This is one of those questions at some point every Christian parent has to confront. Are we rejecting God’s commands if we don’t spank? Is spanking recommended by the Bible as wise parenting? Isn’t causing pain a part of biblical child discipline? These are all good questions and they need thoughtful answers from a Christian perspective.
In this workshop, theology professor Dr. David Erickson will be answering all of these questions. Taking in both a broad view of Christian teaching about parenting and deeper questions about the interpretation of particular Bible verses, this workshop will equip you with the information you need to answer questions about spanking and the Bible.
THIS WORKSHOP WILL COVER
- An exploration of the rod in Ancient Jewish culture
- Understanding the four rod verses in Proverbs
- Understanding Hebrews 12 in the context of parenting
- Other questions Christian parents must consider concerning spanking
ABOUT THE TEACHER
David and his wife, Amanda, teach parents all over the world through their ministry, Flourishing Homes & Families. With practical parenting advice and regular theology of parenting discussions, they are working to equip and empower parents to live out in parenting the very real grace they’ve been given by Jesus.