Have You Said This Yet To Your Son?

by Derek Brown – Jan 9

Ray Ortland, explaining a note from his dad inscribed on the first pages of his Bible:

In the usual course of events, you will have your son with you on a daily basis, under your roof, at your dinner table, for about eighteen years.  Plenty of time to say to him what needs […]

How Does a Pastor Help His Children Not Become Disenchanted With The Church or His Ministry?

by Derek Brown – Jan 7

Brian Croft answers:

This is a question that should be on the minds of every pastor.  It is certainly on mine.  Every pastor’s family is at risk at becoming disenchanted, even hostile to that church and ministry that so often takes their father away.  How can a pastor help, not hinder his children to […]

More On Bible Reading: "The Bible Eater: A Plan for Feasting on Christ in 2013"

by Derek Brown – Jan 4

Trent Hunter, writing at the Gospel Coalition:

Which would you rather do: spend an evening with Jesus Christ in person, or read the New Testament?

On the evening of his arrest, here’s how Jesus comforted his disciples: “It is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the […]

Domestic Kingdom's Top 12 Shared Posts of 2012

by Derek Brown – Jan 2

Domestic Kingdom, a consistently helpful and biblically faithful website dedicated to helping women to glorify God in their homes, recently posted their top 12 shared posts of 2012.

Looking back on 2012, these are the 12 most-shared posts on Domestic Kingdom:

Daily Strength for Parents: Bible Reading Plans for 2013

by Derek Brown – Dec 31

In order to disciple their children with consistent grace and patience, parents need to remain anchored in the truth of God’s Word.  Without a heart and mind steeped in biblical wisdom, parents will find themselves easily frustrated and even beleaguered by the daily trials that attend child rearing.

But with a new year comes fresh […]

Ten Resources for Enjoying Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings

by Derek Brown – Dec 19

Now that The Hobbit—the much-anticipated prequel to the Lord of the Rings—is in theaters, I thought Andy Naselli’s blog post from October of this year might be helpful to parents thinking about how to introduce Tolkien to their children.

After living in Narnia with our daughter for about the first half of the […]

Book Recommendation: 'Disability and the Gospel: How God Uses Our Brokenness to Display His Grace' by Michael S. Beates

Book Recommendation: 'Disability and the Gospel: How God Uses Our Brokenness to Display His Grace' by Michael S. Beates

by Derek Brown – Dec 10

From Crossway Books: Michael Beates’s concern with disability issues began nearly 30 years ago when his eldest child was born with multiple profound disabilities. Now, as more families like his are affected by a growing number of difficulties ranging from down syndrome […]

Albert Mohler: "The Family Crisis as a Theological Crisis"

by Derek Brown – Dec 4

In a recent post at his blog, Dr. Albert Mohler explains the theological factors behind “the most significant and the most dangerous development of our times.”

Writing a generation ago, sociologist Christopher Lasch pointed to the weakening of the family as the most significant and dangerous development of our times. In […]

What Was the Real St. Nicholas Known For?

by Derek Brown – Nov 30

Timothy Paul Jones answers:

Today, St. Nicholas is mostly known as a paunchy old geezer who spends one night each year breaking into people’s houses and stealing cookies before escaping to an Arctic hideaway where enslaved elves do his work for him.

Kind of creepy when you think about it.

The good news is that […]

Advent: Celebrating the Waiting

by Derek Brown – Nov 28

Timothy Paul Jones considers why Christians need to recover the “lost art of celebrating the waiting.”

Once upon a time, there was a season in the church year known as “Advent.” The word comes to us from the Latin for “coming.” The purpose of the season was to look toward the coming of […]