If I could recommend one thing to parents seeking to raise their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, it would be regular family worship. Throughout history, reformations of the church have been accompanied by revivals of family worship. Determining cause and effect is often difficult but that they are mutually reinforcing, there is no doubt.
I have linked two books below. Both are exhortations by contemporary authors to practice family worship. Don Whitney, professor at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and author of one of the books, has this to say, “Without some regularity and structure and purpose, it is one of those things that we assume we are doing but never actually do. Consistent, father-led family worship is one of the best, steadiest, and most easily measurable ways to bring up children in the Lord’s discipline and instruction.” Continue reading “Family Worship”
Following is an excerpt from an email I received from a Pastor. The overarching message about sexual abuse is clear but the underlying message about sin and grace needs to be repeated over and over again, especially in our day of healing sin lightly: Continue reading “Sin … and then Grace”
Here’s a great article on faithful child rearing. What we’re after is not just good, obedient children (although we do want that) but we should want more than that. This article does a good job of addressing what that “more” is and how to nurture it:
Nurturing Fat Souls
What is sorely lacking in the church and what the church most desperately needs now is leadership. The Scriptures paint a compelling picture of how God works through leaders to bring repentance and deliverance. At the same time, the Scriptures paint a picture of the corrosive effect of poor and wicked leaders.
The Courageous Leadership of Winston Churchill
I feel a little funny posting this on a blog. After you read it, you’ll understand why. But, it is a perspective worth reading and considering. Even if one doesn’t go cold turkey, as the author is doing, all of us likely could and should reduce the time we spend online.
I’m Thinking It Over