health and strength

A quick post from the seminary library. I am feeling better. Thank you to those who have been praying for me. I slept a lot from Friday through Sunday. Monday I returned to work. Today I feel somewhat human. My laptop battery is down, so until I get it replaced I will not be online as much. Maybe that isn’t such a bad thing. Did you know that there are things you can concentrate on better if you have no access to internet or the computer? Who knew? Just kidding. Or am I? :) Be blessed. Time for me to venture out into soggy, dark Portland traffic.


4 thoughts on “health and strength

  1. Hi Glen,

    I’m sniffing around for some information, and can’t find any. Do you have any resources related to the history of Kids Church? Or the broader Kids Ministry, I suppose. But I’m particularly interested in how the format of an entire church service for kids came to be. Reading my grandfather’s autobiography, he was in Sunday school in 1925, so apparently that existed then! Very interesting reading about Sunday school in 1925. Anyways, if you’re like me and unsure of any such resources, any leads on where I might look? Thanks in advance!!

  2. Hi Peter,

    I have good news and bad news. The good news is that I do have some information for you. The bad news is I only have a couple of minutes left on a borrowed computer at the library and I will not have computer access again until next weekend as I am waiting for new parts for my home laptop. If you need information sooner, try googling Robert Raikes. That will reveal information about ministry to kids in England. Also, try googling Henrietta Mears. There are several books about children in the Bible, and also in church history, which would naturally predate 1925. Later, I can cite some of those books to give you resources. In my doctoral research I dealt with aspects of this issue, and I intend to do more in the days to come. I appreciate the question. Not many people today seem too concerned with it. Thanks!

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  4. Dear Emily,

    Thank you for the kind words and the offer of this opportunity. Unfortunately, as you will notice by reading my disclaimer page, I no longer accept unsolicited requests for product reviews. I hope you find others who are in a better position to help you out.

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