The Ideal Father

Depictions of Fathers

There have been many different depictions of fathers in literature, movies, and television programs. Sometimes these depictions are basic ideals, while others explore more depth in the interaction between fathers and children. These kinds of stories and figures can sometimes influence one’s image of what an ideal father is supposed to be. This is especially true when examined through the eyes of childhood.

Christians and the World

Not of the World

“I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. I do not ask You to take them out of the world, but to keep them from the evil one. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.” John 17:14-16 (NASU)

In these few verses, which are part of Jesus’ last prayer to the Father on behalf of His followers, the Christian’s relationship with the world is defined.

What if Fatherhood Was a Job

Parenthood

Being a parent is an awesome responsibility – one of the most serious and necessary responsibilities in our lives. This is a responsibility that lies outside of the workforce and being a father can never be considered a “job” in a labor sense. But what if someone were to list a job description for a father? What would such a description look like?