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How to communicate a Biblical worldview

      On May 2, 2007, The Homeschool Minute, a weekly e-mail newsletter of The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, had this advice from homeschooling father Todd Wilson of Familyman Ministries. "Boy, I’m excited to be a part of the THM team, although I’m feeling a little odd being the only male writer. So let me just say right up front that I think like a man. I don’t make smiley, winky, or frowny faces out of punctuation marks. I never LOL, quote poetry, or talk about the beauties of childbirth. I can’t – I’m a man. But I am real and will give you a ringside seat into the real and sometimes-ugly world of the Wilson home. Actually, I’m not sure I can even write a coherent sentence at the moment because I’m sitting in our RV surrounded by seven children in a Wal-Mart parking lot just south of Springfield, MO. We live in an RV (and Wal-Mart parking lots) for about 3 months as we travel to many state homeschool conventions around the country. Today, we head for Lansing, MI for the INCH state convention. Actually, a Wal-Mart parking lot is the perfect setting to discuss a biblical worldview. The truth is, we tend to wrongly associate ‘a biblical worldview’ with a glossy-covered textbook, a DVD curriculum, or a seminar where a man in a crisp, white shirt and a patriotic tie discusses current events and the Bible. But more accurately, a biblical worldview is passed on in places like Wal-mart parking lots. For example: this morning, I’ll run into Wal-Mart and return with a cartful of stuff. Here’s the worldview part. RV’s park about a mile from the store and the temptation is to leave the cart for someone else to deal with. BUT everyone knows that the carts are to be returned to the cart-corral. So after I’ve unloaded the cart, my children will see me push the cart the mile back to its corral, and I will have shown them a biblical worldview that Wilsons obey the rules (that God has put in place) and put others’ needs above our own. That’s how you teach a biblical worldview. You model biblical living to your children on a day-to-day basis. You let them see how to trust God when the car doesn’t start, how to be kind when the lady at the counter isn’t, and how to ask forgiveness when you’ve just acted like a creep. As the old saying goes, ‘More biblical worldview is caught than taught.’ That’s what this man thinks." If you wish to subscribe to The Homeschool Minute, go to http://www.thehomeschoolmagazine.com ; email publisher@thehomeschoolmagazine.com ; or phone 1-888-718-HOME.

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