Godly play

Karin Liebster

Godly Play uses Jesus’ parables to engage children in deep wondering. For the parable of the great pearl, the storyteller asks, “I wonder if the merchant missed his bed after he sold everything for the great pearl.”

Last fall, a preschooler named Thomas, in line at the grocery store with his mom, struck up a conversation with the woman behind them. “Do you know a man named Noah?” he asked her. “She was a bit confused at first,” said his mother, Jennifer Hoemberg, “but Thomas continued with great gusto to explain that […]

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