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Bible Stories for Big Kids

50 EpisodesProduced by Anne Russ Website

Telling the old, old story in new ways

50 Episodes | 2020 - 2022

Doubting Thomas

April 23rd, 2022


Locked room mystery and a need for proof

Jesus and Nico

January 19th, 2022


Jesus gives Nicodemus a lot to think about.

Table Tumping Jesus

January 14th, 2022


The story of how Jesus lost his @&*# at the temple

Home By Another Way

January 2nd, 2022


We’re not sure exactly who the wisemen were, but they were some bold and brave bearers of gifts

The Oft Overlooked Anna and Simeon

December 29th, 2021


The story of Anna and Simeon who had been waiting for the baby Jesus

Post-Annunication Visitation

December 11th, 2021


Listen to what happens AFTER Mary finds out she's gonna have God's baby. 

Isaiah 9:1-6

November 17th, 2021


The people who walked in darkness…

Solomon Builds the Temple

October 27th, 2021


Solomon gives the Ark of the Covenant a permanent (well…semi-permanent) home

The call of David

October 20th, 2021


God throws tradition out the window and makes a strange choice

Moses and Excuses

September 30th, 2021


Also known as the story of the burning bush

Jacob and Esau

September 27th, 2021


The story of one brother tricking another out his birthright

Who the heck is Habakkuk?

July 27th, 2021


The waiting prophet with his own (albeit short) book in the Bible

Delilah’s Story

June 29th, 2021


The story of Samson from Delilah’s POV

Samson’s Mom

June 25th, 2021


A miracle, a gender reveal, an encounter with the holy and a woman using her brain

Jacob was a Jerk

June 15th, 2021


Look at what God did with Jacob. Imagine what God can do with you!

Cain and Abel

June 8th, 2021


Am I my brother’s keeper?

Balaam and the Stubborn Ass

May 18th, 2021


God has some fun with an errant prophet

Hagar’s Tale (Part 2)

May 11th, 2021


The trouble doesn’t stop after Hagar has Ishmael

Not Noah’s Story

April 12th, 2021


The oldest of the old, old stories

Alliterative Emmaus

April 6th, 2021


An alliterative version of the story of The Road to Emmaus

Lazarus and The Rich Man

March 8th, 2021


One of the less fun parables Jesus told

Lost and Found

March 2nd, 2021


There is much rejoicing when that which has been lost is found

Jesus and the Fig Trees

February 22nd, 2021


Jesus and his complicated relationship with fig trees

Fishing for People

January 21st, 2021


A boat full of fish. Some freaked out fishermen. A big career plot twist.

Hometown Hero...Not

January 15th, 2021


A hero is always without welcome in his/her/their hometown

Baptism of Jesus

January 9th, 2021


J the B was not out to win friends, but he sure influenced a lot of people

The Three (?) Wisemen

January 5th, 2021


The story of Ephiphany...celebrated on January 6

Jesus Ditches His Parents

January 1st, 2021


The only story we have of Jesus’ childhood—the one where he ditches his parents

Joseph’s Turn

December 7th, 2020


The same angel who came to Mary in the light of day, show up for Joseph in the dead of night.


December 2nd, 2020


Envision a new and better future

The Angel Gabriel

December 1st, 2020


We don’t know who was more afraid—Gabe or Mary.

No express train to Bethlehem

November 24th, 2020


To get to the manger, you gotta stop at the River Jordan


November 15th, 2020


A new covenant written on the heart

The Call of Isaiah

November 9th, 2020


It was in the year that King Uzziah died...

Jonah and American Ninevites

November 2nd, 2020


This may be the year we really get where Jonah was coming from.


October 26th, 2020


Even in the Biblical equivalent of the Wild West, God provides

Don’t Build that House

October 20th, 2020


King David’s plans are derailed. Who can relate?

Hannah’s Song

October 13th, 2020


The beginning of Hannah’s story. She’s part of the rather exclusive club of women who are actually named in scripture.

Israelite Idol

October 5th, 2020


When you wander in the desert too long, you start to believe you can make your own gods.

Joseph—who could read a dream, but not a room

September 21st, 2020


The story of Joseph’s rise and fall and rise and fall and rise again. Clearly, God loves a good rollercoaster ride.

You’ll Be Counting Stars

September 14th, 2020


The prequel to the Abraham and Isaac story

Adam and Eve

September 7th, 2020


The Bible story that tells us something how we came to be and how we got where we are.

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