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TED | Paula Stone Williams and Jonathan Williams: The Story of a Parent’s Transition and a Son’s Redemption

April 4, 2019


Paula Stone Williams: So, I was the CEO of a large, religious nonprofit, spoke at some of the largest churches in America, was on television in 70 different markets, but more than anything else, I just wanted to be a good parent. I told all three of my children, “When the going gets tough, you have to choose the road less traveled, the […]

Won’t You Be My Neighbor | Reflections

February 26, 2019


“The greatest thing we can do is to help somebody know that they’re loved and capable of loving.” “Love is at the root of everything. All learning. All relationships. Love, or the lack of it.” – Fred Rogers Won’t You Be My Neighbor. [PG-13], 2018 REFLECTIONS I have no hesitations in calling Fred Rogers one of […]

“Mom, I’m Gay” | Reflections & Notes

February 12, 2019


Susan Cottrell. “Mom, I’m Gay”: Loving Your LGBTQ Child and Strengthening Your Faith. Westminster John Knox Press, 2016. (177 pages) REFLECTIONS One of the major dividing elements in the current theological/ecclesiological debate on human sexuality is the overarching tension of “hermeneutical priority.” Should/does experience inform how we interpret scripture, or should scripture inform how we govern […]

Living In A Gray World | Reflections, and Notes & Critique

January 21, 2019


Preston Sprinkle. Living In A Gray World: A Christian Teen’s Guide to Understanding Homosexuality. Zondervan, 2015. (155 pages) Read the First Chapter. REFLECTIONS I won’t say much here, as I’ve already provided a critical review on Preston’s previous book, People To Be Loved | Critical Review, which is more theologically/philosophically thorough. Since this particular book is geared […]

I Survived I Kissed Dating Goodbye | Reflections

December 29, 2018

0 What if you gave millions of people the wrong advice? Reflections I can’t even imagine the emotional journey it must be to begin rethinking and apologizing for the work that so characterized the majority of one’s professional reputation. In that spirit, there is much to commend Joshua Harris for in this documentary, even if […]

Effective Discipline to Raise Healthy Children

November 17, 2018


Effective Discipline to Raise Healthy Children Robert D. Sege, Benjamin S. Siegel, COUNCIL ON CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT, COMMITTEE ON PSYCHOSOCIAL ASPECTS OF CHILD AND FAMILY HEALTH. Online article; Download PDF; Download PDF REFLECTIONS If reading How To Traumatize Your Children wasn’t enough, reading this Abstract from the American Academy of Pediatrics should do the trick. […]

How To Raise An Adult | Review & Notes

May 10, 2018


Julie Lythcott-Haims. How To Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid For Success. St. Martin’s Griffin, 2015. (354 pages) Book Review; REVIEW When I mentioned to a member of my church that we were having Julie Lythcott-Haims come to speak on How To Raise an Adult, this person replied to […]