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Colin Buchanan has contributed 8 articles

Colin Buchanan writes: (6) Abraham Came To Lorega

by Colin Buchanan

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Not every opportunity to share with kids—or adults—hits the sweet spot. But if our message is strong, sharp, thought-through and biblical; if our means is targeted, engaging, built to serve that message; and if our manner springs from who we are in Christ—Spirit-led, resonating gospel gravity, love, wonder, joy—well, we're sure to be giving it a red-hot crack.

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Colin Buchanan writes: (5) A Mystery-Box and A Cardboard Time Machine

by Colin Buchanan

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Not every opportunity to share with kids—or adults—hits the sweet spot. But if our message is strong, sharp, thought-through and biblical; if our means is targeted, engaging, built to serve that message; and if our manner springs from who we are in Christ—Spirit-led, resonating gospel gravity, love, wonder, joy—well, we're sure to be giving it a red-hot crack.

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Colin Buchanan writes: (2) Watch What You Say, Christian Kids Worker – The 30 Seconds I Never Forgot

by Colin Buchanan

Colin Buchanan writes: (2) Watch What You Say, Christian Kids Worker – The 30 Seconds I Never Forgot image

Children are question machines. They don’t stop. And they (we—all of us had a childhood) don’t remember every question, just like we don't remember every answer. But beware of letting incidence disguise significance. Children ask to find out. If they ask you, it’s because they think you’ll know the answer. Like a pressed flower, picked one Spring from a paddock of countless blooms, one or two will be preserved, perhaps treasured a lifetime, echoing into eternity.

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Colin Buchanan writes: (1) Kid's Ministry Is No Toy Kitchen

by Colin Buchanan

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When it comes to teaching God's Word, I wonder if many churches have two kitchens? There's the real kitchen—​the pulpit—​where the real cooking takes place. And there's the plastic play kitchen: It has the shape of biblical ministry, but shrunk, made of different stuff, good for a bit of mimicry and pretend cooking. You can't satisfy hunger or expect to learn how to cook in a plastic kitchen.

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