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The Importance of Christmas Traditions

The Importance of Christmas Traditions

What do you think of when you hear the word tradition? Your great aunt’s famous casserole? Opening a single gift on Christmas Eve? Watching that creepy claymation Rudolph film? (You know… the one with the elf who wants to be a dentist?) Most of our families have some...
A Crash Course in Judaism

A Crash Course in Judaism

When you think about Judaism, what comes to mind? When I was growing up, we had a menorah in our house that we’d light for Hanukkah even though we weren’t Jewish, and I remember Adam Sandler’s famous song about all the famous people who are Jewish (which we included...
Why did God Create the Tree in the First Place?

Why did God Create the Tree in the First Place?

A few weeks ago, our church’s 3rd-5th graders were learning about the creation story from Genesis, and I was brought in to the planning process to help address common science misconceptions that the kids will encounter as they get older. (i.e. “Science can disprove...