All posts tagged: Christianity

is there an absence of God in your #homeschool ? via lagarfias.com

Is There an Absence of God in Your Schooling?

Yesterday, I spouted off about the difference between biblical Christianity and secular humanism. You may have wondered, “So, what? Does this even matter in my day-to-day home education? How does this change my homeschooling?” Well, I’m glad you asked. Our world view – our basic beliefs – should penetrate every facet of our teaching. Lisa Metzger at A 2nd Generation of Homeschooling discussed this very issue in a Q&A on her blog just last week. Of all things, the subject was co-ops, and this was her timely response. Emphasis is her own. Each parent instills a worldview in their children. Whether this process of instilling a worldview is purposeful or accidental on the part of the parents, a worldview is passed down to their children nonetheless. Be careful which pair of worldview spectacles you choose to look through. Which pair of glasses do you regularly choose to look through from the pile that the world (and the devil) has to offer? Do you consider how the influences that surround you affect the way in which …

comparison of biblical Christianity with secular humanism, via lagarfias.com

Biblical Christianity vs. Secular Humanism

The modern humanist is in secession from society. He is in flight from knowledge and in full-scale retreat from reality. The humanist is compelled to deny the possiblilty of knowledge, because it is the only possible way he can imagine of denying God. David declared, “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard” (Ps. 19: 1-3). As St. Paul said, that which may be know of God is manifest in them: for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible thins of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse” (Rom. 1:19-20). All man’s knowledge witnesses to God, and the law and order of God’s creation witnesses to God, so that man faces everywhere the inescapable knowledge of God. The knowledge of God is …

Do you know what the "x" in X-Mas really stands for? via lagarfias.com

Merry X-Mas?

My mom hated that sign. She pointed it out every time we went shopping making sure we knew how terrible it was for “someone to take the ‘Christ’ out of Christmas.” Of course, my sisters and I agreed. So I was very surprised to find out years later from a history teacher in college what that “X” really stood for.

Hyper-Sensitivity

Once-upon-a-time, a DeSensitive woo-ed and married a HyperSensitive. It didn’t take long before the polar opposites of their points of view created fireworks within their marriage. The DeSensitive wanted the HyperSensitive to “lighten up.” The HyperSensitive wished the DeSensitive wouldn’t be “so worldly.” Providentially, their first church was pastored by a very wise, laid-back counsellor living firmly in Reality. He sized up the situation from the get-go, sweetly leaving the HyperSensitive alone to come to health on her own and counseling the DeSensitive to take spiritual responsibility for his family. The DeSensitive began moving toward the middle, and the HyperSensitive began wondering why those people in the middle seemed so much happier than her when …