Dys/functional families: what are biblical family values?
Traditional modern Western family structures and values are crumbling or under attack. Christian responses are often little more than a knee-jerk defence of the Victorian model of Western nuclear family (often also with a Victorian patriarchalism as part of the package) dressed up with a few selected biblical verses which are claimed to support this model.
Robert Ronaldson Rennie with his wife Helen Robertson and their son James and first daughter Jean.
In a paper for the Tyndale Carey Graduate School (but open to anyone who is interested) I will examine the family narratives of the Hebrew Bible to see what values may be discerned in these stories of dys/functional families, and how these might help us develop a more useful theology of family for 21st Century Christianity.
Date : September 17th
Time : 7pm
Place: Carey Baptist College
If you want to get a foretaste of my thoughts you can look at my posts on the Vision Network
Labels: bible, family, seminar