Here’s an interesting article that I think all Confirmation teachers should read.
While I agree with much of the article, I still think there is value in committing to memory the things that are important to us. Perhaps we should cease required memorization of catechetical teachings in Confirmation, and start encouraging young people to read the catechism and Scripture and highlight passages that jump out at them. Wouldn’t this make for a more personal faith and increase the likelihood that spiritual connections were being made in the lives of young people?
I think we also need to do a better job of directing kids and parents to QUALITY religious on-line resources. Places with solid theological content that engage families in conversations about faith and life.
Which faith-based websites would you recommend to people in your church?