At the very time religious claims are most ardent, our children know less and less about the basics of their faith. Try some basic tests for you or your family:
- Where in the Bible can you find the Lord’s Prayer?
- Do you know the names of the four Gospels?
- Can you find the 23rd Psalm?
- Can you identify where the following people are found in Christian Scriptures (Old or New Testament): Moses, Paul, David, Peter, Abraham?
Children and youth are constantly faced with moral decisions. How can they make decisions based on their faith if they don’t know the basics about it?
Stephen Prothro has written much about religious literacy. Check out his website for more information: stephenprothro.com