Christianity Today has an interesting interview with Justin Barrett, author of Born Believers. Why do you suggest children are “born believers”? I’m using that term in a folk sense, the way we might say that Michael Jordan was a born basketball player, or Mozart was a born musician. I don’t mean that Mozart came out of the womb playing the clavichord, but that given very minimal cultural and environmental input, he was going to take to it like ducks to water. Virtually all humans are essentially born believers—they have a natural receptivity to religious belief. I’m contributing a new line … Continue reading Childlike Faith: Are Kids Born with Belief?
As the father of a toddler, I thought this list was pretty good: Baby your child. Put your marriage last. Push your child into too many activities. Ignore your emotional or spiritual life. Be your child’s best friend. Fail to give your child structure. Expect your child to fulfill your dreams. You can purchase the book here. Continue reading The Seven Worst Things (Good) Parents Do