by ROB RIENOW WITH ANDREW HEDGES – Apr 10
I was recently honored to spend an hour talking with Rob Rienow. Rob married Amy in 1994 and they have been blessed with six children. His most important ministry is loving his wife and leading his children to know God.
ANDREW: What was the driving motivation to found Visionary Fam- ily Ministries?
ROB: Well, it started [...]
by Benjamin D. Espinoza – Apr 3
You Lost Me: Why Young Christians are Leaving Church…and Rethinking Faith. By David Kinnaman. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2011, 256 pp. $17.99.
In 2007, David Kinnaman and Gabe Lyons co-authored the groundbreaking book unChristian: What a New Generation Really Thinks about Christianity…and Why it [...]
by Shannon Dingle – Apr 1
When my husband and I teach our children, we adjust our approach as necessary based on their different ages, genders, temperaments, and personalities. The message of Christ remains the same, but the strategies we employ are occasionally different as we consider God’s unique design in each of them. As we seek to train them [...]
by Peter J. Gentry – Mar 27
This brief essay considers the main thesis of the book, Kingdom through Covenant and the relation of that thesis to human sexuality (1).
Down through the centuries, indeed from the start, God has sought to establish covenant relationships with humanity in general and also with particular individuals and nations. Why does he do this? The [...]
by C. Jeffrey Robinson Sr. – Mar 25
The sixteenth-century Protestant Reformation profoundly altered the shape of Christianity (1). Martin Luther worked to restore the primacy of the doctrine of sola fide—justification by faith alone—in the proclamation of the Gospel. Luther also asserted the principle of sola Scriptura, which identified Scripture as the locus of authority for the church. In Geneva, John [...]
by Derek Brown – Mar 22
Earlier this year we released the fall-winter installment of The Journal of Discipleship and Family Ministry. Over the next several weeks we will be featuring articles and reviews from JDFM 3.1 here at Family Ministry Today. For your convenience we are also providing a full PDF of the [...]
by Ryan Steenburg – Mar 18
Douglas Wilson, Father Hunger: Why God Calls Men to Love and Lead Their Families. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2012. 272 pp. $15.99.
The concern for functional fathers is as old as history itself. Yet every new generation must address rampant delinquency in the home. [...]
by Derek Brown – Mar 15
At his blog typically reserved for the discussion of literature for children, Ray Van Neste reviews a book about an issue that concerns children: identity theft. Van Neste recommends Child Identity Theft: What Every Parent Needs to Know, ”to families, schools [and] churches [...]
by Derek Brown – Mar 13
Tom Ascol, pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Cape Coral, Florida and editor of the Founders Journal, recently posted some of his thoughts on children’s church and the importance of families worshipping together.
He was asking a question that I had heard multiple times during my years as a pastor: “Do you have children’s church?” This [...]
by Derek Brown – Mar 11
Are you ever tempted to see your work as a mother as something that is, well, beneath you? Melissa McDonald, writing at Domestic Kingdom, offers some wise counsel to help homemakers overcome this temptation by viewing their work from a posture of humility and servanthood.
I just had a serious talk [...]