Most nights I read a chapter (or section) from Kylie's NIrV Kid's Study Bible to our children and ask questions or discuss the bizzare or shocking parts we come across. At the moment we're moving between Judges and the Sermon on the Mount (in no particular pattern) and, if you're familiar with the book of Judges, you'll understand when I say the stories in Judges require a little bit of explanation.
Well, last night we were up to Judges 17 (I'm still wondering whether we'll attempt chapters 18 onward) and it turned out to be quite an interesting chapter.
Kylie and I went for a walk in a park and came back with so much evidence that I decided to display it only a bit at a time.
Here's today's sampling.
Daisy Malone and the Blue Glowing Stone by James O'Loghlin
What it's about.
Daisy and her talking dog, Ben, allow Daisy's curiosity to lead them straight into an adventure that involves destroying the world...or saving it, depending on what happens. A blue glowing stone turns up in their lives and crazily enough it has a connection to her mother, an archaeologist at a dig some distance away. Who to trust and who to depend on becomes all important in this race to prevent an evil alien villain from ruling the universe.
What is it like?
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. (NIV)
When I was at University, I took a class on Christian Missions. The lecturers were definitely on the Liberal side (meaning, they did not take the Bible as the inerrant Word of God) and one of the first things they brought up in the class was the purpose of Missions.
“God would not send people to hell for not believing in Jesus,” intoned our lecturer. This didn’t surprise me. I knew the nature of the class before I entered it. What did surprise me was that only three people out of about 12 in the class (many who were training to enter the ministry) believed that we needed to tell people about Jesus to save them from an eternity in hell.