The Heart of Our Family Problems- September 27, 2015

Last week, a friend right after church noted that after asserting that Jesus did not say “spare the rod, spoil the child,” I failed to offer any specific parental advice. Well, hear the bad news, this week may not offer specific techniques! Last week, I did share how Christian discipleship begins with Jesus welcoming children […]

Jesus did not say “spare the rod spoil the child”

If you read some Christian websites or books about Christian discipline or raising Christian Christ-like children, or making a Christian home, you will find some very helpful information. Often, there is a section defending spanking.  It will talk about Proverbs 13 and 22. “Whoever spares the rod hates their children, but the one who loves […]

God did not design the family to make us happy!

My Dad started cooking when my mother was in graduate school at the University of Kentucky. I would walk in the back door famished from swim team or basketball practice and see Dad at the stove and let out an audible groan. If it was meatloaf or beef stroganoff I headed past the chef without […]

Love is more ethics than emotions. Sunday sermon August 30

Is our cultural understanding of love messing up our families? I wonder if our wrong understanding of love could be eroding our culture. How could that happen? Well, if we people of faith misunderstand God’s definition of love then we might offer less than God’s love to the world and thereby fail to offer the […]