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April Walk in Truth Newsletter

  Walk in Truth Newsletter April 2011   In This Issue Featured Article Question of the Month Baucham Family News Event Update Family Discipleship Corner Special Offer   Featured Article:  The Church, The Family, and Discipleship:  Part Two,  by Dr. Voddie Baucham, Jr. (From the upcoming book, Family Shepherds, due out in October from Crossway)   Biblically Functioning Homes The third and final leg of the discipleship stool is the biblically functioning home.  This is seen directly in Paul's warning in 1:10-11 concerning the urgent need for rebuking those who contradict sound doctrine: "For there are many who are insubordinate, empty talkers ...

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Govt. Education & the The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America

If you think government education is ‘benign’, think again.  Our school systems are insidious places .  There is no such thing as morally neutral, or theologically neutral education.  All education is discipleship, and every educator is a discipler.  Moreover, no matter where you live, and no matter how many “Christian” teachers you have in your school, they don’t write or control the curriculum.  The people calling the shots are people like Charlotte Iserbyt.  Listening to her is like watching a Sci-Fi movie.  If you don’t believe what she’s saying, ask a seasoned Christian teacher with a well-grounded biblical ...

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Creativity Lives! You Really Don’t Have to Be Graphic To Be Effective

Have you ever asked, “where are the creative filmmakers?”  Or how about, “did they really have to be that graphic to get their point across?”  Well here’s a commercial that answers both questions.  It is one of the most creative, beautiful, thought provoking and powerful pieces of video I’ve seen.  My only criticism is the absence of wedding rings (you probably wouldn’t have caught that, and I may have just ruined it for you, but I look for it since there’s a trend toward avoid them in commercials... and I already confessed my love for cultural ...

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Daddy’s Little Girl (February ’10 Edition)

“STRENGTH AND DIGNITY ARE HER CLOTHING” By Jasmine Baucham   Last summer, I spent a week in Louisiana with a dear friend of mine who was there for the summer nannying for her aunt and uncle. I had never been to New Orleans before, and hadn't seen my friend for several weeks; also, it was my first time away from home alone (my family had to leave me in Houston with friends once, when a spur-of-the-moment sinus and double-ear infection kept me from hopping a plane to Georgia with them, but that was the closest I'd gotten until then ...

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A Brilliant Piece on Homosexuality and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (Update!)

This article is a must-read (http://firstthings.com/blogs/evangel/2009/12/temple-prostitution-a-modest-proposal/)!  Anyone involved in the debate over the church’s acceptance of homosexuality has probably tried to make this same point, but I have never heard (or read) it put so well.  In fact, it is so good that I’m not going to say another word...   VB  *Note:  My apologies to my Lutheran brethren for the earlier headline with the generic “Lutheran” name.  As a member of the SBC, I understand how upsetting it can be to be ‘mislabeled’.  I am sorry.  I meant no offense.  Chalk ...

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January Question of the Month

Question Of the Month: What do you think of a Christian being employed by The Youth Ministry of the State Church of Secular Humanism as a teacher? A Loaded, but Important Question I often receive ‘loaded’ questions, but this one wins the prize.  It is obvious that the reader not only has an opinion on the issue; it is also clear what that opinion is.  Nevertheless, the question (in it’s less ‘loaded’ form) is one I receive frequently.  I have chosen to answer this one, because it’s phrasing will help me get straight to the point.  I have ...

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Showdown with Abortionists Coming to My Town

According to a CNSNews story, “A coalition of pro-life advocates and religious leaders plan to gather in Houston on Jan. 18 to oppose what is expected to be the largest abortion clinic in the country.” I’ve known about this looming atrocity for quite some time.  I have been working with the Fifth Ward Pregnancy Help Center for years, and they have worked to oppose this clinic since hearing of Planned Parenthood’s intentions to target our city (and specifically it’s minority community) with it’s latest and largest abortion mill.   I have been clear in my condemnation of ...

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Top Ten Reasons I May Not Have Answered Your Question (Part 2 of 2)

5.I Respect Your Spouse/Parents   A woman once wrote, “My husband doesn’t want me to homeschool my kids.  Instead, he’d rather me send them to public school where their faith will be destroyed, and I’ll lose their hearts.  What should I do?”  Besides being a ‘loaded’ question, this one (and dozens just like it) puts me in an untenable position.  If I were to answer, I would be faced with two possibilities.  I could agree with this woman, or I could agree with her husband.  In turn, each of my possible responses would leave the women ...

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December Question of the Month

The questions continue to pile in.  Most of the questions are fantastic.  However, some of them are a bit, shall we say, off target.  In fact, I’ll be doing a post later this month on “The Top Ten Reasons I May Not Have Answered Your Question.”  Remember, the goal here is to honor Jesus Christ by “Equipping Believers to Walk in Truth.”  As such, I try to pick questions that are broad, related to the nature and scope of my ministry, and common to a large cross-section of my audience.  Therefore, don’t look for your specific question about ...

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