Noah’s Ark: Beyond Flannelgraph

A lot of people have serious reservations as to whether the Ark Noah built was big enough to hold all of the animals God sent him to save from the world-wide Flood. This is largely the fault of an all-too-common image of a cute, little bathtub toy Ark over-stuffed with adorable animals, often with a…

What’s Wrong With Church 10: Sunday School Syndrome

“My child would never use those words!” she insisted with self-righteous indignation. “He’s gone to church all of his life!” Can you imagine my reaction when this lady sputters these words in my direction? I grew up in church. So did my brothers. We were cussing like sailors for years before my parents ever caught…

What’s Wrong With Church 2: No Children Allowed

There’s famous story in the Gospels about some mothers took their children to Jesus to be blessed. The disciples tried to turn them away under the basic assumption that the Master would not want to be bothered with children when He was doing some big, important ADULT religious stuff. They hadn’t asked Jesus. Jesus’ response…