Today you have the chance to impact your children’s future for many years to come with a mere 15 minutes of your time. The question is will you invest the time to take your children with you to exercise your right and responsibility to vote or not?
Today you have the opportunity to disciple you family as they walk along the road with you (Deut 6:1-9). What better opportunity to implant your values into their heart will you have?
So take your family, get out there and vote!
Here are 2 takes on the same issue and while their solutions may differ they both agree – Something is wrong in Mudville!
First we start with a secular filmmaker who takes a hard look at the education establishment in America. While I doubt I would agree with his solutions to the problem I find it interesting that a man who by all indications makes no profession of submission to Christ sees what Pastors and Christian Parents refuse to acknowledge – the youth ministry of the church of secular humanism (government schools) are horribly broken! It is to our shame that those without eyes to see the truth see in their groping what we who have had our eyes opened by Christ willfully shut our eyes against. Take a look:
The good news is, believers are beginning to wake up.
This next one is from Gunn Brothers Productions an award winning Christian production company who is tackling the issue from a distinctly Christian worldview. I really appreciate these guys and their work. I would most likely fall closer to their solutions to the issue and highly recommend you see this film when it is released this fall. Take a look at the issue through the lens of the scriptures:
“A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone when he is fully trained will be like his teacher.” Luke 6:40 ESV
1 μαθητής – one who engages in learning through instruction from another, pupil, apprentice (1)
2 διδάσκαλος – teacher (2)
Who then will your children be like?
(1) – William Arndt, Frederick W. Danker and Walter Bauer, A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature, “Based on Walter Bauer’s Griechisch-Deutsches Wr̲terbuch Zu Den Schriften Des Neuen Testaments Und Der Frhchristlichen [Sic] Literatur, Sixth Edition, Ed. Kurt Aland and Barbara Aland, With Viktor Reichmann and on Previous English Editions by W.F. Arndt, F.W. Gingrich, and F.W. Danker.”, 3rd ed. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000), 609.
(2) – Ibid, 241.
“He who does not bellow the truth when he knows the truth makes himself the accomplice of liars and forgers.” – Charles Peguy
This is one of the leading quotes in the latest edition of “The Continuing Collapse” over at Voddie Baucham’s blog. Please go read this well researched monthly feature on the state of education in America. Every parent needs to be informed of the direction and state of our schools and these gentlemen have done the leg work for you but have also clearly documented their sources for your own research so that you might be a Berean in your daily walk. Read the full post
Boys like to kick over rocks because you never know what will scurry away when the light shines. There are often fascinating creatures hiding from the sun under there and for those brief seconds you get to see creatures that you normally would not.
As you grow up you learn that there are other types of rocks under which things hide. Unfortunately the creatures lurking under these rock are not so nice or fascinating. Often under these types of rocks are entities waiting to devour you and your children as causalities of the cosmic battle between our Loving God and the loathsome usurping snake who currently plays at being king of this realm. It is never easy or pretty to look these loathsome creatures in the face but as a believing father I must if I am going to be the Protector God has called me to be. That is why I am thankful for men like Dr. Bruce Shortt who do the research and kick over the rocks to expose what lies beneath. I often do not want to hear what he finds but hear it I must if I am going to be found faithful as a watcher over souls both in my house and in the House of God. In his latest edition of “The Continuing Collapse” Dr. Shortt points out what many have known for years but is now just dawning on the leftist education establishment:
DOTH MINE EYES DECEIVE ME?
(A LIBERAL THINK TANK CASTS DOUBT ON THE ABILITY TO REFORM SCHOOLS)
The Brookings Institution has always stood ready to supply public policy rhetoric for the left. In an unaccountable recent fit of candor, however, Brookings released a study that says what many “non-experts” have known all along: Nobody knows how to fix our broken government schools. Click here to keep reading
Have you heard about “The Day of Silence” that is about to be observed in a public school near you? This despicable exercise of “free speech” (if you can call it that when you don’t say a word) is sponsored by students and allowed by administrators for the express purpose of advancing the GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual, and Trans-gender) agenda. In this day of protest students and TEACHERS are allowed to remain silent during the instructional portions of the day (did you catch that! Your child’s TEACHER would be allowed to remain SILENT during instructional time! And they say that their concern is for the well being of your child. If that were true they would not be wasting your child’s time during the school day – wait a minute they already do that with their curriculum! but I digress) in protest of the muzzling and oppression of those choosing to live a lifestyle of abomination in direct rebellion to God. That’s right your child’s educational day is being hijacked to engender compassion and sympathy from your child for this “oppressed” “people group”. If you think that the public schools are not trying to win the hearts and minds of your children away from you and your values, you are kidding yourself!
While this event is not “sponsored” by the schools, it is allowed by administrators and it clearly advances our Safe School’s czar, Kevin Jennings, personal agenda. (see also here) So what do you think the net effect of this display of “free speech” will be? Do you really think that the 2-3 hours you will see your children at the end of this “Day of Silence” can undo the 8 hour “lesson” they watched from the teachers YOU have instructed them to respect and learn from?
Finally, how many Homeschools in your area do you think will be participating in this celebration of iniquity?
Luke 6:40 “A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone when he is fully trained will be like his teacher.” (ESV)