About the Writing Team Bible Backgrounds
Each Bible Background is written by our Lead Writer*, then discussed, improved, and approved by our Board of Directors. Each Writing Team also discusses the Bible Background and often their suggestions are included in the final version.
Our Bible Backgrounds are written to inspire volunteer teachers, illuminate key insights, increase their Bible knowledge without being dry and academic, and provide vocabulary and teaching points that can be directly shared in the classroom.
Rotation.org's theological tone and editorial POV is set by the Board of Directors and reflects the Rotation Model's origin and leadership deriving from "mainline" Protestant churches (PCUSA, UMC, ELCA, UCC, etc.). It is a Rotation Model philosophy that creative teaching is non-denominational, and that every church is responsible for adapting lesson content to meet its teaching needs. Our Bible Backgrounds will often reflect a modern understanding of scripture and an inclusive, non-judgmental view of faith that we think is especially appropriate for teaching children.
Our Background are more than "just talk." They actively guide our writers and inform each Team's creative decisions, Indeed, you can often draw a straight line from key concepts in a background to the creative activities found in the lesson plans.
See our article: "How to Write a Bible Background"
*Currently, our Lead Writer is Neil MacQueen, a Presbyterian minister