The 11th Child

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March 2021. Some Sunday school classes had been canceled altogether during the year-long COVID “emergency.” Wanting to open back up, many considered Easter Sunday to be a good time. But being still fearful, some churches aimed to limit the number of kids per classroom. One such class planned to allow registration for 10 preschool children. A loving, concerned teacher from…

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What Kind of Schooling at School?

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My post “Chosen? … Or Targeted?” dealt with concerns related to the school system (like programs/classes in which students would “experience activism” or “learn about religion”). Here are some more examples from different schools. Story 1 8-year-olds were asked to rank themselves on “power and privilege.” (Since this happened in a math class, maybe this “ranking” is new math?) The…

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This World Is Not My Home

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As 2020 became more saturated with stress, lies, fear, and violence, I found myself singing the old song “This World Is Not My Home.” As a child in the ’50s and ’60s, we sang this all the time at Sunday night youth group, church camp … It was cool that it was about Heaven, but I mostly loved the beat,…

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Decoding Deception

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As a guest on the Awake the Iron podcast, I spoke about deception in the church, particularly as relates to confused definitions. Whenever we get what my family has come to call “that gritty feeling,” we need to stop, dig in, and ask some questions. In the creepy poem “The Spider and the Fly” (performed at the very end of…

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Video Workshop: ABCs of False Teaching

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The Christian from a Buddhist culture sees it. The missionary to Hindus sees it. The former Satanist sees it. But the average Christian may miss new twists on old deceptions mainstreaming into the church. Brush up on how to recognize occult, New Age, and Eastern religion teachings with this “ABCs of False Teaching” lecture given by me and Lena Wood.…

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