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Family Driven Faith En Espanol

I have been amazed by the number of requests from Spanish-speakers to have Family Driven Faith translated into Spanish.  Unfortunately, Crossway does not have the ability to do the translation in-house.  Therefore, the only hope was for another publisher to buy the rights to do the translation.  Well... that just happened over the past couple of weeks.  Therefore, FAMILY DRIVEN FAITH SHOULD BE OUT IN SPANISH THIS YEAR!!!   Thank you for your patience and prayers.  I will keep you posted on the progress.  As for those of you from other parts of the world who have also made inquiry, please ...

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Some British Sanity in the Capitalism and Global Warming Debates

Those who know me know that my family and I had the privilege of living in the United Kingdom in 2000-2001.  During that time I grew to love and appreciate many things about the British, not the least of which was the candor, whit, and transparency that sometimes characterized their political exchanges.  The past week Daniel Hannan captured the attention of the world when he confronted the British Prime Minister with words that sounded like they could be spoken directly to our president.  I also found a video from Roger Helmer, another British MEP (Member of the European Parliament), that ...

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Is the church A Family of Families? 2

What We Are Trying to Say Perhaps it will be helpful to describe the origin of the term ‘family of families’ within the GFBC context.  As we were meeting to form the core group that would ultimately plant GFBC, we had a number of discussions about the distinctives of the new work.  During that discussion, the term ‘corporate church’ was used frequently to describe the neo-traditional model (corporate church is much easier to say and explain).  In an effort to explain the distinction, we asked the question, “Is the church a corporation, or is it more like a family of ...

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Is the church A Family of Families?

    Any church that does not look like the ‘norm’ is always trying to explain itself.   This is a fact we know all too well at Grace Family Baptist Church.  We explain ourselves to those who visit us, those who call us trying to determine if it is a good idea to visit, those who are interested in finding or starting a church like ours, and those who are sure that we are some kind of “Patriarchy” cult.  Sometimes we explain ourselves in painstaking detail.  At other times we use shorthand.  One example of that ‘shorthand’ is our ubiquitous and somewhat ...

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From Global Warming to Global Cooling?

A group of climatologists has bucked the political trend and are forecasting Global Cooling in the coming decades (see here and here).  As I have written before (see here), there has always been serious debate about whether or not Global Warming is anthropogenic (caused by man).  There has also been serious debate about the drastic measures called for by Global Warming alarmists (led by Al Gore and his fraudulent documentary).  The fact that people like Al Gore sound the alarm while increasing their carbon footprint should be a clue as to whether or not they truly believe the “end of ...

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LifeWay Does it Again... Another Round of Research Confirms Decline

While there are those who continue to argue that the current multigenerational “crisis” is overblown, study after study continues to confirm the nature, magnitude and extent of the problem.  The recent LifeWay Research findings are no exception.  Their recent findings are in line with the results of other researchers (like the Barna Group, the Nehemiah Institute, and the National Study of Youth and Religion).  For example, the LifeWay study discovered:   [T]he most common definitions of successful parenting include children having good values (25 percent), being happy adults (25 percent), finding success in life (22 percent), being a good person ...

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NC Judge Forces Homeschool Children into Government school

A story on worldnetdaily.com yesterday absolutely made my flesh crawl.  According to the report by Bob Unruh:   •A North Carolina judge has ordered three children to attend public schools this fall because the homeschooling their mother has provided over the last four years needs to be "challenged." •The children, however, have tested above their grade levels – by as much as two years. •The decision is raising eyebrows among homeschooling families, and one friend of the mother has launched a website to publicize the issue. •The ruling was made by Judge Ned Mangum of Wake County, who was handling a ...

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What Should Home Educators Do When Grandparents DisApprove?

Anyone who has been involved in home education for longer than a week has probably had to deal with relatives who don’t approve of their decision.  This is always a touchy subject.  However, things get a little more dicey when the skeptical party happens to be your parents.  What is a respectful, God-honoring child supposed to do when the parents who raised them don’t like what they have chosen to do in the education department?  How about this?  Honor your father and mother, hold fast to the word, and hold fast to your spouse.   Honor Your Father and ...

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Christian Book Expo Dallas, TX March 20-22

Next Saturday, March 21, I’ll be speaking at the Christian Book Expo in Dallas, TX (a first for me).  This is a great opportunity to expand the reach of What He Must Be among book sellers.  It is also a great opportunity to see many of my friends and family in the Dallas area.  It will be a book lover’s paradise.  Over 200 authors will be presenting (and signing books), and all of the Christian publishers will have booths and exhibits.  My session is Saturday at 2:30.  I will also be signing books at the Crossway booth ...

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What He Must Be is Off to a Good Start

What He Must Be is actually doing quite well.  Moreover, the reviews are beginning to come in and I am very pleased with the response thus far.  One of Crossway’s strategies for promoting What He Must Be is a series of blog reviews.  Today, a Reformed blogger, Frank Turk gave What He Must Be the best review I’ve ever received for anything I’ve written.  In Turk’s words, What He Must Be “is probably in the top three books of the last 50 years on marriage and the call to being a husband. ”  At the end of ...

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