Homeschooling is a good choice for many families. It has been used by God to help many children. But it is fraught with myths about its own past, present and future. Here are the top five myths. Beware, you just might have to rethink what you've been taught.
1. Homeschoolers are academically superior
This is one of the most persistent, widespread and deeply held beliefs by homeschoolers and non-homeschoolers alike. It started after the famous Rudner study of 1999. But
After reading Slate's interview with a Christian zoologist, Jeff Hardin, the first thought I had was: "They think theistic evolution is a new thing." The author calls them "evolutionary creationists," an "emerging schooling of Christian thinkers." But conservative Christians have known about them for a long time as theistic evolutionists.
But that is to be expected from a secular news source. Slate is not exactly going to be up to speed about things Christians.
"I will accept what the interpretation is [of the facts of Brown's shooting] depending on who is doing the interpretation."
Thus spoke Bishop Dudley while interviewed on the O'Reilly show a few weeks before the final verdict in the Brown shooting.
Anger, frustration and chaos boiled over the city of Ferguson for days. Then there were the sympathizing protests across the country, only to break out into more trouble with the death of Garner.
In Scotland, by the North Sea, the small town of Elgin had simple educational requirements. The directory for the local grammar school required the following:
"[That] upon the Lord’s day, masters and scholars shall convene in school at eight o’clock in the morning, and after prayer in the English tongue, the several classes shall be exercised—the seniors in the exposition of a sacred lesson [of the Psalms or catechism]...and the juniors in getting ‘by heart’ some select English
A few weeks ago, according to Creation-Evolution Headlines (CEH), in the latest edition of Nature, two scientists debated on whether Darwin's mechanism is correct. The article, "Does evolutionary theory need a re-think?", is surprising in its frankness and significant in its publication, especially in an age of increasing defection by Christians to the cause of evolution.
The scientist who answered in the affirmative ("yes, urgently") declared: