12 Days of Christmas Toybox Tales! #1

Well, it is 12 days until Christmas, and what better way to pass the time than to give you ONE CHRISTMAS TOYBOX TALE A DAY? I’ve created more than 12 Christmas Toybox Tales over the past several years, and they are all available on www.ToyBoxTales.com, but I will post one a day here in easy-to-view flash each and every day! If you want them for Kid’s Church use, I will also provide a link to the download page. BLOG ABOUT THE 12 DAYS OF TOYBOXATALES or COMMENT on posts and you could win a very VERY cool toybox prize! WIN an orginal ToyBoxTales set used in a Toybox Tale! I’ll post the set and the tale it was used in half way through the contest. Every comment and post you make gives you another entry in the contest! So comment and post away! Just point your links to: www.kidologist.com/12-Days-of-ToyBoxTales so I’ll know you linked! HERE IS YOUR FIRST CHRISTMAS TALE: Struck Speechless (The Story of Zechariah) From Christmas in Playmobile Land on Toyboxtales.com TOMORROW: DONKEY 4000

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An Open Letter to Philip Pullman

A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY and an Open Letter to Philip Pullman (discuss this post on Kidology.org) “Here we go again,” was my first thought when I got my first (of many) e-mails warning me about the latest assault on Christianity in the form of a major motion picture based on a trilogy of children’s books written by a professing atheist. The Golden Compass became almost an obsession to parents and children’s leaders across the nation as blogs and church bulletins were filled with warnings against this “threat” to our children. The author, Philip Pullman, seemed pleased by the uproar and fueled the debate himself with his own anti-Christian, anti-religious, anti-God, and anti-C.S. Lewis comments. Unlike R.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter, whose message may have been harmful or dangerous to an unparented child, but was not written for that purpose, Pullman practically boasted his anti-Christian agenda. And so the e-mails and blogosphere erupted in a frenzied panic to fight the message of this upcoming film. (Remember The DaVinci Code?) I’m all for this wave of helpful communication. Well written reviews have been written both by Christian and secular reviewers. (Focus on the Family and TIME magazine) My own website, Kidology.org, hosted a lengthy…

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