Monday, June 22, 2009

Sunday School Theology

Sunday School Theology! Arrrrrggghhhhh!

Our Sunday school heeded the invitation of another class to share their lesson. In the course of the lesson we learned that Righteousness is the same as Innocence! Huh?!?!?!

Then we were treated to a discussion of the work of Walter Wink in which offering the other cheek is an act of social defiance...

Well at least the perpetrator of the second point had read something and challenged themselves (although I suspect he was attracted to this interpretation by his existing views). I swear the former made it up or is reading some really bad sh*t. Churches routinely hand adult education over to those who should be on the receiving end of the lesson. Certainly, seminary graduates can not be found to teach every class and at least avoid the howlers. What are we to do? Allow the vast majority of the congregation to wallow in the theological mud?

3 comments:

terri said...

ah...Sunday school. A frustrating experience for any semi-educated Christian.

It would be better if "Sunday School" was simply replaced with "Fellowship" or "Prayer Needs" or "Emotional Outlet After A Long Week".

There is seldom any learning in most Sunday "schools".

Scott F said...

The wrinkle is that most churches have organized the entire congregation according to the Sunday school class. It gets to the point where those who don't "do" Sunday school can fall through the cracks.

Daniel O said...

Very good point... and I feel your pain brother ....