when it comes to teaching the Bible, we’re not making the grade

A warning—this may not be the only post on this topic.

For the past few years I’ve had a growing awareness of the huge lack of biblical knowledge among most people professing to be Christians, and a growing desire to be part of the solution. Now that there are two sweet stepkids in my life, I’m even more aware of how the Church fails, frankly, at teaching the concepts, stories, and themes of the faith.
Through my friendship with people like Verna Weber, I’ve also been exposed …


a list for friday: things I’m loving right now

Why should Oprah be the only one who gets to share her favorites with the world? Here are some things I’m reading, watching, using, (or eating!) that I love.

This cartoon (thanks, Lisa!).

Perspective on today.

Smart History, a free, interactive, and beautiful online art history lesson.

Rold Gold Cinnamon Raisin Braided Twist Pretzels. They will kind of change your life.

Smash—it’s like Glee for grownups (and with a plot).

The PaperKarma app: just snap a picture of the junk mail …