Author Archives: Jordan Mogck

Jack is 2 months

Over the next few months, familia Dei will be transitioning to more of a personal family blog. I’m introducing my sweet wife, Alex, to the blogging table for everyone’s favorite — mom blogging. Enjoy! Technically, Jack has been 2 months since … Continue reading

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Jackson Timothy Mogck!

It is surreal to see our son’s name. Jack was born July 2 after pulling an all-nighter working his way out. Here’s Jack at one month old: Alex and I are overwhelmed with affection for this guy.

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Missional Family Looks Best Through a dSLR

You’ve seen them — The in-focus smiles and blurred background. Kids running through tall grass in an open field. The group of adults standing in the backyard, having a great time under a pergola. Looks so good.

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The Very Beginning of the Biggest Adventure of Our Life

My glowing (and growing!) wife and I are ecstatic. We just found out we are having a son. A son! There is nothing to express the joy I feel.

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Our Church is Family

Antioch Community Church just celebrated 2011 as a family over a good meal and this video (thanks for shooting this, Dan!). Enjoy! As you can see, we are increasingly experiencing the fullness of the family of God at our small … Continue reading

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A Parent Humility

In his book, Muscular Faith, Ben Patterson writes, “There is something deep in the character of God that responds to the prayers of parents, and to all who pray the way parents pray.” That statement was honestly a bit shocking. I … Continue reading

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Family Friends | Constructing Your True Extended Family

[This post is part of the Becoming a Missional Family series.] This is a guest post from Jon Wymer, lead pastor at York Evangelical Free Church. You can see his “impious theoblogical musings” at ProfaneFaith.com. Who does our family spend time with? Who … Continue reading

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Wrapping Up One Year of familia Dei

Well, it’s been just about one year of this. My first official familia Dei post was published on January 13, 2011 and had 7 views (thanks Mom). Since, I’ve written 78 posts and had 3,581 views. Obviously, traffic isn’t the aim … Continue reading

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Overload Your Family Calendar Like a Pro

[This post is part of the Becoming a Missional Family series.] I’m always amazed at the spontaneity of Jesus and his disciples. Almost on a dime, they are able to make the decision to just stay at someone’s house in a foreign … Continue reading

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Optimizing Your Home for the Mission (pt. 2)

[This post is part of the Becoming a Missional Family series.] In any drama, it is the stage and set that communicates first. Therefore, it’s got to fit with what ensues when the curtain rises, or you’ll have a confused audience and a … Continue reading

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