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Unfolding Theology through Child's Play

Why play? Why toy bricks? The 2017 Ambrose Research Conference gave me an opportunity to explore the importance of play and how it can enhance our Christian experience.
An exploration of how guided “child’s play” with toy bricks can create new avenues in understanding and teaching of biblical stories. Through the example of Nehemiah’s rebuilding project this exhibit examine the advantages of play through toy bricks as a language for the story, the accessibility and approachable nature of toys, the practice of imagination to re-creation of the story in reality, and the sharing of the expressions and learnings through the creation.  Can such simple child’s play be a viable exegetical tool not only for children but also the wise and the old?