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This collection of articles is curated to equip you with the knowledge and guidance you need to guide your family and church through the vital work of home education.

What are we thinking! – Part 4: Education/training/discipleship – from the source

By Mark Shepard, Planting Seeds to Renew America Contact Mark: 4organicEducation@gmail.com Part 2 of this article explored a free-market approach to education from a Christian worldview perspective. Part 3 listed practical action items and ideas to help move Part 2 toward a reality.  Below are a number of references that speak to the important role both parents and the church have in the education of children.  Godly training for children and adults is a theme that spans the entire Bible.  The...

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What are we thinking! – Part 3: Putting ideas into action

By Mark Shepard, Planting Seeds to Renew America Contact Mark: 4organicEducation@gmail.com Part 1 of this article made a case that every education option impresses a set of ideas into students. A free-market education model is the only option that allows parents to give their children an education consistent with the parents’ worldview. A free-market model can, and generally does, deliver a safer, better quality, more appropriate education at a lower cost than a monopoly-type state-controlled...

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What are we thinking! – Part 2: An example of free-market thinking in education

By Mark Shepard, Planting Seeds to Renew America Contact Mark: 4organicEducation@gmail.com Part 1 exposed many of the problems with the state-controlled public education system in our nation today and proposed moving to a free-market education system. Understanding that every education model is built from a core set of ideas and will produce students that think consistently with that particular paradigm, the key question is: From what perspective do you want your child to think? Regardless of...

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What are we thinking! – Part 1: Education matters

By Mark Shepard, Planting Seeds to Renew America Contact Mark: 4organicEducation@gmail.com Schools are closed, children are home and parents are confronted with how best to help their children continue their education at home, where parents are more clearly seeing and evaluating the ideas that are shaping their child’s thinking and worldview. Indeed, every schooling option is a form of discipleship (training to think from a particular perspective) and everyday disciples are being made. What...

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Plant the Seeds of a Biblical Worldview and Watch it Grow: Biblical Worldview Rests on Foundational Biblical Principles

This article originally appeared in The Renewanation Review® magazine. All Rights Reserved. Reprinted here by permission of Renewanation. For more information regarding Renewanation, visit renewanation.org. To grow an apple tree, we plant a seed, not a cup of applesauce.  The seed contains a new tree; applesauce is the derivative product of the fruit of the mature tree. To grow a worldview, we plant the correct principles--the seed of the idea, not the product of the mature idea. We err in our...

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