Lent is my favorite season of the church year. I love and appreciate the introspection, the consideration of our own mortality and sin, and the reminder of the Lord’s sacrifice. It’s always moving for me, and in a church year that is otherwise full of celebration and rejoicing, Lent feels like a quiet moment of pause. Continue reading “Stricken, Smitten and Afflicted”
On the night table beside my daughter’s crib we have a book of children’s Bible stories. I started reading to her during and after her feedings. The book begins – just as the real Good Book does – with “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.”
My daughter was just a few days old at the time I started reading to her. Even if she could have understood what I said, she would have no context for who or what “God” is. I eventually went on undeterred (after all, comprehension isn’t a strong suit among five-day-old kids), but it got me thinking:
How do you explain a concept like “God” to someone for the first time?
Continue reading “Conversations With My Daughter: Who is God?”
If you missed Part 1 of this discussion, it is available here, though it’s not necessary to read them in order. Essentially, in the last six months, I became a parent, a teacher, and a boss. In Part 1, I wrote about what it’s like to be a first-time manager, if even for a short term. Today’s episode of Dude Where’s My Youth discusses a far greater responsibility: being a Sunday school teacher.
Continue reading “Adulting So Hard, Part 2: Teaching”