The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Biblical literacy

Help boost your family's knowledge of our stories of faith

Your teenage daughter remembers all the details from the popular "Twilight" novels and your young son is an expert on Harry Potter and the characters at Hogwarts. Maybe your toddler has memorized Goodnight Moon backward and forward.

But how familiar are they with Bible stories?

designpics"Biblical literacy varies so much from family to family, but there really is a huge void out there for lots of parents and kids," said Judi Hangen, director of youth and educational ministries at King of Kings Lutheran Church, Fairfax, Va. "A lot of families are growing in their faith through service and outreach, which is great. But we're not always tying these experiences to the stories in the Bible as much as we could."

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