an honest, realistic portrait of growing up...

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Healing Generational Divides

There is so much conversation lately about Millennials and the Church. Seems every blogger has addressed this subject from one angle or another. After reading the blogs and counter-blogs, it seems to me that the crux of the matter involves two things: a) a vast exaggeration of what generations think of each other, as if everyone born in a certain time period automatically approaches their faith the same way and b) the inability or unwillingness of various people groups, generations, to listen to each other well. The former has been addressed at length already. But I'm not sure the latter problem--listening--is discussed enough. As a thirty-something, I'm right at the edge of Generation X and looking behind me at Millennials. I consider myself a Millennial in many respects, though I disagree with some of the characterization of this generation and even the overuse of the term. What worries me the most about...

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Five Ways We Do Family Worship

I'm a big believer in family worship. I believe God has clearly called parents to intentionally teach their children the ways of God. But for some, the idea of family worship is a bit scary. Either they don't know how to do it or they think it means three hours every night of exegetical study through Leviticus. But family worship doesn't have to be scary or boring or a drudgery. It can be simple. Here are five ways we do it: 1) Around the Table. Sometimes we do it at dinner, other times we do it at breakfast (especially if I'm home for those meals). We usually use some kind of tool. In the past we've used the Jesus StoryBook Bible by Sally Lloyd Jones, a book every Christian parent should own (in my opinion). Right now we are using an excellent book, Proverbs for Kids. This is a terrific book...

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