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 […]

What is Family Ministry, Anyway?

by Timothy Paul Jones – Nov 26

In many churches, this call for parents to engage has taken the title of “family ministry.” Of course, a call for parents to engage in their children’s Christian formation is not the only meaning that’s been ascribed to the phrase “family ministry.” “Unlike other areas of ministry focus,” Chap Clark has observed, “family ministry […]

Learning to Listen

by Jay Strother – Nov 21

“Listen, Israel,” the Holman Christian Standard Bible renders the familiar words of Moses, “the Lord our God, the Lord is One” (Deut. 6:4).

The setting in which these words were delivered was one of the great scenes of Scripture. God’s people are poised for conquest, camped within sight of the long-promised land. Moses, now a […]

"Parenting is Hard for a Reason"

by Derek Brown – Nov 14

Below is an excerpt and a link to an encouraging article from Christina Fox at The Gospel Coalition on persevering through difficult seasons in parenting.

It had been a long and trying day where nothing went the way it should. I must have corrected the kids every five minutes. After refereeing fights and […]

Raising Children, the Christian Way

by Peter J. Gentry – Nov 12

Three texts in the Christian Scriptures are particularly significant for the topic of raising and rearing children: Deuteronomy 6:4-9, Proverbs, and Ephesians 6:1-4. The selection of these texts is can be defended easily. The Book of Deuteronomy is the heart of the Old Covenant—this is the Romans of the Old Testament. Second, the Book […]

Book Review: 'ApParent Privilege' By Steve Wright

Book Review: 'ApParent Privilege' By Steve Wright

by Troy W. Temple – Nov 5

ApParent Privilege. By Steve Wright. Wake Forest, NC: InQuest Ministries, 2008, 175 pp., $14.99.

During the first several years in the family ministry conversation, there were drastically opposing views with the most drastic opinions calling for the disbandment of local church youth ministry. […]

True Religion: How the Church Can Care for the Single Mother

by Rene Gomez – Nov 2

When I was a kid, I heard people call my mom a single mother. Usually, it was said with a hint of pity, but she seemed fine to me. I did not notice any difference in her ability to have fun or spank me as compared to the other mothers on the block. As […]

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 […]