I know I don't have it.
I ran across this VBS curriculum in a magazine recently, and I really don't know what to make of it.
If you were a kid coming to this VBS in the summer, what would you think was going to happen during this week?
If I went to this VBS as a kid I would be thingking, "I'm going to be able to text a message to Jesus this week!" But then, that thought would be followed up by, "But cell phones are expensive and only Zack Morris can afford to have one!" Followed by, "And what's a text?" (Because I grew up in the 90s you see . . .)
So what's going to happen at this VBS? Is a staff member supposed to get a burner phone ("hey, Jesus has the same area code as me!"), hide in the back and pretend to answer the kiddo's questions via text?
I'm pretty confident that I could make a convincing texting Jesus . . . for a little while. But then, weeks after VBS is over and the kids are still texting, they would start getting texts back from "jesus" with answers like:
- who cares?
- leave me alone, I'm sleeping
- that's a dumb question
- I have no clue what ur talking about
And this, of course, would lead to terrible theology and disappointed kids.
But, upon further examination of the VBS curriculum below, it is very clear that the week is focusing on texting about Jesus. That's not what a quick glance at the advertisement would lead a kid to believe, though. (Or a busy pastor).
So, take a peak at the curriculum below, and let me know what terrible things you'd wind up texting if you were pretending to be a "texting jesus".