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Blogging Calvin’s Institutes

Posted on Mar. 17, 2009

One of the young ladies in our church is reading Calvin’s Institutes in preparation for the Calvin 500 July 1-4.
Here is her favorite quote from yesterdays reading:
“Draw me, however unwilling to make me willing; draw me, slow footed, to make me run.”

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We’re Headed to America’s Manliest City

Posted on Mar. 17, 2009

This weekend, I am traveling to “America’s Manliest City” – Nashville.

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The Family as the Devils Workshop

Posted on Mar. 16, 2009

In the spirit of CS Lewis, Screwtape Letters, Author, David d’Escoto exposes the assaults of evil against the family

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The Family as the Devils Workshop

Posted on Mar. 16, 2009

In the spirit of CS Lewis, Screwtape Letters, Author, David d’Escoto exposes the assaults of evil against the family

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The Family as the Devils Workshop

Posted on Mar. 16, 2009

In the spirit of CS Lewis, Screwtape Letters, Author, David d’Escoto exposes the assaults of evil against the family

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Early Registration is Now Open for the National Conference

Posted on Mar. 11, 2009

Please join us at our National Conference Dec 10-13 in Cincinnati. Your registration fee also gets you in free to Ken Ham’s Answers in Genesis, “Creation Museum.” Join speakers Ken Ham, Voddie Baucham, Paul Washer, Joe Morecraft, Kevin Swanson, Scott Brown, Andy Davis, Jeff Pollard and many others for a groundbreaking conference on the Sufficiency of Scripture for Church and Family Life.

Register now - Early Registration is only 95.00 per person. Family Rate is Available

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A View of Patriarchy from 1622 – William Gouge on Headship in Marriage

Posted on Feb. 27, 2009

The biblical view of patriarchal leadership in marriage is supremely defined by the heart and behavior of Christ toward His church. William Gouge, the puritan writer says,

“The goodness which Christ doth for his church, He doth because He is the head thereof. O how happy a thing is it for the Church that it hath such a head! An head that doth not tyrannize over it, nor trample it under foot: an head that doth not pole, nor peel the church: but procureth peace and safety to it. When Naomi sought to make a mach betwixt Boaz and Ruth, that he might be her head, what saith she? Shall I not seek rest for thee that it may be well with thee? (Ruth 3:1). It is therefore the office of an head to be a Saviour, to procure rest and prosperity to the body whose head it is.

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Our God: A Temperate and Skillful Rider

Posted on Feb. 23, 2009

Calvin says that God is “like a temperate and skillful rider,” while “the devil has seized the saddle, like an ignorant and rash rider.”

He notes, “Augustine (in Psa 31 and 33) compares the human will to a horse preparing to start, and God and the devil to riders.

If God mounts, he, like a temperate and skillful rider, guides it calmly, urges it when too slow, reins it in when too fast, curbs its forwardness and over-action, checks its bad temper, and keeps it on the proper course; but if the devil has seized the saddle, like an ignorant and rash rider, he hurries it over broken ground, drives it into ditches, dashes it over precipices, spurs it into obstinacy or fury….”

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Children who spend time with their fathers have a higher IQ

Posted on Feb. 18, 2009

A recent study in the UK concluded that “children who spend large amounts of time with their fathers have higher IQs, according to a new study.”

“Strong fatherly involvement in their early life can also improve a child’s future career prospects, the research shows.”

“‘The data suggest that having a second adult involved during childhood produces benefits in terms of skills and abilities that endure throughout adult life.”

We do not need IQ tests, surveys, and research reports to know the importance of a father’s role in the life and developement of his children. The wisdom of God is illustrated in this news item… God calls fathers to teach their children, when you “sit in the house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down and when you rise up.” Deuteronomy 6:7

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Our Marriages and the marriages of our sons and daughters

Posted on Feb. 16, 2009

We just completed our first, “Our Marriages and the Marriages of our Sons and Daughters” conference where we gathered 25 couples to consider God’s beautiful design for marriage, define what makes for godly intimacy in marriage, how husbands and wives lovingly work for one another’s sanctification, and how to troubleshoot problems in marriage. We outlined how to identify potential spouses for our children, detailed how we encourage young men to ready themselves for marriage, and identified various ways to connect with others who may be potential marriage partners. Peter and Kelly Bradrick told their story and shared principles and lessons they learned while working toward marriage. We identified how to prepare sons and daughters for marriage and lay the foundation from the early years. We also spoke of how to conduct oneself while planning the wedding and how to become a godly in-law.

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