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Jackson Timothy Mogck!

It is surreal to see our son’s name. Jack was born July 2 after pulling an all-nighter working his way out. Here’s Jack at one month old: Alex and I are overwhelmed with affection for this guy. Advertisements

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Missional Family Looks Best Through a dSLR

You’ve seen them — The in-focus smiles and blurred background. Kids running through tall grass in an open field. The group of adults standing in the backyard, having a great time under a pergola. Looks so good.

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A Parent Humility

In his book, Muscular Faith, Ben Patterson writes, “There is something deep in the character of God that responds to the prayers of parents, and to all who pray the way parents pray.” That statement was honestly a bit shocking. I … Continue reading

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Budgeting for Missional Family

[This post is part of the Becoming a Missional Family series.] Turns out, a family’s budget shapes a lot more than spending habits. Oftentimes, what stands between a family who makes disciples and a family that doesn’t (all things the … Continue reading

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Optimizing Your Home for the Mission (pt. 1)

[This post is part of the Becoming a Missional Family series.] It is easy to share a home with my wife. She is an incredible homemaker. But she also tries really hard to optimize our home for hospitality and mission. Luckily, we … Continue reading

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Becoming a Missional Family (a new blog series)

I am excited to introduce a new blog series here on familia Dei. For me, writing about the family of God yields tangible, practical crops in my own life. There’s just something about writing it down and pressing that publish … Continue reading

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Your Kid is My Sensei

God is a perfect Father with at least one perfectly obedient Son. The rest of us? Well, we tend to be a little less than perfect in our fathering, and our kids are definitely not Jesus. While the impetus for … Continue reading

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Who are Jesus’ Brothers and Sisters?

Today I have the distinct privilege of directing you to the Compassion blog for your familia Dei consumption. Check out my post, Who are Jesus’ Brothers and Sisters?  You may even want to show some comment love over there. If you’ve read it … Continue reading

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Make Disciples, Not Orphans

Most parents of grown, married children are just plain antsy for grandbabies. As they look back on how they parented, their only hope is that they have raised their children to make and raise more children. Because everyone loves babies. … Continue reading

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Two Lost Sons

An excerpt from Tim Keller’s The Prodigal God Luke 15 informs us in verses 1-3 that Jesus told not one but three parables to the Pharisees who were complaining about his fraternization with sinners. The first parable is called the … Continue reading

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