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He is risen, indeed

The children in this group retelling of the resurrection are truly inspiring. Enjoy! http://www.storydivine.com/?p=198 Advertisements

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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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Children and the Future of the Church

The questions, “Will our children have faith?” and “Will our faith have children?” have been actively discussed in children’s ministry circles ever since John Westerhoff raised them in his classic critique of Christian education in his book, Will Our Children … Continue reading

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Entering a week of faith and doubt

There may be no better time to reflect on doubt and faith than this coming week, where worship services will lead us through the tumultuous Passion week. The biblical texts describing  this climactic week of Jesus’ earthly life boldly record … 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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Expanding the Lectionary’s Storyboard for the Life of Christ

This Sunday in worship I was helpfully reminded of how the Revised Common Lectionary was developed to help churches cover all the important bits of the story of God’s people. So, the pastor continued, we move from Jesus’ Advent to … 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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