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:
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.
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.
Here’s Doug Wilson, the founder of the modern C&C school movement, on the occasion of his 40th wedding anniversary, reflecting on Christian marriage:
Following is a good article by Larry Arnn, the President of Hillsdale College, on the relationship between religious liberty, property rights, and all other rights. This is a connection the founders of America understood and it served as a guiding principle in the construction of the new constitutional republic.
This type of thinking grew out of hundreds of years of Christianity slowly, like yeast, working its way into the civil realm, first in Europe and then in America. For a variety of reasons, we’ve lost both the biblical literacy and the historical consciousness that characterized the founders of America. For America to survive as a free nation, we need to recover both.
Rosaria Butterfield on why she sings the Psalms (and why we should as well). The psalms have historically been known as God’s hymn book but the modern church has lost sight of this. Hopefully, this will be an exhortation to some to recover this glorious practice.
“The value of the old liberal education was not that it made men ‘well-rounded,’ like a ball-bearing, but that it gave them the freedom of the height and breadth and depth of human experience, including man’s mysterious encounter with his Creator. To be free is not to live in no place and at no time but to live in one place as in the shadow of all places, and to live in one time as in the morning twilight of eternity.”
Anthony Esolen; Life Under Compulsion, Ten Ways to Destroy the Humanity of Your Child
Interesting interview with Doug Wilson’s son ND Wilson. If you aren’t familiar with ND, go to Amazon, type in his name, and you’ll see the different adult and children’s books he’s written. If you’re still looking for a good Christmas present for your children, his books might be a good selection.
Interesting article … much of the logic has been included elsewhere but it bears repeating because it seems, in our technological age, people just don’t want to believe it:
Since we’re already in the protracted electoral process, I thought I’d go a little far afield for this blog and say a thing or two about statecraft in the abstract and let my readers apply it to the current process.
The founders of America were students of history who generally shared a Christian worldview. Key elements of that worldview include: Continue reading “A Government of Laws and not of Men”