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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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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The Times, They are a Changin’

The Times, They are a Changin’

Bob Dylan once sang, “The times, they are a changin’!” That certainly seems to be the case in the political climate of America.  In some ways, the times are changing for the worse.  But in other respects, they are changing for the better. Enter, then, Dr. Ben Carson, one of the most heralded and brilliant neuro surgeons in the world.  He is also very outspoken on a variety of political issues, and his viewpoints resonate with...

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Jesus’ Claims Force Black and White Choices

Jesus’ Claims Force Black and White Choices

Results of research on religious trends in America by Barna Research Group estimate that 85% of Americans identify themselves as Christians, but only 7% actually embrace beliefs and practices that coincide with the Bible and the teachings and example of Jesus. One criticism leveled at American Christians is that most of them don’t even know much about the Bible.  But I would suggest that perhaps not everyone who refers to themselves as...

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Pop Culture and the Bible

Pop Culture and the Bible

The popular culture in America is becoming increasingly humanistic.  The formal definition of humanism is, “An outlook or system of thought attaching prime importance to human rather than divine or supernatural matters.” Humanism, then, has its own set of philosophical doctrines, most of which are in direct opposition to the teachings and doctrines of the Holy Bible.  Listed below are a few philosophies of humanism that are increasingly being...

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War of the Worldviews

War of the Worldviews

Author: Andy Robbins In 2005 Stephen Spielberg released his remake of the H.G. Wells story, War of the Worlds. This story, of course, is fictional. But the continuing saga of the war of the worldviews is not fiction. As Christians, we face daily pressure to adopt worldviews that are in stark contrast to how our Savior would have us think. How should we view difficult social issues such as euthanasia, homosexuality, abortion, capital punishment,...

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