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Fighting Confusion and Misrepresentation in the FIC

As a pastor in a Family Integrated Church, I grow weary of answering the same questions over and over again. This is especially true when I have to answer the same questions by the same people! Some people are either unwilling or unable to wrap their minds around the FIC concept. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve answered the, “Don’t you elevate ...

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Nehemiah's Nursery: Part 1

If you’ve walked into a church service lately with a baby in your arms, chances are you are well aware of the new anti-child atmosphere that dominates much of the modern American church. There are smiling men and women stationed at every door ready to “guide” you to the nursery where your child “will have a very enjoyable experience” and be ca...

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Nehemiah's Nursery: Part 2

Children in Old Testament Gatherings Another major problem with the Nehemiah’s Nursery argument is that it is inconsistent with what we see in other Old Testament passages. For example, Deuteronomy 31 paints quite a different picture than the one suggested by nursery advocates: “Assemble the people, men, women, and little ones, and the sojourner within your t...

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A Detailed Response to Doug Brown’s Critique of the FICM

Doug Brown has joined a long list of pastors, professors, bloggers, theologians, and otherwise interested parties in writing a critique of the Family Integrated Church Movement (FICM).1 This critique comes from a “Fundamental Independent Baptist” perspective. His motivation is the fact that “The (FICM) is having a growing impact within fundamental Baptist...

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