In the Old Testament, God used the terms prophet, priest, elder, judge, and father somewhat interchangeably. While God was Israel’s Chief Shepherd, he consistently provided sinful and redeemed under-shepherds to lead, protect, correct, and nourish his people. In the New Testament, God used different labels: elder, pastor, shepherd, teacher, priest, presbyter, and bishop were all used interchangeably. Again, there was … More Evaluating the Elder
The Psalmist writes: Give ear, O my people, to my teaching; incline your ears to the words of my mouth! I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter dark sayings from of old, things that we have heard and known, that our fathers have told us. We will not hide them from … More Will We Hide God From Our Children?
In Moses’ final sermons, which are presented in the book of Deuteronomy, he is encouraging Israelite parents to disciple the next generation. They are to be consumed with family devotions, corporate worship, Sunday school, Bible classes, and Christian education. Using symbolic language, parents are to inscribe God’s Word are their own hearts, on their own … More Getting Back to Old-School Christian Education