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Reaching Their Hands with a Biblical Worldview

March 4, 2015 in Blog with 0 Comments
When I think of “biblical worldview,” I almost exclusively think of the mind—training children and students to think biblically about all of life. But Timothy Paul Jones reminds us that biblical worldview in not just about training the mind—it should also serve to train the hands. In a biblical worldview, the training of children is […]... continue >>

Relationship AND Doctrine

March 3, 2015 in Blog with 0 Comments
Lately, in both children’s and youth ministries, there has been a renewed emphasis on the necessity for having a genuine, heart-felt relationship with Jesus. This is well and good—a hearty “Amen!” But sometimes there may be a subtle (or not so subtle) message also communicated with this emphasis on relationship: Doctrine doesn’t matter that much. […]... continue >>

Who Wrote the Bible?

March 2, 2015 in Blog with 0 Comments
In her newly released book, God’s Word , Sally Michael gives children a simple illustration to help answer the question, “Who wrote the Bible?”: How would you put a screw into a piece of wood? What would you use? You would use a tool called a screwdriver. You would direct the screwdriver, putting it where […]... continue >>

New Easter Resource for Families

February 25, 2015 in Blog with 0 Comments
Just released—Mission Accomplished: A Two-Week Family Easter Devotionaláby Scott James. Here is Sally Michael’s endorsement: Scott James has provided families with an easy-to-use, yet spiritually enriching Easter devotional. Starting with the events leading to the cross through the ascension of Jesus, families are encouraged to read the corresponding Scripture, discuss the passage, and make application […]... continue >>

Grasping Sin in Order to Grasp the Gospel

February 24, 2015 in Blog with 1 Comments
One thing I always look for in reviewing Gospel resources for children—whether books, tracts, music, video, or curricula—is to see how the resource deals with sin, because if it doesn’t get sin “right,” it will probably have a distorted view of the Gospel. Overstatement? Here are some sobering words from D. A. Carson: There can […]... continue >>