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Children and Family: A New Emphasis on this Site

child_praying1Conservative Christians desire to conserve something–namely, fully-orbed biblical Christianity. To conserve something implies passing it to the next generation.

For this reason, Conservative Christians are committed to the holistic education of their children. This has always been an emphasis of Religious Affections Ministries, but starting tomorrow we’re going to make it a dedicated emphasis; you’ll be able to find articles that deal with children and the family under the category “Articles on Children and Family.”

In these articles, you will find a defense of an emphasis upon transmitting a biblical worldview and Christian tradition through regular catechesis, in faithful family worship, by welcoming all ages into the corporate worship of our churches, and by overseeing the entirety of their education in matters of spirit, mind, and body.

In particular, tomorrow my wife will begin a series on the importance of and resources for teaching history to children. I look forward to the opportunity she’ll have to share some of the research she’s done evaluating various Christian history curricula, which will be helpful for families who homeschool and even those who do not.

My hope is that we will be able to offer much in the way of resources in this important area as we seek to pass Christian values, practices, and traditions to the next generation.

Scott Aniol

About Scott Aniol

Scott Aniol is the founder and Executive Director of Religious Affections Ministries. He is Chair of the Worship Ministry Department at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he teaches courses in ministry, worship, hymnology, aesthetics, culture, and philosophy. He is the author of Worship in Song: A Biblical Approach to Music and Worship, Sound Worship: A Guide to Making Musical Choices in a Noisy World, and By the Waters of Babylon: Worship in a Post-Christian Culture, and speaks around the country in churches and conferences. He is an elder in his church in Fort Worth, TX where he resides with his wife and four children. Views posted here are his own and not necessarily those of his employer.

8 Responses to Children and Family: A New Emphasis on this Site

  1. Thank goodness you have not included a “structure”, i.e. public school/christian school/home school as a required element (although I am personally partial to home school).

  2. “I just mean education of the whole child, wisdom, stature, favor with God, and favor with men.”

    Exactly how do you plan on educating a child on “stature”? Or is this just the usual mindless verse-repeating?

  3. That would be physical well-being. All I’m saying is that it is our responsibility as parents to oversee the full development of our children spiritually, physically, intellectually, etc. These are some of the areas we will address in these posts.

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