Category Archives: Child Theology

Facing Dark Mountains

This Blog post from Practicing Parents includes a powerful story for all of us who need courage to face the next challenge, but it also reminded me of the blessings I used to get from engaging deeply with a  class … Continue reading

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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!

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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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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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Children’s Ministry in the Way of Jesus

  Children’s Ministry in the Way of Jesus – David M. Csinos and Ivy Beckwith Csinos and Beckwith’s bold and provocative title, “Children’s Ministry in the Way of Jesus” made me wonder what this book would hold. Could the authors … Continue reading

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The Spiritual Guidance of Children: Montessori, Godly Play, and the Future,

The Spiritual Guidance of Children: Montessori, Godly Play, and the Future, by Jerome Berryman (2013, Morehouse Publishing,) Berryman offers a unique and invaluable narrative summary of the history and development of the Montessori and Godly Play movements in the front … Continue reading

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On Faith and Play

My interest was sparked when I saw the title of an article in the e-magazine, Patheos, “Why Passing on the Faith Isn’t Good Enough”.  The author, David M. Csinos, whom I appreciate as a friend and an articulate young advocate … Continue reading

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