I was amused to see that in the comments section of my previous postings on same-sex mirage, someone wrote that where my biography says I have five home-educated children, what they understood this to mean is that I have five “home-indoctrinated children.” I may be wrong, but I figure this wasn’t a term of endearment! […]
Mother’s Day will be celebrated this weekend. Several women emulated good mothering skills to me before I became a mother myself. One of them was my own mother who is 86 years old and still dispensing advice; albeit in a different way from when we children living at home. My mother says that mothering never stops no matter how old one’s children are!
This past Friday evening, there was a grand celebration at the Atlanta History Museum for a couple whose work has had an amazing impact on generations of children, including my own two sons, who attended The Heiskell School in Atlanta. Mr. and Mrs. Heiskell are now ninety years old and have had to withdraw from the day-to-day activity of overseeing the Christian school they began 60 years ago in their home. These two individuals taught me, along with many others, how to be a good parent. Thank you, Mr. and Mrs. Heiskell for your many years devoted to training up future generations and, in the process, training parents as well.
There is an interesting passage in Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow that has stuck in my mind ever since I first read it. If you have never read this short story, you should. It takes about an hour to read and it is a masterwork of flowing prose; the words seem to almost fall off the page. Aspiring writers should certainly read this story for an example of powerful writing, but I would also recommend that non-writers read it to get a sense of how much popular literature has degraded since Irving wrote his story in 1820.
I offer a Modest Proposal
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.
Last week I implored Dr. James Dobson to take a risk
I eventually used my doctorate in dentistry to specialize in gum diseases and jaw bone loss, and, looking back, I often wonder why. Compared with the specialties of crowns, root canals, implants, orthodontics, etc., it’s the only specialty demanding near-fanatical daily cooperation by the patient.
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.
On October 12, shortly before last week’s deadly Southern California wildfires and the emergency evacuation of half a million people, governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed senate bill (SB777) into law. And his shocking decision about this phony anti-discrimination
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.)
Is this church "praying 4 you" because the quality of education in government schools continues to decline despite the money that taxpayers keep pumping into it? Is this church "praying 4 you" because they hope the students don’t engage in premarital sex or get hooked on Methamphetamines?
Education and the Knowledge of God
Before you run off screaming, “Another homeschool dad trying to convince us all to do what he does,” let me assure you of a couple of things. First, I would never suggest that everyone should educate his or her children the same way we educate ours.
Worldviews are comprehensive. No cultural stone is left unthrown in the battle against competing ideologies. Secularists who write their screeds against Christians who engage in politics have history on their side, and it’s not a very good history. Under Nazism, churches were “confined as far as possible to the performance of narrowly religious functions, and even within this narrow sphere were subjected to as many hindrances as the Nazis dared to impose.”
Mel Gabler is not a household name, yet he had more influence in shaping recent American life than most people ever dream of. He and his wife Norma stood in the gap for over four decades, battling the tax-funded schools’ textbook Establishment.
Almost every day now, especially during the Christmas season, we’re reading stories about how anything religious is being cut out of history. Censoring Christianity from culture is not a new phenomenon. What has been going on for more than 30 years and known only by a few is finally coming to light thanks to the Internet.