The modern media would have us believe that race and ethnic concerns are what bring people together or serve to divide them. The Bible paints a very different picture: Covenant is based on grace not race. This bears up with my experience, especially at homeschooling coventions that I've attended in California. For example, there is an increasing number of Hispanic families obeying God in His command that they teach their children the Christian faith as an integral part of their educational edeavors. That is why I am pleased to remind my audience that there are some excellent homeschooling resources available for free in Spanish on the Chalcedon website: Lessons Learned from Years of Homeschooling and The Philosophy of the Christian Curriculum. Also, there is RJ Rushdoony's excellent introduction in his Institutes of Biblical Law translated into Spanish
Homeschoolers don't default to the "conflict of interests" mentality that pervades the culture. Rather, there is a obvious manifestation of cooperation between homeschooling families of differing ethnic backgrounds, skin color, and country of origin. What unites the Christian homeschooling movement is Christ.
- Andrea G. Schwartz
Andrea Schwartz is Chalcedon’s family and Christian education advocate, and the author of eight books including: A House for God: Building a Kingdom-Driven Family, The Biblical Trustee Family: Understanding God’s Purpose for Your Household, Empowered: Developing Strong Women for Kingdom Service, Woman of the House: A Mother’s Role in Building a Christian Culture, and The Homeschool Life: Discovering God’s Way to Family-Based Education. She’s also the co-host of the Out of the Question podcast, and Homeschooling Helps (weekly live Facebook event). She can be reached at [email protected].