You’re Not That Awesome

As with several of the previous topics on parenting, this is one of the suggestions given by Leanord Sax in an article, “Don’t Ask the Kids,” in First Things, October 2016. His book on parenting is The Collapse of Parenting. Though I have adopted some of his subjects, I have [...]

By |2024-03-08T14:00:19+00:00March 8, 2024|The Lazarus Chronicles Articles, TLC|0 Comments

Parenting 4: Develop a Culture of Respect

The family is the incubator of attitudes that children carry throughout their lives. Respect for others begins with respect for family members. Don’t Dismiss, Discuss Condescending language and attitudes should never be a part of conversations, and dismissing another’s viewpoint without at least hearing them out creates resentment. Even if [...]

By |2024-02-23T22:03:57+00:00February 23, 2024|The Lazarus Chronicles Articles, TLC|0 Comments

Parenting 2: Preserving Quality Time

My first inclination was to title this post, “Schedule Quality Time.” Several things demanded that I rethink that. First, busy parents sometimes justify being too busy by thinking they can schedule quality time. With children, you can’t schedule when quality time will occur. Second, although I preserved the idea of [...]

By |2024-02-05T17:41:38+00:00February 5, 2024|The Lazarus Chronicles Articles, TLC, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Parenting: the Authority Conundrum

The exercise of authority, whether in business, politics, or at home, is a difficult task, at least for those who wish to exercise it for the benefit of others and not merely for self-aggrandizement and the raw use of power. People in authority are in positions of service no less [...]

By |2023-11-30T19:03:15+00:00November 30, 2023|The Lazarus Chronicles Articles, TLC|0 Comments

“Be the Parent!” You Have the Right and Responsibility

Today, I begin a series of lessons on parenting. Drawing on my own experiences as a parent, my experiences with others in my ministerial career, and my readings from various experts. In particular, several of the topics I've chosen come from an article in First Things, October 2016, “Don't Ask [...]

By |2023-11-16T19:16:59+00:00November 16, 2023|The Lazarus Chronicles Articles, TLC|0 Comments

This Moment Is NOT Everything

Perhaps you've been encouraged to take advantage of your time because of hearing the mantra, “This moment is everything.” Maybe you have been captured by the Latin phrase, “Carpe Diem,” (seize the day), made famous by one of the worst movies ever produced. On the good side, each of these [...]

By |2023-11-10T17:38:36+00:00November 10, 2023|The Lazarus Chronicles Articles, TLC|0 Comments

Mr. Hyde Just Won’t Go Away!

Robert Louis Stevenson wrote The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. His novel tells the story of a good doctor who was transformed into the mysterious and evil Mr. Hyde by ingesting a strange potion. Little did Stevenson know that his novel would spawn a name descriptive of [...]

By |2023-11-04T01:25:10+00:00November 4, 2023|The Lazarus Chronicles Articles, TLC|0 Comments

Witnesses for the Defense (of Christianity)

A number of years ago, while working in my garage, I accidentally splashed a chemical in my eyes. My eyes weren't seriously damaged, and in the emergency room a nurse washed my eyes out. Nothing serious happened from it; unless you realize what an opportunity I was given. Once the [...]

By |2023-10-24T18:49:23+00:00October 24, 2023|The Lazarus Chronicles Articles, TLC|0 Comments

God and Churchill: One Man’s Fight to Save Civilization

Those who know me know that I encourage people to read. Informed Christians are more able to defend their faith and deepen their understanding of the times we live in. With that in mind, I recommend God and Churchill. Written by Churchill's great-grandson, Jonathan Sandys, and journalist Wallace Henley, the [...]

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – Motivated by Christian Faith

In last week's post on Dietrich Bonhoeffer, I could have used a quote from Albert Einstein but decided it would be relevant also for this week. “Having always been a partisan of freedom, I turned to the Universities, as soon as the revolution broke out in Germany, to find the [...]

By |2023-10-06T20:56:55+00:00October 6, 2023|The Lazarus Chronicles Articles, TLC|0 Comments


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