Were Adam and Eve cave people?
That’s what I was asked by a kid at church recently. Let me back up. At Kid Connect we believe it’s important to involve kids in the learning process, so we encourage them to ask questions. We don’t want to be that teacher calling out the standard fill-in-the-blank questions looking for “Sunday School answers.” So, throughout the worship experience kids have the opportunity to write down questions. We take those questions and the inspiration leaders (our large group teachers) address those questions in the teach time. As you can imagine we get some awesome questions. Teachers have three options when they read a question–they can answer it themselves, challenge the kids to come up with the answer, or they can put it in the “Expert Box” for me to answer later.
As you can imagine, I get some very interesting questions. And so it was that last weekend during one of our venues our inspiration leader pulled out a question and read “Were Adam and Eve cave people?” There was a moment of awkward silence. Then she looked up, smirked at me, and laughed “Well, that one’s going in the Expert Box.”
Thanks a lot.
Here are some of the other questions I’ve been asked:
- Did God know Santa?
- How do we love God with all our heart, mind, and soul, when we’ve never met him?
- How was the “big bang” made?
- How many people die from hunger in 24 hours?
- Why did the women not get treated fairly?
- Why are people mean?
- Can I beat up people?
- What does God look like?
- How do I get people to stop hitting me?
- How does hope spread?
- Can God stop school?
- Why didn’t God just wipe out sin instead of making Jesus die?
- Why are some churches so big and fancy and some don’t have a playground?
- What do you do when there are a lot of people annoying you?
- When you get baptized is it like falling back into Jesus’ arms?
- How do you tell someone you are afraid of about Jesus?
- Why do people think it’s all about money?
- Why do people bully?
- Does God have a Holy Spirit in himself
So, it’s time for you to get involved! What questions have kids asked you? Or, what questions do you have that you’ve been too afraid to ask? And how would you answer these questions?