According to Brian McLaren Dave Csinos at McMaster Divinity College is currently doing important research about spiritual formation for children in emerging churches. He's also written a great paper on children in the Bible, available here. I can't wait to see what he finds.
posted by Mike Clawson at 10:01:00 AM |


At March 19, 2008 at 2:02 PM, Blogger Mark

I was just wondering if anyone had any good ideas for a children's devotional. We as a family like to read after our evening meal and I am looking for some recommendations of children's books that incorporate the 'emergent conversation'.


At April 23, 2008 at 7:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous

Check out the children's books by Sandy Sasso. She's a rabbi in Indiana. Check out "God's Paintbrush" and "In God's Name." If you like those, definately read her other books, like "Cain and Abel: Finding the Fruits of Peace."

Good luck!


At April 26, 2008 at 11:32 AM, Blogger Ross Christopher

how about kids LEAD the worship - for adults...i read a great book, "A Beautiful Mess," discussing the kingdom of God. Its written by the pastor of Imago Dei. Anyway, at Imago Dei, on one particular Sunday, the congregation decided to let kids lead worship by the adults watching the kids explore faith in their own eyes/ways/means. Big canvases throughout the worship area allowed kids to depict the image they had of God, Jesus, and their relationship in the kingdom. The adults watched and learned what a child-like faith might look like.

Interesting idea. Its good to know that not everyone has morphed the images of Christ and God into a westernized, democratic, version that we so very often succumb to...



At June 3, 2008 at 12:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous

It would be great to have a study like that. About 3.5 years ago, while pregnanat and still in college, I tried to write a paper about postmodern parenting ( or emergent parenting) and there was so little resources available at that time that I ended up switching to another topic... I think breastfeeding, lol!


At June 20, 2008 at 5:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous

Is anyone posting here anymore? This was such a find and now seems to be lapsing.


At June 27, 2008 at 2:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous

Margie (at Emerging Kids) has done a series on this paper that might be interesting. The first post is here. She's done a great job summarizing and asking pertinent questions.