Children's Sermons? No!

Sheldon A. Tostengard

Article Type: Face to Face

Publication Date: 1/1/1990

Paired Article (Face to Face): Children's Sermons? Yes!

Issue: Catechism and Lectionary (Vol. 10, No 1, Winter, 1990)

Children’s sermons are in fashion in our churches these days, and to worry about them seems, at best, un-American or, at worst, unchristian. Nevertheless, I do worry about children’s sermons, not so much because of practice as because of principle. Certainly many fine children’s sermons are given each Sunday, sermons which help attract some children to church; but a difficult theological issue is raised when the full gospel is directed specifically to the hearing of these little ones.

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