Posted by: reformbama | February 2, 2011

Endorsements For “A Weed In The Church”


A Weed in the Church: How a culture of age segregation is harming the next generation, fragmenting the family, and dividing the church. While almost everyone involved in youth ministry agrees there is a crisis, not everyone agrees on its severity nor has the same diagnosis. A Weed in the Church suggests that this well-recognized crisis has a specific cause, which will surprise many. Brown argues that while Scripture defines and wholeheartedly encourages youth discipleship, the premises of modern youth ministry are at odds with biblical teaching and must be reformed. A Weed in the Church unfolds the history, the nature, the effect, and the root problem of systematic, age-segregated youth ministry and presents helpful solutions built on Scripture’s sure foundation.


“As I have watched what has happened in most of our churches, I have become convinced that Scott Brown is far more right than wrong on this matter. I, for one, am extraordinarily grateful that he has gone to the trouble to write this book and articulate the position. May God grant that many will listen to it before our families are totally lost and with them the churches also. Our families simply must have some time when they worship and study together.”

Dr. Paige Patterson
President of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

“The tragic fruit of families torn apart by their churches—which should be holding them together—surrounds us on every side. The experiment of age segregation in the churches has run its course, and the findings are clear. It’s time to pull the plug and go back to the old paths, the path God prescribed to Abraham, that fathers are to command our children to keep the ways of Jahweh by doing righteousness and justice, so that He may bring us what He has promised us (Genesis 18:19). Scott Brown’s book is a clarion call for just that—and it has arrived at a crucial time.”

E. Calvin Beisner, Ph.D.
Church historian, theologian, founder and national spokesman of The Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation

“Scott Brown offers a thoughtful and gracious challenge to the prevailing model of systematic age-segregation in church. The author’s heart beats with passion for the authority and sufficiency of the Bible. He issues a clarion call for fathers to take responsibility for raising their children in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. He also traces the historic roots of the modern philosophy which would isolate children from the formative influence of godly fathers. At the same time, he honors the God-ordained role of the elders of the church in shepherding the flock of God. One does not have to embrace all of his conclusions to realize that his book can make a helpful contribution to the current debate on how to disciple our children. This provocative book will challenge you to ask whether you are doing God’s work in God’s way.”

Dr. Joel R. Beeke
President of Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan

“In many areas of theology, there has been a stirring in the hearts of men to subject their beliefs and practices to the tenant of sola scriptura. However, the question still remains as to whether or not we will subject our view of the church and the family to this same principle. Any hope for a genuine reformation in our time will die in its infancy if we do not allow the Scriptures to permeate and govern every aspect of our lives. A Weed in the Church is something of a “Wittenberg Door” for the evangelical community. It calls us to examine our present practices in light of the Scriptures and to make the necessary changes to bring the church and the family in conformity to them. May God give us the wisdom and courage to do so.”

Paul Washer
Director, Heart Cry Missionary Society

“Biblical worship, discipleship, and unity should be the goal of the blood-bought churches of Jesus Christ. One heart, one soul, one body, one Spirit, one hope, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father—Christ’s eternally loved churches should earnestly seek this oneness. Some have embraced the novel idea that programmatic age-segregation is the best way to achieve this. Scott Brown disagrees. He believes there is a better way: age-integration. He makes his case by examining Scripture and history in this challenging, thought-provoking book. Read it carefully and prayerfully: Sunday School, children’s church, and youth groups will never quite look the same if you do.”

Jeff Pollard
Pastor of Mount Zion Bible Church

“This book has far-reaching implications for Christianity, worldwide. Scott Brown explains how the traditions of men make the laws of God of none effect in the discipleship of our children. Is there any wonder why the faith has so little potency to effect the generations? May God bring repentance to the church in the west!”

Kevin Swanson
Pastor of Reformation Church and President of Generations with Vision

A Weed in the Church is honest, thoughtful and biblical. In the best Reformation tradition it considers our own traditions in the light of God’s Word. And then, directs us to obedience to the Word. I commend it highly.”

RC Sproul, Jr.
Founder of Highlands Ministries, and a teaching fellow at Ligonier Ministries




  1. That is a GREAT book!!

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