This post is based on the pastoral exhortation given before the worship service on May 15, 2022 at TPC.

There are many beautiful things about baptizing a baby -- besides the baby herself!

Excellent article from Abigail Dodds. We are called to fight sin everywhere, in our hearts and in the culture. For Christians, the so-called culture war is not a contradiction of the cross, but a consequence of the cross. We can fight a culture war precisely because Christ has already defeated the principalities and powers.

Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.
— Titus 2:3-5
 

Today, these parents have come to claim God's promises to and about their children.