2008 Bethlehem Conference for Pastors: Greg Livingstone

I just returned from the 2008 Bethlehem Conference for Pastors in Minneapolis.  The title of the conference was “The Pastor as Father and Son.”  My dad graciously paid my way and we enjoyed three intense days of biblical preaching, singing, and fellowship. D. A. Carson was the keynote speaker and spoke three times on biblical themes of fatherhood and … More 2008 Bethlehem Conference for Pastors: Greg Livingstone

Parental Involvement in Marriage (Part 2): The Divine Model

I'm a bit surprised that no one has yet responded to my previous post, because (1) the issue is very relevant, (2) the subject is highly controversial, and (3) I overstated my point in the last sentence.  This was the last sentence: "It is time for us to re-examine the relationship between God and His … More Parental Involvement in Marriage (Part 2): The Divine Model

Parental Involvement in Marriage (Part 1): The Father Loves the Son

This past Sunday afternoon I was playing my guitar and singing the song "God of Love."  Ryan Boys (a former RD) wrote it as a doxology following D.A. Carson's remarkable sermon on the intratrinitarian love of God at the 2003 Truth & Life Conference.  I love the song, because it expresses an otherworldly reality and an eternal … More Parental Involvement in Marriage (Part 1): The Father Loves the Son

Girl Talk

For you ladies, there’s a good blog out there called “Girl Talk” that you ought to check out.  It’s authored by the four main women in CJ Mahaney’s life — his wife and his three married daughters. Here’s Carolyn Mahaney’s lowdown on the most recent series of posts: “Over the next several days, each of the girls … More Girl Talk

Good to be an Uncle: Lessons from My Nephew

My five-month-old nephew Jackson is here visiting us (with his mother, of course).  As you might expect, he is amazingly cute.  I am not often around children his age.  I wish I were more. A natural sense of compassion grips your heart when you’re around children of Jackson’s age.  Usually this compassion takes the form of goofy faces, unintelligible and … More Good to be an Uncle: Lessons from My Nephew