This is, I think, the last of my blogs on the subject of the Family-Integrated Church movement. I have attempted to commend the movement where I could. I have also tried to present my critiques of it (where they were necessary) in an irenic fashion. I hope I have succeeded. I have also tried to […]
In our latest video podcast, Richard Barcellos discusses his plans to plant a new church in California.
Samuel, Jesus, and Paul are sometimes brought forward in response to the family-integrated rejection of age-segregated Sunday Schools and youth meetings. Are the descriptions of what happened in the case of these children normative for us? Let us remind ourselves of what actually happened in each case. Samuel was taken to Eli to be raised […]
In this week’s video podcast, Richard Barcellos and John Divito discuss their upcoming mission trip to train pastors in Nambia: Q&A with Dr. Barcellos and John Divito from MCTS on Vimeo.
From talking with many other men who desire to serve Christ in the ministry, I know that we often struggle to know whether we are called by our Savior to serve Him as a pastor. The question “Am I called to the ministry?” is a personal one for me, which is why I have asked […]
The Family-Integrated Church movement condemns the idea of age-segregated Sunday School classes. They do this in the context usually of a strong commitment to home-schooling. This raises the suspicion that they are against anyone teaching children except their parents or at least with their parents present. To be fair I do not think this is […]
The MCTS video podcasts are back! In our latest interview, Dr. Waldron and Dr. Barcellos discuss some changes coming to the Midwest Center for Theological Studies. Q&A with Drs. Waldron and Barcellos #8 from MCTS on Vimeo.
A detailed examination of all the passages in the Gospels where Christ discusses the issue of the Sabbath will show that he never predicted its abolition, nor did he ever profane it.
Both Scott Brown and Voddie Baucham incorporate a rejection of nurseries for children during church services into their program of family-integrated ministry in the church. Voddie remarks: “I believe one of the greatest crutches in the church is the nursery. Parents who have neglected to train their children have very little encouragement to do so […]
Tom Wells’ book on the Sabbath: Chapter Three (IV) Mark 2:23-28 narrates another incident between Jesus and his disciples and the Pharisees. Jesus was “passing through the grainfields on the Sabbath, and His disciples began to make their way along while picking the heads of grain” (Mk. 2:23). The Pharisees said, “Look, why are they […]