Family Ministry Today

The Center for Christian Family Ministry at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

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Neglecting Our Bible Reading
by Coleman M. Ford – Sep 30

We live in an age where the Bible is ubiquitous. Perhaps not so much in popular culture as it used to be, but regardless, the Bible remains the most readily available book for most people. As Christians, the Bible is our ongoing source of spiritual vitality [...]

Recent Posts

Practical Steps to Start Discipling Your Children
by Timothy Paul Jones – Sep 25
Take Up Your Cross Daily
by Donald S. Whitney – Sep 16

During the Protestant Reformation of the 1500s, Martin Luther articulated a timeless distinction between two approaches to knowing God. He labeled one a “theology of glory” and applied it to those who believe they can attain a glorious knowledge of God by human goodness, religious effort, mystical experiences, or the wisdom of human reason. [...]

What are the 3 Models of Family Ministry?
by Timothy Paul Jones – Sep 11
Selfies and Body Image
by Coleman M. Ford – Sep 9

The word “selfie” was probably first coined in 2002. It is now an entry in both the Merriam-Webster and Oxford dictionary. Merriam-Webster defines the term as “an image of oneself taken by oneself using a digital camera especially for posting on social networks.” Oscar-winning movie stars [...]

What Are The Theological Assumptions of Family Ministry?
by Timothy Paul Jones – Sep 4
No Coasting Into Christlikeness
by Donald S. Whitney – Sep 2

When it comes to discipline in the Christian life, many believers question its importance. Devotion to prayer declines into drudgery. The real-life usefulness of meditation on Scripture seems uncertain. The purpose of a discipline like fasting is a mystery. Why not leave spiritual discipline to [...]