OK, I don't get it - what's the problem with using puppets to teach small children about gospel? I have heard a number of preachers over the years speak out against the use of puppets. I asked one why and he said it was to do with deceit, as the creatures are made to appear alive, and that we are to be honest in all our dealings. Elsewhere there is a discussion on "worldliness in the church", in which one poster expressed the opinion that a puppet ministry is indicative of worldliness. Rock music I can see, but why puppets? If you are against puppets - what's your reason? Do you have a genuine Biblical conviction, or is it a matter of preference? Is this a cultural issue in certain places? Am I right in assuming that if you do not use puppets you also do not show videos to children, nor read them any kind of picture book to explain the Bible? Help me to understand your position. Incidentally, we don't use puppets at our church, but not because of any particular opposition to the method.