Category Archives: Child Faith

Kids Get Older

Kids Get Older. This post by a young dad, and Mennonite pastor, provides a great example of what I was writing about in my last post. Thanks, Chris. Write on! Advertisements

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What Do we believe about children?

My dad taught Sunday school for many years. He would often say, in German, that they’re all angels (Engel), but some of them have the letter B in front of that descriptor (Bengel = brats). That pithy saying summarizes the … Continue reading

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Writing God out of the Script?

Even as we live in the glow of the Easter Season—the Alleuia season in church calendars—many of us are struggling to live faithfully in contexts that try to write God out of the scripts of our lives. Although we may … Continue reading

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Maundy Thursday Footwashing

Consider using this family based footwashing service, or check out the other Holy Week activities in this year’s Lent at Home booklet. (Maundy comes from the Latin, “dies mandatum” which means “the day of the new commandment”.) On that first … Continue reading

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Encountering God who anoints us

This past week I was in Iowa for a Mennonite Camping Convention. Meeting with Camp Folk who are passionate about nature, campers, and their faith is always a highlight, and this year was no exception. A highlight was officiating at … Continue reading

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Fake It ‘Til You Make It

Great family life ideas and instructions for Love masks that work on Valentine’s Day or Any other day of the year. 🙂 Fake It ‘Til You Make It.

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A Children’s Gospel?

I spent many hours over the last two weeks pondering the good news for 4-8-year-olds in the Lectionary Readings for this year’s Easter Season. The reason? There was a gap in our holdings, and it was discovered too late to … Continue reading

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