My Sunday School experience has been one of two extremes: the first extreme is that the Sunday School lesson was about [insert Bible passage here], but either the teacher or one of the more vocal members of the class instead talks about [insert tangentially and very, very loosely related topic to the Bible passage here]. It is frustrating. Perhaps I studied the lesson and I had a question or a comment that I feel would really help the group, but alas the group has been hijacked by the Rambler and every one is forced to sit and listen to the Rambler for 45 minutes to an hour. Meanwhile the chorus to “Rambling Man” are playing in the recesses of my mind and is describing exactly how the conversation is going.
The second extreme is that the Sunday School lesson was about [insert Bible passage here] and the teacher explained the passage in a helpful manner and provided an opportunity for dialogue in which the discussion was about the passage. It was enlightening and encouraging. You could share an insight or two about the passage and while there would be your normal conversational digressions, the teacher would skillfully bring the conversation back to the text. Meanwhile, “Rambling Man” was nowhere to be seen. Continue reading “What Do Sunday School and the Song “Rambling Man” Have in Common?”