Jonathan Freedman teaches English, film and Jewish studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He has also taught at Yale, Williams Oxford, and the Bread Loaf School of English. He's working on a few intellectual projects right now, and also as a chauffeur and soccer dad to his two kids, whom, he is happy to say, take him totally for granted.
This post is part of our month-long series featuring different ways that parents of various religions have talked to their kids about God.
It wasn't until I was asked to contribute to this series…that I realized I had never spoken with my children about God. Or so I thought. Sex, yes, doubtless too soon and too often. Death, yes, memorably. But God? I couldn't remember. So I asked my kids. Miriam, our 13-going-on-28-year old, simply said, "Probably not," then returned to reading her book ( David Copperfield ?… >> Read More