Does Homeschooling Deny the Missional Life?
The comments are better than the article. However, homeschoolers (like my own family) still have to hear and face the challenge.

Parents, do you know where your children are
One Youth Minister says that “one of his greatest challenges is dealing with parents who want him to talk to their teens regarding unChristian behavior. The challenge is not so much talking to the teen but to the parent who insists that their child is a Christian and therefore should be exhibiting Christian behavior. In other words, there is denial that the child may not actually be a Christian.” Needs to be said because I’m afraid that this is frighteningly widespread.

British Teachers could be Sacked for Opposing Gay Marriage
And British parents will have no right to withdraw their child from lessons they disapprove of, for reasons of conscience. Americans, welcome to your future!

A Possible Marriage Saver in Nine Steps
Your marriage may not need saved, but this could still improve it.

The Race-transcending Gospel
This is such a great story. Trillia also writes about the tragic side of life in Abortion and black women.

  • Henrietta

    Some really good reading here, thanks for posting.

  • Kim Shay

    In our eight years of homeschooling, we heard all of those arguments about missional living. What I found with our kids being a “witness” for the unbelieving is that our kids didn’t do the evangelizing; we, as the parents did. When they attended public school, they brought their friends to the house, and the kids saw Christian living in the context of the family. When we homeschooled, we did the same thing; we had our kids play soccer, swim, play with neighbourhood kids. When we put them back into the system for high school, they brought their friends home again. It’s really the parents’ responsibility to help their children at a young age, and that can be done in the public system or out of it.

    • David Murray

      I agree with you Kim, about evangelism being the parent’s responsibility. And yes, there are multiple opportunities to evangelize whether we homeschool or state school. The issue is more about if we take these opportunities!

  • Anne

    ‘Parents, Do you know where your children are?’.

    I’m looking at America from the outside, so apologies if I have this wrong, but I honestly think the greatest danger to the families of Christians – really serious-minded Christians – in America today is the widespread assumption by so many that their kids are Christians – just because they haven’t openly rebelled, or because they know their Bible, or because they said they loved Jesus when they were young, or simply because they’ve been born to Christian parent. Almost every Christian book I’ve read on parenting seems to have its basis on the assumption that our children and Christians, and that their faith needs to be *strengthened*.

    I just don’t get it. I’m glad I don’t. God didn’t give us ‘Christian children’. He gave us children who were shaped in iniquity, conceived in guiltiness and sin, who need a Saviour, and whose privileges *add* to their sin, not diminish it. (Let us not either, though, forget – and let our children never forget – that those of them brought up by Christian parents, and who are being taught the Scriptures do have privileges that are above measure.)

    But it is so, so dangerous to think of our children as Christians – giving them a false sense of security could be as damning for them as not giving them the Scripture.

    Let us all show our children their desperate need of Christ as much as we can. Let us show them the wonder of salvation, and the beauty of Christ. But we can not save them. This is God’s work, and His alone. Thankfully.