John Piper on Prepping for Doomsday
Tim Kinnard
John Piper on Prepping for Doomsday
Every time you turn on the news it seems we are confronted with another headline suggesting the world is teetering one step closer to total corruption and self-annihilation. How should the Christian respond to all the dangers the world faces, including those dangers of a cataclysmic nature? In this episode, I discuss two podcast episodes presented by John Piper in his series “Ask Pastor John” related to the question of prepping for doomsday.
Homesteading to the Glory of God
Tim Kinnard
Homesteading to the Glory of God
We started homesteading for many of the same reasons others do: A desire to be self-reliant, to give more time to spiritual pursuits, and to work with our kids on developing hands-on life skills. A possible negative effect to moving out to the country, however, has been the potential of isolating ourselves from the very world we believe we are called to reach. Therefore, a biblical view of homesteading must...
Doug Wilson on Finding a Hill to Defend
Tim Kinnard
Doug Wilson on Finding a Hill to Defend
If you haven't noticed, Christianity is under attack. In some states, it's getting so bad that Christians are packing their bags and moving to conservative safe havens. In this episode, I discuss statements made by Pastor Doug Wilson related to his advice for Christians to evaluate their situation and consider how they might better position themselves to defend (and advance!) the Gospel cause.
Missing the Third Button
Tim Kinnard
Missing the Third Button
Have you ever left your house before catching something embarrassing about your appearance? Maybe it was food stuck in your teeth, or toilet paper stuck to your shoe, or a zipper unzipped, or a button unbuttoned? Chances are you have. In this episode, I discuss the real and universal struggle of personal blind spots, both physically and spiritually.
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"Foundational Thinking"

A series by The Kinnard Homestead focusing on some of the fundamental thoughts and convictions behind their approach to homesteading, family life, and overall commitment to serve

John Piper on Prepping for Doomsday

Every time you turn on the news it seems we are confronted with another headline suggesting the world is... read more

Missing the Third Button

Have you ever left your house before catching something embarrassing about your appearance? Maybe it was food stuck... read more

Doug Wilson on Finding a Hill to Defend

If you haven’t noticed, Christianity is under attack. In some states, it’s getting so bad that Christians are... read more

What Darwin Didn’t See in my Barn Cat’s Behavior

Whether its chickens being picked off by coyotes, pigs being butchered for the freezer, or mice being chewed on... read more

Martin Luther on Shoveling Manure to the Glory of God

Which is more glorifying to God, preaching sermons or shoveling poop? Is the vocation of “ministry” more sacred... read more

Paul Washer on What it Means to be a Provider

According to respected pastor Paul Washer, a man can earn a prosperous living and still fail to be a... read more

Two Ways to a Man’s Heart

Men and women are different, and that’s okay. It’s how God made us. Benefiting from the counsel of her... read more

Following Your Husband into Strange Lands

When Abraham was called by God to leave his home in Ur and to move to a new land... read more

Discovering the Secret to a Happy Home

What is the secret to a happy home? While some believe better home improvements and more expensive home... read more

Reading More by Reading Less

A love for reading and the proof of being “well read” doesn’t require a person to own, or to... read more

Scouting and the Search for Biblical Masculinity

When organized scouting was first introduced in 1908 by war hero Sir Robert Baden-Powell, its objective was to “complete... read more

Spiritual Warfare on the Homestead

Those who live on a farm are mindful of the threat of predators that lurk in the shadows and... read more

A Way to Navigate the Rat Race

If you feel lost between the cubicle walls of your work and everyday seems like a repeat of the... read more

“The Word Became Flesh” | A Christmas Sermon

The mystery of the incarnation as it is described in John 1 is “one of the richest quarries for... read more

Why Farmers Often Have Large Families

If you’ve ever been a tad bit curious why farmers often have large families, there are studies that point... read more

CS Lewis on Being Gracious when Socialists Take Power

C.S. Lewis watched his country embrace a socialist welfare state, despite the efforts of Britain’s conservative party, led by... read more

What I Learned About Small Business from a Ferengi Bartender

In addition to providing fun entertainment, the classic Star Trek franchise has delivered episode after episode of thought-provoking material... read more

