The Relay Blog

The Scandalous Grace of Christmas

The Christmas Story — it’s so much more than shepherds, angels, and magi. It centers around God’s promise that a Savior would deliver us from sin and death. It traces the line of a specific family — through Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and on down through David and later descendants. They were all real people and you can know…

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Why Jesus Hasn’t Come Back Yet (and Why It’s Worth the Wait)

“Home” smells like diesel fuel. It’s the smell of my father walking by my room in the dark hours of the morning, after being gone for days to run trains for the Santa Fe Railroad Company. The smell lingered on him all the time, and I loved it. I would catch hints of it when…

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How to Rescue Your Kids from the Anti-Culture

I was raised during the height of the culture wars. Grandiose visions of battle were painted for me. I saw myself riding into the battlefield of society. My sword flashing. I was a generation raised up for this fight. I would combat secular lies and bring America back to God.   But I was wholly unprepared…

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Have Hope! It’s Not as Bad as It Seems!

Lately I’ve had all kinds of interesting conversations with friends and acquaintances about our two candidates for President. In one conversation, a relatively reasonable person said to me, “If you can say with a straight face that Hillary is as bad as Trump, you’ve got some serious blinders on.” Not fifteen minutes earlier, I had…

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An Answer to Fear

The triggers vary, the question remains the same. You’ve probably asked it yourself: What are we going to do? A political set-back, a cultural catastrophe — we have to do something, and quickly. Time is running out. And if you are raising children in this culture, the sense of urgency is acute. What are we going…

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Run Wild

What is the pursuit of holiness? I’m afraid we often think of it as a weary effort to do better, to try harder, or solitary confinement, within a checklist of “approved activities,” like a child banished to the corner. Or maybe, deep down, we fear that it’s joy smothered alive. G.K. Chesterton writes in Orthodoxy, “The…

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The Right Kind of High

A Note from the Editor-In-Chief: At Worldview Academy Leadership Camps we are not fans of the traditional “camp high” experience. Just like we are not fans of camp “fluff.” Instead everything we do serves the purpose of deepening the student’s understanding of the Biblical worldview. Our students often experience an emotional  “camp high,” but we…

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Hope, Continually

“But I will hope continually and will praise you yet more and more.” Psalms 71:14 (ESV)   You’ve seen those motivational posters right? They show a beautiful mountain or sunrise and word like “Attitude.” Underneath that, a quote: “A human being can alter his life by altering his attitude. (William James)” I dislike those posters. I…

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