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 [...]
by Noel Piper – Apr 25
When our four sons grew to be young men, we assumed that the worship-training chapter of our life had ended. But God has wonderful surprises. Our youngest son was twelve when we adopted our daughter, who was just a couple of months old. So our experience with young children in the pew continued a [...]
by John Piper – Apr 17
God-centered worship is supremely important in the life of our church. We approach the Sunday morning worship hour with great seriousness and earnestness and expectancy. We try to banish all that is flippant or trivial or chatty.
Not all services are this way. Sunday morning is the Mount of Transfiguration—the awesome place of glory and [...]
by MICHAEL A.G. HAYKIN AND IAN HUGH CLARY – Apr 15
You can view a PDF version of this article here.
As all societies, civil and religious, originate from families; so families derive from that first and most important of all social connections, the conjugal relation.— Samuel Stennett (1)
Baptist memory of the Reformation is somewhat myopic, being usually restricted to the Protestant rediscovery of the way [...]
by Russell D. Moore – Apr 12
You know the guy I’m talking about. He spends hours into the night playing video games and surfing for pornography. He fears he’s a loser. And he has no idea just how much of a loser he is. For some time now, studies have shown us that porn and gaming can become compulsive and [...]