"Family" : towards a biblical view
Family is a hot topic, changes in Western society and laws have put the traditional ideas of what family is under stress. Advertisers (a good cultural weather vane) can still use the mum/dad and kids model but often they choose not to. Christians have stepped in to defend "family values". But often these are not based on any understanding of the Bible, or of a theology of family. We risk merely
being culturally conservative. Supporting the way things were
against the way they are
So, when Glyn Carpenter asked me to write about what the Bible says about family I gladly had a go. You can find the post "What is a family?
" on the Vision Network site. (Since Vision Network is working with a new "open" format of website [see below] I'll encourage you to visit - and link to☺- the article there rather than read it here.