Natasha Crain writes a compelling article on the great need for Sunday School classes and children’s ministries to be more than places where kids have fun and learn how to be good people.
“It’s not that it’s not possible; it’s that the church hasn’t woken up to the necessity. It’s easier to teach a lesson on being a helpful friend.”
2 thoughts on “How Sunday Schools are Raising the Next Generation of Secular Humanists”
It is an interesting article. However, why can’t people just read the Bible anymore? They have kid versions of the Bible for a reason. Perhaps, have study nights with children. Or tell them stories. That is where the faith comes from. Also, if the parents are Christians themselves, the traits of Jesus passes on anyhow. I could argue that I should be an atheist but the things that kept me from being one is the transformation I saw as an adolescent in people. The wondrous works that came about the faith.
If my kid grows up to be a “secular humanist” as described in that article that’s fine with me. A good person is a good person. I don’t believe faith can be “installed” but rather attained. I guess I believe in showing them the doorway not dragging them through it.