Morning Roundup 11/24/14
Planting in Highly-Church Areas; Atheists Believe in Heaven; Alex and Brett Harris
The Harris twins, then 18, were leading by example. They worked through the summer to finish their (homeschool) high school at 16, then clerked with the Alabama Supreme Court.
Disputed Asylum for German Homeschoolers Heads to Sixth Circuit
(Updated) The Christian Romeike family has been denied asylum, but plans to appeal the ruling.
Judges ruled that the Romeikes, who left Germany in order to homeschool their children, "did not make a sufficient case" for their fear of persecution, according to BP.
A New Creation Story
Why do more homeschoolers want evolution in their textbooks?
Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra/ April 29, 2013. Christian homeschool science textbooks have long taught young earth creationism (YEC) almost exclusively. But
Do More Christian Homeschoolers Want Evolution in Textbooks?
Magazine finds examples. And at least one Reformed publisher is responding.
The Atlantic offers an interesting look at the growing number of evangelical parents who homeschool their children but want their textbooks to teach evolution instead of young earth
The Apologist Mom
Why Melissa Cain Travis thinks it's crucial for her to be a mother and an apologetics scholar.
So parents have to wake up to the fact that, no matter where you live, these topics are going to come up. They come up for kids in private school settings and homeschool settings, too.
A New Chapter in the Homeschooling Movement
Homeschooling families will thrive if they work together, not maroon themselves on separate islands.
As a result of this DNA, there is no single "homeschool movement," but a collection of related, not-always- harmonious streams within the larger population.
Why I Homeschool by Marlene Molewyk
FamilyApril 12, 2012. Why I Homeschool by Marlene MolewykAmy Julia Becker. 0; 0; share. 0; share; Today, I homeschool our five children, and here's why: 1. Stronger family relationships
The One Thing to Tell Pregnant Moms: ‘Congratulations’
No family too big, no mom too young to hear our affirmation of life.
She also blogs about everything from menu planning, to going through miscarriage, to being a homeschool alumna and a public school mom. Photo by Andrew Seaman / Flickr.
Are Youth Groups Bad? A Rant on Bad Research
Research show that youth groups are bad for our students, right? Not so fast.
Yet, the fact is that there is little research on the subject because even homeschool kids, for example, are often in youth groups. So, maybe they are right.
Readers respond to the December issue via letters, tweets, and blogs.
"Wait, not all #homeschooling is stupid and harmful!?" Bobby Ross Jr. @GetReligion "The Normal, Drama-Free, Totally-Healthy Christian Homeschool Movement," by Ruth Moon.