iMonk Radio Podcast #127

Michael Spencer never wrote a book about parenting, dealing with issues related to raising children and teens in a Christian environment. If he had, he would have written that forming Christian identity is a better course in the long run than programming Christian behavior. This podcast episode explores some of those issues.

Hi Thirsty, I’m Dad

The dad joke. We all grew up with them but only in recent years has that became an actually term. We can probably credit Twitter and Facebook hash tags for adding to our vocabulary nomenclature we never realized we needed. Father’s Day is coming up and I’m here to speak out in defense of the dad joke. Continue reading

Book Review: Parenting Without Regret

parentingI know what some of you must be thinking by now: Clark Bunch lauds the praises of every book he reviews. Between pastoring, seminary classes, raising a family and so forth I don’t have a lot of “extra time” for reviewing books. The truth of the matter is that I’m very selective. If the title or short description seems New Agey, short on theology or otherwise flaky, I don’t accept that book for review. With very few exceptions, the books I have chosen to review on The Master’s Table are ones that I expected to get something out of and would have enjoyed anyway. I’m not a professional reviewer and don’t waste my time reading books I don’t like. Continue reading

The Read and Share File

dog can't readA brief rundown of a few things I’ve been reading lately.

I’ve never been a big fan of Max Lucado, but this helps.

Parents can easily work themselves to death driving to activities and supporting everything. Where do you draw the line between sports and church? 

Speaking of parenting, Jeff Strong lists the Top Ten Mistakes Christian Parents of Teens Make. This is not a “you’re doing it wrong” article; very constructive advice.

No particular post, but I recently discovered the blog SBC Today. Written by a group of Christian leaders/bloggers and managed by Emir Caner. Read the About page here and hey look, there’s a coffee cup in the logo.

SBC today