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Posts Tagged ‘Family’

Ministry Profile: Awana at Home

In Church, Culture, Family, Scripture on April 19, 2010 at 8:44 pm

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60 years ago Awana’s ministry to kids began in a Chicago suburb. Today, more than one million children and youth participate weekly in Awana groups around the world.

Recently they unveiled a new initiative to equip parents to be more involved in family discipleship: Awana at Home.

My guest is Michael Scarbrough, Director of U.S. Programs for Awana.

For more information about their 60th Anniversary Celebrations, click here.

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Imparting Vision to our Sons

In Church, Family, Scripture on December 16, 2008 at 6:30 pm

 
“Boys” courtesy of the Library of Congress

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As parents, the discipleship of our children is unquestionably the most significant task facing us. This feature with Paul Vaughn, author of “Boys Will Be Men: Imparting Vision to our Sons” (published in the Nov/Dec Homeschooling Today Magazine) takes a look at raising godly sons.

For a copy of the article, click here.  This article is used by permission.  All rights reserved.  It was originally published in Homeschooling Today Magazine, November/December 2008.  www.homeschooltoday.com

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Family History (reair from July 11, 2008)

In Current Events, Family, History on November 26, 2008 at 12:30 pm


Sample Family Tree Chart

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Each summer, millions of American families get together for weddings, family reunions, and picnics. At most such events, it is not uncommon to see the older segment of the family gathered around a table, pouring over memories. This feature is on this important family occurrence, and includes helpful tips for the beginner family historian. My thanks to my Father-in-law Michael Baker and Jack Simpson of the Newberry Library for thier role in this feature.

Storycorps has designated Friday, November 28 as the “National Day of Listening,” encouraging families to conduct oral histories conversations with someone in your family.  For more information, click here.

If you’d like more information about the Newberry Library and the Genealogy Department, click here.

 

If you’d like to download a free .pdf of a family tree chart, click here.

 

If you’d like to hear the complete story of my grandfather’s life which was featured in this piece, click below.

 

The Blessings of Family Worship

In Church, Family, History, Scripture on September 15, 2008 at 9:32 pm


Family Worship, courtesy of covenanter.org

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On May 30, 1846, the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland wrote the following in an open letter…

In compliance with the solicitations of many who watch for your souls, and are jealous over you with godly jealousy, we have resolved to issue this brotherly exhortation on the sacred and indispensable duty of Family Worship. – from FAMILY WORSHIP: A SERIES OF PRAYERS (1846)

This feature with Doug Phillips and Voddie Baucham provides valuable insights into the practice of family worship.  The interview includes a brief history of this important family practice as well as provides helpful suggestions for fathers on how to begin it in their own home.

Vision Forum has a number of very helpful resources on Family Worship.  THE FAMILY WORSHIP BOOK by Terry Johnson is a particularly well written resource. 

The Blessings of a Large Family

In Church, Family, Scripture, Testimonies on September 12, 2008 at 9:02 pm


A Large Family, courtesy of the Library of Congress

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The size of the average American family has been steadily declining over the last 200 years.  In 1800, the average family had 8 children.  Now, its down to 2 per couple.  This feature highlights two families that have choosen to reject this trend and acknowledge God’s jurisdiction over the womb and see children as a blessing from Him.  Chuck Mellas (father of eleven) and Andrew Fletcher (father of eight) are my guests.

Family Driven Faith

In Church, Family, Scripture on August 19, 2008 at 7:29 pm

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This feature highlights Voddie’s book on “doing what it takes to raise sons and daughters who walk with God.”

From Deuteronomy 6:

4 “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one!
5 You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.
6 “And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart.
7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.
8 You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.
9 You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

Training our Children in the Word

In Church, Family, Scripture on August 14, 2008 at 9:31 pm

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Deuteronomy 6 charges us to train up our children in the ways of God, teaching them diligently as we sit in our homes and walk by the way.  Families and churches across the country take this seriously.  There are hundreds of Bible Story Books, Youth Curricula, websites and recordings marketed to help us do that, but how do we discern which ones to use? 

Dr. John Walton recently wrote an article on 5 common problems to look for in Bible Study Materials for children that served as the backbone to this feature.  Allen Wolfe, author of Balancing the Sword, reminds us a fathers to set aside some of those resources and open up the text, and God will lead and direct us as we seek to train up our kids.

AUDIO EXTRAS:

Click here for Dr. Walton speaking about the importance of context when studying the Bible (:52):

Click here for a description of the Balancing the Sword material (1:17):

 

 

Family History

In Family, History, Testimonies on July 11, 2008 at 1:00 am


Sample Family Tree Chart

 

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Each summer, millions of American families get together for weddings, family reunions, and picnics.  At most such events, it is not uncommon to see the older segment of the family gathered around a table, pouring over memories.  This feature is on this important family occurrence, and includes helpful tips for the beginner family historian.  My thanks to my Father-in-law Michael Baker and Jack Simpson of the Newberry Library for thier role in this feature.

If you’d like more information about the Newberry Library and the Genealogy Department, click here.

 

If you’d like to download a free .pdf of a family tree chart, click here.

 

If you’d like to hear the complete story of my grandfather’s life which was featured in this piece, click below.