Special Needs and Routines on the Homestead

Fundamental to education is the formation of good habits, whether your child has special needs or not. For... read more

What an 18th Century Author Taught Me About My SmartPhone

What an 18th Century Author Taught Me About My Smartphone

What do your smartphone habits say about you? If you traveled to a faraway land and met a... read more

Why I Have a Heart for Small Churches

Should you attend a large church or a small church? Is it more honoring to the Lord to... read more

When Prepping is Biblical and When It’s Not

Is “prepping” biblical? Should a Christian invest time, money, and energy into making provisions that could significantly lessen... read more

I Want to Be Like Matthew Cuthbert

As a son, brother, husband, and father of certain ladies in my life partial to the story of “Anne... read more

Artistry vs. Functionality: Why We Make it the Way We Do

Artistry vs. Functionality: Why We Make It The Way We Do

I have a lot of respect for artisans who can make beautiful-looking soap. The colors, textures, and shapes that... read more

Turning a Blind Eye and Deaf Ear to Criticism and Flattery

Whether you are picking beans or preaching sermons, you will always have a mingling of critics and supporters offering... read more

The Parable of the Mexican Fisherman

Like Mary who chose “the good portion” and sat at the feet of Jesus while her sister Martha was... read more

The Intellectual Agrarian and the Educated Homemaker

I’m not a fan of the stereotype that assumes all farmers are barefooted, overall-wearing, pipe-smoking, straw-chewing, backwoods hillbillies. ... read more

Family On Mission

Family On Mission

If your ewe has rejected her lamb, don’t panic. There’s something you can try before resorting to bottle... read more

Homesteading to the Glory of God

We decided to homestead for many of the same reasons others do: A desire to be self-reliant, to give... read more


"Stewardship and Productivity"

A series by The Kinnard Homestead focusing on biblical stewardship and general money management principles.

What I Learned from a Homesteader Living on Tatooine

According to Joel Salatin, every homestead has it’s own assets and liabilities. For the Lars family homestead in... read more

Leaving the Office to Homestead Full-Time

After 17 years of working a traditional office job in Little Rock, Arkansas, we are now transitioning to homestead... read more

How I Semi-Retired by the Age of 35

Have you ever dreamed of retiring early and devoting more of your time to family, farming, or various forms... read more

Budgeting with Digital Envelopes

If you have learned to be self-disciplined in your personal finances and have discovered the money-saving benefits of zero-balance... read more

Staying on Top of Laundry on the Homestead

Do you have trouble staying on top of the dreaded laundry pile? If you take a moment to... read more

Three Ways to Stop Inflation from Burning your Budget

We’ve all been hearing about “inflation” in the news lately. Most of us aren’t just hearing about it,... read more

Budgeting with Cash Envelopes

Regardless of the size of your income, you can benefit from a budget. If you struggle with debt... read more

Assets vs. Liabilities: The Key to Building Wealth

Do you know the difference between an asset and a liability? If your finances are eroding faster than... read more

How to Make Soap: A Beginner’s Guide

Tired of searching for the perfect bar of soap to meet your family’s specific needs? In this episode,... read more

What I Learned About Small Business from a Ferengi Bartender

In addition to providing fun entertainment, the classic Star Trek franchise has delivered episode after episode of thought-provoking material... read more

Getting Ahead Financially Using the Science of a Rain Barrel

If you know how a rain barrel system works, you know how to get ahead financially. In this... read more

How Not to Measure Wealth and Calculate Your Net Worth

Most people evaluate how they are doing in life based on the bottom line of their financial statement. ... read more

Saving a Living: 3 Keys to Saving on Groceries

How do you “save a living” as a stay-at-home mom? Amy shares 3 key principles that can help... read more

Helping with the Family Income as a Stay-at-Home Mom

Amy introduces two aspects to helping with the family income as a stay-at-home mom. read more

Thoughts on Stewardship

Thoughts on Stewardship

Tim introduces a series on the topic of stewardship covering both biblical and common principles that, when applied, can... read more


"Animal and Garden Management"

A series by The Kinnard Homestead focusing on different animal and garden management methods and ideas.

