Family Ministry Today

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

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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. [...]

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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 [...]

Is Family Ministry “The Next Big Thing”?
by Timothy Paul Jones – Aug 28
The North Star Catechism
by Coleman M. Ford – Aug 26

Sojourn Community Church, located in Louisville, Kentucky, has been using a wonderfully creative catechism for their children’s ministry for a few years now. Allowing children and families to walk through a series of theologically important and biblically-saturated questions, the North Star Catechism helps families [...]