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Pressure?

I don’t want to pressure him, yet at the same time I want to guide him and lead him in his faith formation. I want to help him learn to be a disciple of Jesus. It’s a fine balance for sure. I’m doing my best to walk the balance, not pushing too hard...

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Some of the most thought-provoking faith formation and discipleship blog posts, online articles, book reviews and other resources from around the internet this week.

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Dispensationalism

My attention has been drawn by some friends to the books of Joel Rosenberg, a prolific writer of apocalyptic books from a dispensational premillennial viewpoint. These friends are all members of the CRC and I have high esteem for them. Still I wonder why they would be interested in this kind of perspective?

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Youth

The ideal is that our young people will feel that they are known, loved and deeply cared for. Allow me ask a few questions about the young people of your congregation...

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Passing Faith to the Next Generation

Christian parents everywhere want their children to follow Jesus. We often wish that there was a silver bullet of some sort or a simple set of procedures for parents to follow to ensure that our children have faith.

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Shaped by God

In Shaped by God, twelve experts share their perspectives on faith formation at home, in worship, in education, in intergenerational contexts, in people with developmental disabilities, and more.

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Do We Have to Vacate?

As summer approaches, I've been reflecting on a subtle language shift around summer plans. Can we recover a glimpse of creational goodness by altering our language from summer vacations toward summer "holy-days"?

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Bravo! Bravo!

Unbeknownst to me, I was doing what I now know is called faith formation. I was walking along side of them. I was helping them to grow and understand themselves, the world around them, their faith...

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Celebrating Disorganization

For what seemed to be a brief while (to me) there was a bit of a trend in the Church to abhor "planning" as a way of "stifling the Spirit." But has this short little trend been replaced with too much "order", "planning", and "professionalism"?

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Step by Step

Last week I attended a Next Step in Congregational Faith Formation workshop. Though not quite what I’d expected it was more than I thought it would be.

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Aaron's Garments as Described in Exodus 28

I have a full set replica of Aaron's Garments as designed by God and communicated to Moses. It has been my privilege to use them to point to our Great High Priest 45 times, sometimes in worship services, more often to senior groups, occasionally to children in Sunday School or Christian School.

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