Why Dads Make a Difference

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Looking up at me with one of those puzzled expressions, my three-year-old son James, flanked by his siblings (seventeen-month-old triplets), queried, "Daddy, why are you still working? You said you'd play outside with me." My reply was sharp and impatient: "I'm working on something important right now." As soon as the words left my mouth […]

Michael S. Horton
Monday, May 2nd 2005

Every good father is a clue as to what God is like to his child and especially to sons. The great Scottish storyteller George MacDonald certainly understood this. To My Father Take of the first fruits Father of thy care, Wrapped in the fresh leaves of my gratitude. Late waked for early gifts ill understood, […]

Rod Rosenbladt
Thursday, May 3rd 2007

"Therefore it is the duty of every father of a family to question and examine his children and servants at least once a week and to ascertain what they know of it, or are learning and, if they do not know it, to keep them faithfully at it." These were the words of Martin Luther […]

Daniel R. Hyde
Thursday, May 3rd 2007

A friend asked about her sixth-grade son's sudden announcement that he no longer believed in God. Our time was simply too short for a substantial answer, so I wrote a letter. Dear Doc and Leanne, I appreciated the opportunity to talk about Alex, and I am glad that our friendship is such that we can […]

Michael Spencer
Thursday, May 3rd 2007

To solve the problem of fatherlessness in our churches, we must begin by understanding that dads are not just little boys who have run away to play hide and seek. It is far more dire than that for both the absent fathers and the church which has chased them off. In the broader culture, many […]

Stephen Lownes
Thursday, May 3rd 2007

Rarely has the nation’s debate shifted with such breathtaking speed. Polls continue to show a significant shift in concern from fiscal to social deficits. In spite of its economic greatness, America is increasingly embarrassed in the eyes of the world for its social conditions. It is humbling for the world’s richest industrial nation to have […]

Don E. Eberly
Thursday, May 3rd 2007

What is an evangelical to do? He knows that a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior is central to being a Christian. Yet, he also knows that his relationship with Christ should be evident in everything that he does to prove the genuineness of his profession and to bring others to Christ. […]

D. G. Hart
Thursday, May 3rd 2007

I don’t know about you, but I am mechanically challenged. That means that any time I need to repair something I turn to my trusty “how-to” manuals. There is nothing quite so helpful as instructions written by someone who has been through the process of building or repairing the very thing for which I need […]

Jeffrey C. Waddington
Thursday, May 3rd 2007

“Modern Reformation has championed confessional Reformation theology in an anti-confessional and anti-theological age.”

Picture of J. Ligon Duncan, IIIJ. Ligon Duncan, IIISenior Minister, First Presbyterian Church
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