The Warren & the World is Story Warren’s weekly newsletter, providing a round-up of our favorite things from around the web as well as a review of what was on our site over the past week. We’re glad you’re here!
Around the Web
16 New Chapter Books for Summer Reading 2015
- It’s mid-summer and I’ve already got another long list of good books for your kids to read. New! Hot of the presses! I love new books, as you can tell. So if you need new chapter book ideas for your summer reading, check out these reviews.
Why Little Kids Need Big Biblical Words
- I remember thinking about my daughter, Julia, as we had this conversation. She was three at the time. My wife and I were frequent fill-in teachers for Julia’s preschool group in our church. I saw those cute, rambunctious kids in my mind as we discussed how to present the story of Job and the Christ connection.The question came up, “Will a preschooler have a clue what we’re talking about? How much of the story will they get?” After some good discussion, we decided they probably wouldn’t understand it all.So did we ditch the idea? No.
40 Places To See With Your Kids Before They Are All Grown Up
Maybe your family will only make it to a small handful of these over the course of your summer vacations, but even so, it’s always nice to have a list of prospects.
- As we all know, kids grow up way too fast. There are so many things to do, see and explore, it always seems challenging to find a starting point. In a great list compiled by Today Parents, here are 40 places you should try to check out with the kids before they are grown!
Jeremy Begbie on 4 Ways Music Can Reshape Us
Justin Taylor shares a video (shh…I snuck two videos into this week’s W&tW) of Jeremy Begbie sharing about how music can not only help us hear, understand, and express experience, but it also reshape us.
- Jeremy Begbie, Thomas A. Langford Research Professor of Theology at Duke Divinity School, argues that music can reshape us by (1) by combining dissonance with hope, (2) by making us wait in the midst of delay, (3) by generating empathy, (4) by retiming us:
Around the Warren
The School of Wonder
Helena Sorensen shares with us some insight into the School of Wonder.
- Gabriel Marcel said that we “move on the margin of reality like a sleepwalker.” It’s an apt description…for adults. We’ve all been exposed to so many wonders that we’ve become bored with them. We’re hard, skeptical. That magic trick? We can find out how it’s done online. It’s not real magic. That marvelous animal? We’ve seen it hundreds of times on television. That double rainbow? That orchestra performance? That waterspout? We’ve seen that stuff on Youtube. We stumble through life half-awake, asking the world, “What else ya got?”But our children are born with a seemingly infinite capacity for wonder.
“…nature gave the word glory a meaning…”
Art from Paul Boekell. Words from C.S. Lewis.
Falling Into An Inkwell
S.D. Smith recaps our 2015 Inkwell Conference—with lots of pictures.
- Oh, man. Our Story Warren Family Conference, Inkwell, was incredible. I’m so grateful for how it went. We had around 250 kids with their families together all day for an amazing experience. [openr inkwell] Inkwell is a day for Unbottling Imagination. Why? For Kingdom Anticipation. It’s a fun, funny, and friendly event. But the heart of the thing is serious.
Singing the Bible
Sam Smith shares the link to the new Slugs & Bugs Kickstarter—along with a new song!
Something to Do with Your Kids
The folks over at the Kids Activities Blog have a DIY glow-in-the-dark sensory bottle for kids who need time to decompress at bedtime, but aren’t yet readers. Check it out.
And Something to Watch
This kiddo is ridiculously adorable.
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