An Argument for  Dad As the Lead Parent

An Argument for Dad As the Lead Parent

MY WIFE AND I often speak at parenting conferences. Sometimes I make the off-hand comment that, in the Bible, the father is the lead parent, and his wife is his helper. I am often surprised at the reaction. “Where did you get such a crazy idea?” Or, “I don’t like it...
What Is God Really Like? Part 1

What Is God Really Like? Part 1

This is part one in a series of posts on the subject of God and what he is really like. Sequential posts will follow. THE IDEA FOR THIS SERIES germinated in my thinking thirty years ago. At the time I was struggling to reconcile the apparent wrath and brutality of God...
Profiles In Weakness, Part 2, Abraham

Profiles In Weakness, Part 2, Abraham

HOW GOD CHOSE AN OBSCURE, SEVENTY-FIVE-YEAR OLD, IDOLATOR, WHO COULDN’T HAVE CHILDREN, TO BECOME THE FATHER OF A GREAT NATION ABRAHAM IS CENTRAL TO REDEMPTION HISTORY. Few biblical characters are more important.  He was the first Jew. In fact, he is the father of...