Recovering The Lost Tools Of Learning

Author: Douglas Wilson
Editor: Crossway
ISBN: 9780891075837
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Public education is in crisis. At the heart of the problem is the idea that education can exist in a moral vacuum. Describes the melee in public education and calls for a return to classical teaching methods.

Survival And Resistance In Evangelical America

Author: Crawford Gribben
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199370249
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Over the last thirty years, conservative evangelicals have been moving to the Northwest of the United States, where they hope to resist the impact of secular modernity and to survive the breakdown of society that they anticipate. These believers have often given up on the politics of the Christian Right, adopting strategies of hibernation while developing the communities and institutions from which a new America might one day emerge. Their activity coincides with the promotion by prominent survivalist authors of a program of migration to the "American Redoubt," a region encompassing Idaho, Montana, parts of eastern Washington and Oregon, and Wyoming, as a haven in which to endure hostile social change or natural disaster and in which to build a new social order. These migration movements have independent origins, but they overlap in their influences and aspirations, working in tandem to offer a vision of the present in which Christian values must be defended as American society is rebuilt according to biblical law. This book examines the origins, evolution, and cultural reach of this little-noted migration and considers what it might tell us about the future of American evangelicalism. Drawing on Calvinist theology, the social theory of Christian Reconstruction, and libertarian politics, these believers are projecting significant soft power. Their books are promoted by leading mainstream publishers and listed as New York Times bestsellers. Their strategy is gaining momentum, making an impact in local political and economic life, while being repackaged for a wider audience in publications by a broader coalition of conservative commentators and in American mass culture. This survivalist evangelical subculture recognizes that they have lost the culture war - but another kind of conflict is beginning.

The Nursery Of The Holy Spirit

Author: Daniel R. Hyde
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630873969
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Public worship is the nursery of the Holy Spirit. As you enter the sanctuary, you notice them at once. Then, as you take your seat next to a family, they are right there beside you. Throughout the ensuing service, you see them--and hear them. The presence of children in public worship is not only striking, but also increasingly strange in modern American church life. In fact, the idea of your children sitting or standing next to you during prayer, singing, or the pastor's sermon can be downright scary. This book is based in the conviction that public worship is the nursery of the Holy Spirit and that bringing children in is both beneficial and a blessing. The Nursery of the Holy Spirit offers practical advice on how to make this ideal a reality in your children's lives.

The Well Trained Mind A Guide To Classical Education At Home Third Edition

Author: Susan Wise Bauer
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393070903
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"If you're a parent who has decided to educate your children yourself, this book is the first you should buy."—?Washington Times The Well-Trained Mind will instruct you, step by step, on how to give your child an academically rigorous, comprehensive education from preschool through high school—one that will train him or her to read, to think, to ?understand?, to be well-rounded and curious about learning. Veteran home educators Jessie Wise and Susan Wise Bauer outline the classical pattern of education called the trivium, which organizes learning around the maturing capacity of the child's mind and comprises three stages: the elementary school "grammar stage," the middle school "logic stage," and the high school "rhetoric stage." Using this theory as your model, you'll be able to instruct your child in all levels of reading, writing, history, geography, mathematics, science, foreign languages, rhetoric, logic, art, and music, regardless of your own aptitude in those subjects. This newly revised edition contains completely updated ordering information for all curricula and books, new and expanded curricula recommendations, new material on using computers and distance-learning resources, answers to common questions about home education, information about educational support groups, and advice on practical matters such as working with your local school board, preparing a high school transcript, and applying to colleges.

The Gospel And The Mind

Author: Bradley G. Green
Editor: Crossway
ISBN: 1433524201
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History demonstrates that wherever the cross is planted, the academy follows. But history alone cannot demonstrate why this is—and must be—the case. Green engages theology and philosophy to prove that the Christian vision of God, mankind, and the world provides the necessary precondition for and enduring foundation of meaningful intellectual life. The Gospel and the Mind, deeply rooted in Augustinian and Reformed thought, shows that core principles of the West’s Christian inheritance—such as creation and the importance of history, the centrality of a telos to all things, and the logos and the value of words—form the matrix of any promising and sustainable intellectual life. More than a lament of the state of the evangelical mind or even an argument for the primacy of a Christian worldview, The Gospel and the Mind is a paradigm-shifting declaration that the life of the mind starts at the cross.

Christian Home Educators Curriculum Manual

Author: Cathy Duffy
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ISBN: 9780929320106
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The Core Teaching Your Child The Foundations Of Classical Education

Author: Leigh A. Bortins
Editor: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9780230107687
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In the past, correct spelling, the multiplication tables, the names of the state capitals and the American presidents were basics that all children were taught in school. Today, many children graduate without this essential knowledge. Most curricula today follow a haphazard sampling of topics with a focus on political correctness instead of teaching students how to study. Leigh Bortins, a leading figure in the homeschooling community, is having none of it. She believes that there are core areas of knowledge that are essential to master. Without knowing the multiplication tables, children can't advance to algebra. Without mastery of grammar, students will have difficulty expressing themselves. Without these essential building blocks of knowledge, students may remember information but they will never possess a broad and deep understanding of how the world works. In The Core, Bortins gives parents the tools and methodology to implement a rigorous, thorough, and broad curriculum based on the classical model, including: - Rote memorization to cement knowledge - Systematic learning of geography, historical facts, and timelines - Reading the great books and seminal historical documents instead of adaptations and abridged editions - Rigorous training in math and the natural sciences

