Faith Formation (formerly Sunday School) / The Bible / Thoughts on Faith / Uncategorized

Three things about LOVE and the Bible:

This past week, I heard Brian McLaren talk at CEF2018 about creating “studios of love” within our churches. He asked us to imagine yoga studios without mats – just lectures on yoga. Or basketball practices with no courts or balls – just videos about game strategy. These were his metaphors for the way church often … Continue reading

Advent Planning Time is Here
Advent and Christmas / Uncategorized

Advent Planning Time is Here

I’ve recently updated the Advent section of the website with more recent posts including an Advent youth gathering, mason jar advent printables, impromptu pageant tips, reflections and more.  Speaking of Advent survival, subscribers to my email list are able to download a printable Impromptu Christmas Pageant Checklist. Click here to download and here to see … Continue reading

Children's Sermons / Faith Formation (formerly Sunday School) / Taking the Lessons Home / Thoughts on Faith / Uncategorized

The Unspoken Lessons

I am always amazed at implicit learning that happens Godly Play stories. We finished the last lectionary reading about bread (so much bread in August!) in worship today- and the children have been paying attention. Last week when I took out the parable box and wondered what was inside, a child said “maybe it is … Continue reading