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The Importance of Weighing Doctrines

The Importance of Weighing Doctrines

Kevin T. Bauder George Dollar’s 1973 History of Fundamentalism in America includes a section warning against dangers that face fundamentalism. One of those dangers was “Crusading Calvinism,” which, Dollar warned, “will continue to attract the more intellectual to its position, confuse others, and cause its opponents to be disturbed and sensitive over the issue” (276).… Continue Reading

Lessons from a Visit to Luther Land

Lessons from a Visit to Luther Land

Jeff Straub Recently I returned from two weeks in Europe, leading a group of seminary and church friends through Germany, Switzerland, and Italy. It was eleven days of walking, looking at and listening to the story of the Protestant Reformation. It was also a time of warm fellowship, spectacular sights, and great food. All who… 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

Finished and Sent Away

Finished and Sent Away

I’ll never forget the feeling, years ago, of sending my daughter to kindergarten on the first day. It was a milestone, to be sure, and her mother and I anticipated that she would flourish in school. It was also a bit of a heartbreak, knowing that we were withdrawing our direct supervision and permitting others… Continue Reading

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

Review of Mystery of History

Review of Mystery of History

This entry is part 6 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.

Now that the holidays are over and we’re back to school, I’m returning to my history reviews. We’ve looked at Veritas Press history and Story of the World. Today, I’d like to examine Mystery of History. Overview/Format This curriculum is designed for multiple ages, with the target audience of 4th through 8th grade, but includes… 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

History Curriculum Evaluation 1: Veritas

History Curriculum Evaluation 1: Veritas

This entry is part 4 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 am beginning my reviews of children’s history curricula with Veritas Press History. If you’ve missed the posts leading up to this, I explain here why it’s so important that Christian children learn to love history, here why history must be taught from a Christian perspective, and here what kind of a history curricula fosters a child’s love for… 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

History, analogy, liturgy, culture – Week in review (9/28)

History, analogy, liturgy, culture – Week in review (9/28)

Here are the posts from this week in case you missed one! Articles Why history must be taught from a Christian perspective Analogy and God Talk William Ames on the connection between prayer, singing, and outward expressions Where did all that pomp and circumstance come from? The Lord’s Day, part 5 Two-Kingdom vs. Transformationalism: What’s… Continue Reading

Why history must be taught from a Christian perspective

Why history must be taught from a Christian perspective

This entry is part 2 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.

Before I begin my series of reviews of various history curricula (and, no, these posts are not just for homeschoolers–I talk about that here in my first post, as well as why history is so important for Christian children), I’m going to take a couple of posts to narrow the field a bit. In this post… Continue Reading

How can you teach your child to love history?

How can you teach your child to love history?

This entry is part 1 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.

How can you get your child to love history? Or, better stated, how can you teach your child to love history? We, as parents, are responsible for instructing our children in what is worthy of love! That, among other reasons, makes the parent the child’s true and best teacher, whether or not you homeschool. Well, maybe the… Continue Reading

Why should we study the history of Christian worship?

Why should we study the history of Christian worship?

Tomorrow I begin another semester teaching a graduate class in the history and theology of worship. The class is largely a survey of the historical, theological, and philosophical events and ideas that have shaped worship today, and one of the first tasksI tackle on the first day of class is to answer the question, “Why?”… Continue Reading