Hi everyone! I'm Jenny Bruce (Jeffrey's older sister) and I'm honored and excited to be joining Christians in Context.
I graduated from Biola University with a degree in Biblical Studies in 2002 and have worked as a Director of Children's Ministries (or according to Andrew Faris, a Children's Pastor) ever since. I feel tremendously blessed to work at the same San Francisco Bay Area church where I was raised and I've learned some valuable lessons over the past six years such as:
1. Kids are able to comprehend much more than we assume they can.
2. The boy doing somersaults during the Bible story often remembers the story verbatim.
3. Red Light, Green Light can be adapted to illustrate almost any theological point. Seriously.
Here are a few cheerful facts about me. I'm a fan of Stephen Sondheim musicals, Flannery O'Conner short stories, hot chocolate, NPR, Christopher Guest films, directing kids' theatre, Charles Wesley hymns, Trivial Pursuit, and midcentury modern design. My favorite soapboxes include "Romans 7 describes Paul's pre-conversion experience," and "Dark chocolate is infinitely superior to milk chocolate." I especially enjoy thinking and writing about Christian culture, issues facing the American church, demonstrating what God's Kingdom is like through good works and kids' discipleship.
I'm looking forward to interacting with you all!