Unfundamentalist Parenting Round-Up

Most of you may know,  at the end of February this year, I started a new blog over with Patheos blogging on the subject of Unfundamentalist Parenting. I am keeping my blog here at cindywords, because I still have internet thoughts and opinions that aren’t related to parenting. But the Patheos blog is a great way […]

When Believers Do Not Believe

I have come to think people of faith are the most unbelieving bunch. In everyday parenting, there comes situations when I have to question my children on what they have done or not done, said or not said. If they sense that I have any trace of disbelief in their answer, their plea for me […]

Fundamentalism is Boring

Let death be what takes us, not lack of imagination. ~ BJ Miller As I continue to work on my Raising Children Unfundamentalist project, concocting antidotes for the toxicity of bad religion, among the most potent ingredients found in my brew is that of imagination. I have decided that what makes fundamentalism so vile is […]

You are Raising a Good Kid

Big congrats to fellow Christian blogger, Rachel Held Evans, and her husband for the arrival of their baby boy. Rachel has helped me and so many others put words to our faith evolution, and as she becomes a mother, I am selfishly hopeful she will share some of her reflections on parenting with shifting faith. […]

The Problem with Shepherding a Child’s Heart – Part 2

This post is part 2 critiquing Ted Tripp’s popular Christian parenting book, Shepherding a Child’s Heart. Last week I said this, “Undergirding Tripp’s parenting book is a theological assumption of the nature of the child and the role of the parent.” According to Tripp, the nature of the child is sinful, idolatrous, and bound by […]

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