A Home School Vision of Victory (TBB)

The “TBB” in the name of this post means that it is part of The Big Box series. If you’re new to Scarlet Letters, read the introductory post to see what The Big Box is all about.

It’s appropriate that I should be reviewing A Home School Vision of Victory this week, as I’m currently attending New England’s largest Christian homeschool convention and in fact, I’m posting this review from my hotel room. Unfortunately, Doug Phillips and Vision Forum won’t be making an appearance. But that doesn’t mean we can’t crack open the Big Box and take a peek inside… Continue reading

The Wise Woman’s Guide to Blessing Her Husband’s Vision – The Pink Half (TBB)

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This is the second part of my critique of Doug Phillips’ The Wise Woman’s Guide to Blessing Her Husband’s Vision so I recommend this post be read in tandem with last week’s. I’d like to start part two the way I started part one – by exploring the concepts that Phillips sees as central to womanhood and femininity, and how they relate to his “core concepts” for manhood and masculinity (which were “vision” and “mission”). Continue reading

The Wise Woman’s Guide to Blessing Her Husband’s Vision – The Blue Half (TBB)

The “TBB” in the name of this post means that it is part of The Big Box series. If you’re new to Scarlet Letters, read the introductory post to see what The Big Box is all about.

Before we start, I’d like to apologize for the delay in publishing this installment of The Big Box. Tax weekend, trips to the other end of the state to pick up my first car, and fixing the sunroof on said car explains most of it, but The Wise Woman’s Guide to Blessing Her Husband’s Vision is also the first two-CD set in my Big Box and so there was double the normal amount of material to sift through. What this all adds up to is that I’ll be splitting The Wise Woman’s Guide in half – the “blue” half this week, dealing with Phillips’ ideas about men, and the “pink” half next week, dealing with his ideas about women. There will, of course, be some overlap, but as you might expect after last week’s lecture, the topics are distinct enough to warrant individual treatment. Continue reading

The Blessed Marriage (TBB)

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Today we’re going to talk about mawage. More specifically, The Bwessed Mawage!

But wait…maybe I’m not taking this seriously enough. Doug Phillips, after all, takes it plenty seriously: Continue reading

How Modern Churches Are Harming Families (TBB)

The “TBB” in the name of this post means that it is part of The Big Box series. If you’re new to Scarlet Letters, read the introductory post to see what The Big Box is all about.

In the last installment of The Big Box, I complained that Scott Brown’s Equipping Men for Leadership in the Home and Church did not provide any detail about the day-to-day functioning of a Family-Integrated Church. Well, this week I got my wish, as John Thompson’s How Modern Churches Are Harming Families provides loads of detail on this point, so I recommend that this post be read in tandem with last week’s to get the full picture of the theology underlying Family-Integrated Churches. Continue reading