Bo Thorp, foreground left, directs, from left, Taylor Ann Knott, 11, William Thorp, 15, O.T. Lunsford, Clay Thorp, and Olivia Rice, 15, as they rehearse a play depicting the biblical story of Jonah during vacation bible school Wednesday at The Church of the Good Shepherd in Durham.
Bo Thorp, foreground left, directs, from left, Taylor Ann Knott, 11, William Thorp, 15, O.T. Lunsford, Clay Thorp, and Olivia Rice, 15, as they rehearse a play depicting the biblical story of Jonah during vacation bible school Wednesday at The Church of the Good Shepherd in Durham. TRAVIS LONG tlong@newsobserver.com
Bo Thorp, foreground left, directs, from left, Taylor Ann Knott, 11, William Thorp, 15, O.T. Lunsford, Clay Thorp, and Olivia Rice, 15, as they rehearse a play depicting the biblical story of Jonah during vacation bible school Wednesday at The Church of the Good Shepherd in Durham. TRAVIS LONG tlong@newsobserver.com

Vacation Bible Schools employ whimsy and Scripture to woo kids, families

June 13, 2015 12:00 PM