ERIC Number: EJ770635
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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What Then Are We to Say about These Things?
Japinga, Jeffrey; DeMoor, Robert
Religious Education, v98 n2 p260-268 2003
In this article, the authors discuss Karen Cross's critique on LiFE (Living in Faith Everyday) curriculum. Cross's critique focuses on the following issues: (1) racism; (2) sexism; (3) classism; (4) suburbanism; (5) Reformed theology; and (6) method. To respond to Cross's critique is an invitation for everyone to examine not only one particular Christian education curriculum, but the whole expression of the Christian faith in North America. For questions of racism and sexism and classism, are questions not unique to LiFE curriculum, but reality checks for every North American Christian Church in existence today. Cross's challenge to the creators of LiFE curriculum first "to enter into relationships grounded in integrity and mutuality...in which the voices of all racial/ethnic communities are heard and valued" is a challenge to the whole church--Reformed, to be sure, but also Lutheran and Baptist and Pentecostal alike, and a challenge to all of their curriculums as well.
Descriptors: Gender Bias, Philosophy, North Americans, Integrity, Church Programs, Religious Education, Racial Bias, Social Bias, Social Class, Suburbs, Teaching Methods, Christianity, Curriculum, Spiritual Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Identifiers - Location: North America