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2 months ago

What are the implications for faith formation and transmission?‘Children are not simply passive consumers of theology; they actively generate theological meaning for themselves. As they do, they take information and experiences from their contexts as raw material and tools for building theology.’

Csinos, Little Theologians (McGill Queens, 2020)
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What are the implications for faith formation and transmission?

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Covid 19 has highlighted that church is not a building. Children are the church too.

Would be interesting to connect with the developments of the so called "Kindertheologie" in the German discourse. The immediate implications are to consider what we offer them (theology FOR children), how we build learning processes with them (theologizing WITH children) and how we can learn from them (theology OF children). And finally: how this challenges and reshapes our adult theologies!

Yes agree Bert Roebben. The power that we as adults hold in this process should also be acknowledged and named for this to be an authentic reflection

2 months ago

Faith in the Nexus.

Report Launch Event.

This should make for a fascinating day - looking at the interplay between church, home and school when it comes to faith development and formation for children. Hope to see you there 🙂Faith in the Nexus - Research Report Launch Event.

18th November 2020.

Hey everyone, I'm very excited about the launch of "Faith in the Nexus". Over the last couple of years I have been part of some national conversations around the interplay between church, school and home when it comes to children's faith development and formation. A ton of research has gone in to this project and the launch event should be a fascinating window on what has been discovered!

I'm privileged to play a small part in the day - "In Conversation" with a few people during one of the afternoon breakout sessions, "Where are the barriers to collaborative working within the Nexus?".

If you can, do join us for the day - if you can't be there, make sure you download the report!

www.canterbury.ac.uk/education/our-work/research-enterprise/national-institute-christian-educatio...
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Faith in the Nexus.

Report Launch Event. 

This should make for a fascinating day - looking at the interplay between church, home and school when it comes to faith development and formation for children.  Hope to see you there :)

4 months ago

Five Things To avoid When Working With Children.

Confession . . . I still do some of these, what about you? ASLO written for those who talk to children infrequently . . . hopefully helpful for some (and a painful reminder for others!)Five Things To Avoid When Working With Children.

I first wrote this for a creative arts website called "Ideas Tap" which, sadly, no longer exists. I've re-worked it slightly and posted in on my website for the first time.

It is slightly tongue in cheek - but, mostly based on things I have NOT avoided and so had a few disasters! Apparently, 30 + years in childrens and youth ministry does not stop me occasionally doing some of these even now - who knew?!

theresource.org.uk/five-things-to-avoid-when-working-with-children/
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Five Things To avoid When Working With Children.

Confession . . . I still do some of these, what about you? ASLO written for those who talk to children infrequently . . . hopefully helpful for some (and a painful reminder for others!)

6 months ago

It's my birthday . . . so been a bit quiet on here.

HOWEVER, as a special TREAT ::

LEARNING TOOL BOX from PROJECT ZERO.

I have just been looking at the Learning Toolbox from Project Zero - an amazing array of tools to help you encourage thinking and exploration with children and young people. FREE pdf's to download which explain each tool (and there are LOADS) - easy to adapt and explore.

Check them out here :: pz.harvard.edu/thinking-routines#CoreThinkingRoutines
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6 months ago

Timeline PhotosAfter seeing the amazing responses to our recent post about Michael Rosen's Sad Book we've planned a special event examining how picturebooks can be used to explore grief and loss with children. On Tuesday 14 July at 4pm join award-winning Wendy Meddour Children's Author for an hour long workshop to explore these themes.

Wendy is a University of Exeter academic researching the role picture books have on children’s mental health and wellbeing. This event is for adults only and will take place on Zoom. Tickets are £5 per person and can be booked here 👉 ow.ly/YA5B50AtOG3.
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8 months ago

A beautiful thought for the night from Aruna Prasad, and a song by her brother Benny and sister-in-law Zanbeni on God carrying you when you can't carry yourself . We're doing 30 nights of these from around the world leading up to Pentecost at AGX2020.com. Invite your youth group and advisors and families to join us? youtu.be/XuYR7i5izoU ... See MoreSee Less

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9 months ago

My article that was published in July 2019 in International Bulletin of Mission Research. I would appreciate your comments please. ... See MoreSee Less

My article that was published in July 2019 in International Bulletin of Mission Research. I would appreciate your comments please.

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Prasad Phillips, can you share the rest of the article?

well done

9 months ago

Lesley R Wells

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9 months ago

Those interested in theology about the child, theology by the child, and child theology, are invited to join this group. Feel free to make comments, share resources (such as videos, web sites), and respond to others. Welcome!

Related web pages: www.childtheologymovement.org and www.childfaith.net/theology
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