Real Family Values

“Family Values” has become a Christian buzzword that often gets used as a weapon by a particular branch of Christianity active in the American political sphere. However, Acts 10:44-48 reminds us that there certainly is something to this idea of Christian families being key sites for the transmission of the faith. Through the efforts of a Roman Centurion, his whole family joins the early Christian movement. The message of Christ speaks to more than just nuclear families and affects vastly more than the raising of children, but there is a certainly a place to talk about transmitting Christian values at home.