Kiddie False Prophets

vintage sunday school photo

At a certain church years ago, a new associate minister’s wife visited the 5-year-olds’ Sunday school class. She was shocked to learn that for the past couple of years, the children had been receiving no Bible teaching at all. Rather, they were just being babysat with Sesame Street material. Wonder why church leaders had not been overseeing the spiritual growth…

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Sin Makes Ya Stupid

12th century mosaic

You’ve seen those TV reports that showcase criminals who make dumb mistakes. Like, a guy who held up a bank . . . but left his driver’s license on the counter. Upon hearing about such things, my sister has been known to blurt out, “Sin makes ya stupid!” And stupid has consequences. Think of these examples: Lot’s wife—The Lord (via…

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The Church—the Ultimate Escape Room

escape game family photo

It was my first experience in one of those escape rooms. There were eight of us, including my grandkids, with an age range from 8 to 68. We had one hour to solve the puzzle that would stop the “Runaway Train.” What a wild experience! Even in the middle of the frenzy, I was astonished at the various contributions from…

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