Monday, July 25, 2011

Middle School Meditation on the Prodigal Son

One of my unexpected joys at the Wild Goose Festival was the impromptu opportunity to guide middle-schoolers through the creation of art around the "Parable of the Prodigal Son," perhaps better titled "Parable of the Faithful Father." I am often pleasantly encouraged by the creativity adults find when they free themselves to live in the biblical narrative. However, I was blown away by the questions these kids were asking about the text and the beauty unleashed in their expressions of those questions.

This is a recording of our conversation about the middle-schooler's reactions to the Prodigal and the art many of them created:

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