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Voddie Baucham on Family Shepherds

Voddie Baucham equips men to model and transfer God’s truth within their homes, covering topics that span from marriage and parenting to media habits and overcoming difficult family dynamics. Baucham recently sat down with Dane Ortlund to discuss his forthcoming new book, Family Shepherds. Watch the full video below, or jump ahead to one of these topics: 0:22 – Voddie shares why he wrote Family Shepherds 2:26 – TV’s portrayal of a man versus Scripture’s portrayal of a man 5:05 – The influence of Titus on Voddie’s writing 7:05 – What Voddie hopes will stick with ...

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Dads: Know the Difference Between What the Gospel Requires and What it Produces

Family shepherds must know the difference between law and gospel. We must know the difference between committing ourselves to leadership in our families because it’s “right,” and looking to Christ as the Good Shepherd who, by his grace, will conform us to the will of his Father as we trust and obey him. We must also know the difference between condemning our family with the law and shepherding them with the gospel. We must know the difference between what the gospel requires and what the gospel produces. WHAT THE GOSPEL REQUIRESAll the gospel requires from us is repentance and ...

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3 Reasons to Prioritize Your Marriage Over Your Children

There is sometimes a tendency to prioritize our children to the neglect of our marriage. There are at least three reasons that make prioritizing our children over our marriage both foolish and dangerous: 1. Our children will eventually leave home. Prepare your marriage for the empty nest:To my knowledge, I’ve never talked to a person who divorced after twenty-five or thirty years who didn’t say something like this: “Once the kids were gone, we realized we really didn’t have much of a marriage.” Building a marriage on the foundation of the preeminence of children is like ...

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July Walk in Truth Newsletter

  Walk in Truth Newsletter July 2011   In This Issue Featured Article Question of the Month Baucham Family News Event Update Family Discipleship Corner   Featured Article:  Catechism:  The Lost Tool of Family  Discipleship:  Part One,  by Dr. Voddie Baucham, Jr. (From the upcoming book, Family Shepherds, due out in October from Crossway)   I cannot tell you exactly when I became familiar with the practice of catechizing children.  I can, however, tell you that it was after my days in seminary.  As a Southern Baptist pastor-in-training I learned a great deal about theology, preaching, Church history and many other subjects.  However, the ...

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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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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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Asher’s Birthday Trip

Tomorrow, Saturday, January 30, 2010 is Asher’s third birthday.  That may not mean a whole lot to you, but it means a great deal in the Baucham house.  We make a big deal of birthdays.  And since there are so many of us now, we don’t even have to invite a bunch of people over to have a nice party.  This year, along with his Spiderman cake and Thomas the Train shirt, Asher is getting a special gift from daddy... He’s going with me on a ministry trip to Chicago.  I’m headed up to do a ...

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Daddy’s Little Girl (January ’10 Edition)

“I REALIZE YOU’RE JUST PARROTING WHAT YOU’VE BEEN TAUGHT” By Jasmine Baucham   I'm going to be completely honest here:   Some of us have a huge bias when it comes to arguments about education.   You know the kids I'm talking about.   They've been educated in an echo chamber, a place where the curriculum is a unified effort to teach them one way to think.   They learn to view the world through a single lens: the worldview that they're being taught.   They don't live in the real world.   They've told what to think and ...

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Voddie Baucham Narrates George Washington Carver Documentary

For quite some time now I’ve thought very seriously about doing voice work.  I’ve been approached by several people working on a variety of projects, but none of them seemed quite right.  Or perhaps I just wasn’t ready.  That all changed a few months ago when Ken Carpenter at Franklin Springs Family Media approached me about a documentary he was directing.  The subject was the life and faith of George Washington Carver.  He sent me a copy of the rough cut and I was hooked. Last week I went into the studio and recorded the narration, and ...

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