LifeWay apologizes for 10 year old offense to Asian Americans

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Ten years ago LifeWay Christian Resources published a Vacation Bible School curriculum they believed would introduce kids to Jesus using an Asian culture theme. But “Far Out Rickshaw Rally – Racing Towards the Son” became a lesson in cross-cultural miscommunication. Critics of the material said it promoted racial stereotypes.

Tuesday (Nov. 6), LifeWay president and CEO Thom S. Rainer apologized for Rickshaw Rally at the Mosaix conference in Long Beach, Calif., a gathering of about 1,000 multiethnic church leaders.

LifeWay Releases 2013 VBS Theme: Colossal Coaster World

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LifeWay Christian Resources will use an amusement park theme for its 2013 Vacation Bible School material. Colossal Coaster World: Facing Fear, Trusting God will be built around the Scripture, “For God has not given us a spirit of fearfulness, but one of power, love, and sound judgment” (2 Timothy 1:7; HCSB).