I am extremely indebted to the writings of John Chrysostom for this short
series. In particular, the lessons contained in "St. John Chrysostom, On
Marriage and Family Life", St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, tr. by Roth and
Anderson, 1997. This may be ordered at
www.svspress.com,. If you are a teacher, and not familiar with the writings of
"Golden Mouth" (for such is the meaning of his name) then you have a treat in
store for you.
The series was inspired in reaction to a series from the pulpit. In
accordance with the new, "emergent church" style, the sermons were largely pop
psychology covered with a very thin veneer of Scripture quoted from various
paraphrases - sometimes out of context when read in a translation. It
seemed appropriate for our class of Bible-loving saints that we approach the
topic first from the Scriptures. Such an approach is quite rare, I'm told.
If this disturbs you, please, for the sake of the unity of the church, consider
it an interesting anachronism.
|1st Corinthians 7
- Tense Times - a prescription for Christians living in a
Husbands and Wives - An examination of the working
model of Christian marriage - the relationship between
Christ and His church.
Children - The role older adults play in training their
adult children in the faith.