I used to quote this passage to my students at the evangelical university where I taught for ten years. They always nodded in sage agreement, murmuring appreciatively—until I told them the verse wasn’t from the Bible. It’s an Islamic hadith, one of a large collection of wisdom sayings that complement and amplify the Qur’an.
I have been thinking about Jesus’ life on earth and trying to wrap my head around what his life might have been like.
It’s 9 pm on a Tuesday evening, and my 9 and 11 year old boys have just finished their second full day of Camp Mama.
Early on in my church ministry, I received the book Sticky Faith from a parishioner
Looking for the “best” intergenerational ministry curriculum? Here is a list of Building Faith’s favorite curriculum options based on theology, availability, and pedagogy.
For a friendship more separate than equal, we don our funeral black, and sign the guest book on the way in, all our children watching and following our lead with solemnity.
The world is heavy with sorrow right now.This is not a season that requires take much imagination to ponder Jesus’s suffering on the cross.
I think it all happened because the eighteen-year-old boy behind the counter called me ma’am.
There are so many ways that we can invite children into safer spaces when at church or in Christian formation settings. Here are some starting places.
What’s your new year looking like? For one church, it’s a return to the physical building. Here’s how youth minister Miriam McKenney created a plan for maximum safety and fun in a big pop-up tent.