The Kingdom-Driven Family

Building a Home That Serves Christ and His Kingdom

Much of the conflict in society stems from a systematic breakdown of the Biblical family.  Even in Christian circles, after years of investment in the lives of their children, parents are often at a loss as to why their influence wanes.  Is a generation gap inevitable?

In this Out of the Question Podcast: Why Don’t My Children Listen to Me Anymore?, my co-host Charles Roberts and I discuss the present weakness of the family.

“The Christian faith once meant that a believer responded to a dark world by actively working to bring God’s grace and mercy to others, both by word and by deed. However, a modern, self-centered church has isolated the faith to a pietism that relinquishes charitable responsibility to the state. The end result has been the empowering of a humanistic world order.  (Excerpted from the backliner to “In His Service: The Christian Calling to Charity” by R.J. Rushdoony.)

Periodically I get emails from people asking for my advice.  What follows is an example of someone putting her faith into action, (in thought, word, and deed), despite criticism from those who profess Christ but do not truly confess Him in any orthodox sense.

Hi Ms. Andrea!

I have written you before and am writing again to ask you a question regarding Stewardship. (Continue reading…)

 

The Kingdom of God advances when women with years of experience applying the Word of God to every area of life and thought teach younger women how to love their husbands and children. This is what godly mentorship is all about. Listen as host Andrea Schwartz and her guest, Beth Bingaman, share their thoughts and advice to would-be mentors and those who would benefit from finding a mentor.

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Question: Why are we constantly under surveillance?

Question Behind the Question:  What is it about the mindset of our society that sets up a situation where our freedoms are threatened?

Episode #1 of the OUT OF THE QUESTION Podcast addresses this from a biblical point of view.

 

 

Gender is something that is determined by God and thus needs to be understood in terms of His law-word. While modern culture has now moved to the irrational position that individuals can fluidly gender-identify as they see fit, Christians need to realize what is at stake when this ground is ceded to the ungodly.   The book of Genesis tells us that God created male and female.  Throughout Scripture there are clear delineations between the roles of men and woman. Any assault on this doctrine undermines the entire Christian faith.

In this two- part Kingdom Driven Family Podcast discussion, Andrea Schwartz and Catherine Brown discuss gender roles from a Biblical perspective.

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We are all products of our times. Although we like to think otherwise, unless we evaluate our practices and traditions from a Biblical perspective, we are likely to be using the methods of secular society and adapting to the ways of the world. We are expressly told in Scripture that although we are in the world, we are not to be of the world. In fact, Jesus’ prayer for us to the Father was: “I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one” (John 17:15).

When it comes to parenting children, the prevalence of humanistic thinking in our day is more influenced and directed by the world of child psychology than it is by Scriptural mandates. What’s more, because the concept of discipline is often reduced to corporal punishment, many professing Christian parents have ignored or abandoned Biblical methods in the training of their children. (Read more here)

Anne with her five children “homeschooling” in Indonesia.

At the start of her “solo parenting” journey with five children ages 3 – 10 from Texas to Indonesia. Her husband held down the fort at home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Listen to my recent podcast on Reconstructionist Radio with Anne, a homeschooling mom of five.