Managing Technology in the Family

November 8, 2017 ...

In this webinar, Andy Crouch, past executive editor of Christianity Today and author of “The Tech-Wise Family: Everyday Steps for Putting Technology in Its Place,” offers principles on how to manage technology in the family with practical examples of how those principles played out in his family. The webinar costs $25 for non-members. If you are …

Building Faith

June 5, 2017 ...

As people change, families change as well. Our approach to passing faith to the next generation must consider the needs and values of today’s young family. “Real” Rather Than “Relevant” Churches must reach today’s young parents — who were generally born between 1980 and 1991 — in order to reach the next generation. These young …

Making Wise Movie and TV Choices for Our Families

February 6, 2017 ...

I’ll admit, it can seem overwhelming. Some of us grew up with just a handful of channels. Now, everyone — from Amazon to Netflix to broadcast networks to movie studios — wants a piece of the action. Cartoons were a Saturday-morning treat back in my day, not something you could watch 24/7 on half-a-dozen cable …

Letter to Congress on Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit

July 10, 2015 ...

Dear Senator, We, the undersigned organizations, which represent faith leaders, charities, civil rights, labor, women’s, and other organizations working to reduce poverty, urge Congress to act this year to save critical provisions of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and refundable Child Tax Credit (CTC) before they expire. Congress also should close a large gap …

Children and Families

December 21, 2012 ...

Shortly thereafter, I accepted an invitation from the Obama administration to attend a symposium on fatherlessness. My worldview may be different from President Obama’s, but we were both raised without a father, and we both see the rising rate of fatherless homes as a sad cultural epidemic. Two presidents — agreeing that fathers need to …

Abortion

January 1, 2010 ...

Quite simply, America has an abortion problem. Over one million abortions occur in the United States every year. [1] We find this number horrific, because it is not just a number. It represents more than a million human lives deliberately terminated every year. The Bible reveals God’s calling and care for persons before they are …

Pornography and Obscenity

January 1, 1998 ...

Because of our sin, we as individuals and as a nation continue to experience a decline in moral values and beliefs. Our sinful behavior has resulted in increasing rates of unmarried adolescent and adult sexual activity, the birth of children to unwed mothers, the spread of sexually transmitted diseases and decreasing marital fidelity. These are …

Declaration for Public Education

January 1, 1998 ...

Whereas, public schools were founded as one of the means of educating future generations to be capable of assuming their responsibilities as citizens, discover truth and develop moral character; Whereas, the churches and all people of faith have an opportunity to assist local schools and communities to secure a safe learning environment, academic excellence, meaningful …

Child Care and the Federal Government

January 1, 1989 ...

Contemporary America unfortunately tends to forget that children are a trust from the Lord. Numerous new problems have emerged, including a new wave of selfish materialism. Child abuse and neglect are increasing. Households headed by single parents are faced with added stress. Children are often used as pawns in custody battles. Social trends and economic …

Family Violence

January 1, 1988 ...

Domestic violence is evident in one out of ten families throughout the nation; Domestic violence ranges from physical brutality and sexual abuse to mental cruelty and neglect; Domestic violence is a pattern often perpetuated in the family from generation to generation; Domestic violence is no respecter of social class, economic status, educational achievement, age, sex, …

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