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Jesus -- a Tiger Parent? Matthew 21:23-32

Jesus -- a Tiger Parent?

Jesus offers a model for parenting -- and leadership.

At a Glance

Amy Chua, a professor of law at Yale Law School, sent American parents into a tizzy last January with the publication of her book, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. She disdains the American parenting style (worry about self-esteem and "learning should be FUN!"). So we start with Chua, and then move to Jesus' story about a dad with two very different sons. One of them will likely get in to Harvard (like Chua's oldest daughter Sophia), and the other not. One is headed for the kingdom; the other -- not so much.


Editors' Pick

For material based on the epistle reading, see "The Daffodil Principle," September 29, 2002, at: HomileticsOnline.com.


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