The battle for America is being fought on two fronts: In the courts and the universities. If these two institutions remain in the hands of liberals, reversing anti-Christian trends will take decades longer. The universities feed the law schools, the law schools corrupt the minds of impressionable law students, and the courts maintain the status […]
An education is one of the few things that we can give ourselves and our children that will have lifelong effects. Although most American families send their children – as they themselves were sent by their own parents – to public schools, how often have we stopped to question the goals of the public education system? Christian parents especially should be asking this question if they are truly concerned whether their goals for educating their children are similar to the public schools’.
One way to change worldview perceptions is to keep people ignorant. The public schools have done a great job in shifting worldview thinking from theism to humanism right under the noses of parents who extol the virtues of America’s government education system. Consider how textbooks handle the subject of religion in the founding of America. One elementary school social studies book has thirty pages of material "on the Pilgrims," Paul Vitz writes, "including the first Thanksgiving. But there is not one word (or image) that referred to religion as even a part of the Pilgrims’" life.
Shortly after the election, Rev. Jonathan Falwell, senior pastor of Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg, Va. proclaimed his hopes and concerns about the future. He asked that all of us pray diligently for the new administration, but wisely stated that Conservative Christians are concerned that President-elect Obama’s worldview [runs counter to] our own on some key issues, specifically in terms of our pro-life, pro-traditional family principles.
Under the Marxists, education had to be centralized in order to reshape the minds of the young so that they could more easily conform to the new social and political ideology. The State would become the educator, the new parent.
The city of Pittsburgh is the jewel of Western Pennsylvania. This wasn’t always the case. On some of its better
I’m often asked what American Vision’s "vision" is and how we can best continue to be of service to the country. I’m not AV’s top theorist by any stretch, but I have my beliefs and I trust they aren’t too far off from what God wants. A boring essay won’t do, so I’ll just list the major points as I see them. This "vision" is in 4 parts.
Whether in good economic times or bad,
Pastors, just like the rest of society, hold various views on homeschooling. Even so, I assume most visitors to the American Vision website would not be willing to submit to shepherds who only view homeschooling as a passing phenomenon or who might suggest that homeschoolers are somehow substandard.
The title for today’s article is taken from a response to one of American Vision’s daily articles. The respondent is an atheist who claims he can refute any argument raised in defense of the Christian faith. I have irritated him so much by answering his poorly researched responses he sends to me that his true character is spilling out in a public way. His personal emails to me are worse than what I have reproduced here. If you want to know what the world would be like with atheists in control, here’s a little taste:
I recently received an email from the National Congress of State Legislators, touting their excitement over states having increased spending over the last year by over $1,000,000,000 (I prefer to put all the zeroes on there to show how big a billion actually is) on early education, meaning day care and preschool programs. That’s a lot of money to increase spending for children who aren’t even in school yet!
Here’s a challenging email from last week.
I am a homeschool mother. I agree that homeschooling is a wonderful option for some parents. I also agree it’s the parents’ responsibility before the Lord to train and teach their children about Him. But, I disagree with you that homeschooling is the only way to train them. I have witnessed many godly parents whose children are in other educational arenas. I sense from your article sarcasm and a lofty attitude. We limit God when we think He can only work in a homeschool family and accomplish His will only in certain circumstances.
History shows that nearly every nation has ultimately caved in to a very counter-intuitive (satanic?) temptation: That the only sensible way for 4 and 5-year-old children to begin their life-education journey is that they be ripped away from the care of Mom and Dad at home and turned over to "professional specialists" in state-controlled classrooms.
I chanced upon the well-known Parade Magazine, a Sunday supplement no longer carried in my metro area’s major paper. (I had hoped to find a Sudoku puzzle.) Parade is notoriously liberal and left-leaning, so I almost missed their Intelligence Report which featured the article, Should Homeschooling Be Illegal?
Our president, Gary DeMar, was recently invited to speak at a worldview conference. He was told that he could speak on any worldview subject he chose, with the exception of two: public education and eschatology.
Thankfully, I’ve never had to hire a lawyer except to close several real estate deals. But if I ever need a lawyer, I will do a lot of background checking. The first thing I would look for is how well he knows his subject matter.
Last week I used the Titanic metaphor
Following a recent article, several of you emailed to ask why I appear to prefer homeschooling (HS) as the best educational weapon in this battle for the mind of fragile (5 to 18 year olds) Christian kids instead of opting for a two-way mix of homeschooling and private Christian schools (PCS.)