Category: Culture

Video: HSLDA Celebrates 30 years of defending homeschool freedom

As we look back on 30 years of defending homeschool freedom, it evokes poignant memories of family milestones: The moment of realizing that homeschooling was just what a child needed. That exhilarating first day of bravely stepping out on a different path than everyone else. The joy of seeing children learn, grow, and graduate . . . and even start homeschooling their own children.

HSLDA Celebrates 30 Years of Defending Homeschool Freedom

Article: Homeschooled Less Likely to Continue Volunteering?

What are home-educated children like when they get older? How about at 13 to 17 years of age, or when 18 to 23 years old? That is a very broad question. Narrowing it down, professors Hill and den Dulk wondered, Do young people continue to be engaged in volunteering at different rates depending on their educational setting background?[1] They examined this topic, persisting in volunteering, as one way to hypothesize about civic engagement.

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Podcast: CANADA STEPS UP PERSECUTING CHRISTIANS

Supreme Court is Unanimous!

In a historically-significant move, Canada’s Supreme Court voted unanimously to persecute Christians who speak against “sin” as defined by the Bible. No surprise here. But this will profoundly reshape the last few Christian churches in that country. Kevin Swanson and Dave Buehner discuss the church’s response to the Christian apostasy in the West.

Canada Steps Up Persecuting Christians

Article: Are Homeschoolers More or Less Violent?

Occasionally a news outlet makes it a point to associate a teen’s schooling type with his evil behavior. My experience is that you will (almost?) never see a headline that reads “Public-school teen shoots a peer” or “Public-school teen rapes neighbor girl.” Several days ago, however, the world was faced with “New Mexico homeschooled teen … accused of murdering family.”[note 1]

If you read the Internet for news, it seems that so many tragic stories are right in front of your face and on your mind. It appears evil is ubiquitous and you must worry all the time. And if you are part of a minority group – for example, homeschooling – then you might feel extra-sensitive or defensive about your group.

A news story like the one out of New Mexico begs the question, Are homeschoolers more or less violent than others?

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Podcast! Choosing Curriculum: Part 2 of 2

Interview with Dwight Gullion, homeschooling father & owner of Gullion’s Christian Supply; Interview with Nancy Glidewell, homeschooling mom and homeschool curriculum coordinator at the Gullion’s Winston-Salem store


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As we continue our back-to-school interviews with homeschooling moms and dads from all walks of life, our special guests today are Dwight Gullion, homeschooling father & owner of Gullion’s Christian Supply, and Nancy Glidewell, homeschooling mother and the homeschool curriculum coordinator at the Gullion’s Winston-Salem store. Together, they offer up their professional and practical tips on how to choose the curriculum that best suits your family. Be sure to check out Gullion’s on the web Gullion’s Christian Supply for an incredible range of used and new books & supplies for homeschoolers!

This is the second of a two-part series, in which we talk about the following: Why is it important to choose a specific curriculm approach? Why can’t we just “wing it” and study whatever we and the kids want to learn on any given day? How can we use the curriculum to individually nurture each of our very special and uniquely different children? How important is it to use Bible-based textbooks? Why should we stay away from books with magic and occult? How can we incorporate Bible truths by using Christ-honoring literature? Here are some of the great literature series and authors that Dwight and Nancy recommend: Journey Forth series from BJUPress, Mandy, Sugar Creek Classics, Elsie Dinsmore, G.A. Henty, Lamplighter Books, R.M. Ballantyne, Jonathan Park. You can do a websearch for any of these series/titles/authors or visit Gullion’s Christian Supply.

Podcast! Interview with Paul Munger, Writer and Producer of Animals in the Bible

Interview with Paul Munger, Writer and Producer of Animals in the Bible


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Do you have students interested in filmmaking or other creative pursuits? Then you’ll want to listen to this week’s show. This week on theThe Homeschool Show Greg interviews Paul Munger, the writer and producer of the Creation documentary Animals in the Bible. Paul talks about how they made the film–who wrote the script, the research involved, where and how they filmed, and the goal of the film. Greg and Paul also discuss the Animals in the Bible Study Guide, a full color textbook that offers students further discussion into the animals, and explain how best to use the book, and how children with various learning styles can profit from these materials as they study subjects like Bible and Science. We hope you enjoy the show!