“This junk is out there,” a Lutheran believer concludes about none other than our most-widely-recommended conservative Evangelical parenting gurus. She’s right. I really, really wish she were wrong. And while we have our share of whistle-blowers, they still aren’t enough to shake the monopoly of this bad advice and even worse theology. How can Christ be first in our lives if we unapologetically teach that parents can remove the weight of sin from their children? How can we call ourselves Christians if we think we hold the power to forgive sin? How very neonomian, arrogant, ignorant, and unScriptural!