by Josh Mulvihill – Nov 4
Historically, grandparents have held a meaningful and important place in the family. However, changes to American society around the mid-1800’s began to alter family structures and grandparental functions. A primary concern for Christian educators is that Christian grandparents have accepted societal changes to the role of grandparent as normative rather than adopt a biblical [...]
by Nick Ostermann – Nov 1
You Never Stop Being a Parent. By Jim Newheiser and Elyse Fitzpatrick. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R, 2010, 224 pp., $14.99.
As a thirty-one year old, I’ve often wondered how my parents made the transition from parenting a child in their home to now parenting [...]
by Nick Ostermann – Oct 25
Visionary Marriage: Capture a God-Sized Vision for Your Marriage. By Rob and Amy Rienow. Nashville, Randall House, 2010, 150 pp., $12.99.
After a decade of struggling themselves, as well as years of counseling engaged and married couples, Rob and Amy Rienow realized that most couples have [...]
by William Cutrer, M.D. – Oct 14
“Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, let your mind dwell on these things. The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice [...]
by Timothy Paul Jones – Oct 7
“So tell me,” I ask, “why do you want to move your church toward a family ministry model?”
These two ministry leaders that I’m meeting at the coffee shop are good people. Both are passionate about the gospel, and they long to be faithful to Scripture. Their church has asked me to partner with the [...]
by Michael Davis – Sep 30
A Vision for the Aging Church: Renewing Ministry for and by Seniors. By James M. Houston and Michael Parker. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2012, 279 pp., $24.00.
“This book represents an effort to join science and religion in ways that most positively impact the [...]
by Derek Brown & Timothy Paul Jones – Sep 18
We are happy to announce that the latest installment of The Journal of Discipleship and Family Ministry (Spring/Summer 2013) is now available. You can access a PDF copy of the JDFM here.
Due to many positive but time-consuming changes at Southern Seminary, The Journal of Discipleship and Family Ministry is [...]
by C. Michael Wren, Jr. – May 1
Discussions in the early church regarding the doctrine of the Trinity, the relationship of the deity and humanity of Christ, the doctrine of predestination, and the consequences of Adam’s sin are widely-known and well documented. The church fathers did not, however, neglect the institution of marriage or ignore its place in the life of [...]
by William Cutrer, M.D. – Apr 26
Early one morning at the National Embryo Donation Center in Knoxville, the embryologist has already begun a day of transfers. She carefully withdraws tiny plastic straws from liquid nitrogen tanks and dips the tubes into a controlled-temperature bath. She checks and rechecks names and numbers.
After taking the straws to the microscope’s stage, she snips [...]