Fewer and fewer children in our culture are familiar with stories from the Bible. So how can we get kids excited about learning scripture and interact with them in ways that connect their reality with the Bible characters they read about? Friday we will visit with Veggie Tales creator Phil Vischer, who’s released a new Laugh N’ Learn Bible. This Bible connects families to scripture in a new creative way. We’ll also talk about some new episodes of Veggie Tales coming out soon.
Church father Augustine of Hippo said of Jesus, “You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it rests in you.” Is Jesus the only One who can satisfy the deepest thirsts of our heart? We are going to visit that question and others on our search for discovering the real Jesus Friday with Moody Bible Institute Professor and Author Bill Thrasher. Be listening as we look at what God wants us to know about who He is and His desire and design for us.
Ken's morning devotional comes from "100 Days of Character: Strong Roots for a Strong Life" by Stephen Arterburn
Author and filmmaker Phil Vischer has had a significant impact on American culture. His groundbreaking children’s series, VeggieTales, has sold more than 65 million copies, been featured in major magazines and newspapers and even spoofed by Saturday Night Live and The Simpsons. Phil created Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber as a 25 year-old Chicago-based computer animator, searching for ways to integrate his faith and his filmmaking. With the help of his wife, Lisa, his college buddy Mike Nawrocki, two art school grads and his church’s music director, Kurt Heinecke, Phil landed VeggieTales videos in a third of all American households with young children.
Phil has produced What’s in the Bible? – a 13-part DVD series walking families all the way through from Genesis to Revelation, explaining the origins, meaning, and some of the “trickier bits” of the world’s most influential book. Phil is also a frequent radio guest on Family Life Radio, Focus on the Family, and others.
William D. Thrasher (Th.M., Th.D., Dallas Theological Seminary) is a graduate professor of Bible and theology at Moody Theological Seminary and is a frequent speaker for churches and retreats across the country. He is author of several books, including God as He Wants You to Know Him, Putting God Back in the Holidays and A Journey to Victorious Praying. He has written "Jonah" in the Moody Bible Commentary and has authored two online courses. Bill and his wife, Penny, live in the Chicago area and have three sons and one grandchild.
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