Saturday, October 25, 2008

Captain underpants

I was driving back in the car from retreat thinking about children and the Bible. I have been invited to do a week long conference in Australia next year, exploring the topic of family and faith. It will require a fair bit of work, but it does give me the chance to pull a few pieces together scattered across my laptop around Bible families and inter-generational faith formation.

And in the heat of the car (it was 30 degrees outside), I got to thinking about my 8 year old cousin and his love for Captain Underpants. (And at the risk of lowering the tone of this blog considerably;

“So, what about doing a series of kids talk around the theme of “God’s big story according to Captain Underpants?”

– genesis story and the first undies;

– forming of nation of Israel and wearing the leviticus law;

– king david dancing with NO undies;

– prophets and soggy underwear for Jonah;

– Jesus first undies;

– Jesus last undies, complete with the flasher in the garden of gethsemane

– the early church, who got baptised with NO undies.

Posted by steve at 05:52 PM

5 Comments

  1. Captain Underpants…sounds like a superhero…
    Dare I ask what his super powers are?

    Comment by Andrew B — October 27, 2008 @ 6:58 pm

  2. I can think of dozens of kids that I know who would be absolutely rivetted….and not a few adults!

    Comment by Kerry Davies — October 28, 2008 @ 12:03 am

  3. I thought it was going to be a post about exegesis, but alas :)

    Comment by Paul — October 28, 2008 @ 9:59 am

  4. That could work.

    (thinking…)

    1 Kgs 18:27 springs to mind

    As does a variation on the TV ad for Trumpet ice creams – with Jonah it could be “togs…togs….togs…undies!” as he moves towards Nineveh :-)

    I know my kids would be gripped by this idea. Would you dress for the part?

    Comment by Stephen — October 29, 2008 @ 9:27 am

  5. me dress for the part – please – that is really lowering the tone of this blog :)

    steve

    Comment by steve — October 29, 2008 @ 11:58 am

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