Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Seeker sensitive churches

"If you are older than 40 the name Benjamin Spock is more than familiar. It was Spock that told an entire generation of parents to take it easy, don’t discipline your children and allow them to express themselves. Discipline, he told us, would warp a child’s fragile ego. Millions followed this guru of child development and he remained unchallenged among child rearing professionals. However, before his death Dr. Spock made an amazing discovery: he was wrong. In fact, he said:
We have reared a generation of brats. Parents aren't firm enough with their children for fear of losing their love or incurring their resentment. This is a cruel deprivation that we professionals have imposed on mothers and fathers. Of course, we did it with the best of intentions. We didn't realize until it was too late how our know-it-all attitude was undermining the self assurance of parents."

Another brilliant idea by the "progressives." Actually this is just the beginning of an article which says that an equally enlightening revelation has hit the founders of the "seeker sensitive" church movement. If you're interested in the emerging church movement, I highly recommend you read this article by Bob Burney on Townhall.


Robert said...

The only "Spock" I subscribe to is Mr. Spock. ;)

professor ed said...

Dr. Spock did not interfere with this baby boomer's upbringing, but thank God, my parents did!