Last year my new boss at Epipheo Studios taught in the Sunday morning services at a church here in Cincinnati. His message was on a topic he’s very passionate about and genuinely lives out publicly for me and others: a biblical philosophy of “family.”
If you’re like me, you’ve probably just accepted the normal idea of family as we’ve become accustomed to here in America and in Western society in general. I actually have never thought anything of it because, honestly, it’s all I know and I’ve never had a reason to challenge it. However, Jeremy Pryor looks at what the biblical idea of family is within the context of Hebrew culture and compares it to our modern idea of family. It’s quite fascinating!
If you get some time to watch his message, I highly encourage you to do so. You could even do what I did and have it playing in the background while doing some other work in the room.
I’d love to hear your thoughts and reactions to Jeremy’s message. Please comment below!
If you really want to dive in deep, Jeremy has a blog post about this titled, “ReFamily: The Bible’s Blueprint.” In it he freely shares a document he’s been working on that shares the same title and man, it is in-depth!
Do you really understand your own family philosophy? Have you ever considered if you define family biblically? Whether you truly understand what the Bible means by family? Whether you believe in God’s design for the family? This blueprint exposes the fact that the West has a totally different view of family than Scripture describes. We take readers back in time to understand the way family was understood classically and how the Bible challenges, critiques and ultimate redeems this view of family through the Gospel and the vision of family as a multi-generational team.
There are some pretty major implications here not only for our own families, but in how we do ministry to families and reach the family unit as a whole instead of as individuals.
Watch his video! I’m itching to discuss it in the comments with you all!
Posted on March 13, 2012