The Good Book Company have made their Easter Unscrambled family devotional material available for free online, with the aim of providing 5-10min Bible times to help families celebrate the crucified, risen King, during the week running up to Easter Sunday.
To make use of the material all you need to do is register here
A helpful post from Jason Helopoulos alerting us to some signs that show that what’s good – our family, has become our god.
The audio for the Biblical Counselling: Changing Hearts 2014 conference is now up over at the BCUK website. There are four talks in total from David Powlison, Winston Smith and Steve Midgley. All of the talks are worth listening to, but I found Steve’s talk, The foundations for relating well, especially relevant to our situation in the UK.
Man can name what God has done, but man cannot get God to name what man has done, or is trying to do, in his own name. Legislatures or courts can decree that men can now start marrying men, and those institutions can also, while they are at it, decree that water will start to flow up hill.
(D. Wilson, For a Glory and a Covering, p.32)
With strong calls by Christians to uphold traditional “family values” Peter Leithart encourages us to examine which family values we are seeking to uphold here.
If I set the sun beside the moon,
And if I set the land beside the sea,
And if I set the town beside the country,
And if I set the man bedside the woman,
I suppose some fool would talk about one being better.
(Wilson, Future Men, 18)
Following on from the previous post, Kevin DeYoung lists 10 items originally by John Witherspoon on raising children and parental authority here.
Of particular note are the following three comments on a parent’s authority or lack of it:
- There is not a more disgusting sight than the impotent rage of a parent who has no authority.
- Let it always be seen that you are more displeased at sin than at folly.
- Many parents are much more ready to tell their children such or such a thing is mean, and not like a gentleman, than to warn them that they will incur the displeasure of their Maker.