Chris Pennington

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Six Considerations When God Answers No Chris Pennington

Dads have authorities—just like our kids! It’s hard enough to respond correctly to human authorities, but how can you respond correctly when God says “No”? As we learn how to submit to God’s Fatherly care, we’ll also learn something of the heart of the Father.

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The Sinfulness of Sin Chris Pennington

Most kids and dads don’t think about sin accurately. We tend to view sin as an inconvenience, an interruption, or a social ill. But the Bible teaches us to think and parent differently.

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The Power of Family Routines Chris Pennington

The job of parenting is overwhelming. How exactly do you raise a child to love, honor, know, and cherish God with all his heart, soul, and mind? In my family we’ve found faithfully sticking to a few simple practices each day shapes our home in ways that grand plans never can. In short, we’ve seen God begin to build our home through our ordinary, daily practices.

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Do Dads Need Friends? Chris Pennington

Making friends as an adult is hard—especially as men. It’s tempting to withdraw or have only surface friendships. But God made us social beings and wants us to draw into a community, to develop healthy male friendships.

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A Very Old Testament Christmas Chris Pennington

For centuries, God’s people longed for the coming of Messiah. As the Christmas promises multiplied, so did the anticipation. This year, turn the whole month into a season of preparation to make the dawning of Christmas morning about more than presents in your home.

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Faith Is Not Blind Chris Pennington

As a Christian dad, how you think and talk about faith carries heightened importance because your conception of faith will filter down to your children. The Bible constantly encourages us to have faith in God because he is trustworthy. God wants us to express this kind of honoring faith to him.

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Book Review: The Tech-Wise Family Chris Pennington

The Tech-Wise Family offers a perspective on life and the family that moves beyond how we use our phones. It guides parents to be present at home, to help their children thrive in community, and to leverage technology to cultivate a full life.

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How Dads Wait on the Lord Chris Pennington

God continually commends waiting as an important part of the Christian walk, but what does waiting on God look like? How do you know if you’re waiting on the Lord? Here’s a biblical starting point.

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Be True to Yourself Chris Pennington

Our environment shapes the way we process and interpret life. Perhaps no message is more regularly communicated than, “Be true to yourself.” As Christian dads, we must be on guard and counter these powerful cultural assumptions with Bible truth.