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History Review: Classical Conversations

History Review: Classical Conversations

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series Teaching Your Child to Love History You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

Today I’m back with another history curriculum review. So far we’ve looked at Veritas Press History, Story of the World, and Mystery of History. In this review, I’ll examine Classical Conversations history. I have been receiving Classical Conversations catalogs in the mail for some time now. (If you homeschool or would like to, I’d strongly… Continue Reading

Presuppositional Apologetics and Sound Parenting?

Presuppositional Apologetics and Sound Parenting?

Mark Snoeberger has some interesting thoughts for parenting: One of the more surprising sources of parental advice that I have received came to me a few years ago in the form of a recorded lecture by Greg Bahnsen—a lecture in which he detailed the process of “becoming a philosopher.” Read the whole thing. Continue Reading

Basic order for Family Worship

Basic order for Family Worship

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Tools for Family Worship You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

My wife and I started family worship when our first child was very young, and I’m so glad we did. We started by calling it “Bible time” (a term we still often use), we’ve had periods of inconsistency, and our methods have varied, but the discipline of gathering together each evening for Bible reading, singing,… Continue Reading

Recommended Bible Memory Program for Families

Recommended Bible Memory Program for Families

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Tools for Family Worship You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

My wife and I have tried to make Scripture memory a part of our family worship times, but we’ve struggled over the years to make this consistent. We began when our children were very young simply reciting through whole chapters of the Bible together every day, and this was actually very effective in memorizing large… Continue Reading

Recommended Bibles for Children and Families

Recommended Bibles for Children and Families

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Tools for Family Worship You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

The new year brings renewed commitments, and hopefully one of your renewed commitments is dedicated time for family worship. I cannot stress the importance of gathering together as a family to read Scripture, sing, pray, and other profitable spiritual endeavors. Parents are sometimes at a loss as to what are the best resources to use… Continue Reading

Should children study the KJV?

Should children study the KJV?

As I am contemplating what textbooks we will use next year for our homeschooling (yes, I plan this far ahead so that I can take advantage of winter and early spring sales as I find them), I’ve been increasingly impressed with Memoria Press. I’ll be reviewing their history curriculum as part of my Teaching Your… Continue Reading

History Curriculum 2: Story of the World

History Curriculum 2: Story of the World

This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series Teaching Your Child to Love History You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

In my last post I examined Veritas Press History. Today, I want to take a look at Story of the World by Susan Wise Bauer. It’s another popular choice with homeschoolers (though this series isn’t just for homeschoolers), and I’ve also seen it used in Christian schools. Story of the world is written by someone with a Christian worldview and is… Continue Reading

Taigen Joos talks about his new Christmas devotional

Taigen Joos talks about his new Christmas devotional

Several years ago, I was burdened about the need to focus the attention of our children away from the materialistic influences of Christmas. That task is a daunting one to say the least in our consumer-driven society. We do not withhold Christmas gifts from our children, and we thoroughly enjoy the Christmas holidays. However, I desired… Continue Reading

Lloyd Jones on Age Divisions in the Church

Lloyd Jones on Age Divisions in the Church

The idea that it is legitimate to divide the church by age has become all the rage… but not with everyone. Here is Dr. Martin Lloyd-Jones on the matter, “We divide ourselves into young people, middle-aged, old people. We do not find such divisions in the early church; they were all one. Age differences did not… Continue Reading

A Plea to Teach Children Hymns

A Plea to Teach Children Hymns

Evangelicals bemoan the fact that a “generation gap” exists between older and younger professing believers. But could it be that the older believers have actually created the problem? Two problems exist: Children and teenagers do not care for solid hymns or long sermons, and modern young people’s sacred music has been severely dumbed down. Which… Continue Reading

Criteria for a good history for children

Criteria for a good history for children

This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series Teaching Your Child to Love History You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

I have one more introductory post before I begin reviewing different history curricula. In this post I will give some basic criteria for a good history curriculum. Again, this series is not just for homeschoolers! In my previous posts I’ve talked about the importance of teaching children to love history and why history must be… Continue Reading

Paradigm Shift

Paradigm Shift

The word paradigm is used literally as a grammatical term, but it can also be used metaphorically to refer to a shared set of basic assumptions. A paradigm shift occurs when a community rejects its old assumptions in favor of a new set. The perspective of the community changes and it sees the world differently… Continue Reading