Category Archives: Family

Review of The Free State of Jones and Reflections on the Cross Family History

Review of The Free State of Jones and Reflections on the Cross Family History

I just saw The Free State of Jones, starring Matthew McConaughey about Newton Knight, the rebel against the Confederacy in Jones County, Mississippi during and after the Civil War. I won’t really talk about the plot or style of this movie, thought I thought it was excellent. I’ll just share what it made me think… Continue Reading

Parenting and the “Broken Windows Theory”

I am going to write a post on parenting, something that I have never done before. Even though I have four really great kids, ages 9-15 and have been married for almost 19 years, I almost never write/talk about parenting/marriage. The reason for that is because family life is incrediby dynamic and different for everyone… Continue Reading

Chick-Fil-A Backtracks on Support of Anti-Same-Sex Marriage Groups?

Huffington Post is reporting this morning that Chick-Fil-A is ceasing to support pro-family groups who lobby to oppose same-sex marriage, such as Exodus International, the Family Research Council, and Focus on the Family.  The organization, The Civil Rights Agenda, states in a press release: September 18, 2012 – Chicago, Illinois – The Civil Rights Agenda… Continue Reading

Marriage, Mission, and the Kingdom of God

I think that we often get Christian marriage all wrong and the result is devastating for both Christians and non-Christians. We hold up an ideal relationship of love and fulfillment and we give people strategies for how to go after it so they can be satisfied. Christians get married so they can share their life… Continue Reading

The High Holy Days of the American Experience

With the emergence of Black Friday as an unofficial American holiday (holy day), I have been giving some thought to the purpose of holidays in the experience of a culture/people.  The word “holiday” comes from the concept of a “holy day,” or a day of commemoration, celebration, or observance. Every religion has its holy days… Continue Reading