Guests: Bruce and Mary Jane Wheaton, Parents of Host David Wheaton
Listen to your father who begot you, And do not despise your mother when she is old. Buy truth, and do not sell it, Get wisdom and instruction and understanding. Proverbs 23:22-23
We live in a culture that values youth. For example, older candidates for public office are readily dismissed as “too old”, as if the experience of a long life is a detriment.
And yet God’s Word values the aged, at least those who follow after God. Job said, “Wisdom is with aged men, with long life is understanding” (Job 12:12).
Wisdom is the skill of thinking and living as God intends. The aged who have immersed themselves in the Bible and followed Christ for decades have grown in wisdom that is invaluable for the next generations. When their counsel and example is spurned, foolishness abounds, which explains at least in part our society today.
This Father’s Day Weekend on The Christian Worldview, my parents will join us for an annual interview that we do at this time of year. My father, Bruce, is 87 and my mother, Mary Jane, is 85. They have been married for 65 years and followers of Christ for 63 years. They have four children and seven grandchildren.
We will hear their wisdom on a wide range of topics, from marriage and parenting to changes in the church and culture.
Short Take #1: What are the top three or four things you have tried to impress on your children? Length: 1:35
Short Take #2: What do you find difficult at your age and how do you keep a God-trusting outlook? Length: 2:15
Short Take #3: How was the D-Day generation different than today? Length: 2:54
Short Take #4: Have the changes in the Evangelical church been positive or negative? Length: 2:37
Short Take #5: Why has the country and the church capitulated so much on moral issues? Length: 1:59