When I wrote my article “Why Young People are Leaving the Church” I knew it would generate some response. I was taken to task by a few Young earth Creationists (YEC) because I did not point out the dangers of Old Earth Creationist (OEC) arguments and how they create serious theological problems such as disease and death before the fall. Some OECs have attempted to answer this objection exegetically. YECists can and do disagree with OEC arguments, but they can’t accuse OECists of not appealing to the Bible to make their case
A short video clip of me putting my finger on one of the main reasons America is in spiritual, moral, educational, and political decline is that more than 90 percent of Christian parents send their children to government-regulated, State-run schools. I’ve been asked by a few people to comment on objections that are often raised […]
In America’s current economic state, many propose cutting the budget. But when you get down to talking of cutting specific programs such as Medicare, Social Security or government education people start to balk. Most people are not willing to give up a government program that they benefit from, but ultimately we will have to give […]
This will not be done. It will not be done because Americans do not really want major spending cuts. To demonstrate my point, let us consider America’s sacred cow, tax-funded education. According to the Central Intelligence Agency’s “Factbook,” the United States spends about 5.3% of gross domestic product each year on education. If that estimate […]
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 […]
Gary interviews Israel Wayne, author of the book Homeschooling from a Biblical Worldview and regular columnist for Home School Digest. Israel will be one of the featured speakers at American Vision’s Worldview Super Conference this July 21 – 24.
The textbooks for all public schools hinge on the choices of the school board of Texas. Now with seven Christian members, this school board is confronted with liberals that object to the Christian record found in American history. Gary reviews the historical record to show what is the truthful conclusion that should be taken with America’s history textbooks.
Public education has textbooks riddled with factual errors, revisionist history, and biased views of science. Some Christians are challenging the status quo, and the liberals are retaliating. Are conservatives in a position to make right the wrongs in these textbooks, and how will the opposition respond? Gary shares his insights.
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 […]
On the homeschooling front there’s some hot-off-the-presses good news from the Department of Education. I’m guessing it was news that went down hard for bureaucrats in residence at the DOE. Since 1999, homeschooling in the U.S. has grown by a significant 74% with total numbers of children estimated to be in the 2.5 million range. The key incentives that convinced parents to pass up government education were desire for religious and moral instruction, poor school environments, negative peer pressure, safety, drugs and dissatisfaction with academics.
Because of a recent column, "It’s Your Serve," a reader questioned how the task of achieving societal reformation and transformation could happen by the voluntary-based, "bottom-up" plan that I proposed:
After last week’s article, “American Vision’s Vision”; I was brought up on charges by “Jim,” a fellow Christian. Here’s a slightly edited account of his criticism: I agreed with most of the article, but being Reformed in theology and former member of a Presbyterian church, your criticism of those of us who believe in the […]
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.
Gary DeMar made public the outlandish claim of a chronic web malcontent who said that homeschool graduates are only fit for lifetime occupations of scrubbing toilets and mowing lawns.
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.