A Case Study of Children's Responses to Bible Stories

From: Volume 8, Issue 2: Fall 2011, Ministry with Emerging Generations Pages 306-325

Abstract

This qualitative research explored the question “What meanings do children make of the Bible stories presented in Sunday school?” It consisted of a 3-month case study of one elementary Sunday school program. Data included field notes, audio recordings, photographs, and artifacts. Analysis of the data suggested five main categories of children’s responses to Bible stories: (a) prompted or prescribed meanings, (b) associative meanings, (c) original and creative meanings, (d) dissenting or contradictory meanings, and (e) imposed but resisted meanings.

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