The videos are now available for the sessions of the 2010 gathering of a group of excellent pastors from various denominations coming together for the sake of the Gospel. That good news of God that traverses denominational boundaries. These guys are uncompromising on the essentials and gracious about their differences. And they all, for the most part, have very good and solid teaching.
Moral reforms are excellent in themselves, but they are dangerous if we rest in them. Let even a corpse be washed, but let no man dream that the most careful washing will restore it to life. “ Ye must be born again”—Spurgeon
Southern Baptist Seminary is addressing some of the shortcomings of the age-based ministry approach that has had some serious short-falls in equipping parents to minister effectively to their children. They have a portion of their Southern seminary website that is dedicated to family ministries. Here’s a short video that explains why they developed and are moving towards what they call a Family Equipping Model. I have just begun to digest all the various information on this topic.
As a parent of two children, I’m always interested to see the routine of fellow parents. Here’s one that showed up on the Resurgence blog: Justin Hyde, How I Pastor My Family. It has some resemblance to what we do at our house, but after reading it, I realized that I still have some things to work on. This article is particularly relevant to fathers; but I recommend every mother and father to read this and reflect on how you can improve your time with your children.
Francis Schaeffer is fascinating to listen to. His video series “How then Shall We Live” takes the viewer on walk through history, reflecting on the meeting of culture and Christianity. Reflecting on culture in light of the truths we find in Scripture is a worthwhile endeavor, helping us to discern between truth and error. Each generation experiences exciting ideas that bubble up out of our culture. Men like Francis Schaeffer take the time to reflect on these ideas, where they came from, where they are going. His online library is now open for all to explore. I haven’t taken a look yet, but I’m certain there is probably something for everyone in there.