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Stay Childish, Vacation Bible School

Lillian Daniel | Posted 08.15.2016 | Home
Lillian Daniel

At our church, we have that wonderful summertime tradition of Vacation Bible School. I know the kids love it, but I think the adults volunteers love it the most.

Why Does Sunday School Have To Be School?

Shawna Wingert | Posted 01.31.2017 | Home
Shawna Wingert

It's Sunday morning. How many families are fighting to get their kids out the door today, and into that Sunday school classroom? When I was a single...

Raising Children Un-Fundamentalist: Part I

Cindy Brandt | Posted 08.25.2016 | Home
Cindy Brandt

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."

Carol Kuruvilla

4 Easy Easter/Passover Activities For Your Interfaith Family | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 04.02.2015 | Home

This year, the first night of Passover for Jews overlaps with the Christian remembrance of Good Friday, posing a challenge to many interfaith couples:...

Do Religious Classes Focus Too Much on Fantasy?

John A. Tures | Posted 10.24.2014 | Home
John A. Tures

Last month, a study in the Cognitive Science journal found that kids exposed to religion struggle with distinguishing between fantasy and reality. Are lesson plans geared toward kids to blame?

This Easter, Toddlers Are Reenacting Jesus' Crucifixion, Complete With Blood

Posted 04.18.2014 | Home

Is this WAY too much? Or actually awesome? Post by Jake Trevisan. Leave your thoughts in the comments....

Sunday Unschooling

Will Braun | Posted 05.06.2014 | Home
Will Braun

I realized later in life that many of the most creative, wise and spiritually grounded people I knew had little formal education.

Chucked Out of Sunday School

Carl Pettit | Posted 10.21.2013 | Home
Carl Pettit

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.

Texas Theocracy: Today They Destroyed the Republican Party

Vivian Norris | Posted 09.17.2013 | Home
Vivian Norris

God was nowhere near the signing of that bill into law today in Texas -- nor was the Constitution of the United States of America.

The First Time I Heard the Word 'Lesbian'

Kim Corsaro | Posted 02.02.2016 | Home
Kim Corsaro

Growing up the daughter of a conservative Baptist minister, I was sheltered, to say the least. Later on, when I learned what lesbian meant, it didn't seem like such a big deal.

Voting Against the Tribe: The Year of the Sophisticated White, Conservative, Churchgoing Voter

Mark Joseph | Posted 11.05.2012 | Home
Mark Joseph

White conservative churchgoers, the story goes, have become unsophisticated robots who pull the lever for whatever Republican happens to be running at the time.

What Does The Middle East Have To Do With Sunday School?

Norma Cook Everist | Posted 11.15.2012 | Home
Norma Cook Everist

Christianity is a religion with doors wide open. And Christianity is never to be aligned to just one national identity. Christ suffers with those who suffer.

Some Churches Cancel Sunday School, Put Parents In Charge

Posted 11.16.2011 | Home

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service (RNS) Don't look for children's Sunday school classes at Ridgewood Church in Port Arthur, Texas. And forg...

A Sunday School Lesson On Faith And Science For Gov. Perry And Rep. Bachmann

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 10.22.2011 | Home
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

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.

Does Sunday School Have A Future?

Sheldon C. Good | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sheldon C. Good

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.

Astoria Characters: The Model Mother

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Rose Marie is a stoic woman, a no-nonsense product of the Great Depression and World War II. Yet as she talks about children, she can't stifle the slight smile that plays across her face.

Changing the Script with Jon Stewart

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jim Wallis

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.

The Parable of the Unmerciful Bankers

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jim Wallis

It's estimated that the bonus pool of just one of these big banks would have been enough money to prevent or significantly delay foreclosure for all 2.3 million people who lost their homes last year.