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Why Homeschool?: Homeschool Spiritual Concerns

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As a Christian, shouldn't my child be salt and light in the public school?

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Our Work of Faith by Maribeth Spangenberg
For a number of days I had been feeling so inadequate as a mother. Whatever was I thinking when I wanted a lot of children? Iím a failure! I have so many faults and shortcomings. And since I am homeschooling, my children see them everyday.

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Will We, as Homeschool Graduates, Impact the World?
As I watch my homeschooling career draw to a close, I'm both fascinated and concerned by what I'm observing as the expanding Christian homeschooling movement begins to mature. When I began homeschooling twelve years ago, there were less than a million of us out there. Now, there are over two million!

Against School: How Public Education Cripples Our Kids, and Why
First, though, we must wake up to what our schools really are: laboratories of experimentation on young minds, drill centers for the habits and attitudes that corporate society demands. Mandatory education serves children only incidentally; its real purpose is to turn them into servants. Don't let your own have their childhoods extended, not even for a day. If David Farragut could take command of a captured British warship as a pre-teen, if Thomas Edison could publish a broadsheet at the age of twelve, if Ben Franklin could apprentice himself to a printer at the same age (then put himself through a course of study that would choke a Yale senior today), there's no telling what your own kids could do.

Should Christians Stay in Public Schools
Should Christians continue to send their children to public schools? That was debated in the Great Hall at the Statehouse on Beacon Hill yesterday afternoon.

Salt & Light, The Great Commission & Who's Responsible for Educating Your Children
One of the foremost criticisms from Christians who oppose the Exodus Mandate's agenda of encouraging Christian parents to remove their children from the public education system is, "Christian children should not be taken out of public schools because they are serving as 'salt and light' to their classmates and carrying out the Great Commission." (See Matt. 5:13-14 and Matt. 28:18-20)

Are worldviews really that relevant to learning?

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Worldviews
What your child needs to know depends on your world view. Let me repeat, your world view (not the state's world view, not your mother-in-law's view, not the neighbor's view
and not Susie's view from your support groups). Everyone has a world view. You may not have written it down, but you have one. Your world view is determines your values. It sorts out what is important from what is not.

Worldview Chart
A comparison of secular humanism, Marxism-Leninism, cosmic humanism, and biblical Christianity.

The Importance of Worldview to Evangelism
Developing a Christian worldview is important for the Christian because it tempers the way we interact with and assess the fallen world in which we live. Some Christians fall into the trap of being “shocked” about beliefs which secular persons express on a given issue. For example, numerous Christians exhibited stunned disbelief when it became widely reported that Princeton University ethicist Peter Singer wrote that a healthy chimpanzee is of more moral value than a human infant born with serious birth defects. While we may be saddened or even outraged that a person teaching such nonsense holds an endowed chair in ethics at one of America’s most prestigious universities, we must not be shocked.

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