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 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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
by Matt Smethurst – Oct 30
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]