Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Homeschool Dropouts

Kelly and I were not home educated, she receiving the entirety and I the majority of our “educations” in government schools. Notwithstanding, we see this as an incredibly important film.

When we look at the children of the homeschool movement, we see amazing amounts of talent, creativity, potential and the abundant blessings they have received. Just their ability to and the speed in which they learn sometimes floors us. Our experience was vastly different from this. We wasted years sitting in classrooms where we were trained to accept a life of mental, spiritual and physical captivity, to passively stay within the parameters of the slot we had been assigned in life and to allow an existence of perpetual boredom and ignorance in which it was understood that “good people” wait for an expert to tell them what to do. But God, in his mercy, redeemed us from this situation and it’s because of this that home education has become an important topic to our family. As our father has often said, the system in our nation, which includes the government schools, is designed for our failure. One doesn’t have to look far into the disaster that is our culture to see the truth of this. We are suffering the painful results of departing from God’s Word on education and discipleship. It is our strong belief that a sound, Biblical understanding of education, carried out, is one of the most important foundations of cultural reformation. As the Proverb says, “In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge.”Prov. 14:26

Homeschool Dropouts is a message that will convict you, inspire you, and, by God’s grace, safeguard the investment and sacrifice of home education’s pioneering parents. This is a message that every Christian should watch, pause and consider.

“Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established. Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.” Prov. 4:26-27

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