We are gearing up for our Gospel-Centered Parenting Conference that begins in just two days here at CCC! We know that many of you who are coming are not super familiar with Dr. Bruce Ware, our primary speaker.
So we thought we’d link an article he wrote entitled “The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit: The Trinity as Theological Foundation for Family Ministry.”
Note: This is a long article and intentionally academic in nature, but it is solid stuff and can give you a taste of where Dr. Ware is coming from. Have no fear though, Dr. Ware is great at bringing the fruit down to our level to eat of it and learn from it….In case you don’t have time to read the whole thing, here is just a short sample from it:
Also mirrored in the family are trinitarian distinctives that relate to roles and relationships. The husband and father has, under God, the highest place of authority in the household. His wife submits to him, and his children obey both him and his wife. The wife is under the authority of her husband, but is over the children in the household, partnering with their father to ensure that they learn godliness and obedience. The children are under the authority of both of their parents, understanding that they are to learn from their father and mother what is most important in life, all the while obeying their parents with joy and gladness. Both the equality and the distinctiveness that we see in the Trinity should be reflected in household relationships. The church’s ministries must understand both this equality and this differentiation and seek to reinforce this in what the church encourages and teaches.
We look forward to hearing more from Dr. Ware this weekend!