A good friend of Chalcedon and an avid reader of RJ Rushdoony, Papá Roger Oliver, ministers in San Andrés Cholula, Puebla, Mexico along with his wife. Although they are both from the USA, they have been actively serving in Mexico for years. I had the pleasure of meeting them in person this past summer.
This couple is determined to transmit to the students who attend their Learning Center a world and life view that is faithful to Scripture. Roger reported in an email that each set of parents of the students who attend the Center received a copy of my book, Lessons Learned from Years of Homeschooling translated into Spanish. As Roger puts it, "This is a school for parents as much as for the children." He made my day when he told me that they took one of my chapter titles from the book and put it on a poster that hangs at the school: "Learning Is a Privilege, Not a Right."
Their school year has just began and there are many things to attend to other than just instruction time with the students. He commented, "We are scrambling to keep up with the administrative tasks so it is a challenge to do all this but we are getting our feet under us and refuse to give in."
Such is the dedication of those who devote their lives to Christian education.
- 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].