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A Homeschool Mom Reads: January through April

A Homeschool Mom Reads: January through April

At long last, I finished my master’s degree in Christian education in December. Much as I’m thrilled to be done, I loved the external pressure of hard book lists and required reading deadlines. Don’t get me wrong. I love to read on my own. But…I probably wouldn’t pick up some of the heftier, weightier things… Continue Reading

The App That Rescued Our Memory Work

The App That Rescued Our Memory Work

I posted this photo on facebook a few days ago as I was gearing up for and getting excited about our simplified summer morning routine (as opposed to a full homeschool morning). I mentioned that our summer Morning Time (see Cindy Rollins on Morning Time) includes mostly reading aloud, listening to music and stories on… Continue Reading

Classical Christian Education: Four Distinct Approaches, part 1

Classical Christian Education: Four Distinct Approaches, part 1

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Classical Christian Education: Four Distinct Approaches You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

I’m guessing that a lot of homeschool parents, like me, encountered classical Christian education (CCE) through either Doug Wilson’s excellent book Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning or through Susan Wise Bauer and Jessie Wise’s very helpful The Well-Trained Mind. Wilson first convinced me of CCE, and Bauer and Wise made me think that I… Continue Reading

Central Seminary Gains Standing with ATS

Central Seminary Gains Standing with ATS

We are pleased to announce that Central Baptist Theological Seminary of Minneapolis has been granted associate membership in the Association of Theological Schools. This recognition gives Central Seminary standing in the most credible and widely acknowledged organization for accrediting seminaries and graduate schools of theology. Central Seminary is believed to be the first fundamentalist institution… Continue Reading

List of Classical Conversations and Veritas Timeline Cards

List of Classical Conversations and Veritas Timeline Cards

Last spring I did a review of Classical Conversations history. I mentioned that I’d provide a list of the Classical Conversations history timeline events and people as well as the Veritas history timeline events and people (read my review of Veritas history here), since I pick and choose and mix the two together. You can… Continue Reading

Reflections on Summer Teaching, Part Two: Church Planting, Theological Education, and the Great Commission

Reflections on Summer Teaching, Part Two: Church Planting, Theological Education, and the Great Commission

Last week, I shared some observations gained from a busy summer of teaching internationally. I received a number of replies, both supportive and questioning, that merit some further clarifications. Let me say categorically—I unequivocally support church planting! But I also believe in theological education. Both have their place in world evangelism. My goal last week… Continue Reading

Must-Read Books on Classical Christian Education

Must-Read Books on Classical Christian Education

The question I get asked most when discussing education is what books I recommend to get started with classical Christian homeschooling. So, here are what I consider “the essentials.” (I have a much longer list if you’ve read all these and want more!) If you’re considering homeschooling, curious about classical Christian education, or want to… Continue Reading

We don’t want government to control our health care, but we have no problem with it indoctrinating our children?

We don’t want government to control our health care, but we have no problem with it indoctrinating our children?

One of the results of the fact that Christendom has ended is that Christians need to rethink their relationship with government education (actually, they should have rethought it way before the end of Christendom). This author is exactly right: Government education is designed to be an instrument of propaganda and bureaucratic control. This isn’t a… Continue Reading

Preparation for Seminary

Preparation for Seminary

The standard for ministry training used to involve a liberal education at the undergraduate level, followed by a three-year ministry degree (in those days it was called a Bachelor of Divinity), followed by an apprenticeship under a seasoned pastor. Liberal education was obtained in the universities. Ministry preparation was provided by seminaries, some of which… Continue Reading

Is Public School an Option?

Is Public School an Option?

This is a helpful and sobering article by Al Mohler: Is public school an option? For Christians who take the Christian worldview seriously and who understand the issues at stake, the answer is increasingly no. The number of Christian parents coming to this conclusion increases each year. We can understand the nostalgia that many Christians… Continue Reading

Why else are we in this mess?

Why else are we in this mess?

I suggested last week, springing from Kevin Bauder’s excellent article, that one of the reasons worship is in such trouble today is that pastors who should be the primary leaders of worship are often ill-educated in matters of worship and music. I suggested that while pastors used to give careful attention to the leading of… Continue Reading

Knowing and Loving God

Knowing and Loving God

The free course being offered this June at Central Baptist Theological Seminary of Minneapolis should be of particular interest to readers of this blog. It is true that space in the course is limited, and that enrollment priority will be given to those who want to take the course for credit. Because of this, we’re… Continue Reading

The Importance of Music Ministry in Missions

In Titus 1:5, Paul explains that the reason he sent Titus to Crete was to “straighten out” the churches. The churches themselves had already been planted, yet there were still matters to be set in order so that the churches would be strong. Appointing elders is the specific issue mentioned in the text, but no… Continue Reading

The Teaching Power of Music

The Teaching Power of Music

I spoke today at the Michigan Association of Christian Schools Teachers Convention. This is the lecture I presented. My task today is to convince you that it is important that music be a part of your classroom. My goal is to persuade you that music is essential to your students’ educational development. For some of… Continue Reading

Why Sing?

Why Sing?

Why do we use music in worship? This may seem like an odd question. Most — if not all — churches have music, don’t they? This is just how it has always been, right? I think this is a very important question because how you answer the question is one of the factors that will… Continue Reading