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Albert Mohler on the Christian's Response to Halloween

by Derek Brown – Oct 31

Albert Mohler recently posted a helpful article at his website with some thoughts on how Christians might respond to Halloween this year.  Below is an excerpt from and a link to the entire article.

Over a hundred years ago, the great Dutch theologian Herman Bavinck predicted that the 20th century would “witness a […]

How Much is a Homemaker Worth? Staying Home and Silencing Satan

by Matt Smethurst – Oct 30

SIX-FIGURE MOMS
A recent study conducted by the financial service company Investopedia found that the sum value of different homemaking duties annually amounts to almost six figures (1). If a homemaker’s job were salaried, it would draw, on average, $96,291 per year. The website states:

We examined some of the tasks that a homemaker might do […]

A Trinitarian Model for Motherhood and Ministry

by Kori De Leon – Oct 26

When I became pregnant with my first child I realized God graciously gives nine months to prepare us for the life-changing experience to come. Since God established my ministry before giving me a child I began praying and considering theologically what it looks like to be a mother and outward minister. I use the […]

The Inward War of Waiting

by Kimberly Campbell – Oct 24

There is a war constantly raging inside us. Paul shares this truth with the believers in Rome (1), and I share the same truth with you, from my experience of being a new wife living in the waiting period before motherhood. The two opponents in this war are anxiety and rest. Both of them […]

Family Physicians’ Forum: Pregnancy Loss, A Grief Unspoken

by William Cutrer – Oct 22

“Like arrows in the hands of a warrior,” the psalmist sang, “so are the children of one’s youth. How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them (127:4–5). When the wonderful news of pregnancy is announced, we rightly rejoice! But what about those who go on to miscarry, to experience fetal demise […]

Book Review: 'Family Shepherds: Calling and Equipping Men to Lead Their Homes,' by Voddie Baucham Jr.

Book Review: 'Family Shepherds: Calling and Equipping Men to Lead Their Homes,' by Voddie Baucham Jr.

by Ryan Steenburg and Timothy Paul Jones – Oct 19

Until a few years ago, Voddie T. Baucham Jr. was known primarily as a cultural apologist and popular speaker at youth events. Much of that shifted in 2007 with the publication of Family Driven Faith: Doing What It Takes to Raise Sons and Daughters […]

Family Ministry and Motherhood

by Donald S. Whitney – Oct 17

Twenty-four years of pastoral ministry have taught me that moms—especially mothers of young children—often come to church feeling tired, then return from church feeling guilty. While at church, they hear sermons and announcements about doing evangelism and serving in the church, and they often sense that they are failures at both. There never seems […]

Ministering the Love of Christ to Single Teen Mothers

by Mary Somerville – Oct 15

Sue pleaded with great emotion in her voice, “Mary, I don’t know what to do! Yesterday I ran into Christine, a friend of mine from high school. She led me to the Lord when we were working together at that time. Since then she’s stopped walking with the Lord, had a baby out of […]

Owen Strachan Debates Rachel Held Evans on Gender Roles

by Derek Brown – Oct 11

From Strachan’s blog:

I recently debated the hotly contested theology of gender roles with Rachel Held Evans, a talented writer and speaker.  The forum for the debate is the UK radio show Unbelievable, which has hosted some memorable discussions in the past:Mark Driscoll on British Christianity and Rob Bell on Love Wins, to name […]

The Challenge of Matriarchy: Family Discipleship and the African-American Experience

by Kevin L. Smith – Oct 8

Did God give fathers a special and specific command to be responsible for the godly training of their children? That’s precisely what Paul declared in his letter to the Ephesian church: “Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord” (6:4). But where […]