Monday, July 13, 2009


Mr. Geoffrey Botkin

Victoria and Geoffrey Botkin

I've been having a difficult time trying to come up with a summary of the conference. Thursday night I maybe got six hours of sleep, so Friday I was very tired and bordering on grumpy. Because there was so much information about halfway through the first lecture Mr. Botkin said they'd make the information available on-line through a password protected procedure. Because of that I quit taking notes for the most part. Therefore, there's quite a bit that didn't stick in my memory. In looking through the notes I did take I'll see what I can come up with.

"The Great Needs of Our Generation"
1. Righteous family dominion
2. Family discipleship
3. Faith in God
4. Fidelity to God's law
5. A practical knowledge of God's ways
6. Will to fight for what's right
7. Patriarchal duty
8. Multigenerational responsibility
9. Cultural fruitfulness
10. Covenantal faithfulness to God

Tomorrow: why the 2nd generation drops the ball.


Mom said...

I'm still struggling with 6 & 7. Any insights?

momawake said...

No insight on #6, but #7 just means that fathers need to take their role in leading their families seriously.

Mom said...

Funny - I read patriarchal as patriotic. I get it now.