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September 25, 2013

Music in Worship

Some of you may have already heard or seen that I will be speaking at The Worship of God Conference of the National Center for Family-Integrated Churches. This conference will be held October 31-November 2, 2013 at the Ridgecrest Conference Center near Asheville, NC. … Continue reading

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September 18, 2013

Preparing for Corporate Worship

Some of you may have already heard or seen that I will be speaking at The Worship of God Conference of the National Center for Family-Integrated Churches. This conference will be held October 31-November 2, 2013 at the Ridgecrest Conference Center near Asheville, NC. … Continue reading

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September 11, 2013

Worship in the Family

Some of you may have already heard or seen that I will be speaking at The Worship of God Conference of the National Center for Family-Integrated Churches. This conference will be held October 31-November 2, 2013 at the Ridgecrest Conference Center near Asheville, NC. … Continue reading

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September 4, 2013

How God Wants to Be Worshipped

Some of you may have already heard or seen that I will be speaking at The Worship of God Conference of the National Center for Family-Integrated Churches. This conference will be held October 31-November 2, 2013 at the Ridgecrest Conference Center near Asheville, NC. … Continue reading

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August 28, 2013

The Family That Understands Worship

Some of you may have already heard or seen that I will be speaking at The Worship of God Conference of the National Center for Family-Integrated Churches. This conference will be held October 31-November 2, 2013 at the Ridgecrest Conference Center near Asheville, NC. … Continue reading

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August 21, 2013

Dr. Waldron and the Worship of God Conference

Some of you may have already heard or seen that I will be speaking at The Worship of God Conference of the National Center for Family-Integrated Churches. This conference will be held October 31-November 2, 2013 at the Ridgecrest Conference Center near Asheville, NC. … Continue reading

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March 8, 2013

Dr. Sam Waldron on the Reformed Forum about the Family-Integrated Church Movement

On the latest podcast from the Reformed Forum, Dr. Sam Waldron discusses the Family-Integrated Church Movement. Be sure to listen! On this episode, we welcome Dr. Sam Waldron to speak about the family-integrated church movement, which seeks to recover a … Continue reading

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August 1, 2011

MCTS Podcast 22: Dr. Waldron on the Family-Integrated Church

In this week’s video podcast, Dr. Waldron discusses the fast-growing Family-Integrated Church movement.

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June 29, 2011

Family-Integrated Church 19: A Plea for Principled Unity

This is, I think, the last of my blogs on the subject of the Family-Integrated Church movement. I have attempted to commend the movement where I could. I have also tried to present my critiques of it (where they were … Continue reading

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June 22, 2011

Family-Integrated Church 18: Samuel, Jesus, and Paul (Part 2)

Samuel, Jesus, and Paul are sometimes brought forward in response to the family-integrated rejection of age-segregated Sunday Schools and youth meetings. Are the descriptions of what happened in the case of these children normative for us? Let us remind ourselves … Continue reading

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June 15, 2011

Family-Integrated Church 17: Samuel, Jesus, and Paul (Part 1)

The Family-Integrated Church movement condemns the idea of age-segregated Sunday School classes. They do this in the context usually of a strong commitment to home-schooling. This raises the suspicion that they are against anyone teaching children except their parents or … Continue reading

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June 8, 2011

Family-Integrated Church 16: Of Nurseries

Both Scott Brown and Voddie Baucham incorporate a rejection of nurseries for children during church services into their program of family-integrated ministry in the church. Voddie remarks: “I believe one of the greatest crutches in the church is the nursery. … Continue reading

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June 1, 2011

Family-Integrated Church 15: Why the family-integrated church is not demanded by the regulative principle! (Part 2)

Last time I noted the argument for family-integrated views which Scott Brown in A Weed in the Church launches on the basis of the regulative principle of the church. My first counter-argument was that (1) leaving aside for the moment … Continue reading

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May 25, 2011

Family-Integrated Church 14: Why the family-integrated church is not demanded by the regulative principle! (Part 1)

In previous blog posts I have expressed my pleasure in finding (as a Reformed Baptist) familiar ground in A Weed in the Church. One of the places where I found this is in the articulation of the regulative principle of … Continue reading

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May 18, 2011

Family-Integrated Church 13: Why the family-integrated view dies the death of a 1000 (or at least a few) qualifications!

Last time I commended A Weed in the Church for the important qualifications which it carefully (and commendably) states. But these qualifications in my view create difficulties for Scott Brown’s thesis. Let me explain why. A Weed in the Church … Continue reading

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May 2, 2011

Family-Integrated Church 12: Commendation for “A Weed in the Church” (Part 2)

As I said in my last post, I want to present some critiques of Scott Brown’s A Weed in the Church in which he presents a defense of family-integrated church views. It is my goal, however, in this series to … Continue reading

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April 21, 2011

Family-Integrated Church 11: Commendation for “A Weed in the Church” (Part 1)

I propose to take as my “text” for the next several blogs Scott Brown’s new book entitled A Weed in the Church. As you might guess by now, this is because I have a certain critique to give with regard … Continue reading

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April 6, 2011

Family-Integrated Church 10: Is the Old Testament Adequate to Provide the Church’s Philosophy of Ministry? (Part 2)

I am affirming that texts on the family and especially texts on the family from the Old Testament cannot provide us with an adequate philosophy of ministry for the New Testament church. Here is why. Old Testament Israel in contrast … Continue reading

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April 1, 2011

Family-Integrated Church 9: Is the Old Testament Adequate to Provide the Church’s Philosophy of Ministry? (Part 1)

In previous blogs I reached the conclusion that when the NCFIC calls the church a family of families they are talking about their “philosophy of ministry.” Here is what I said: “To make a long story short, I hear Scott … Continue reading

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March 16, 2011

Family-Integrated Church 8: Are We Guilty of a Messianic View of the Christian Family? (Continued)

What do I mean? I mean that the Bible is first of all about the gospel of Christ. There is one Messiah, and he alone is the hope of the world. He alone is the hope of our children. Our … Continue reading

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March 10, 2011

Family-Integrated Church 7: Are We Guilty of a Messianic View of the Christian Family?

In my previous blog one of my last paragraphs read as follows: “To make a long story short, I hear Scott and Voddie affirming that when they say the church the church is a family of families, they are referring … Continue reading

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March 2, 2011

Family-Integrated Church 6: What does saying the church is a “Family of Families” mean?

In my last blog I gave my “Baptist” critique of the idea that the church is family-based or simply an extension of the family. I stand by it. Scott Brown and Voddie Baucham are, however, quite concerned to make the … Continue reading

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February 23, 2011

Family-Integrated Church 5: Is the church family-based?

When my lecture on the relation of the church and family was originally posted on the Reformed Baptist Fellowship’s blog, I believed that the whole family-integrated church movement was happy to say that the church should be “family-based” or that … Continue reading

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February 16, 2011

Family-Integrated Church 4: The Family-Integrated Critique of the Modern Family and Church

I must confess to feeling a little strange as I read into Voddie Baucham’s book on Family-Driven Faith. Why? Because I kept agreeing and agreeing vigorously with almost everything he said. I knew or thought I knew that I should … Continue reading

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February 9, 2011

Family-Integrated Church 3: My Bona Fides

Believe it or not (and perhaps I am being a little naive), my goal in these blogs is not to further divide brethren. My goal rather is in part to work for a greater level of mutual understanding and unity … Continue reading

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