Friday, 30 September 2016
Thursday, 29 September 2016
Tuesday, 27 September 2016
Monday, 26 September 2016
Saturday, 24 September 2016
I believe that fantastic literature has a unique ability to slide past our set opinions and prejudices, and encourage us to consider moral and spiritual truths in a new way. The classic fairy tales and fantasy stories are about the struggle between a simple, humble good and a powerful evil, and they constantly remind the reader that human effort is not enough — that supernatural intervention is required before good can triumph.What could be more Biblical?
~RJ Anderson in this interview
Thursday, 22 September 2016
Echoes the one they had in spring (for some reason you sometimes need to click this one to see the animation):
Wednesday, 21 September 2016
Saturday, 17 September 2016
Thursday, 15 September 2016
Friday, 9 September 2016
The most useful thing I have heard anyone say about the differing views Christians have on this subject, was Chris Wright at Spring Harvest in 2006.
Unfortunately I didn't note down his exact words, just rough notes. But it was something like:
Christians who believe in a young earth etc shouldn't assume that those who don't lack integrity as to the Bible.
Likewise, those who believe in theistic evolution shouldn't assume that those who don't lack intelligence as to science.
Good advice. Remembered it for 10 years!
Thursday, 8 September 2016
You will need:
- Jelly bracelets
- Carrier bags in the 7 colours of the rainbow: Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo (dark blue), violet (It may be tricky to find all the colours - I used a pale lime green M&S bag for 'yellow', which was sufficiently different from the more turquoisy colour I used for 'green'. WHSmiths bags are good for 'indigo') Don't worry if there's a little text on the bags.
Cut the carrier bags into strips about an inch or so wide. Easier if you do this horizontally (I didn't!) Now you have loops. Cut each loop in one place so you get a long strip.
The kids will likely need a lot of help with this!
- Each child chooses a jelly bracelet.
- Tie each plastic strip on to the bracelet using a larks head knot (see video) - make sure they're in order: Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet
- Run around and have fun!
Wednesday, 7 September 2016
And here's the (mammoth) PowerPoint.