I imagine I must have looked like a pretty grouchy 10-year-old, as I slumped into the church pew on a cold winter morning. There I was, stuck listening to a boring sermon while the rest of my hockey team was pursuing glory on the rinks of southern Alberta.
Talking to kids
Have you ever played laser tag? I remember my first experience – it seemed like all of my friends had played for years, and I was the last one to join the party. I remember the anticipation of playing the game, the excitement of being handed my first laser (unfortunately, no lightsabres available), and the uncertainty of what strategy I should use to win (or simply avoid losing every game!).
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.