Time-lapse of a Healing Skin Tear on a Newborn Piglet

In a recent litter of piglets, one of our males suffered a skin tear during delivery. Because there... read more

Time-lapse of a Farrowing Pig

Time-lapse of a Farrowing Pig

What happens when a pig goes into labor? Find out in this time-lapse video. read more


Previews, Reviews, and How to's

A series by The Kinnard Homestead focusing on various products, services, or resources that may be of particular interest to fellow homesteaders.

Food Preservation: Canning for Beginners

Interested in learning to preserve your own food? “Food Preservation: Canning for Beginners” is part of a series... read more

The Food Freedom Act in Arkansas | 2021 Edition

If you’re an aspiring entrepreneur in Arkansas with a desire to sell your homemade food items without a permit,... read more

“Lights Out” | A Book Review

Imagine a power outage – except, instead of it being isolated to your local area and lasting only a... read more

A Homemade Wasp Spray that Works

Looking for a low-cost, do-it-yourself wasp spray that works? In this episode, Tim talks about his recent discovery... read more

Cottage Food Laws in Arkansas | 2021 Edition

If you’re an aspiring entrepreneur in Arkansas with a desire to sell your homemade food items without a permit,... read more

Ham Radio and Emergency Preparedness

When it comes to emergency preparedness, having a reliable means of communication can make all the difference in coordinating... read more

Healing Burns and Wounds with Guest Joy Durand

Accidents happen. When they do, it is best to have a well-stocked medicine kit ready to go. ... read more

How to Make Soap: A Beginner’s Guide

Tired of searching for the perfect bar of soap to meet your family’s specific needs? In this episode,... read more

How to Clean the Glass on Your Woodstove

Having trouble cleaning the glass on your wood stove? Try this simple method using nothing but ash, water,... read more

Cottage Food Laws in Arkansas | 2020 Edition

If you’re an aspiring entrepreneur in Arkansas with a desire to sell your homemade food items without a permit,... read more

How to Install the Deck on a John Deere Z225 Mower

How do you install the lawn mower deck on a John Deere Z225 mower? It’s not that difficult. Watch... read more

How to Remove the Deck on a John Deere Z225 Mower

How do you remove the lawn mower deck on a John Deere Z225 mower? It’s not that difficult.... read more

Artistry vs. Functionality: Why We Make it the Way We Do

Artistry vs. Functionality: Why We Make It The Way We Do

I have a lot of respect for artisans who can make beautiful-looking soap. The colors, textures, and shapes that... read more

Battery Quick Release Connectors | Product Preview

Battery Quick Release Connectors | Product Preview

Want a quicker way to connect or disconnect your 12-volt battery? Try battery terminal “quick release connectors” to... read more

Born-Again Dirt | A Book Review

Does the Bible speak toward how Christian Farmers are supposed to do agriculture? In his book, “Born-Again... read more


"The Christian Home Series" | A Bible Study

A Bible Study-style room-by-room tour of the “model” Christian Home.

The Prayer Closet and the Christian Home | Prayer and Personal Devotions

“What a man is alone on his knees before God, that he is—and no more.” More important than... read more

The Proverbial Woodshed and the Christian Home | Discipline and Instruction

The parent who fails to discipline their child fails to disciple their child. In this episode, Tim talks... read more

The Bedroom and the Christian Home | Sex and Intimacy

The health a nation is influenced by the health of the church, the health of the church is influenced... read more

The Living Room and the Christian Home | Entertainment and Leisure

The biblical practice of rest is generally accepted as an important means of grace by the average Christian family.... read more

The Dining Room and the Christian Home | Fellowship and Hospitality

Sharing a meal together with your family, fellow believers, and even total strangers can be a biblical way of... read more

The Front Door and the Christian Home | Ministry and Missions

While it’s true Jesus puts a priority on the home, the Bible never once suggests the home is his... read more

The Christian Home | An Introduction

What sets a Christian home apart from any other home in a neighborhood? In this episode, Tim introduces a... read more

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