The Sunday School Zone Blog

The Sunday School Zone Blog contains insights on children’s spiritual formation as well as tips, ideas, and suggestions to help Christian parents and leaders as they work with kids of all abilities (and even adults with special needs) at home, church, and school. If you would like to contribute to the Sunday School Zone blog, please visit our Writer Inquiries page and then send us an explanatory email at [email protected] describing the kind of writing you’d like to do. We welcome those who have something of substance to say to Christian parents and teachers of children. You already know that Sunday School Zone offers tons of free, printable Bible activities for kids. If you think you’d like to contribute to The Sunday School Zone Blog, please read more…

Happy Birthday, Mom! (August 4, 2018)

So yes, this is a bit of self indulgence for me as I wish happy birthday to my mom, Fondanell Edwards, who was born on August 4, 1922. We lost my mom in September of 2011, but she lived a good, long life and was able to live at home and care for herself until…

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What Is Contemplative Christianity?

Sometimes words or phrases pick up “baggage” along the way so a particular word may begin to mean one thing to one person or one group of people while the same word means something entirely different to someone else. The word “contemplative,” when associated with “Christianity” is one such word or phrase. The phrase “contemplative…

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Five Suggested Bible Apps for Christians

Technological advancements have made it easier for people to read the Bible whenever and wherever they wish. A few decades ago, one would have to carry a pocket Bible with tiny writing or ferry a gigantic one around. Today, anyone can download a digital Bible and carry it in their smartphone or tablets. Below are…

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“Sweetheart, You Really Need to Read This Book…” Fight For Her by Plumb

I’ll confess that when I received a copy of Fight For Her by Plumb my expectations weren’t that high. Not that I didn’t think she was capable. But, my training and interests are in biblical studies. I love to read theology. And, I’m a guy. The prospect of reading a book by a mom for…

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Plumb Crazy

Tiffany Lee, more widely known as Plumb, is many things. She’s a Christian, recording artist, songwriter, author, wife, and mother. Of all the things this incredible woman is, she is, to an increasing number of people, an optimistic and inspiring voice in our world of chaos and confusion. She brings light to dark situations through…

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“Beautifully Broken” Delivers Hope and Insight

When it comes to contemporary Christian music, Plumb (Tiffany Lee) has been at it longer than many and that’s a testimony to the quality of her work. She’s still making great music and with Beautifully Broken she seems to be honing in on a consistent (and powerful) message that she’s communicating through her music as…

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Set a Good Work/Life Example

Kids tend to model their behavior on what they observe their parents doing, which is why it’s so important to set the best example you can early in their lives. Admittedly, that can be a hard thing to do. There are times that parents do things they wouldn’t want their children to do. One of…

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Dad, “Be” Before You “Do”

Father’s Day should be a time of reflection for those who love and honor their dads, but it should be a time of reflection for Fathers as well. Speaking as a dad who has more than his share of failures, I’d like to encourage all dads out there to focus their energies on BEING before…

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Are We Fablizing the Stories of the Bible?

Most of us are familiar with fables. A fable is typically a short story, often (but not always) involving animals as characters, that conveys a moral lesson. Aesop’s Fables* are among the most familiar. Who isn’t familiar with the tale of The Tortoise and the Hare? Steady perseverance can overcome impetuous speed. Such fables can…

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