“How colorfully and scientifically our generation talks down to the little child! What insipid, stupid, dull stories are trotted out! And we don’t stop there. We don’t respect the children’s thinking or let them come to any conclusions themselves! We ply them with endless questions, the ones we’ve thought up, instead of being silent and letting the child’s questions bubble up with interest. We tire them with workbooks that would squeeze out the last drop of anybody’s patience. We remove interesting books and squander time on ‘reading skill testing,’ using idiotic isolated paragraphs which no one would dream of taking home to read.” ~ Susan Schaeffer Macaulay
I haven’t posted links for a while so there is quite a variety here. I welcome any thoughts…….
“It is time that such officials learn that being a good parent is a right not a privilege.” What does this mean? If this account is completely accurate, it is outrageous. But I do wonder if there is more to this story. It came along with a fundraising plea and these are the people who are pushing for the Parental Rights Amendment,which Homeschool Legal Advantage and others do not support.
I so appreciated this former EFCA pastor’s perspective on the Trayvon Martin story. His question for all of us “Do you love truth?” is the right one to ask.
This is not a Christian website but this article that shows the link that evangelist Kirk Cameron has to Doug Phillips, Rushdooney, and the dominionist movement is alarming. Again, do we care about truth or not?
My friend, Sallie, a conservative Christian homeschooling mom whose thoughtful articles always make me think, has written these thoughts on Mark Driscoll and his notion that “manliness” is the future of the church. I can’t help but compare Driscoll’s notions with this story: “Pastor Cho of South Korea grew his church to close to 850,000 members, by encouraging women to have as much influence as God gifted them with, and he did this in a culture that, unlike America’s, has historically assumed women are subservient to men. Christian history may record that Pastor Cho’s decision to open the doors of influence to women in his church was a primary contributing factor in his country’s transformation from a predominantly Buddhist country to a Christian one.” from The Resignation of Eve by Jim Henderson. So, perhaps the so-called “feminization” of the church is a straw man? I have long suspected such. The truth is, the church needs BOTH men and women to fulfill the great commission!!!!!
Sallie further shares her concerns about the Acts 29 churches. I have seen this more and more….patriocentricity and patriarchy are becoming part of the code of orthodoxy to a point that differing views on baptism or cessation of tongues, for example, are all welcomed but the place of women in the body of Christ is never to be discussed. Be sure you are patient and look at Sallie’s link…I was stunned.
Here is also some insights from George Barna on why women are leaving the organized church in droves!
And now for a few fun educational/child development links that I found. Enjoy!
“Is your baby a good baby?” Ever get tired of hearing this? You will love this article plus all the links!
Are you also tired of hearing that you might be spoiling your baby because she actually wants to be held? This research confirms what mamas already know!
Those of you who love music will love this connection between rhythm and math!
The Hurried Child has been released….and none too soon! You will want to own a copy of this wonderful book!
Fans of Charlotte Mason and Susan Schaeffer Macaulay will appreciate these reminders on children basically needing to be children!
Some sound thinking on young dating. I so appreciated this balanced view.
And finally, more thoughts on the Barna research regarding teens leaving the church and leaving the faith.
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