S8E12: Connecting with God through festivals and celebrations with Rachel Turner
The Parenting for Faith
by Parenting for Faith
2w ago
As we head towards Easter, today’s episode - the Season 8 finale - looks at how we can help our families connect with God through the major (and minor) festivals throughout the year. Do we have to set up multiple exhausting family traditions? What about secular festivities? Where do they fit in? And how do we talk about the tricky bits of Easter? Joining us to share her wisdom from many years’ experience of children’s, youth and family work is Parenting for Faith founder Rachel Turner. Rachel is the author of many Parenting for Faith titles, presents three of our four courses, and was the orig ..read more
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S8E11: Connecting with God through art with Sophie Killingley
The Parenting for Faith
by Parenting for Faith
2w ago
What does it mean to be creative? Whether our kids enjoy visual art like painting or drawing, or whether their creativity can be seen in music, cooking or problem-solving, today’s episode is all about how we can connect with God through art. We look at how to encourage our kids to be creative, whether or not they consider themselves ‘arty’ - and also how looking at, interpreting and responding to visual art around us can turn our eyes towards our Creator. Sharing her expertise and wisdom in today’s episode is Sophie Killingley of Perish and Fade. Sophie is an artist and author, and lives in Su ..read more
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S8E10: Connecting with God through dance with Ruth Carpenter
The Parenting for Faith
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1M ago
Many of our children enjoy dance, formally or informally, and today’s episode is all about how we can connect with God through the bodies he’s given us, whether that’s in dance, exercise or any kind of movement. To guide us through, we’re delighted to be joined by Ruth Carpenter, founder of Psalms and Stretches. Ruth is a professionally-trained contemporary dancer, Pilates teacher and mum of two little ones. Links: Psalms and Stretches: https://www.psalmsandstretches.com/ Follow Psalms and Stretches on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/psalmsandstretches/ Follow Psalms and Stretches on Face ..read more
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S8E9: Connecting with God through fashion with Tola-Doll Fisher
The Parenting for Faith
by Parenting for Faith
1M ago
Fashion is something all of our children experience in various ways. At the very least, all our kids have to choose something to wear each day! But for many of our children and young people, fashion is a hobby, a way they can express themselves, and a mark of their God-given creativity. So how can we help our kids to connect with God through fashion? How do we help them navigate body image and confidence? And what about the ethics of fast fashion? Tola-Doll Fisher is our guest today. Tola is a model, as well as editor and creative director at Premier Woman Alive. She co-hosts the YouTube show ..read more
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S8E8: Connecting with God through big questions with Canon J.John
The Parenting for Faith
by Parenting for Faith
1M ago
Many of our children and teens will ask big questions about God, faith and the church at some point in their childhood. Some of our kids ask 100 questions a day, every day! How should we answer these questions? How can we help our kids seek Jesus through their questions? Here to help us think through how we approach these questions is none other than Canon J.John: an experienced evangelist, minister, speaker, broadcaster and writer of over four decades. In particular, J.John’s book ‘That’s a Good Question!’ helps children think through some of the most common questions about faith. Canon J.Joh ..read more
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S8E7: Connecting with God through Sport with Richard Shorter
The Parenting for Faith
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1M ago
Sport is a large part of life for many of our children and young people, and there is a bigger range than ever for them to get involved in. Even our children who don’t enjoy sport will usually be taking part in school PE lessons or active extra-curricular clubs. So what are the lessons we can learn from sport to help us as we draw closer to Jesus? How can we enjoy the bodies and opportunities God has given us, without them becoming an idol? And what are the sorts of windows we can create, through sport, into what a life lived with God looks like? Today’s guest is Richard Shorter, Baptist minis ..read more
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S8E6: Connecting with God through gaming with Ben Jones
The Parenting for Faith
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2M ago
In this episode of the Parenting for Faith podcast we are joined by Ben Jones from Missional Generation. We asked Ben all about connecting with God through gaming and how we can talk to our kids and teens about God through the games that they are playing. We also touched on AI and Ben shared some really helpful ideas on how we can have helpful and important conversations with our children about it. Ben Jones is the CEO and founder of Missional Generation. Ben is married to Hannah and they have two primary aged children. The family have lived in Leeds for many years and enjoy being part of the ..read more
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S8E5: Connecting with God through writing with Bob Hartman
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2M ago
In this episode of the Parenting for Faith podcast we chatted to Bob Hartman all about connecting with God through writing. He shared some amazing thoughts and suggestions on how we can encourage our kids and teens with writing as well as helping them to develop their skills and use them in a way to connect with God. Bob has travelled the world, telling Bible stories, for over 30 years. He has written over 100 books, mostly for children, including The Clever Cub Series, and YouVersion’s Bible App for Kids. Originally from Pittsburgh, Bob lives in England, is married to Sue and has two children ..read more
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S8E4: Connecting with God through hospitality with Jo Swinney
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2M ago
If our kids really enjoy cooking and baking and preparing food, how can we leverage that into something which draws them closer to Jesus? How can food and hospitality impact your faith journey? Jo Swinney joined us to discuss hospitality and these questions today. Jo works for A Rocha International and is the author of eight books, most recently “A Place at the Table: faith, hope & hospitality”, co written with her mother Miranda. She lives with her husband and their two daughters in Bath, UK and loves nothing more than cooking up a storm for people who enjoy eating and chatting with her w ..read more
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S8E2: Connecting with God through science with Liz Cole
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3M ago
Our next podcast episode is now available! This week we chatted to Liz Cole all about how our kids can connect with God through Science. How do faith and science interact with each other and how can we help our kids and teens see that they go together rather than separately? We chatted to Liz all about this and more. Christians in science - https://www.cis.org.uk/ Faraday Institute - https://www.faraday.cam.ac.uk God’s Cosmic Cookbook - https://www.johnmurraypress.co.uk/titles/elizabeth-cole/god%e2%80%99s-cosmic-cookbook/9781399806480/ Answering questions - https://www.parentingforfaith.brf.or ..read more
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