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Raising a Righteous Child II

Raising a righteous child II

I hope the conversation on this post doesn’t get shut down quite like the last one. I really am praying and struggling on how to handle these things. I didn’t grow up in a home centered on Christ and his work and therefore I don’t have a practical model of how such things are supposed to work. I was fortunate enough to have been discipled for an all too short period of time by a family who was very Christ centered, but I still feel inadequate when it comes to “bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.” (Eph 6:4)

More and more I am beginning to understand that God has entrusted to me two little girls whom I am to train to understand the things of God. This is more and more pressure every time I think about it. While I understand that God is sovereign it doe not diminish my responsibility to follow through with what God has commanded me to do when it comes to raising my children.

I have been a youth pastor, I have been a Christian for twelve years, studied at Bible College and consumed more theology books than men outside of a seminary but I still don’t know the practical way to lead my household in a Godly way.

We have recently expanded our Bible study with our oldest to a family worship time with praises, reading of the Word and prayer. But I struggle to find any “children’s” songs that are doctrinally sound. Is that a big deal? I believe it is, these are formative years and songs have always been used to teach the Bible and the Doctrines of the faith to those that can’t read. I have just given in to not using “child friendly” songs. We sing Amazing Grace, Nothing but the Blood along with the B-I-B-L-E and Jesus Loves Me.

Heather and I are looking for a Catechism for our girls and for us because we were never taught core doctrine that way but I haven’t been able to find one that I think Alora can understand quite yet, maybe it doesn’t matter. Maybe I should begin by rote memorization and then allow those words and thoughts to blossom inside her spirit as God wills.

What do you think? I would really like to hear from everyone on this matter.

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Meanwhile at the fortress of Solitude…

I honestly didn’t intend to drop this blog so completely but my new blog has taken up a lot more of my time than I intended.

But things have been moving along quite nicely, I had recently posted about being caught between two worlds and while I have reduced my extra biblical reading on theological matters in favor of research for www.improvethequality.com I have actually increased my biblical reading.  I am not following my weekly schedule but I have been reading throught I Cor which has been awesome.  Paul was writing to a church with no “church” background, they had a pagan religious background much like our current culture.
Since Heather and I have started attending a church “in the city for the city” I thought it would be good to read this particular book and God has really helped me to see some of my own religious tendencies.

Also since the last time I posted Time magazine has named the “New Calvinism” as one of the top ten ideas changing the world right now.  They do a decent job on the article but if you would like to read more info on one of the major players in the movement see Mark Driscoll’s comments here and here

Other than that I hope to be able to write something more thoughtful in the future. 🙂