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Monthly Archives:May 2016

The Blueprint for Busting Out of Pig Pens

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Busting out of a pig pen is not as easy as it sounds. By the time we arrive there we’re so resource depleted that it would seem like the only way out is to be rescued by some good samaritan. Which makes the story Jesus tells of the lost son even more remarkable.

How to Help Your Prodigal Child

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Holding your child accountable is part of a legitimate spiritual skillset called parenting that does pay off in the long run. Cf. the prodigal son’s father, who held his son accountable by allowing him to make a bad decision he demanded to make which could only result in failure, watching him fail, and then staying out of his way while he gnawed on the bitter fruit of his failure.