Theological reflection . . . with fifth & sixth graders

Two of the best ways I know to hone theological thinking is to teach children and teach in other cultures. Tonight Jill and start another year of teaching 5th and 6th graders. It’s a stretch for me to relate, and it’s a challenge for Jill to enter kid world again after a full day with middle schoolers and our own children, but we feel more than ever the call of Jesus to the children: “let the little children come to me.”

We’re starting a semester on prayer tonight. We’ll learn the Lord’s Prayer and look at prayers in Psalms and throughout Scripture . . . and practice the power of talking to the Lord together during the classes.