Why does everything have to be dumbed down for kids?

While Jewish kids are memorizing the Torah and Muslim kids are memorizing the Koran, these kids are being entertained to death by singing hot dogs and hamburgers, and their parents, youth leaders, and church think all is well.

7 thoughts on “Why does everything have to be dumbed down for kids?

  1. “While Jewish kids are memorizing the Torah and Muslim kids are memorizing the Koran, these kids are being entertained to death by singing hot dogs and hamburgers, and their parents, youth leaders, and church think all is well. “

    Wow, so true. Ouch.

  2. Heh heh. In our church – the Family of families – there are no programs for kids, because the elders do not want to give fathers any excuse to fail to train up their kids. Sermons are directed at those who are mature in years and have spiritual understanding – with the explicit expectation that parents will explore and explain the sermon at home together during the week.

  3. daughterofzion says:

    I’m sorry, I can’t stop laughing–I thought you were just being funny when you mentioned singing hotdogs that teach you about Jesus–no that’s in the actual clip

    priceless–the sad thing is that most adults in churches find that right about at their level as well–given the church’s present addiction to entertainment

  4. Parakletos says:

    You know after I heard about the Muslim kids memorizing the Quran I kind of wondered about our lack of real education for kids in the Bible. I used to be part of the children’s ministry at a previous megachurch; a lot of puppet songs, funny skits and candy, but nothing a child could take and remember.

    I was listening to a pastor, and I was surprised when he told his audience that he takes his children through the London Baptist Confession (his oldest at this point is about 10, I think)! I had never heard of anyone doing this before. I knew about children’s catechisms, but I never knew anyone today doing it. Should God let me become a dad someday, I will follow this pattern, Lord willing.

  5. Rik says:

    This is indeed a sad statement on the state of Christianity in the Western world in the 21st century. Luther’s Small Catechism is a good remedy, whereby parents can supplement these Biblical teachings with Luther’s Large Catechism (both available at Project Wittenberg on the Internet.

    Youth ministry does not need to be sugary and syruppy, topped with fluff and entertainment. Christians of all ages should be growing in the one true faith. I would also recommend The Lutheran Study Bible (Concordia Publishing House) which has a lot more well made study helps than most study Bibles, and for daily devotions: Treasury of Daily Prayer (aslo by Concordia [CPH]). Scripture memory should certainly be encouraged. No need for singing hot dogs, hamburgers (or even bratwursts!). Study the Word, not how to encourage enthusiasm. God will provide hunger for His Word.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s