I need to read the paper more in depth … for now the title and the following quote will be with me as I head to pick Elysia up 🙂 from Mom’s house!
People tend towards orthodoxy or openness in their theory and practice of
religious education, but extreme versions of both tendencies are dangerous.
Orthodoxy can tend towards rigidity and conflict while open teaching can
result in a lack of commitment and depth. Religion, therefore, needs to be
restored to its grounding in creativity, which includes both opening and
closing tendencies, and results in the synthesis of playful orthodoxy rather
than either dangerous extreme.” ~ Jerome W. Berryman in Playful Orthodoxy (pdf)