Like the world around us, we see our families not as a single unit, but as a temporary arrangement of individuals. The family is never more temporarily together than when they come to church. Our programs have programmed out of our minds the very notion of the family. Dad has his Men in the Gap meeting, mom her Women’s Circle. Princess goes to youth group and junior is in the basement watching vegetables on tv. Where did this madness come from, and what is it doing to the kingdom? This conversation seeks to answer those questions, talk about family integrated worship and learning, and to turn the hearts of fathers back to their their children, and to their calling.
This conversation looks at the delight of a job well done, arguing that craftsmanship isn’t simply a calling, but a reward in itself.
This conversation looks at adoption, both as sons and fathers; both our adoption by our heavenly Father, and our adoption of His covenant children here on earth.
This conversation looks at this disturbing trend, and seeks to lay down a vision for raising young men who will be men first, and young only coincidentally.
Don’t look now, but I’m afraid we’re eager to have people look at us. Modesty is a concept that is all but forgotten in the church. On the rare occasion that it comes up, It is usually reduced to how much skin we’re exposing. Both bare midriffs and blogs, however, are most often the same thing beneath, a desire to draw attention to ourselves. In this conversation we consider modesty both as it relates to clothing, and how it relates to our hearts. We hope you’ll join us in this conversation.
What the world needs now are men, strong men. We live in an egalitarian age precisely because we live in an age of men who are weak, cowardly, men without chests. Our only hope, as always, is that we would repent and believe the gospel. Our Lord calls us to completion, to be men in full. This conversation among men will, we pray, not merely diagnose and bemoan the problem, but will encourage men to be men, to stand up in the name of Jesus, while others all around them fall.
In this conversation we consider what homeschooling is, or more importantly, what it should be. Jesus says that we are to render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s and to God the things that are God’s. Why then do so many Christians render to Caesar their children, who bear God’s image? This conversation looks at home education as the calling of God on parents to teach their children the very stuff of life, the glory and grace of our God, and to do so in the context of our lives, testimonies to the glory and grace of our God, encouraging us to speak of these things when we lie down, and when we rise up.