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Jul
4

Life, Liberty and…Happiness? Really?

Life, Liberty and…Happiness? Really? In his Two Treatises on Government in 1698, John Locke properly recognized and explained that the main goal of government was to protect the “life, liberty and property” of the citizens. Locke said: “The great and chief end therefore, of Mens uniting into Commonwealths, and putting themselves under Government, is the Preservation of their Property.” This was the commonly held view of early...
Jun
30

Should We Expect Non-Christians to be Moral?

Should We Expect Non-Christians to be Moral? I have been hearing a lot lately, “We shouldn’t expect non-Christians to live like Christians. They don’t know God, so they sin. That’s what sinners do. Stop expecting them to be moral.” Or even, “God’s laws apply to Christians, but they don’t apply to non-Christians.” Is this thinking Biblical? Should we refuse to mention to non-Christians that they...
Jun
1

Samuel Blumenfeld – Expert on Education…has Died at 89

Samuel Blumenfeld – Expert on Education…has Died at 89 Perhaps the greatest education historian of the past 100 years has died at the age of 89. Samuel Blumenfeld was an educator, author and speaker, who has helped thousands of people to understand the roots and true goals of government education. Sam’s writing has had a profound influence on my life as I began reading his Blumenfeld Education newsletter as a young teen. In the late 1980s, Sam became a...
Apr
2

Thoughts on 30+ Years of Homeschooling — w/ Chris Davis

Thoughts on 30+ Years of Homeschooling — w/ Chris Davis As a homeschooled graduate who began homeschooling in the late 1970s and 1980s, I have a desire to introduce current homeschoolers to their history. Chris Davis was one of the pioneers of the modern-day homeschooling movement. He was the founder of The Elijah Company, one of most successful homeschooling book catalogs of the 1980s and 90s, is an author of several books on home education, and is the...
Mar
17

Who was the real St. Patrick?

Who was the real St. Patrick? Who was the real St. Patrick? You might be surprised at what you learn about this early Christian evangelist from the 5th Century. He wasn’t Irish. He was never officially declared a “Saint” by the Roman Catholic church. He experienced life as a slave for six years. He never chased any snakes (because Ireland never had snakes!). He did, however, convert to Christianity and became one of...
Mar
12

“Whatever Works is Right” — The Danger of Pragmatism

“Whatever Works is Right” — The Danger of Pragmatism Ideas have consequences. You and I are often unknowingly influenced by various philosophies and ideologies. A faulty worldview that subtly impacts the lives of many Christians is Pragmatism. The Process and the End Result Pragmatism is the belief that the end result is all that matters. The ends justify the means. It doesn’t matter how you get from point A to point B, as long as you get to point B. The...
Mar
7

Was Jesus a Socialist?

Was Jesus a Socialist? I was asked to speak at a Christian conference in Ontario, Canada on the topic of “Biblical Economics.” The lecture was going along just fine until I mentioned that from a Biblical standpoint, the civil government was NOT to be involved in health care in any way. That’s when things got a bit hostile. People began yelling out objections in the middle of my presentation. We went back in...

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