There is much to learn from this post given the times in which we live. We need to be like the sons of Issachar who had understanding of the times and knew what to do.
If you study church history, you see that there have been periods of incline and decline from the time of Christ till today (really, even before Christ). Today, at least in the West, the church (& western culture generally) is clearly in a time of decline.
The book, God, Sex, and Human Flourishing, looks at one of the lightning rod issues of our day and one in which the church needs to be clear (but often is not). Harrison tells us how we got here but also what we need to do to begin the journey out of the current mess.
His emphasis of the better story of Scripture and our need to adorn the message is right up the alley of C&C education. We hope to proclaim this story, alongside churches and parents, and train students so that they have the tools to communicate it beautifully, without compromise, and in love.
Here’s a summary of the book:
A little Augustine for you:
Short interview with Paul Tripp, a well-known author and speaker. His series, Getting to the Heart of Parenting, is used by MHA in it’s Community Formation classes.