VBS Signs

Tis the season for Vacation Bible School.  Time for Jesus to be matched up with a good game of football, crafts and flannel graphs (did that date me?).

 Some silliness is to be expected this time of year.  After all the Church is seeking to be relevant and in that seeking she has proven herself to be the least relevant thing on the block.  Case in point:

Bugs Life in Jesus

The above is an advert for a day camp at one of our local churches.  Some exit questions?

How long ago did A Bug’s Life come out?

Is it still popular?

How long did it take to work Jesus into this bit of tripe?

al sends

(more substantive post tomorrow)


10 responses to “VBS Signs

  1. I loved my matchstick cross and my chalk colored ceramic praying hands saying “The family that prays together stays together”.

  2. Pastor Stout, what about the rest of the sign? What, I ask you, of the 55 foot caterpillar? Or, even merrier, the promise of visiting Jonah in a 50 foot whale! Talk about excitement! Talk about making Bible stories come to life!

  3. Uber G- Does anyone still use those? They are only slightly more dated than this church’s VBS program.

    Ben, we loved it too.

    Kaleb – Bible stories? Where can I find a caterpillar in the bible? Is that the Leviathan I have heard so much about?

    al sends

  4. Just stumbled across your post while looking for VBS signs, and I just felt the need to respond. Hope you don’t mind.

    Didn’t you know that flannelgraph is so old it’s new again? 🙂 Case in point: I spoke at a camp last summer. I witnessed kids reactions to a great, high-tech combination of video, sound effects & drama for the telling of the Creation story. They were treated to puppets & high-energy songs. Yeah, yeah, nothing new. They see this kind of stuff every day. But when I pulled out my flannel graph and started telling my story, the kids were completely engaged. And when I changed scenes there was literally an audible gasp of amazement from the kids. Yep, the old is new again 🙂

    And although I have never had the privilege of being part of the Bugs Life day camp, I love the thought of comparing our new life in Christ to the transformation that takes place when a yucky crawling insect is miraculously transformed into a beautiful butterfly by the loving Creator!

  5. Many people want unlike shoes wisely for the purpose of different occasions.

    These kinds akin to seats are straightforward to transport and remove tie down
    put. Secondly, be prepared in the market to go on when
    it is any turn. Louis vuitton is a premium luxury
    brand as a result sold all around the world. http://www.


  6. One of the main problems with losing weight, and the main reason as to
    why people quit, is the fact that they have a pretty big
    appetite. The issues that come with using Adiphene make it one of
    the most essential supplements that anyone can use for weight loss purposes.
    In order to energize yourself and improve your outlook you will have to change your diet
    and get moving.

  7. Your acne issue is very specific to you, your everyday life and
    your body. Isagenix like all weight reducing programs may be causing
    some unwanted side effects. It literally adds just 2 seconds to my
    beauty routine.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s