And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. -Matthew 5:41 I know this is the sort of title that seems like provocative click bait. It is the type of statement that some emergent church guy would say regarding the exclusivity of Christianity. That’s not what I mean though. I… Read More The Journey Is More Important Than The Destination
The American College of Pediatricians recently (3/21/2016) released a statement addressing the current landscape of gender identity and the affect it has on children. The 8 points brought up in the statement are as follows (the whole statement, which is not very long, can be read here): 1. Human sexuality is an objective biological binary trait:… Read More Pediatricians Speak Out Against Gender Ideology
by Jason Garwood Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. -Ephesians 6:4 Editor: this post originally appeared on Jason Garwood. 1. Gather with the Church Don’t tell me you are leading your family well when your church attendance is one week a… Read More 5 Things Husbands and Dads Can Do Right Now to Lead Their Family
by Ben Bailie I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some. -1 Corinthians 9:22 Editor: this post originally appeared on The Company Of Pastors. What do a 1920s Canadian-American actress, a 1950s “Eastern” mystic-plumber, and a 1970s pro wrestler named “Big Daddy” all have in common? All were of… Read More How Martyn Lloyd-Jones Helps Me Be A Better Daddy
by David Murray I will incline my ear to a proverb; I will solve my riddle to the music of the lyre. -Psalm 49:4 Editor: this post originally appeared on HeadHeartHand. What would you think if your Dad addressed you 23 times “My son, my son, my son…” and so on. It would get your attention… Read More 23 Passionate Appeals From A Father’s Heart
by Nicholas T. Batzig My brothers, if anyone among you wanders from the truth and someone brings him back, let him know that whoever brings back a sinner from his wandering will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins. -James 5:19-20 Editor: this post originally appeared at Feeding On Christ. Of… Read More What Should We Do When They Stray?
Editor: an earlier version of this post originally appeared on The Youth Ministry Blog in February of 2015. In my last post I used the metaphor of a tumor to describe an unhealthy youth ministry in contrast to the Bible’s imagery for the “church body.” In this follow-up post I want to highlight some of the… Read More Youth Ministry? That’s Not In The Bible!
God has so composed the body, giving greater honor to the part that lacked it, that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together. -1 Corinthians 12:24-26 Editor: a version… Read More A Tumor on The Body
by Charlie Self Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. -Ephesians 6:4 Editor: this post originally appeared at the Acton Institute Power Blog. The spate of Planned Parenthood videos raises many issues, one of which is the importance of nurturing the lives… Read More Insights On Parental Discipleship-Nurture In The Economy Of Love
“Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth.” –Psalm 127:4 *NOTE: this was originally posted over at Gospel-Centered Discipleship. Fred Elliot isn’t a name I’ve heard thrown around…well…ever. Despite being mentored by Harry Ironside, his legacy is largely unknown in our present day. However, his son, Jim Elliot, is… Read More Make Disciples of Your Children Like Fred Elliot