News & Information from Guardians of Ancora

Your family and Guardians of Ancora (part 11)

In this final blog of the series, Sue Clutterham invites us to think about God’s promises and what they mean for our family life. It’s what it’s all about Read about it in John 20:1–18. Without it, we’re dead. The resurrection is fundamental to our Christian faith. When he came back to life, Jesus conquered death. Forever.…

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Choosing games for children

We’re delighted that you’re interested in Guardians of Ancora! But today, Dr Bex Lewis has some wider thoughts about choosing games for children… Children’s games are more than apps, and you’ll probably recognise the names of some of the most popular games for children: Moshi Monsters, Club Penguin, Bin Weevils, MyCBBC, Farmville, HABBO Hotel, Stardoll,…

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Your family and Guardians of Ancora (part 10)

In this tenth blog in a series, Sue Clutterham is inspired by the way Jesus showed his followers how to talk with God. Check out the Family Hub and play the game again to remind yourselves of the story of ‘How to Talk with God’! It’s so easy. We just talk. With God. Wherever, whenever, whatever,…

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Emergence Christianity

Emergence Christianity, by Phyllis Tickle Guest blogger, Sian Hancock, is challenged by the ways in which one generation has an impact on the next. ‘Emergence Christianity is a human conversation among human conversants.’ In this book the historian Phyllis Tickle explores what Christianity has become and how what is now emerging is often rooted in…

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Your family and Guardians of Ancora (part 9)

In this ninth blog in a series, Sue Clutterham invites us to an unexpected meal! Why not? How about a family picnic as you explore the well-known Bible story of an impromptu feast for 5,000 men (and, undoubtedly, several thousand women and children)? Make it a big event. Perhaps invite neighbours and friends along too. Have…

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Children’s Ministry in the Way of Jesus

Children’s Ministry in the Way of Jesus, by David Csinos and Ivy Beckwith Guest blogger, Dave Martin, explains how and why this book has transformed his understanding of ministry with children. Children’s Ministry in the Way of Jesus is the very first book that I would recommend to anyone who feels called to children’s ministry.…

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Setting (gaming) boundaries

Dr Bex Lewis encourages parents and carers to be just that! When talking about games and apps for children, parents need to remember their role as parents, including setting boundaries, and taking time to talk and play with their children. As my parents did with my book reading (I had to put the book down…

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Your family and Guardians of Ancora (part 8)

In this eighth blog in a series, Sue Clutterham discovers that it is possible for the impossible to be possible. Nothing is impossible for God God is a God of the impossible. God is a God of compassion. God is a God of detail and precision … the list could go on and on! The story…

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Possibly the worst auntie…

Ready for the Guardians of Ancora Bible Quest on prayer – ‘How to Talk with God’ – Australian Beth Barnett has been writing articles to help parents think-around what it means to pray – and what it means to pray with your child and as a family. That’s got her remembering a bit of a…

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