The Native Tourist
reformed/biblical observations on Christianity and culture

Thursday, June 30, 2005
The Heart of Christian Culture - The Next Generation
Some sobering thoughts from R.C. Sproul, Jr. on reaching the hearts of our kids. More reason to call out to God for his grace...

There is danger on both sides. A pathological fear that if you send your child to get a pop out of the machine in the lobby, that such might mean they might ride an elevator with a peer is just a little over the top. On the other hand, the notion that everything is just ducky because our teens are hanging out with teens of parents just like us is just a little head-in-the-sand. A seething child that is always at your side has already left you. And a child that cheerfully tips his or her hat at your values on the way out the door has already left you, even if they have a nice, respectable haircut.

What you want is both proximity without apron strings, and a loyalty that runs through you to the King. This is how you grow men and women who will become brothers in arms. Otherwise you’re just whistling in the dark.