Transcript Have you ever had a vacation, or a day off, or maybe a weekend— something that you were really looking forward to, time away from the daily grind and you just knew you needed it? You could feel like, “Man, I just need a break right now.” And then you get into the actual […]
Additional Resource: Slowing Things Down: How to Listen Well by Ed Welch Use Coupon Code: podcast
“There’s a fine line between godly anxiety that’s a godly concern and godless anxiety that pushes away from God and toward man.” Additional Resource: Parenting by Faith—Not Formula by Julie Lowe
“The conversation about spiritual leadership requires humility and patience from both husband and wife.” Additional Resource: The Dreaded S-Word: Submission and the Active Role of Helper by Robyn Huck
“Many times in our anxiety, depression, and hardships, we forget the Author of our story. What does it look like for me to remind someone that we can trust the Author who is good and faithful?” Additional Resource: How can I help my spouse through depression?
Volume 34, No. 1
With this issue of the JBC, you'll notice a new look. Several of the design elements were used in past JBC designs. By including reminiscences from our past, we sought to represent how we strive for our content to be timeless in nature. Added, modern touches reflect our desire to be timely as we serve God's church in the 21st century. As always, CCEF seeks to provide the same biblical, thoughtful, and practical content that has been a hallmark of the JBC throughout the years. We hope you enjoy the refreshed look!
New Conference Video Curriculum | Family
Family. What image springs to your mind? Big smiles and warm hugs? Dark looks and harsh words? An empty frame and yearning for what never was and may never be? Perhaps it’s more complicated than that—maybe the smile is real, but the eyes reveal something more. Perhaps blessing and brokenness are tangled together. Or perhaps we’re troubled when we compare the snapshots in our mind with images of family immortalized by Norman Rockwell or the picture we envision of what a “Christian family” is supposed to be. But what are we to make of the fact that in all of Scripture not one single family is held up as an idealized role model? How can that be? Because the Bible is no stranger to the complexities of family.
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