A Critical Care Surgeon Meets the Great Physician
I felt distant from God until I witnessed a medical miracle.
Kathryn L. Butler is a trauma and critical care surgeon who recently left clinical practice to homeschool her children. She teaches at Harvard Medical School.
Under DeVos, the Real School Choice Christians Face
The future of public education will depend on the church.
Those who have financial resources, including the option for one parent to homeschool, should not forget those families tethered to low-achieving schools without an equivalent choice.
How Gratitude Made Ann Voskamp an Activist
Ann Voskamp’s rural Canadian life may seem picture perfect. But with her new book, the intensely shy writer could spark a social movement among North American Christians.
Voskamp's choice to homeschool meant opening herself up to more than the typical parenting interruptions; it also meant opening herself up to judgment.
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.
How a Farm-to-Table Restaurant Evolved into a Homegrown Church
Bi-vocational ministers are common—but what's it like to have a bi-vocational congregation?
“We didn't know what we were going to do, but we knew we wanted to do something centered around our family, centered on ministry, and we were going to homeschool.
When Prolonging Life Means Prolonging Suffering
A trauma surgeon on when letting go of our loved ones is the most God-honoring thing we can do.
loved ones' mortality. Kathryn Butler, MD, is a trauma and critical care surgeon who recently left clinical practice to homeschool her children. She teaches
Bill Gothard, 'The Fits,' and Me
Sometimes a movie can give you a kinder way to remember difficult things about yourself.
Gothard's ministry grew into an enormously successful organization that included a homeschool program called the Advanced Training Institute of America (ATIA).
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.
Confessions of a Media-Protective Parent
What I’ve learned from trying to keep my kids safe—but not too safe.
We watched Disney movies—which made us too liberal for some of our homeschool peers—but we listened to Christian radio and banned some secular music (like Prince), which
Confessions of a (Sinful) Overachiever
Praise or mockery: The problem with our reactions to “super-moms.”
As a mother, I give birth without epidural, nurse for fourteen-months, make my own baby food, homeschool my little ones—all the while working part-time and teaching small groups.
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
First Love, Last Love: Courtship Culture and the Teen Cancer Romance
Movies like 'A Walk to Remember,' 'Twilight,' and 'The Fault in Our Stars' have picked up on a key facet of the way we talk about teen romance.
'Romeo Juliet' Image: 20th Century Fox. 'Romeo Juliet'. Christian schools and homeschool collectives do Romeo and Juliet too, but tell the story with a different moral.
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.
When Your Child Is a Prodigal
We’ve been waiting 15 years, and there’s no “happy ending” in sight.
and consistent. We chose to homeschool our children. We placed a high priority on both church involvement and community service. We encouraged
‘I Am Called a Cult Leader. I Really Don’t Care.’
How one of the world’s most beloved worship songs reportedly helped to fuel spiritual abuse at Wayne Jolley’s The Gathering International.
Jolley also ran an unaccredited Christian homeschool program from which Schneider and some of the other girls graduated. “My diploma is worthless,” she said.
Why I Homeschool by Marlene Molewyk
FamilyApril 12, 2012. Why I Homeschool by Marlene MolewykAmy Julia Becker. 0; tweet; share. Today, I homeschool our five children, and here's why: 1. Stronger family relationships:
Let Go, Let God (and the Homeroom Teacher)
How a helicopter mom learned the grace of hands-off parenting.
and only me. Homeschooling was just one way that I would pilot my parental helicopter. Oh, there were other good reasons to homeschool. By the time