In the early church, instruction of the mind and the conversion of the heart were not alternatives, but two sides of the same coin.
Thousands of seminarians have read John H. Westerhoff III’s Will Our Children Have Faith? and it has guided countless parishes and denominational offices in their Christian education programs.
When I married a priest, I cut a deal with him. “No children’s ministry,” I made him swear. “Not now, not ever.”
Every Sunday, throughout most of my elementary school years, Mrs. Truax taught a class of one: me.
I think we've told Christian parents that it's not their job to be the teachers and spiritual leaders in their families.