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Archive for the ‘Family’ Category

Proud Parent of Adam, Eve, Etc.

by Micah Landers Today I was dancing around my living room with my 10 month old daughter, Norah, and singing to her. Getting to know her as she has grown has been one of the greatest joys of my life to this point.
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What am I supposed to do with a Newborn?

Virtually every modern western man who has just had a baby asks the same question. “What are you supposed to do with it?
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The Diffner Family Mission and Rhythms

Families - here's a great example of a concise, clear articulation of one family's mission and rhythms. Thanks Team Diffner!
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The Heart- Can it be Reprogrammed?

By: Jesse Dolan The heart vs the mind.... What is the difference?
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Is Homer Simpson a Great Dad?

By: Jesse Dolan Recently I was reminded how little value our culture puts on a dad. Often the media portrays a father as bumbling self absorbed igit who punches a clock every day and is out of touch with the rest of the world and their family.
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Family Training Ideas

By Justin Wolfenberg. Our current family consists of myself (Justin), my wife (Shelley), Henry (5), Layla (4), Aniya (2), and Adria (9 months).
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[Video] How the biblical and western views of family collide

Title: Family Collision. Description: Crossroads in Cincinnati asked me to speak about family for the Collide series so I shared the three biggest ways the biblical idea of family has collided with our life as a family and the practices that resulted.
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[Audio] Sukkot Activation

Description: Sukkot is a festival God gave His people that has been practiced for thousands of years. It is a time to direct our attention to the fact that we are sojourners and this place is not our home.
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Living Rhythmically Toward A Future: an explanation of why we meditate on eternity.

by Micah Landers We celebrate Sukkot every fall. I have met a lot of people who think that Sukkot is a weird thing to take part in.
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Rhythms and Freedom to Know Christ: an explanation of why we rest.

By Micah Landers We celebrate Shabbat every week. We don't want to call unclean what the Lord has made clean (Acts 10).
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god Told Me Not to Have Kids

By Heath Hostetler The first part of the mission God gave to humanity was to be fruitful and multiply (Gen 1:28). Since it is his plan and his earth, he must have had good reason for a command like this.
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Family Meeting

By Ben Crawford I was recently asked these questions: What do you typically do in a family meeting - is there a format you like? What's your philosophy behind the meeting?
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[Audio] Shabbat Activation

Description: As a follow-up to my talk on Family-based Disciple-making I did a quick equipping on how to do a family Shabbat. I demonstrated how our family does a weekly formal family meal based on the Sabbath meal done by many Jewish families.
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The Moral Dangers of Investing in Mutual Funds

NOTE: This piece is rather controversial and I’m writing it both because I’m concerned by this hidden danger and because I’m open to having these ideas challenged. ---- Investing money into a mutual fund, whether through a 401K, a life insurance policy or directly with a stock broker is possibly the most morally dangerous act most people in our modern world will ever engage in.
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[Audio] Family-based Disciple-making

Description: God designed the family as an ideal environment for the making of disciples. In this staff training given at Crossroads in Cincinnati, April and I described some beliefs and practices that help families to reproduce disciples.
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