How do we pass on our faith to the next generation? In many churches today, the core doctrines of Christianity are diffused among flannel graphs and Veggie Tales leaving our children to chew on mere morality fables. However, this does not have to be the faith we pass along. In years past churches have used such tools as the catechism to instill the great doctrines of the faith to children who would be one day contending for them. Can children learn Bible doctrine? Distinguished theologian Dr. Bruce Ware (professor of Christian theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and former president of the Evangelical Theological Society) says yes. In his book, Big Truths for Young Hearts, Dr. Ware helps parents take complex, hard-to-understand doctrines and explain them in such a way that even a child can begin to grasp them.
About a year ago I had the chance to interview Dr. Ware about his book and thought it was about time to allow it to see the light of day once again. Since that time I have been honored to meet the good doctor face-to-face while attending a preview weekend at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. I found him to be outgoing, down-to-earth and completely enthralled with Jesus! So, join us this week on the KevCast as we talk to Dr. Bruce Ware about how to pass on our faith to the next generation.
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Gandhi Doesn’t Like Us - How many times have you come across this quote attributed to Mahatma Gandhi? “I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.” I must have read it a hundred times in books, magazines, articles, tweets. It is used by believers and unbelievers to point to the hypocrisy of Christians and to call us to more and to better. Our inability to live what we preach is driving the multitudes away. Or so we are told. After all, that’s what Gandhi said. We need to stop using this quote and I’m going to give you two good reasons to do so. In the first place, Gandhi was hardly an authority on Jesus. When he says, “I like your Christ” he is referring to a Jesus of his own making, a Jesus plucked haphazardly from the pages of Scripture, a Jeffersonian kind of Jesus, picked and chosen from the accounts of his life. - Tim Challies
The Problem with (some) Young Earthers - I fear that too many of us embrace young earth creationism not because of the dependability of the Bible, but because of the fine scientific work of those in the young earth camp. – R.C. Sproul, Jr.