Andy Davis and His Associations

"This made such an impression on my heart that I got up out of my hammock, picked up a saw, and cut off a leafy green branch from a tree. As soon as the saw passed through the branch, I knew that the leaves were as good as dead, even though they looked as healthy as they had a moment … Continue reading

Family Integrated Church Wrap-Up

"A house divided against itself cannot stand." Abraham Lincoln Church in French Countryside (Taken by Deb) Family integrated churches are beginning to garner some attention in the Christian community, and it appears this is due, in part, to self-promotion. The documentary "Divided" is a case in point. This video plays the blame game regarding why youth are leaving the church … Continue reading

“Divided” – A Review

"United we stand, divided we fall." Aesop Greek slave & fable author (620 BC – 560 BC) Taken by Deb "Divided" is a documentary written by Scott Brown’s son-in-law, Peter Bradrick, as indicated in the credits. Philip Leclerc goes on a journey to discover why a purported two-thirds of young people are leaving the church. He interviews a variety of … Continue reading

“Divided” Lives Up To Its Name

"He that is not a son of Peace is not a son of God. All other sins destroy the Church consequentially; but Division and Separation demolish it directly…" Richard Baxter  Mondsee Abbey Location of The Sound of Music wedding (Taken by Deb) How ironic that a documentary lambasting age segregation in the church is itself causing division and separation among … Continue reading

NCFIC, Vision Forum, and the Bottom Line

"Vision Forum has got it right! A lot of “modern” churches have got it wrong. God makes it quite clear how things are supposed to operate and when all parties are in submission to Him it is a wonderful thing. We must stand apart from the world. Vision Forum equips us with the resources and encouragement to do that. As … Continue reading

What are Family Integrated Churches?

"Every single day last week, I received letters from people who were wanting to know more about the family integrated church movement. Many of them had attended a homeschooling convention in recent weeks and, like Momma Knows, had been subjected to a heapin’ helpin’ of FIC propaganda disguised as 'encouragement for homeschoolers.' " Karen Campbell (That Mom) European Tapestry (Taken … Continue reading

Homeschooling Hijackers

"I have never let my schooling interfere with my education. " Mark Twain The Louvre (Taken by Deb) We are navigating away from the Mahaney/Sovereign Grace Ministries debacle for the time being and beginning a series of posts on another hyper-authoritarian group that is wreaking havoc in some corners of Christendom. As Mahaney undergoes a time of reflection, we marvel … Continue reading

Is Sunday School Unbiblical?

"THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD: A Sunday School teacher decided to have her young class memorize one of the most quoted passages in the Bible; Psalm 23. She gave the youngsters a month to learn the chapter. Little Rick was excited about the task — but, he just couldn't remember the Psalm. After much practice, he could barely get past … Continue reading

Sisterhood of the Stay-at-Home Daughters

We build fences to keep ourselves from committing certain sins. Soon these fences – instead of the sins they were designed to guard against- become the issue. We elevate our rules to the level of God’s commandments. “ Jerry Bridges     Botkin Sisters   Have you ever heard of the “Stay-at-Home Daughters Movement”? It’s a relatively new movement that … Continue reading