September 22, 2016.Reading time 8 minutes.
The increasingly complex intricacies of doing ministry in a post-modern, post-Christian reality have completely changed the context in which we minister to children and youth today. Consider some of these challenges: Non-traditional family structures Family fragmentation Lower rates of Christian affiliation Plummeting church attendance Decreasing Scripture engagement Increasing pace of cultural change Decreased biblical literacy […] Read More
May 7, 2015.Reading time 4 minutes.
I love thumbing through Tweets, skimming research, statistics and findings. But some, like this one, shock and disturb me. Foreign Affairs (@ForeignAffairs) By 2030, mental illness will cost the world more than cancer, diabetes and respiratory diseases combined: ow.ly/GbPPR The current and projected economic burden that disease bears globally predicts that “the largest source of those […] Read More
February 13, 2015.Reading time 9 minutes.
by Megan Briggs With the 50 Shades of Grey movie releasing soon (a worldwide release date of 13 February), our culture is ablaze with controversy and debate over sexual issues once again. But this one is a little different than controversies of the past. 50 Shades takes pornography – particularly a violent and abusive form […] Read More
April 8, 2014.Reading time 11 minutes.
I first met Bob Coy 25 years ago on my summer break from seminary. He was a guest on my dad’s TV talk show, “FeedBack,” conversing on the subject of evangelism. This young, fiery, hilarious transplant from Las Vegas made quite an impression and practically stole the show. He stood out on the panel of […] Read More
June 26, 2013.Reading time 5 minutes.
Kim and I are empty-nesters. We are enjoying the freedom to eat out or cook each other’s favorite dish while savoring memories of mealtimes with our girls. Made Kim’s favorite Chilean Sea Bass in Lemon butter basil. A photo posted by @robdeanhoskins on Mar 25, 2016 at 4:37pm PDT Research shows that eating dinner together as […] Read More