“Education involves the training of the whole man and of all the faculties, of conscience and of the affections, as well as of the intellect...A purely non-theistic treatment of [English]...would not merely falsify the truth of the subject, but would necessarily make it an instrument of conveying positively anti-theistic and anti-christian ideas. All history is a product of divine Providence, and is instinct with the divine ends and order... It is self-evident that a non-theistic or a non-christian treatment of...history would be utterly superficial and misrepresenting. It cannot be questioned that morals rest on a religious basis, and that a non-theistic ethics is equivalent to a positively anti-theistic one. The same is no less true of science in all its departments...If God is not therein recognized he is denied, and a non-theistic science has always been and will always be a positively atheistic and materialistic one.”
~ A. A. Hodge ~ “Religion in the Public Schools,” The New Princeton Review 3, 1, 1887
Cultivating a Mind for God - Wichita's Teaching Parent's Association Homeschool Conference, June 2011
Honoring The Children God Has Given You - Wichita's Teaching Parent's Association Conference, June 2011
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SEPTEMBER - Our Holy Calling Becoming Conviction-Driven Kingdom Advancers Education IS Discipleship!
OCTOBER - Visioneering Building Christ-Centered Families for Impact
NOVEMBER - Understanding Your Child Learning Styles, Learning Modalities, Brain Hemisphere Dominance, the 7 Intelligences
DECEMBER - Honoring Your Child Temperaments/Personalities, Love Languages, Spiritual Giftedness
JANUARY - Your Divine Burden
FEBRUARY - Reaching the Heart of Your Child Intentional vs Accidental Discipleship
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"I am patient with those honestly ignorant of a Christian philosophy of education; heaven knows the church has not taught them one. I am growing admittedly impatient, however, with church leaders and maturing Christians who continue to suckle the lukewarm milk of compromise."
Much of the timber of public schooling and evangelicalism is as dry as kindling; Millstones & Stumbling Blocks is an open flame.
Don't read this book if you insist on believing that ... * Christian children should be educated in public schools * American evangelicalism is on the right track * there are political remedies for our cultural illnesses
Do read this book if ... * you'll consider that the above points may not be true * you are unhappy with the education status quo * you accept the responsibility to read, think, and act
"This is a hard book. The difficulties are not in its grammar, vocabulary, or concepts, but in its bold attack on the cherished cultural icon of public schooling. Consequently, my writing may seem intentionally confrontational to those who are intentionally complacent. This book presupposes blindness to the defects and dangers of public schooling. Removing scales from the eyes requires touching the eyeballs, always an uncomfortable proposition. Although the goal is better vision, the process may feel like a poke in the eye; the natural reaction is to close one's eyes and turn away."
~ Bradly Heath ~
Zeal With Knowledge!
Public Education AgainstAmerica by Marlin Maddoux While America wasn't looking, Reading, Writing and Arithmetic was largely replaced by moral relativism and secular humanism in our kindergartens, grade schools, and universities. This manipulation of the values and beliefs of our young generation is not an accident nor is it due to incompetence. It is a deliberate assault on the spiritual and moral compass of America's children.
The War On Childern by Dr. Karen Gushta (Ph.D. in Philosophy of Education) Dr. Gushta sketches the history of public education and shows how secular approaches have helped give us what one author calls the "dumbest generation" and a system in which some 30 to 50 percent of Christian students leave the faith before graduating from college. She reveals how federal and global bureaucrats are working to make parents helpless bystanders in their children's upbringing.
But there is a solution. This solution has to do with being in covenant community. A MUST READ!
Dumbing Us Down by John Taylor Gatto Thirty years in New York City’s public schools led John Gatto to the sad conclusion that compulsory schooling does little but teach young people to follow orders like cogs in an industrial machine.
John Gatto was a teacher in New York City's public schools for over 30 years and is a recipient of the New York State Teacher of the Year award. A much-sought after speaker on education throughout the United States, his other books include A Different Kind of Teacher (Berkeley Hills Books, 2001) and The Underground History of American Education (Oxford Village Press, 2000).
Education, Christianity, and the State by J. Gresham Machen
J. Gresham Machen, Professor of New Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary, and founder of Westminster Theologicial Seminary and the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, appeared before a Joint Committee of Congress in 1926 to testify in opposition to a federal Department of Education. His foresight, and his defense of Christian schools, is more needed today than it was at the beginning of the twentieth century. These essays and speeches offer a solid defense of Christian education.
When a Nation Forgets God - 7 Lessons We Must Learn from Nazi Germany by Dr. Erwin Lutzer The erosion of the family, the silencing of the church, the disintegration of morality indicate that America is suffering a cultural crisis, but it is not new. These trends also shaped Nazi Germany. Challenging you to focus on Jesus, Lutzer calls you to stand for truth, justice, and righteousness to stop our country's slide from civility into barbarity.
A critical and easy to understand MUST READ!
The Harsh Truth About Public Schools by Bruce N. Shortt
Combines a sound Biblical basis, rigorous research, straightforward, easily read language, and eminently sound reasoning. Whether one is a parent or parent-to-be, pastor, church staff member, or educator, this book has much to offer. It is based, first of all, upon a clear understanding of God's educational mandate to parents. Its second foundation is a thoroughly documented description of the inescapably anti-Christian thrust of any governmental school system and the inevitable results: moral relativism (no fixed standards), academic dumbing down, far-left programs, near absence of discipline, and the persistent but pitiable rationalizations offered by government education professionals.
Weapons of Mass Instruction by John Taylor Gatto
Gatto demonstrates that the harm school inflicts is rational and deliberate. The real function of pedagogy, he argues, is to render the common population manageable. To that end, young people must be conditioned to rely upon experts, to remain divided from natural alliances, and to accept disconnections from their own lived experiences. They must at all costs be discouraged from developing self-reliance and independence.
Escaping this trap requires strategy Gatto calls “open source learning” which imposes no artificial divisions between learning and life. Through this alternative approach, our children can avoid being indoctrinated—only then that can they achieve self-knowledge, judgment, and courage.
Godless - The Church of Liberalism by Ann Coulter
Writing with a keen appreciation for genuine science, Coulter reveals that the so-called gaps in the theory of evolution are all there is—Darwinism is nothing but a gap. After 150 years of dedicated searching into the fossil record, evolution's proponents have failed utterly to substantiate its claims. And a long line of supposed evidence, from the infamous Piltdown Man to the "evolving" peppered moths of England, has been exposed as hoaxes. Still, liberals treat those who question evolution as religious heretics and prohibit students from hearing about real science when it contradicts Darwinism. And these are the people who say they want to keep faith out of the classroom?
SOCIALISM: Clear and Present Danger (DVD)
1 Chronicles 12:32 - Understand the Times, Know what to Do!
Agenda: Grinding America Down (DVD)
Ask almost anyone and you will hear, “Communism is dead! The Berlin wall came down.” But although the word “communism” has fallen out of favor, Marxism continues to have a powerful influence upon our nation, as this new film quickly reveals. Join Idaho legislator Curtis Bowers for a fascinating look at the people and groups that have successfully targeted America’s morality and freedom in their effort to grind America down.
Expelled - No Intelligence Allowed (DVD)
Bucking the establishment and it's ideology can cost you your job in academia - never mind what the evidence (or lack thereof) shows. You can't watch this DVD and come way with any confidence K-12 or Academia really values intellectual honesty and truth.