Jan8FriJanuary 8, 2021
You may have noticed previous bulletin announcements regarding the Calvin University January Series, which is a series of noon time lectures that take up various topics of interest, topics from science, politics, social issues, literature and personal interest stories. Because of Covid-19 these lectures are being made available (free) simply through signing up online. They can be watched at any time after they occur daily (at 12:30 PM) and before midnight of the day that they appear. That means you may watch them live as they appear at 12:30 pm or wait to view the presentation later in the day. I’m sure you would find almost any of the presentations more than interesting and helpful.
This past Thursday evening Carolyn and I watched an interview and presentation by Matthew de la Pena, who is an award-winning children’s author. He has a fascinating personal story and gave some powerful background insights into his writing for children. One of his purposes is to widen the lens on children’s understanding of other people, hoping that children may begin to understand at a young age that not everyone experiences nor sees the world in precisely the same way they do. However, part of his message is that those experiences and ways of seeing do not preclude the ability to love one another. After a week of unrest and fear to the south of us, it may be time to revisit some children’s literature. “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 18:3) -EGN
To access Pastor’s Eric’s regular COVID-19 MEDITATIONS, click here … http://www.bethel-crc.ca/blog/covid-19-meditations/