The Ten Commandments
Message to My Devoted Fans (both of them): I have comment moderation on the blog set so that anytime anyone comments, I get an email that allows me to allow or disallow the comment from being posted. This is not so that I can keep disagreements to a minimum (which I'm not opposed to) but a practical necessity sense 90% of the comments I get are spam (somehow I've picked up quite a following of people selling wedding dresses!). I noticed last week that it had been awhile since I received any requests, and sure enough GMail (by Google) decided that all notices from Blogger (by Google) is all spam. Anyway, I'll either change the moderation settings or manually check the Blogger dashboard to approve comments. Sorry if you thought I was ignoring you.
At present, my Sunday morning adult class is undertaking a study of the Ten Commandments and I'm also leading my Sunday night Middle School small group through the same study. After an introductory lesson setting up the series, we're taking one of the commandment each week and trying to unpack it for our world today. Since Middle School students live in a different world than do their parents, the commandment unpacks a little differently. And we're having much more fun on Sunday nights.
One of the things the kids seemed to enjoy was this video on how to learn the ten commandments in order by using your fingers. I gave them a pretest at the beginning, and we couldn't as a group name them all in any order. After they watched the video once, they had them nailed. Pretty cool.