Holy Hospitality: Following the Call of Jesus to Welcome ALL Children with Dana Pemberton

We all know the passages. Whoever welcomes a child in my name welcomes me.” Let the little children come to me  . .  for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God Belongs. And yet, we often struggle in our churches and children’s ministries to welcome many of the children we encounter — children who are difficult, different and even damaged. How does our theology of childhood limit our ability to welcome all children? What perspectives might equip us better to answer the call the let the little children come?

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Author:  Publish Date: December 10, 2015


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