Category Archives: Family

The gladness of God and His glory

I find it somewhat disconcerting to think of God as “happy”, it seems almost disrespectful. Yet this is what Paul was thinking about God when writing 1 Timothy 1:11. I am grateful to John Piper for chapter 7 of his book God … Continue reading

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Link: Adoption, Orphanages, and the African Extended Family System

Insightful write-up by Conrad Mbewe, in Lusaka, Zambia: In Africa, south of the Sahara, we have a system that is foreign to the social life of people in the West. It is popularly known as the extended family system. It … Continue reading

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Narnian discipleship

We are just about to complete The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. We have been reading about one book a week, and while its always a blessing to read with my children, this is something more. The Chronicles of Narnia … Continue reading

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Poem link: Father Forgets

Father Forgets (continues) by W. Livingston Larned (HT Juan Winnaar) Moving poem, both a rebuke and an encouragement.

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Link: The Lost Art of Catechesis

It is great to see ol’ JI Packer punting a return to the lost art of catechesis in his new book Grounded in the Gospel, and its great to see this punted on Charles Coulson breakpoint site.

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Devout and hearty

by Charles Spurgeon, from Morning and Evening, Morning, November 1st “The church in thy house.” — Philemon 2 Is there a Church in this house? Are parents, children, friends, servants, all members of it? or are some still unconverted? Let … Continue reading

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Link: Birth Prevention

On the theme of Birth Prevention as a quintessentially Bad Idea(tm), I stumbled across this post chock full of links to writings on the ethics of birth control: http://lawngospel.wordpress.com/the-ethics-of-birth-control/

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Good read: The Way Home by Mary Pride

Just finished this excellent book.  It has not really thrown me into any major thought shifts, but rather more confirmed and affirming the views I hold now in a pretty good and faith building way.  And it has therefore become … Continue reading

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Saved by childbearing

A wonderfully popular scripture for woman these days is 1 Timothy 2:15 Nevertheless she will be saved in childbearing if they continue in faith, love, and holiness, with self-control. Which understandably raises eye brows among bible believing types thinking, “eh, are there … Continue reading

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Family Worship and Family Harmony by James Alexander

Family Worship & Family Harmony by James Alexander & Michael J. McHugh Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity. It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon … Continue reading

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