On Forming Human Children, Part 1

By Jon Jordan If you encounter human children on a regular basis, you are doing the work of formation. A mark is left on them by your action or inaction, by your words or your silence. By what you choose to en... Read More...

The Church or the Family?

By Calvin Lane There is, arguably, no greater imperative for the Church at this moment than deep formation in the Christian narrative. Everything we do hinges on our story, the story we hold deep within that... Read More...

A Lesson from Winnie-the-Pooh

How to Engage Children with Scripture  By Sarah Puryear At six years old, my son is squarely in a Winnie-the-Pooh phase, which makes my husband and me very glad since we love those stories ourselves. Introducing him to Winnie-the-Pooh began a few years ago... Read More...

COVID, Children, and Catechesis

By Jenny Andison When I was a young girl, my father often urged me to heed Churchill’s famous advice: “Jenny, never waste a good crisis!” Churchill’s mantra has been running around in my head during this “ti... Read More...

Forgetting our memory verses

Among the greatest gifts of my upbringing in a little prairie Lutheran church was all of the Bible memory verses. My wife had a similar upbringing, and my memory for verses is not what hers is, but nevertheless... Read More...