Kids and the Bible

Following the theme of yesterday’s post, I have another thought about kids and the Bible. I like to get kids to bring their Bibles to church and camp services – so we can all physically open those Bibles together and read God’s Word from the pages. Yes, it takes more time to open those Bibles than it does to just throw the verse on the big screen. But I believe we need to teach children how to look-up verses in their Bibles. Sure, they’ve got devices with the Bible on it nowadays, and we should teach them how to use those tools as well. But call me old fashioned – I still prefer the hard copy book and the ease of reading and studying something so tangible and accessible. It’s like the difference between kids learning how to do math and learning how to use a calculator. We need to teach both, but they need to know the how-to behind math, which sometimes requires a tangible pencil and paper.

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Dr. Jesse Joyner travels nationwide as a speaker and entertainer. His primary role is that of a performing juggler spreading joy and the love of learning to family and kids events. H earned his PhD in Educational Studies at Trinity International University (Deerfield, IL). He enjoys playing the piano, bird watching, and old houses. He lives in Richmond, VA with his wife, Sarah, and their three kids - the perfect number for juggling children.