I’ve been out of the office the past couple of days, and posting has been difficult. Some good stuff happening around the ministry…news and views in a day or so.
It isn’t terribly complicated, but it could threaten your ability to speak your mind, and even could restrict your pastor’s freedom to address issues from a scriptural perspective. We’re already seeing that kind of containment of religious speech in some European countries – and even in Canada.
It won’t take you very long to make your views known, and your involvement is crucial!
Go here to learn more.
Bob West is a co-worker who has a passion for special needs kids and their families. His ministry produces newsletters and podcasts for those who need some encouragement. It was a privilege to be a guest on his podcast.
I shared pretty candidly about our family’s journey with autism. Here’s a link.
Joe Dallas asks some challenging questions about how we – the body of Christ – can and should respond to those with whom we might disagree, especially when they are hurting?
The answer: With compassion, conviction and clarity.
What a story. Now on DVD. Get a copy here!
Lots of response to our program last week about the outrageous decision in California suggesting parents really don’t have a right to educate their own child. Our listeners aren’t inclined to take such a ruling sitting down.
Seems that many others are stunned by this bit of twisted logic, too.
Hugh Hewitt devoted some program time to the subject, with some very informative legal perspectives and some good blog coverage.
Time has an article.
Glenn Beck did a satirical segment on it.
World Net Daily has coverage.
And over 22,500 blog entries addressing the matter.
Mike cared enough to engage Norman. He went so far as to open up his life and “get his hands dirty” (literally). As a result, a life was changed.
Common to many marriages, this kind of conflict can be terribly damaging to the relationship. Here’s a man with exceptional wisdom and insight, and he is fascinating, too.
News in the headlines about an incredulous ruling in California: A parent has no constitutional right to home school his child if not “qualified.”
Unbelievable! A committed parent is somehow unfit, according to educrats and the courts, to teach their child.
Listen here for details. Every parent should learn more about this overreaching ruling, as it could very well affect your right to be the expert on your child’s education.
Related, here are some previous posts about homeschooling.
Feedback has been positive to our two-day series with Mrs. Jill Savage about stay-at-home mothers. Here’s a sample:
As a homeschool Mom, I wanted you to know how desperately I needed to hear this message from Jill Savage. I have struggled with the questions you go through when you are a stay at home Mom…Why am I doing this? Can I do this? Will my kids turn out ok after this? And I have really struggled with my self-worth. As one that quickly moved up the corporate ladder at a young age it has been quite a change to be home. Thank you for airing this show. It has helped greatly. We listen every morning on AFR.
Thank you so much for the broadcast on stay at home moms. I am a stay at home mom raising two kids, trying to make ends meet…and I appreciated your valuing me
About our recent program, Two Families United in Tragedy, which addressed the December 2007 shootings at YWAM in Denver and New Life Church in Colorado Springs, some representative comments:
This series of shows so ministered the power of forgiveness. Powerful! To parents of prodigal teens, teens and those who have been so deeply wronged by unjust acts. Thank you!
What an awesome broadcast and an awesome reminder to love the unlovable. It is so difficult to do sometimes. It takes a lot of energy and time and I needed to be reminded of this to pass on to my Sunday school teachers instead of being annoyed by the children that are difficult. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS REMINDER!
We’re always appreciative of your comments, here on this blog and also via phone and letters. Thanks for listening and reading!