For the past few years, I have had the opportunity to partner with my friends Stephen and Sarah Williams at their annual Christian Youth Summit in Bend, Oregon. This year we had nearly 800 students! The Williams have a special ministry, Prepare the Way, which helps train the next generation with a Christian worldview.
Recently, they co-authored a book together called "Navigating Public Schools." They gave me the great honor of writing the foreword. Because their message is so timely and important, I highly commend it to you. If you have kids in public schools, or know someone who does, this book may be an invaluable resource for you.
Stephen was kind enough to briefly answer a few of my questions. . . .
In my recent book, "A New Kind of Apologist," I was able to interview my friend and colleague J.P. Moreland. He is the distinguished professor of philosophy at Talbot School of Theology and the author or coauthor of thirty books, including "The Kingdom Triangle."
As you may know, Dr. Moreland is one of the most influential and insightful Christian philosophers today. His writings and teachings have had a tremendous influence on my life, and the life of many others. In particular, his work on this soul is important for both Christian living and apologetics.
I once again had the honor to serve on the committee to choose the fiction and nonfiction books in this annual competition for the best books for middle-school kids. (There's also a category for picture books, for the younger crowd). And the winners are . . .
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I have a set of maxims I call "Roberto's Rules." While not inflexible, I try to adhere to them because 98.392 percent of the time they make life simpler and more sensible. For instance, Roberto's Rule #6 states, "Never try to teach a pig how to sing. It's a waste of your time and it annoys the pig."
Roberto's Rule #17 states, "If after having described people's behavior, the speaker feels the need to say 'these people aren't crazy,' they probably are crazy."
A while back someone asked me what precautions I had taken in case of an EMP blast or other collapse of the power grid. What would I do to take care of my son? What they had in mind was stockpiling freeze-dried food and water. What I had in mind was singing "Nearer my God to Thee" and looking forward to heaven. (Seriously, my son's palate is, shall we say, limited. Just starving together would be less trouble than trying to get him to eat this.) READ FULL ARTICLE »
But when Sanballat the Horonite and Tobiah the Ammonite servant and Geshem the Arab heard of it, they jeered at us and despised us and said, “What is this thing that you are doing? Are you rebelling a...