Don’t Let Your Nurse Perform Heart Surgery

Today a friend and I had lunch with an attorney. During the meal we chatted mostly about his legal services. He wanted to give our church a place to refer families if/when they needed legal assistance. He was a Christian who was more than just knowledgeable about the law but an expert. He has earned … Continue reading Don’t Let Your Nurse Perform Heart Surgery

Lent. Wash Your Face

The season of Lent is coming upon us. I’m reminded of Lent annually when those who are enamored with perhaps a higher liturgy of worship because it connects them to a historical faith inquire about it. Calvin has a section in the 4th book 12th chapter of his Institutes labelled “The use and purpose of … Continue reading Lent. Wash Your Face

Corporal Punishment of Children in the Covenant of Grace (5/5)

The relationship children have with parents is not simple and there is concern that too much blame is placed on corporal punishment when it is unlikely responsible for how a child develops and behaves. Additionally, findings of correlation do not prove causation, Gershoff warns.(1) It is difficult to find causation, however many advocates against corporal … Continue reading Corporal Punishment of Children in the Covenant of Grace (5/5)

Corporal Punishment of Children in the Covenant of Grace (4/5)

What is Happening? With a robust doctrine of Common Grace in place, what are we to understand about corporal punishment and its effects on our children? An attempt to discover what is happening inside our children when they receive corporal punishment must be sought out. For this Christians must differ to expert psychologists in the … Continue reading Corporal Punishment of Children in the Covenant of Grace (4/5)

Corporal Punishment of Children in the Covenant of Grace (3/5)

Part of the disagreement would be the purpose of parenting, which gives considerable insight into the materialist cause-effect bent in secularism. A secular parenting model has a goal to bringing about healthy, emotionally stable citizens. Christian parents desiring those same goals however realize short-sidedness, for the Christian parent the desire is eschatological life. The discussion … Continue reading Corporal Punishment of Children in the Covenant of Grace (3/5)