My Kids, Professors Of Theology

I’m a stay at home Dad. We have two reasons for that, one’s eleven the other’s eight. Both boys. I sometimes say, a little jokingly, that raising my kids has been my theological education. No seminary needed, thank you very much.

I say it kind of jokingly just to be funny and clever. But the truth is, it’s the truth.

Here’s a sample lesson from the class on biblical studies they taught several years ago.

“Read this book to me, Daddy.”

“Why don’t you go pick a different book, buddy? We’ve read that one a thousand times.”

“Dis one!”

(Sigh)…”Ok, we’ll read that one.”

As I’m reading, he’s correcting any errors and ommissions. So it’s clear he’s not looking for new information. He doesn’t ask for explanation of grammatical nuance, or definition of words and concepts (he asked those questions early on in the first hundred or so readings.). Sure, he likes the story and knows it word for word. But more than that, he wants to be with me, and hear me read the words to him.

I need to be more like that with the scriptures. Especially when I’ve read the words a hundred times, and they’ve become too familiar. 

“Read this book to me, Daddy.”

Because I need to be with Him, and hear Him read the words to me.

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2 Responses to “My Kids, Professors Of Theology”

  1. Janet Says:

    Amen, Amen!! Thanks so much for this post!

    God Bless,
    Janet

  2. seaton garrett Says:

    Thanks Janet. Or rather, you’re welcome. But I mean both.

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