What Does Being Humble Mean?

Since the disaster of September 11, many Christians have quoted 2 Chronicles 7:14 as if it were a mantra: “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and … Read more

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Advice to Allison

I just had a most difficult experience last week. I put my younger daughter on an airplane to her new home in Dallas. It hit me that she would only be coming back for a few days during the holidays. This is no longer her home. Dallas is now her home. I am so proud … Read more

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Setting Guidlines #2

Last time we discussed the need for you to set entertainment guidelines for your family. I was encouraged by the positive response we received, but many stated that they didn’t know where to start. Many wanted me to make specific guidelines for their family, as well. I can’t–or should I say I won’t–do that. It … Read more

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Setting Guidelines #1

After church one Sunday, a young mother asked me how we kept our daughters from listening to secular rock music when they were growing up. My response shocked her. I told her that we had allowed our daughters to listen to any secular music they wanted to, watch any television program they wanted to, watch … Read more

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Al’s AnALysis

From our archives. Reprinted by permission of Al Menconi Ministries – (800)78MUSIC – P.O. Box 5008, San Marcos, CA 92069 A short while ago, CCM artist Steve Camp wrote “Call for Reformation in the Contemporary Christian Music Industry.” Among other things, he claims the industry is on the “slippery slope of compromise” because secular companies … Read more

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I Rememeber

I remember where I was when JFK and Jack Ruby were shot…when ML King and RFK were shot. I remember when my friend became a Vietnam casualty, when I received my draft notice, and when Nixon resigned. I remember the ’68 Democratic convention, Reagan being shot, the Challenger exploding, President Bush Sr. declaring war on … Read more

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Advice to Wives About Television

I talk to wives after every seminar who struggle with their husbands over the issue of watching offensive and immoral videos and television programs. I hate to sound sexist, but it’s always the wives who are concerned about their husband’s viewing habits, not the other way around. The following is a letter I sent to … Read more

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Don’t Add to God’s Word

The following is my response to criticism a friend received for using an excerpt from the movie “Saving Private Ryan” in a lesson for his youth group. The point I disagree with is where he arbitrarily says R rated movies are evil and then states that we shouldn’t have anything to do with evil. While … Read more

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I Will Never Watch “West Wing” Again

With an anti-family agenda on so many television programs such as “Will and Grace,” “Normal, OH,” and so many others, why make such a drastic statement about a seemingly innocent, well-acted drama? Last year was their first year on TV. They won nearly every major Emmy award and the positive buzz on this show has … Read more

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Health Groups Say Violent Media Cause Violent Kids

We often get emails from people insisting that… …violent programming is harmless because no studies exist that prove a connection between violent entertainment and aggressive behavior in children …young people know that television, movies, and video games are simply fantasy. Therefore they don’t affect them. Unfortunately (for our kids) they are dead wrong on both … Read more

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