15 January 2011
Prospectus and a Request
For three years now I have intended to design a curriculum for parents that follows the Church Year, its seasons, feasts, festivals and commemorations. I can not think of a better way to teach and impress on our children God's Work for us--that is, the atonement for our sins by Jesus Christ's perfect life, death and resurrection--than through celebrating Biblical and Church history, the lives of all God's saints, and of course, the Gospel story itself. This is the Church Year in a nutshell.
The theology herein will reflect those expressed in the Book of Concord. All visitors are welcome to contribute and make suggestions, regardless of their own confession, but please know I reserve the right to evaluate suggested resources against the BoC (and include disclaimers or "heads up" warnings). And parents, it's ultimately your responsibility to determine what is appropriate for your family. I will try mightily to assess materials theologically (and for historic accuracy...and maybe aesthetics, too), but something may slip through the cracks.
This is a supplement to--not a replacement of-- your family's reading the Word of God and praying daily. Please visit the General Resource part of my blog for general devotional and catechetical aids.
Finally, help me out!!! Tell us what your family does to celebrate the days and seasons of the Church! My own children are under 4, so a lot of what I will post may reflect that fact. However, I want this site ultimately to be a resource for any age.
So.. .what art, children's books, biographies or fiction, hymns, coloring pages, meals and treats, fun games or activities, poems and folk songs, Bible memory verses do you like?