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Elizabeth Urbanowicz

How Not to Teach the Bible to Our Kids – Part 3

In previous posts, we explored several common mistakes we make when instructing our children in Scripture. In this post, we will finish the series by exploring one final error. Error Three: Aim for Excitement Rather Than Independence “In all honesty, I don’t know how to go about reading the Bible. Where do I start? What

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Elizabeth Urbanowicz

Helping Our Kids Think Critically This Christmas

At some point between Thanksgiving and Christmas, most of us will read our kids the Christmas story from Luke’s gospel. Just thinking about this probably elicits memories of crackling fires, cozy blankets, and twinkling lights. This tradition can make for great family memories! But, have you ever paused to think about how you could use

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Elizabeth Urbanowicz

How Not to Teach the Bible to Our Kids – Part 2

In our previous post, we explored how asking our children the question, “What does this passage mean to you?” trains them to falsely believe that they bring meaning to the biblical text. In this post, we will continue our series exploring common errors we should avoid when instructing our children in Scripture. Error Two: Teaching

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Elizabeth Urbanowicz

How Not to Teach the Bible to Our Kids – Part 1

As an educational consultant, I interact with thousands of Christian teachers, leaders, and parents. These individuals love God and seek to instruct children in the truth. However, I have observed many unwittingly teach kids faulty methods of Bible reading. If we are not careful, these harmful practices can seep into our own homes, churches, and

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