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Frederica Mathewes-Green on Bible Lessons for the Disney Generation

Just at the moment my first grandchild was placed in my arms, my cell phone rang—and it was Big Idea, Inc., the Veggie Tales company, asking my help in discerning whether to expand into different media. That’s always struck me as a curious synchronicity: My family tree was putting forth its newest branch, and there was the world of children’s entertainment, ready to follow them every day of their lives.

But I handed off the child and took the phone call, and after some more conversation said yes to the invitation. They eventually said no to the project, but . . .

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Frederica Mathewes-Green is a columnist for Beliefnet.com and a contributor to the Christian Millennial History Project multi-volume series. Her books include At the Corner of East and Now (Putnam), The Illumined Heart (Paraclete Press), and The Open Door: Entering the Sanctuary of Icons and Prayer (Paraclete Press). She lives in Linthicum, Maryland, with her husband Fr. Gregory, pastor of Holy Cross Orthodox Church. They have three children and three grandchildren.

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