Education Choices Are Not Neutral

Doug Phillips has posted an excellent counterpoint to those who feel that education is neutral and that parental involvement overcomes the negatives of public education.

Doug also gave a message on this subject, entitled How Important are Educational Choices? Several years ago, I also delivered a message, What the Bible Says about Education. You might also check out the upcoming film, Indoctrination.

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Education Choices are Not Neutral: The Implications of Islamic Madrasahs and Government Schools for Our Christian Children

Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. Psalm 1: 1-2

By Doug Phillips

Education is inescapably a religious discipline. (more…)

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Father-Son Retreat – Sept. 23-24: Brown’s Farm

Would you like to learn how to better disciple your sons in the midst of your busy work schedule? What if you have a corporate job and are desiring to be more effective in training your son how to work. What if you desired to do a better job of walking beside him and mentoring him?

On the Brown Family Farm, you will enter into the world of fathers and sons bonding together for their lifetime of service for the glory of God.

Foundational to our approach is that a father needs to bring his son into a wholesome world (more…)

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How Evangelicalism Embraces Orthodox Doctrine and Idols at the Same Time

Ian Murray has written a new book, Evangelicalism Divided, where he unpacks the demise of evangelicalism. He states that evangelicals have orthodox beliefs, but they seek success from worldly practices. He writes,

It is that evangelicals, while commonly retaining the same set of beliefs, have been tempted to seek success in ways which the New Testament identifies as ‘worldliness’. Worldliness is departing from God. It is a man-centered way of thinking; it proposes objectives which demand no radical breach with man’s fallen nature; it judges the importance of things by the present and material results; it weighs success by numbers; it covets human esteem and wants no unpopularity; it knows no truth for which it is worth suffering; it declines to be a ‘fool for Christ’s sake’. Worldliness is the mind-set of the unregenerate. It adopts idols and is at war with God. (pg 254-255)

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Ted Baehr of Movie Guide Reviews Divided

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Ted Baehr, president of Movie Guide, has just released a review of Divided. He says,

"DIVIDED is a must-see documentary movie.

DIVIDED is just in time to save the Church from its own self-destruction.

It’s highly commended.

Please watch it…"

- Ted Baehr

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What Kind of Financial Education Did I Give My Children?

When my children were young, I walked them through various things to help them understand money. There were five elements of their financial education. Each time we met we studied a text of Scripture and drew out important principles. We reviewed three financial terms. We memorized a verse of Scripture. We filled out a personal financial statement (like the one you do for a bank). Finally, we prayed together. Here are some notes from some of our sessions in the year 2000. At that time, Kelly was 15, Blair 13, David 8, and Claudia was 6 years old. (more…)

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Men Are Finished

Slate reports that Men Are Finished. Here is how they frame the issue, “Women now earn the majority of college degrees. Men play video games. Women thrive in information-age jobs. Men go to prison. Women hold families together. Men watch football.

To answer the question, Slate is staging a debate, explaining that, “ABC News Legal Analyst Dan Abrams and Hanna Rosin, award-winning journalist for Slate and the Atlantic, will argue for the motion that ‘men are finished.’ Feminist scholar Christina Hoff Sommers and Men’s Health magazine editor-in-chief David Zinczenko will argue against it.

Here is the proposition Slate is debating: “A modern, post-industrial economy that seems better suited to women than men has led many experts to wonder if men are being permanently left behind. Education and employment statistics point to a clear and growing dominance in women’s status at home and in the workplace. Are men primed for a comeback, or have the old rules changed for good?

Society has correctly diagnosed a wide-spread disease in the American culture: boys remaining as boys well into “adulthood.” There appears to be a power struggle for dominance between the sexes (which women seem to have won). However, God is raising up a generation that loves and declares biblical, God-ordained manhood and womanhood – a glorious and beautiful order which is a picture of the gospel.

While Slate has scheduled a debate, we have scheduled a retreat to address the problem they identify – by gathering men and boys together to show the ways of biblical manhood.

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Reflecting on the Tenth Anniversary of the NCFIC

The anniversary of 9/11 marks a day in the history of the United States, which recalls to mind the horror and the tragedy that swept our nation as the Twin Towers fell, the Pentagon was hit, and the heroic actions of the passengers on Flight 93 prevented the terrorists.

On that day, our family parked our car at the Pentagon just before it was hit. We heard the explosions and vividly remember the pandemonium of that day.

While this tenth anniversary of 9/11 will be marked by tears, reflection, and remembrance, we desire not to forget but recall God’s kindness that He has showed us for the past 10 years since the attack. This event will always be etched in our minds and hopefully we will learn lessons from it.

In God’s providence, He ordained that on September 11, 2001, a handful of Christians would gather to address an important issue that effects families all across the nation. They gathered for the purpose of (more…)

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Aedan Chase Tsantles Is Born

Oh happy day…On September 8, my daughter Blair gave birth to Aeden Chase Tsantles. Taylor and Blair…This is such a happy time.

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Father-Son Retreat – Sept. 23-24: Brown’s Farm

Would you like to learn how to better disciple your sons in the midst of your busy work schedule? What if you have a corporate job and are desiring to be more effective in training your son how to work. What if you desired to do a better job of walking beside him and mentoring him?

On the Brown Family Farm, you will enter into the world of fathers and sons bonding together for their lifetime of service for the glory of God.

Foundational to our approach is that a father needs to bring his son into a wholesome world (more…)

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Join Us for the Reunited Conference

 
Join us on December 10-11, 2011 in Wake Forest, NC for the Reunited Conference. With the discussion raised about the message of Divided the movie, the Reunited conference will provide an in-person platform to handle many of the issues.
 
At the conference, HEAR TESTIMONIES from churches that radically changed their ministries to youth. EXPERIENCE family integration in a local church on Sunday. BRING YOUR QUESTIONS.

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My grandson Triumph under my desk building his farm

What Is Prayer?

Here is a definition of prayer that I used when I was preaching on the section on prayer in Matthew 7. The sermon was called, “Fulfilling the Law and the Prophets through Prayer.”

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“Prayer is a communication with God that is personal, earnest, affectionate, emotional, genuine, dependent; (more…)

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On the Tracks Checkin’ Trains with My Grandsons

Here I am with Triumph and Knox Bradrick behind our offices after checking out the trains going by.

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Voddie Baucham on Youth Ministry

Here is the full footage we took of Voddie Baucham when we were shooting the film Divided.

He addresses a vast array of subjects including the following: Where are we today in the 21st century American Church?; Sacred Cows; History of the Sunday School Movement; Why can’t we have youth ministry and parental involvement?; Give an example from the Bible for how you train youth; Why is it wrong to gather youth together to worship and pray and be taught?; Does the church have freedom to innovate?; What is your message to pastors?

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Scott Brown on LifeLaneLive with Karl Clauson

Join Scott Brown and Karl Clauson this Saturday on LifeLaneLive.com, as they discuss Divided the movie.

The program will air this Saturday (09/03/2011) at 7:00 -9:00 PM (CST) on Chicago’s AM 1160. Scott Brown’s interview will be in the first hour (7:00 PM). People anywhere in the world can listen in by clicking the “Listen Here LIVE” link on the website when the show is airing.

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