Although we apparently live in a child-friendly culture, many aspects of children's spirituality as practised assumes that children need others to 'do' spirituality for them.
But a genuinely child-centred spirituality will allow them to be active agents, and could help us to discover authentic forms of spirituality for adults, too.
Author: Revd Liz Culling
Revd Liz Culling is ordained and tutors at Cranmer Hall. A special interest in spiritual dirction is nourished by writing for the Church of England Newspaper, parenting a three-year-old and recently training as a life coach.
Liz Hoare (née Culling) teaches Christian spirituality at Wycliffe Hall in Oxford. She has over 16 years of experience in rural ministry and has a special interest in spiritual direction. Liz is married to Toddy and they have one son, age 7, who has enabled them both to delight afresh in the grace and wonder of God. Liz's varied interests include reading novels, baking cakes and enjoying creation with the help of two dogs and a child.