Ehud ben Levi! You better get going, the school bus is about to come!
But, Mom, why do I have to keep going to the Philistine school?
Ehud, you know that they have the best Spear and Sword team.
But Mom, they only teach us about Dagon and that our God is nothing special.
Ehud, don’t listen to that stuff. You only need to pay attention when they teach you about math and science. You can also ignore most of their history stuff. You can learn about Torah when you go to Synagogue on Saturday.
Now quick, otherwise you’ll miss the bus. We love you, Ehud. See you tonight around 6.
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In response to the earthquake and suffering in Haiti, we are seeking to help a pastor in the Chicagoland area who will be leading a team that will be traveling to Haiti. Bob Allums and his wife Helen, a nurse, will be leaving for Haiti on February 19. It is difficult to assess the level of suffering and need in Haiti. Doug Phillips of Vision Forum ministries who also has been working in Haiti has noted that much of the American attention given to Haiti ended with distractions over the Super Bowl. We must not be so distracted. I would ask you to seek to help faithful ministries still working in Haiti. Please also pray for Bob and Helen Allums and those traveling with him. There may be opportunity to partner with them later in 2010.
They say that people who start out singing in the rain end up all wet.
Boy were we excited to start teaching our kids at home! This was going to be fun. We would see their little minds come alive with new found knowledge that would mold them into fine Christian gentlemen.
It turned out to be harder than we imagined. Continue reading 'Are We There Yet?'»
We periodically add a post that was published in a previous version of The Christian Educator, before it became a blog. The following article originally appeared in Volume 1, Issue 1 of The Christian Educator.
In early June, 2006, the United States Senate rejected a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution that was designed to protect the institution of marriage by defining marriage as a union between one man and one woman. This legislative proposal was put forth by politicians who were seeking to raise a standard against the growing efforts of those that are intent on redefining marriage to include “same sex” partners. The mere fact that such a bill was even deemed necessary, reveals the extent of the current crisis and further clarifies just how intent the forces of darkness are in trying to undermine the God-ordained institution of marriage.
As a Christian home school dad, I have watched the intensity of the attack upon the foundation of the family in the U.S. and abroad increase significantly in recent years and have sought the Lord’s wisdom as to how to respond. As usual, the Lord reminded me to take direction and comfort from His Word. While I believe that I do have a duty as a citizen to support political or legislative efforts designed to protect the family, the Word of God makes it clear that the Lord Himself will ultimately defend the covenant of marriage. Continue reading 'The Family’s Sure Defense'»