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The Christ-Centered Family

by Coleman M. Ford – Jan 6

Recently on Ask Pastor John, a regular podcast from Desiring God, Francis Chan shared his reflections on having a Christ-centered family. Here are some stand-out quotes:

  • “The more I spend time with Jesus…the more my wife and kids like me.”
  • “The more I pray to God and the more I see answers to prayers, the more […]

Happy New Year From Family Ministry Today

by Coleman M. Ford – Jan 1

With the new year, there is always talk of making resolutions. Read your Bible, give more, go on mission more and numerous other imperatives flood our inboxes and Twitter feeds. Many of us will hear sermons exhorting us to greater faithfulness. And all this is good. Rather than presenting another list of “must-dos” for […]

Teaching Children About the Greatest Gift

Teaching Children About the Greatest Gift

by Coleman M. Ford – Dec 18

We all know about the busyness of the season. No matter how much we tell ourselves not be stressed and overcome by media telling us to buy more or the cultural expectation of having the perfect holiday meal, the temptation to stress still creeps in and […]

How to Deal with Holiday Family Tensions

by Russell D. Moore – Dec 16

We tend to idealize holidays, but human depravity doesn’t go into hibernation between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. One thing that will hit most Christians, sooner or later, are tensions within extended families at holiday time. Some of you will be visiting family members who are contemptuous of the Christian faith and downright hostile to […]

Family Ministry: Five Points for Passing on the Faith

Family Ministry: Five Points for Passing on the Faith

by Coleman M. Ford – Dec 11

Kevin DeYoung recently shared five thoughtful points to remember for parents who wish to pass on the faith.  These points and insights come from the recent book, Families and Faith by Vern L. Bengtson (with Norella M. Putney and Susan Harris).

  1. “Parents have more religious […]

Family Ministry: How Singles Can Contribute to a Marriage Culture

by Coleman M. Ford – Dec 9

At the 2014 Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission National Conference, Jennifer Marshall shared some engaging thoughts on how singles can contribute to a culture which promotes the importance of marriage.


HT: ERLC

 

Family Ministry: Too Busy for Family Devotions?

Family Ministry: Too Busy for Family Devotions?

by Donald S. Whitney – Nov 20

Charles Spurgeon (1834-1892) was a Baptist pastor in London for most of the second half of the nineteenth century. His is one of the most recognized names in Christian history, but he’s best-known today as the Prince of Preachers.

An electronic search of the mountain of material produced […]

Discipleship: The Trinitarian Piety of John Owen

Discipleship: The Trinitarian Piety of John Owen

by Coleman M. Ford – Nov 18

Ryan M. McGraw. The Foundation of Communion with God: The Trinitarian Piety of John Owen. Grand Rapids, MI: Reformation Heritage Books, 2014. 136 pp. $10.00. Amazon |Barnes & Noble | Christianbook.com | Reformation Heritage Books

John Owen offers the world a prolific treasury of theological riches. This […]

Discipleship: Doing All to the Glory of God

Discipleship: Doing All to the Glory of God

by Donald S. Whitney – Nov 11

The unifying principle for all of life, including our spirituality, is found in 1 Corinthians 10:31 – “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” This is the sun around which every spiritual practice, every decision, every prayer, […]

What Story Are You Impressing Upon Your Children?

by cford – Nov 6