Daily Archives: January 15, 2014

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The problem with explanations

God has not called parents to explain but to train. Explanations often lead to frustration and anger for both parents and children. Children are not in need of lengthy, compelling explanations. What they are in need of is the understanding that God must be obeyed. Ephesians 6:4 addresses this issue: Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. Explanations tend to focus on getting someone to agree with you. The logic for explanations runs something like this: If I can just get my children to understand the reason for my direction, then they will be more likely to follow my instruction. While this may sound like solid reasoning, […]

How did life begin?

A conversation between a mom and her 12 year old daughter.   “Hey, Mom.”   “Yes, Erin.”   “You have a minute?”   “Sure, what’s up?’   “I watched another program on the Science Channel that was talking about how life began on earth. I’m good with what you and dad have told me, but I just want to make sure I have it down. Can you help me by going over things again?”   “No problem, glad you asked! You remember that there are really only a few ways that modern science thinks how life could have begun?”   “Yeah, uh, one is that over a long time, like billions of years, stuff that was all organic…”   “Erin, […]