Faith Freedom And Higher Education

Author: P. C. Kemeny
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1621896366
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While debates abound today over the cost, purpose, and effectiveness of higher education, often lost in this conversation is a critical question: Should higher education attempt to shape students' moral and spiritual character in any systematic manner as in the past, or focus upon equipping students with mere technical knowledge? Faith, Freedom, and Higher Education argues that Christianity can still play an important role in contemporary American higher education. George M. Marsden, D. G. Hart, and George H. Nash, among its authors, analyze the debate over the secularization of the university and the impact of liberal Protestantism and fundamentalism on the American academy during the twentieth century. Contributors also assess how the ideas of Dorothy Sayers, C. S. Lewis, Wendell Berry, and Allan Bloom can be used to improve Christian higher education. Finally, the volume examines the contributions Christian faith can make to collegiate education and outlines how Christian institutions can preserve their religious mission while striving for academic excellence.

Christian Home Learning Guides

Author: Marshall Foster
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ISBN: 9781575731322
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Chalcedon Report

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A Description Of Christian Distinctives In Elementary Teacher Education Curricula At Christian Liberal Arts And Bible Colleges

Author: Victoria Wilson Swenson
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New Oxford Review

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Should I Home School

Author: Elizabeth Guignard Hamilton
Editor: Intervarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830819768
File Size: 54,82 MB
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-- Experienced home schoolers help families evaluate whether home schooling is best for them.-- Shows parents what it takes to home school successfully.-- Presents both positive and negative aspects of home schooling and discusses other options: Christian school, boarding school, public school.Do I Have The Right Kind Of Background To Home School my child? Where can I find support and training? Will home schooling be good for my child? What kinds of testing and other requirements do states impose on home schoolers?This is a book about asking questions and finding answers that are right for you and your child. Elizabeth and Dan Hamilton don't presume to have all the answers. What they do have is experience as home schoolers themselves and feedback from many others who have had positive and negative experiences with home schooling. This practical book is a compilation of the information they have gathered to help others make life-shaping decisions with their families. If you are considering home schooling your child, this is the book you need to read first.

You Re Going To Do What

Author: Laurajean Downs
Editor: Home School Press
ISBN: 9781888306170
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Helping you understand the homeschool decision.

Touching Hearts Changing Lives

Author: Jody Capehart
Editor: Group Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9780764421259
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Uncommon Sense

Author: John Peck
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ISBN: 9780964654341
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"Uncommon Sense" is written for the increasing number of people who are aware of the contradictions implicit in traditional approaches to issues in art, law, science, business, politics, education, the family, and other vital areas. The authors' approach is unique. It is about more than building up ideas and making them work. It is about the process of wisdom development, aiming to assist the personal development of a wisdom that will become instinctive and govern actions in a spontaneous, godly manner.

Let My Children Go

Author: E. Ray Moore
Editor: Ambassador-Emerald International
ISBN: 9781931600163
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School shootings, drugs, promiscuity, secular humanism, socialist indoctrination -- it's time to remove kids now! American schools are the best funded in the world, yet out of 41 nations, American students consistently rank near, or at the bottom in mathematics, physics and science. Despite their failings more than 80% of evangelical Christians place their children in government (public) schools, exposing them to physical and moral danger on a daily basis. One of the first things missionaries abroad do, is to start Christian schools and home schools, to tutor their converts, yet in America, most Christians allow their children to be brainwashed by the public schools' New Age, socialist agenda. Education belongs to the family first, with assistance from the church, but now the government has been permitted to usurp this vitally important role. The biblical instruction of our children may be the thrust that God could use to restore American society and revive the nation. A fresh obedience by the church, to its God-ordained role in education, may be the catalyst for a new Great Awakening. - Back cover.

Worldview As Worship

Author: Eddie Karl Baumann
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630876798
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The goal of many evangelical educators is to facilitate biblical thinking and the worldview transformation of their students. Yet, aside from upholding a set of moral behaviors or maintaining positions on issues perceived to be "Christian," the goals and aspirations of most evangelical young people differ little from their unbelieving peers. As George Barna has noted, "We have a generation coming up that . . . isn't looking at Christianity to answer spiritual concerns . . . We either change or we lose them." Worldview as Worship contends that the approach taken by most evangelical educators to the issue of worldview transformation has neglected to address two fundamental components of worldviews. First, that our initial worldviews are not philosophical systems but rather faith dispositions and that worldview transformation cannot simply present the biblical worldview as a more rational or logical system, but must address issues of the heart as well as the mind. Second, unlike philosophies that are individual, worldviews are communal and are learned and transformed within the context of community practice. Appealing to Paul's teaching in Romans 12:1-2, Worldview as Worship approaches the "renewing of your mind" as the result of the believer's presentation of themselves as a "holy sacrifice . . . which is your spiritual service of worship." The book advocates an approach to worldview transformation that focuses on believers as apprentices rather than simply as students--an approach that holds true to the biblical model of discipleship. As a result, worldview transformation works best when the application of faith to the issues of learning and life are modeled by the faith community and where students are given the opportunity to put faith into practice.

Real Family Values

Author: Robert Lewis
Editor: Vision House
ISBN: 9781885305220
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A "must-read" book written for parents looking for relevant, biblical answers to tough family issues, seeking help in rearing confident children in today's society & desiring "cutting edge" Christian living that impacts culture.