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Cycle for Uganda

This summer, I’m joining a few other cyclists in cycling 88 miles around Bristol, UK to raise money for the Namisindwa Orphanage in Uganda.

To find out more please visit http://cycleforuganda.blogspot.com/

Noah Builds an Ark Word Search

wordsearchWith all the rainfall around at the moment in the UK, we might have to start building our own ark. With predictions of this being the wettest winter on record here is a Noah Bible Word Search to entertain you while you wait for your delivery of gopher wood to arrive!

3 in 10 children don’t know about the origins of the birth of Jesus

Children and parents ‘unaware of Bible stories’

Nativity play

Widespread ignorance exists among children and parents about the contents of the Bible, research has suggested.

Surveys for the Bible Society found almost three in 10 young people were unaware the story of the birth of Jesus came from the Bible.

A similar number of children had never read or heard about tales of the Crucifixion or Adam and Eve.

The report was based on a poll of 800 children aged eight to 15 and about 1,100 parents.

Good values

The study revealed a generation of children with little knowledge of the most important stories forming the basis of Christianity, and parents who often knew little more.

Of the children who were questioned, more than a third failed to identify either the Good Samaritan or David and Goliath as Biblical stories.

Many of the parents who responded saw the Bible as a source of good values for their children.

But almost half did not recognise the story of Noah’s Ark as coming from the Bible, and many confused Biblical stories with plotlines from well-known films such as Harry Potter.

The Bible Society commissioned the study as part of its Pass It On campaign to encourage parents to give the stories to their children.

The group said the findings were "symptomatic of the fact that many children indicate they have never read, seen or even heard these stories".

Read the full story at BBC News….

 

Other articles on the same story…

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2553576/The-Bible-ignorant-youngsters-tell-Noah-Adam-Third-children-didnt-know-Nativity-story-came-Holy-Book.html

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/children-and-parents-dont-recognise-famous-bible-stories-9114255.html

American Style Bible Crosswords

We’ve added a new style of crossword to the Puzzles site. American style! Lots of white, not much black and everything is part of an across clue as well as a down clue. They take ages to create, but hopefully they’ll appeal to our US audience!

View the American Style Bible Crossword!

Happy Christmas!

Happy Christmas everyone!

Here is a Christmas Story Crossword for you which is based on Luke 2.

Have a great day!