Christ at the Center FAQ

The Christ at the Center cards launch today! I’m so excited to share this newest resource with you!

It’s a project that has been on my heart and in my prayers for the last two years, and I’m thrilled to be able to finally share it with you. For the last 18 months, I have been working with New Testament and Old Testament scholars (from former seminary classmates to former professors) to hone the content for these cards, and with early elementary educators to make that content accessible for kids.

One of the burdens I have as a theologian, parent, and church planter is for our circles of believers to see Christ as the center of the Word of God. He is the One who holds the entirety of the Scriptures together, the thread that is woven from beginning to end, and the fulfillment of every word of God. It’s Christ that brings the Word to life, both in Old Testament Expectation and in New Testament fulfillment. Which is why I have labored over these cards (in the community of those much brighter than myself) to help little ones understand the central role that Christ plays in every book of the Bible.
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Christ at the Center is a set of 70+ cards that walk kids through each book of the Bible, summarizing its content, showing where it falls in the big story of the Bible, and (most poignantly) showing how each book points to Christ. It is my deep desire that these cards will help kids (and parents!) discover the Savior who is on every page of Scripture — from Genesis to Revelation. Plus, they teach kids all about things like biblical genre, authorship, original context, and MORE! They come in this beautiful and sturdy box that I just can’t get enough of. And they’re here just in time for the holidays!

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about these cards. Have another? Ask in the comments!

What is the target age range for these cards?

These cards were written with kids ages 4 to 12 in mind, but they can definitely be used well into the teenage years.

What is the best way to use these cards?

I wrote a whole blog post about this very thing! You can check it out here!

How much do they cost?

They’re $36/set and you should keep your eyes peeled for a launch day promo code! 🙂

How long do they take to ship?

Orders generally ship within 2 to 4 business days after the order is successfully placed, but I’m often able to ship them out sooner. Shipping generally takes three to five days within the US.

Do you ship internationally?

I do ship to Canada, the UK, Australia, and the Philippines currently. International shipping in expensive and I’m working to find a more affordable solution than the USPS. I’m also hoping to expand our international shipping further in the future!

Will these cards be available as a digital download?

Due to copyright protection, none of the Tiny Theologians products that are available in print will ever be available digitally.

What is your return policy?

Unused cards are eligible for return if they arrive back to me in the same condition in which they were shipped. Shipping is non-refundable.

Teaching Biblical Languages to Kids

The biblical languages are often full of mystery for us. We hear them referenced in the pulpit or spot them in a commentary, but for many Christians they leave us feeling intimidated, confused, or anxious about the English translation in our hands.

As a Bible-school and seminary grad myself, I learned to love studying the biblical languages, Greek and Hebrew. I ate up the Greek vocabulary words and trudged through the Hebrew parsing. And while there are a lot of reasons for adults to study the biblical languages, there are also good reasons for little ones to learn and love them.

The Soundness of Scripture

The Word of God holds up under great scrutiny. There have been centuries of scholars who have looked deeply into the soundness of the 66 conical books, and the Word of God have proven itself time and time again. By teaching kids that the Word of God was written in languages other than English, we give them a glimpse into the background of the Bible, opening up conversations about the way the Word was originally penned and compiled. Don’t let college professors be the first to tell them about the way the Word was held together, but take the opportunity to teach them God’s Word and about God’s Word now.

The Meta-narrative of the Bible

The Bible teaches one great big story from beginning to end. By showing kids how one word is used throughout Scripture, we give them a theme to trace throughout that great story. For example, when we look at the Greek word “logos,” meaning “word,” we see the ways God spoke to His people through prophets and visions in the Old Testament, and then how Christ comes bursting onto the scene in the opening lines of the New Testament. Jesus isn’t just a messenger from God, but The Word, the very essential message of God for God’s people. With one little word study (no pun intended) you can help your little ones trace one teaching throughout the meta-narrative of Scripture.

A Love for the Deep Things of God

God has called us to love Him with all our hearts and our minds. By studying the original languages — and the memorization that necessarily goes along with that — it reminds us and them to dive deeply into the Word. As we help them do the hard work of study, we form in them a diligence in studying God’s Word, help them cultivate a love for God’s Word, wet their appetite for deep Bible study.

We’ve created a resource to help you do just this. Big Words of the Bible help you teach your little ones 20 key Greek and Hebrew vocabulary words. Each card shows your kiddos where the word is used in the Bible, what it means, and what it teaches them about God’s unchanging character (plus, they have some pretty cute illustrations to help them remember each word). You can easily add them to your Morning Basket or add them to your homeschool curriculum!

Resource Roundup I

Hi! One of our primary goals here at Tiny Theologians is to provide Christian parents with tools that aid them in training up their children in the faith. Of course, we love making these tools ourselves, but we’re by no means the only ones. So we’ll be coming to you regularly with a roundup of articles, books, and resources that we have found helpful.

 

For the first installation of Resource Roundup, I’m sharing some of my favorite articles from Risen Motherhood’s blog. If you’re unfamiliar with Risen Motherhood, I can’t recommend it enough.

 

When You Can’t Afford to be a “Good Mom” | by Hannah Anderson

To Mom Well is to Know Christ Well | By Dianne Jago

Loving the Mom Who is Different Than Me | by Amanda Criss

What Should I Teach My Children About the Bible? | By Emily Jensen