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).
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.
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
A New Year, A New Call to Education Equity
For more than just the children in our homes
Not only did I homeschool most of our children (they later attended a Christian and public school) but these days, as a grandmother, I'm working on an EdD in Educational Leadership.
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.
Wayne Jolley Dies as Dozens Leave The Gathering
Founder of cult-like group in Franklin, Tennessee, was accused of spiritual and sexual abuse.
That he had misused ministry funds for his own benefit. That he ran both an unaccredited online homeschool and a diploma-mill seminary. That Wayne Jolley Ministries Inc.
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.
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' 20th Century Fox. 'Romeo Juliet'. Christian schools and homeschool collectives do Romeo and Juliet too, but tell the story with a different moral.
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.
‘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.
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