Common Objections to Homeschooling, pt. 1: “We Can’t Afford it”

In a recent article I posted on our church website, I detailed some of the significant problems with public education and provided an argument in favor of homeschooling.  Toward the end of that post I mentioned that I am already familiar with some of the objections and challenges in pulling one’s children out of public school, and I would like to address those here and in the posts that follow.   In doing so, I will need to state some...

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What the Pilgrims can Teach Christian Parents Today

We were taught about the pilgrims coming to America in grade school but were often are not giving the full picture. To better understand why the Pilgrims left England to come to America, it may be helpful to briefly review the religious landscape of the time.   In the early 1500’s a group of Protestant Reformers in England sought to bring reform to the church in England. These reformers came to be called Puritans mainly because they...

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Christmas and Idolatry: What Every Christian Needs to Know in Order to Properly Defend the Celebration of Christ’s Birth

There has always been those who denounce the celebration of the birth of Jesus, most notably the Free Presbyterians, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and Puritans.  But I have run into a few people within the circles of “Christendom” myself who do not belong to these groups but who also have some reservations about Christmas.  I think after reading this post all concerns about celebrating the birth of Jesus on the grounds of participating...

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How Should Christians Respond to the Debate about Muslims?

There has been a lot of rhetoric around whether or not we should allow Muslims into America based partly on what Presidential candidate, Donald Trump, has been saying in his campaign speeches. His statements about blocking Muslims access to American soil has been met with cheers on one side and jeers on the other. One news source even compared Donald Trump to Adolph Hitler, claiming that Trump’s position and all who agree with him is one...

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Do We Need Religion to be Moral?

I saw this post on someone’s Facebook page recently: “You don’t need religion to have morals. If you don’t know the difference between right and wrong, you lack empathy, not religion.”   While this view sounds good on the surface, it is actually contradictory to what many anti-religionists believe about truth. Many non-religious people proclaim that there is no such thing as absolute truth, and they state that absolutely! They have proven...

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My Personal Testimony: Life Lessons from my Story

It occurred to me recently that few people really know the details on my personal testimony. I don’t talk about my pre-Christ life much, because, honestly, I’m ashamed of it. I identify with the Apostle Paul when he wrote to the Ephesians that it is “shameful to even mention what the disobedient do in secret” (Ephesians 5:12). So while I will not go into the sordid details of my past, I do believe there is merit in providing an overview of my...

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