Observing the Interweb: Teaching Kids the Bible, Johnny Cash, Church Discipline, and more…

Teaching the Bible to Kids – The Bible is a book about God, and how He reconciles all things to Himself through Jesus, but if you’re like me, you grew up thinking that the Bible was about us, God’s creation. This post addresses this issue and gives some helpful instruction on how the Bible should be taught to children.

Johnny Cash – Russell more offers a very honoring post about this country music legend. There are few musicians in the mainstream who had such a keen understanding of the human condition as did the man in black. I recommend this buying a Johnny Cash album in honor of the late great artists birthday.

Mistakes Worship Leaders Make – I have made more than my fair share of mistakes leading worship. I wish I would have read this post 10 years ago.

The Beautiful Conclusion of Biblical Church Discipline – This is a must read story of Church discipline, repentance, and restoration. Biblical church discipline has all but disappeared from our congregations, but after a story like this, one has to wonder why.

Making Assumptions – As the saying goes, “when you assume, you make an ass of u and me.”Kevin Deyoung offers up some helpful instruction on this issue.

A few years ago, Mars Hill Church in Seattle did a series called “The Rebel’s Guide to Joy” in which they highlighted various difficulties in life and showed how Jesus strengthens us in them. They concluded each message with a short video story showcasing various Christians who had displayed amazing faith and joy in God amidst devastating circumstances. Here is their video story of Horatio Spafford, the author of the hymn “It Is Well”:

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