Children are not the future of the church, as the popular expression goes. Children are of the present church.
William Mackenzie, director of Christian Focus Publications, joins his wife Carine and Sinclair Ferguson in participating in a parenting conference presented at Ferguson’s church. Mackenzie presents a number of messages about the importance of investing spiritually in our children. He begins by presenting the case of how the world is targeting Christian children with atheism, and specifically attempting to turn children away from the Bible. He does so by quoting Richard Dawkins and popular children’s book author Phillip Pullman, both atheists who believe teaching children Christianity is a form of child abuse.
Mackenzie spends an entire message discussing the importance of family worship, and he carefully relates the practice of family worship that he grew up with. This is a valuable insight into a rare Christian home that looked like a mini church.
Mackenzie’s wife Carine, an author of a great many children’s books, and Sinclair Ferguson also each presented a single message. William carried the bulk of speaking at this conference.
This is a great conference, filled with information and exhortation that will challenge you to consider the Godly heritage of children in a sadly unfamiliar light.
William Mackenzie is director of Christian Focus Publications, which also carries the wonderful imprints of Mentor and Christian Heritage. He and his wife Carrie, an author, join Sinclair Ferguson at First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, South Carolina.