While I have been a proud member of the Mennonite Brethren (MB) family since 1984, I no longer count the number of times I have heard colleagues, friends, and various leaders confidently state that biblical inerrancy is “not our thing.”
Mennonite Brethren, like other Anabaptist groups, vigorously pursue the question of identity. Nowhere is this quest more evident than in the field of hermeneutics, which, for the purposes of this article, I will simply define as the science and art of interpreting the Bible.
Children are naturally inquisitive. To encourage conversations about – and love for – the Word of God, start by simply reading the Bible together with them. Respond to their questions. Return the favour and ask them questions too! Here are three questions you may wish to use.