The Small Stuff Matters
By Jonathan Lewis   |   12.26.19
It seems that, for many years, there have been two different ways to define precisely how long a foot is. There’s the international foot, and the U.S. survey foot. The difference is infinitesimally small: it only makes an eighth of an inch difference over the distance of a mile.
So Much More Than Glitter and Gifts
By Jonathan Lewis   |   12.18.19
My wife and I recently took our four children to see the Festival of Lights in East Peoria. If you’ve never been, it’s said to be one of the Midwest’s “largest lighted holiday events.” Some individual displays (such as the steam train) are comprised of tens of thousands of lights, with the total number of lights running into the millions.
Missing the Mark on Perfect Love
By Jonathan Lewis   |   12.07.19
In 1 Corinthians 13—the famous Love Chapter—the Apostle Paul tells us many things about what love is, what it does, and what it doesn’t do. Most of us love our families deeply. We would do virtually anything for our spouse...
In the Name of God, Amen
By Jonathan Lewis   |   11.30.19
November 11th marked the 399th 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...
Marriage Shouldn’t Be Controversial—But It Is
By Jonathan Lewis   |   11.02.19
Last month, Erica Komisar, author of the book Being There: Why Prioritizing Motherhood in the First Three Years Matters, wrote an opinion piece for The Wall Street Journal under the headline “Political Correctness is Bad for Kids.” In her first...
A Work in Progress
By Jonathan Lewis   |   10.19.19
My wife and I have four young children. As any parent knows, raising kids is hard work. It’s rewarding when we see progress in an area we’re working on—a character quality we’re trying to build, a habit we’re trying to...
The Neutrality Myths – Part 2
By Jonathan Lewis   |   09.25.19
Christian parents have believed some serious myths when it comes to the education of their children...
The Neutrality Myths – Part 1
By Jonathan Lewis   |   09.19.19
It’s no secret that vast numbers of America’s evangelical teenagers are anemic in their faith. There are undoubtedly many factors involved, but one that shouldn’t be overlooked is education. Too often as Christians in America we overlook the significance of...
A Meaningful Life
By Jonathan Lewis   |   08.30.19
A recent report reveals that nearly 9 out of 10 young adults aged 16-29 in the United Kingdom say their life lacks purpose or meaning. The average across all ages is only slightly lower at 80 percent. Digging further into the numbers, it’s easy to find some clues about why this might be the case.
Kids Don’t Know Anything
By Jonathan Lewis   |   08.24.19
I’m learning an important lesson about raising children It’s taken me several years of fatherhood to learn an important lesson, but I think it’s finally sinking in. Are you ready for this nugget of wisdom? Okay, here we go. Kids...
How Millions of Christians Are Unequally Yoked with Unbelievers
By Jonathan Lewis   |   07.31.19
In 2 Corinthians 6:14, Paul gives an important instruction to us as God’s people: “Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers.” (ESV) Why is this important? Paul answers that question as the verse continues: “For what partnership has righteousness with...
God’s Rules: The True Foundation of Freedom
By Jonathan Lewis   |   07.20.19
Earlier this year, I decided to teach my young boys how to play chess. I had made an earlier attempt, but it was probably premature. This time around they caught the bug and now love to play on a regular...
Standing Together for the Next Generation
By Jonathan Lewis   |   06.27.19
A few months ago, Barna released the results of interviews conducted with 650 Protestant and Catholic church leaders “about the factors influencing spiritual formation and development” of children. The project, done in cooperation with Cardus, yielded some interesting findings.
Take the Lead, Men!
By Jonathan Lewis   |   06.15.19
The classic 1961 film The Guns of Navarone is one of my favorites. Set in World War II, it’s about a small group of Allied commandos set ashore on the German-controlled Greek island of Navarone to blow up the massive...
Be Fruitful and Multiply
By Jonathan Lewis   |   05.25.19
Embracing the blessings of children in a culture that doesn’t It was reported recently that the number of births in the U.S. fell in 2018 for the fourth consecutive year, marking the lowest number of births in more than three...
Jonathan Lewis
Jonathan Lewis

Jonathan Lewis is husband to Linnea, and Daddy to Patrick, Timothy, Katherine, and Benjamin. He is a writer, speaker, and self-employed graphic designer. You can reach him at [email protected].

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