Family Ministry Today

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


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



Book Deal: A Theology for Family Ministry

Book Deal: A Theology for Family Ministry

by Coleman M. Ford – Nov 4

For the next seven days (Nov 4-11, 2014) you can pick up the Kindle edition of A Theology for Family Ministry, published on B&H Academic, for $2.99. This rich text filled with the thoughts of today’s leading theologians [...]

Book Review: Beat God to the Punch

Book Review: Beat God to the Punch

by Nick Weyrens – Oct 28

Eric Mason, Beat God to the Punch: Because Jesus Demands Your Life. Nashville, TN: B&H Publishing Group, 2014. 128 pp. $12.99.

There’s a good chance that upon reading the title of this book that, like me, you furrowed your brow a bit.  From the opening [...]

What Does a Family Devotional Look Like?

by Timothy Paul Jones – Oct 23

Embrace a Trinitarian Spirituality

by Donald S. Whitney – Oct 21

I once read an article that quoted a TV star as saying, “I consider myself a spiritual person.” Almost everyone nowadays is “into spirituality.”

Try to find someone who says, “I’m just not very spiritual.”

I saw a survey where even a majority of atheists consider themselves “spiritual” people. By this I assume they mean they [...]

D6 Celebrates Six Years, and Counting!

by cford – Oct 16

Teaching Children a Biblical Worldview

by Timothy Paul Jones – Oct 16
Fatherhood and Baseball

Fatherhood and Baseball

by Coleman M. Ford – Oct 14

In a recent article for the Ethics & Religious Liberties Commission, David Prince remarks about the relationship between baseball and fatherhood:

Baseball requires a kind of individual moral courage that keeps persisting for the good of the team in the face of inevitable repeated personal failures. The [...]

Being Yourself in Prayer

Being Yourself in Prayer

by Coleman M. Ford – Oct 7

Most of us have witnessed this scene before. A prayer is requested, someone obliges, and a prayer begins. What comes next sounds nothing like the person you know. Its either timid and terse or its verbose and voluminous. In reality, sometimes our prayers just don’t sound [...]