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Saturday, January 7, 2012

The Weak Links in Home Education, and How to Repair Them

Okay, if you've followed my blog(s) for any length of time, you know that I vehemently oppose the practice of Christians turning their covenant children over to a godless educational (indoctrination) system. After all, what's the point of protecting your child physically and morally from all the predators around us and then just turning his soul over to the wolf pack.

Further, you have probably gathered that I believe in Christian home education as the potentially best -- but not the only -- option, with a couple of big caveats. So, what are the weak links in Christian home education? Let me give you the two biggest: a) You; b) Your curriculum.

Many Christian parents who want to educate their children at home have only a vague notion of what constitutes a Biblical worldview. Worldview has become a buzzword that purveyors of curriculum materials and home-school conferences  bandy about with little regard to the specific content of the term.

As a result, well-meaning home educators who received their training in humanistic public or quasi-Christian schools end up choosing curriculum materials infected with unbiblical presuppositions. Many do not realize that as important as creation vs. evolution and the Biblical family model vs. perverted lifestyles may be, a fully Biblical worldview involves a lot more.

If you have children or grandchildren and you're concerned that they grow up into a vital Christian faith that embrace the whole of life, you owe it to yourself to do some reading and research in the field of Biblical worldview issues.

Here's where I recommend you start:

  1. Rousas J. Rushdoony's Philosophy of the Christian Curriculum.
  2. Gary North's series of economic commentaries on the Bible. While Dr. North's focus lies on what Scripture teaches about economics, his commentaries touch on the application of Scripture to a broad range of knowledge and practice, including law and government as well as social theory and God's will for men individually and corporately.

Gary North has just begun a free download of the week program through which you can obtain pdf. copies of all his economic commentaries. (Click Here)

Far from an exercise in dry theory, these books will lead you into the exciting adventure of seeing the world around you from God's perspective as He has revealed it in Holy Scripture.
Let's protect the sheep from the wolves.

1 comment:

  1. I agree, these (and other) holes must be filled in order to create the new generation of warriors effectively.

    Thanks for the Gary North link! This I will use all year!