Rev. Scott Wells, over at his blog boyinthebands, has started a minor firestorm with what he terms the five things that will not appear at his new Universalist church start-up in Washington, D.C.
A big part of the conversation has been about Sunday School. Since I spent a good part of last August asking questions about Sunday School, I thought I would repost the first two.
Is It Time To Bury Sunday School?
For those of you who know the history of Sunday School, this question probably won’t strike you as too odd. For those of you unfamiliar with the history of Sunday School, I’ve probably just confirmed every imaginable bad dream in your head about what seminary makes people think.
That said though, is Sunday School a good idea? Or an idea that had really good intentions and purposes when it was started, but became institutionalized and is really just something that we do now just because that’s the way it’s always been done?