Parents Shocked by Daughter’s Lack of Faith (Babylon Bee)

From the Babylon Bee, a Christian satire site. Attendance, Parents Shocked By Daughter’s Lack Of Faith April 7, 2016 Fullerton, CA—Local father Trevor Michelson, 48, and his wife Kerri, 45, are reeling after discovering that after 12 years of steadily taking their daughter Janie to church every Sunday they didn’t have a more pressing sporting commitment—which was … Continue reading Parents Shocked by Daughter’s Lack of Faith (Babylon Bee)

Fowl Prayers: Silliness Before the Throne

During bedtime prayers this week, something incredibly silly and irreverent happened. Complete hilarity ensued before the throne of the Almighty as toddler humor took over our prayers. I didn't know whether to scold and lecture my kids about making light of prayer, or burst out laughing along with my 4 and 6 year old. What … Continue reading Fowl Prayers: Silliness Before the Throne

The Upward Climb: First Day of School Reflection

We just snapped that classic milestone photo of our 6-year old, Peter, climbing up those enormous school bus steps, turning around for that split second with a proud smile, and the look of excitement with tinge of apprehension in his eyes. Snap photo.  And just like that the driver pulled the lever and the doors … Continue reading The Upward Climb: First Day of School Reflection

Peter Rabbit in the Garden of Eden

Our first born is named Peter. This means, among other things, that we’ve been given many copies of Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit books. I can’t count how many times I’ve read the tale of that fluffy, nosey rabbit sneaking into Farmer McGregor’s garden only to steal a carrot and barely escape with his life.

the-tale-of-peter-rabbit-10While Beatrix Potter can provide a nice bedtime story, she may not be the best source of moral and theological truth. I am preparing a series a teachings on “Soul Gardening” and tracing the theme of gardening throughout the Bible. I recently saw Peter Rabbit’s world in a whole new way that highlights the spiritual and moral confusion of our day.

Here’s what I mean. When we read Peter Rabbit’s exploits into Farmer McGregor’s garden, Potter has told the story in a way that makes that cute, fluffy little bunny the protagonist and Farmer McGregor ends up…

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