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faith, children, church, christian, parents, liturgical

Submission Type

Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


When my husband and I found out that I was pregnant with our first child, we started discussing the ways we hoped to hand down the faith to our children one day. Initially, the things that our own parents had done when we were younger helped us to come up with a pretty familiar list of activities: getting them baptized soon after they arrived, going to church regularly, teaching them to pray before mealtimes and bedtime, reading Bible stories, and familiarizing them with the church’s hymns. If there was one nearby—and we wanted to get a little crazy—maybe we would even send them to a Lutheran school! Since we were both products of the public school system, that seemed pretty out there—but we figured if it would help our children remain Christian, it might be worth a shot.


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

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Submission Audience

Laity; Ministers; Scholars

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Arius, Athanasius, Eusebius,