In an April 2000 visit to Chalcedon, Dr. Samuel Blumenfeld commented to me: The most genuine Christianity in America today is practiced in the home schooling movement. After pondering this, I am obliged to agree.
It's a delight to be able to discuss the importance of home schooling to our nation. We are just beginning to understand how profoundly significant the home school movement has become, particularly at this time in our history when we are engaged in a full-fledged cultural war between humanism and Christianity, when government officials can behave in ways totally contrary to what our Constitution tells us is permissible.
What should the Christian home school movement be doing in the new millennium? First and foremost, it should be reaffirming God's curriculum. If we want to understand what that curriculum is, all we have to do is read Genesis 1:26-28
I have always loved great storytellers. Whether it is Lewis or Tolkien, Annie Dillard or Garrison Kiellor, storytellers have often been used in my life to challenge me, to impart some needed wisdom, or to remind me of the value of virtue. Even when it comes to the Bible it is the stories that often affect me the most profoundly. I don’t believe that I am alone in this, either. Many of us have learned far more about the forgiveness of God from stories of David and Bathsheba or Peter and his betrayal of Jesus than when we were just given a theological assertion.
Patrick Henry College, which will initially offer only a major in government, is not entering the world of higher education as a lightweight. According to one home schooler headed to college this fall, the admissions application for Patrick Henry College is tougher than Harvard's.
Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6
Entrepreneurship is an art. It involves utilizing the knowledge of what people will want or need in the future, plus having the courage to take a risk and put that knowledge to work. As with any art, there are those with real talent and those with none. It is successful entrepreneurs who are the sustaining force behind a strong capitalist economy.
Modesto board rejects home educators controversial policy adopted denying credit to transfer students.
God is intensely concerned with the training of covenant children. Throughout the Scriptures, God admonishes parents to carefully instruct the children He entrusts to them, to transmit the covenant to succeeding generations.