Here, little kids are taught to hold incense and kneel and bow at ancestor tablets and a variety of gods. Do you know how cute it is to see a little kid praying with pure devotion to a Buddhist god? It is JUST AS CUTE as the blonde headed little girl singing "Jesus Loves Me."
My experiences in the pews, and in the classroom, taught me that adults often profess knowledge about subjects they know very little about, and that my mind was prone to an enormous amount of speculative wandering.
Gov. Perry and Rep. Bachmann should stop their misguided rhetoric as it is unbecoming to serious politicians, poor science, bad faith, and counter-productive to the continued health and prosperity of the United States of America.
As we struggle together in conversations and broader understandings of spiritual formation, we'll ultimately learn more about how to love each other, our neighbors and God. And that's what Sunday school is all about.
Bank bonuses are merely a symptom of a deeper erosion of societal values and the new maxims that have overtaken us: Greed is Good and It's All About Me. Those values wreak havoc on economies, cultures, families, and our very souls.