Kinesthetically Catechising Kids

My wife and I have 3 children. We have a 6 year old son, a 3 year old daughter, and a 4 month old son. I remember that one of my earliest feelings, upon finding out that we would have our first child, was one of fear. Was he going to survive child birth? Was he going to be a healthy baby? How was he going to learn words? Do I have to teach him every individual word? Will he believe the gospel? All of these things haunted me. Thankfully, he, like all of our children, survived child birth and was healthy. I also soon learned that words were something he’d largely pick up on his own. And he, like his sister, believes the good news that Jesus Christ has given His life as a substitute for sinners so that their record of a lifetime of sin doesn’t damn them when they stand before God. Instead, God will credit Christ’s perfect life to their account. And if you are a parent, or plan to be a parent, then I want to offer some encouragement and help by disclosing some things I do with my children. Continue reading Kinesthetically Catechising Kids

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A “Timely” Defense of Lex Semper Accusat

The other night, as I was preparing dinner, I heard a loud exclamation come from the television. “Yay! Now I’ll never be late again!” My kids were watching Super Why!, a computer animated cartoon about superhero children who teach grammar lessons. And in this particular episode, a little girl had difficulty waking up on time so they realized she needed an alarm clock. Admittedly, when I first heard her say, “…I’ll never be late again!” I scoffed and responded, “Yah right! That won’t guarantee anything. You’ll still be waking up late!” It’s okay. You can say it. I’m a jerk who yells at little cartoon girls. But it got me thinking about the law of God, and specifically the theological term, “Lex Semper Accusat” (or the Law always Accuses); a term I adhere to. Some people view the law the way that little girl viewed her alarm clock. Continue reading A “Timely” Defense of Lex Semper Accusat