to very different fathers.
- Tom Ascol tells his father’s story: “In many ways the family in which I grew up would be considered by modern psychologists as ‘dysfunctional.’ Most of the difficulties that we had stemmed from my father and the demons that he fought his whole life. Like every other father who has ever lived, Dad was a mixture of blessing and curse. The latter was easier to see for the first three decades of my life. By God’s grace, the former has become increasingly apparent over the last half of my journey.”
- Wendy Alsup writes about her father, a dad whose character pointed to the heavenly Father: “I hope that my words about my dad will be an encouragement to all of us, whether you had a dad like this or not, because the best characteristics of my dad are the ones that are true for all of us of our heavenly Father.”
Does Ephesians 6:4,
Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
include mothers, too? (Bill Mounce)
Bonus link: Last week I linked to Kevin DeYoung’s T4G sermon on scripture, Never Spoke a Man Like This Before: Inerrancy, Evangelism and Christ’s Unbreakable Bible. Now I’ve found the longer version, an 11 sermon series on the doctrine of Scripture preached at University Reformed Church in 2012.