By Jonathan Lewis | 03.20.21With a clear Saturday in front of me, I was planning to take care of some things around the house, get out for a walk for the first time in weeks, and write my monthly article for IFI. (If you’re reading this, it means that I did ultimately accomplish at least one thing on my to-do list!)
By Jonathan Lewis | 02.03.21The gulf between my wisdom and my children’s wisdom is vast. And it’s that gulf that makes some of my actions and decisions beyond their ability to understand.
But do you know what’s also vast? The gulf between God’s wisdom and mine.
By Jonathan Lewis | 01.21.21At Christmastime, my wife and I remembered the evening a decade before when we became engaged.
Linnea, my wife-to-be, lived nearly three hours north of me. For the previous couple of months, I had been visiting her virtually every weekend, typically driving up on Friday evening after work and returning home on Saturday or Sunday.
By Jonathan Lewis | 12.18.20When the Israelites finally came to the end of their desert wanderings following their exodus from Egypt, they faced the task of dividing the Promised Land among the various tribes. This division, as we read in Joshua 19, was according...
By Jonathan Lewis | 12.05.20Parenting is a big job. I know, I know—that's the understatement of the year, right?
It would be more accurate to say that parenting—at least the way God wants us to do it—is an impossible job. At least for fallen, sinful humans like my wife and me.
By Jonathan Lewis | 11.26.20November 11th marked the 400th anniversary of the signing of the Mayflower Compact. In the words of History.com, the Mayflower Compact was “the first document to establish self-government in the New World.” Do you think the Pilgrims knew how significant...
By Jonathan Lewis | 11.21.20I recently wrote about the value of asking ourselves during challenging times the question “What is true about God right now?” With all that’s going on in our nation these days, perhaps now would be a good time to reflect...
By Jonathan Lewis | 11.05.20Regardless of the outcome of our national election for POTUS, there are going to be some Americans who are elated, some who are in despair, and some who are just glad it’s all over. Likewise, there will be some who believe America is on the right track, some who believe we’re headed straight toward ruin, and some who will say “let’s wait and see.”
By Jonathan Lewis | 10.17.20The Pharisees were a self-righteous lot, so wrapped up in their legalistic, self-satisfied ways that they missed what God was doing right in front of them.
Even so, we have one instance recorded in Scripture when they actually got something right. Well, perhaps not “right” because their motives were all wrong (they were Pharisees, after all!), but still, I think we can learn something from them.
By Jonathan Lewis | 10.01.20We’re living in turbulent times. Between the ongoing pandemic, upcoming election, racial tension, wildfires, and more, we have plenty to challenge and concern us. On top of the issues that have consumed our national attention, we also may have personal...
By Jonathan Lewis | 09.01.20As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to play out across America and the world, many questions still remain about what life will look like moving forward. One much-debated topic, of course, has been education. Should schools open their doors or remain...
By Jonathan Lewis | 08.10.20Have you ever noticed how easy it is to be lazy sometimes? Or distracted? Or preoccupied with “important” things? Or forgetful of our values and what really matters? I was thinking about parenting recently, and it struck me that it’s easy to talk about how vitally important Christian parenting is in a broad, general sense, but then get lazy in our day-to-day practice.
By Jonathan Lewis | 07.29.20With the debate raging across America about opening the nation’s schools this fall, many parents are considering home education.
As a homeschool graduate and second-generation homeschooling Dad, I’d like to share with you three huge reasons why I believe homeschooling is a great choice whether the public schools are in session this fall or not.