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Biblical Homeschooling Newsletter

     I publish a free e-mail homeschooling newsletter known as Biblical Homeschooling.   It is a nonthly newsletter of general interest, encouragement, and information for homeschooling Christians which is divided into four parts, one of which is mailed each week of the month.  The articles in the Oct., 2011, issue were as follows:
1. POLARIZATION OF CREATION/EVOLUTION WORSENS By John N. Clayton of Does God Exist? Ministry
2. THE MULTICULTURAL CULT By Thomas Sowell
3. THE MULTICULTURAL CULT: PART II By Thomas Sowell
4. MULTICULTURALISM: POLITICAL CORRECTNESS RUN AMOK By Ken Connor
5. UP FROM MULTICULTURALISM By Mike Adams
6. GOVERNMENT TRAMPLING ON CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS OF PARENTS By Phyllis Schlafly
7. EVEN BEDTIME STORIES GET PROFANE By Brent Bozell
8. STEPPING OUTSIDE THE GRADE-LEVEL BOX by Sarah Small of SmallWorld at Home (July 1, 2011)
9. QUESTION AND ANSWER ABOUT LAB SCIENCE From the HomeSchoolers List
10. EDUCATING KIDS IS UP TO PARENTS, SANTORUM SAYS William Petroski, Des Moines Register (Wednesday, August 3, 2011)
11. DON’T LET THEM BRING YOU DOWN By David Diestelkamp
12. THE INTOLERANT, COERCIVE ATHEISTS From WallBuilders (Fri., Aug. 12, 2011)
13. PLEASE STOP SEXUALIZING OUR CHILDREN By Michael Brown (8/14/2011)
14. PLEASE STOP SEXUALIZING OUR CHILDREN (Part 2) Dr. Michael L. Brown (8/19/2011)
15. HOMESCHOOLING IN ILLINOIS From Home School Legal Defense Association
16. F IS FOR VALEDICTORIAN By Joanne Jacobs (Sunday, August 17, 2003)
17. OBAMA ADMIN PUSHES SEX ON KIDS, CHILDREN ARE “SEXUAL BEINGS” by Steven Ertelt, LifeNews.com (8/23/11)
18. GROWN-UP HOMESCHOOLERS: ARE THEY SUCCEEDING? The Proof’s in the Kids by Carleton Kendrick
19. ARE YOUR THOUGHTS FUTILE? by Wayne S. Walker
20. THE END OF JUDAH (2 Kings chapters 25-26, Jeremiah, Ezekiel) By Wayne S. Walker
     By way of example, here is the “monthly meditation” from the Oct. issue (#19 in the list above):

Monthly Meditation

19. ARE YOUR THOUGHTS FUTILE?

by Wayne S. Walker

      “The LORD knows the thoughts of man, that they are futile” (Psalm 94:11). Psalm 94 is given the heading in the New King James Version of “God the Refuge of the Righteous.” The Psalmist begins by saying, “O Lord God, to whom vengeance belongs–O God, to whom vengeance belongs, shine forth!” (v. 1). The next few verses asks the Lord to the wicked. It is in this context that he says, “the thoughts of man…they are futile.” 

     Thus, the passage does not mean that all thoughts of all men are always futile. Rather, the Psalmist is talking about “all the workers of iniquity” who “break in pieces” the Lord’s people (vs. 4-5). What the passage is saying is that when our thoughts are on those things to which the Lord is opposed, they are futile. That is why we are told, “Casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:5).

     However, when our thoughts are consistent with that which is right in God’s sight, then they are not futile. How can we know if our thoughts are acceptable to the Lord? “Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy–mediate on these things” (Philippians 4:8). Our thoughts can be either futile or godly. We make the choice.  Much of what is available in our culture and being taught in our public schools is futile.  However, homeschooling parents can help their children refrain from futile thoughts by basing their curriculum on Biblical teaching.

     The articles planned for the November issue are as follows:

1. THE LOST LESSON OF THANKSGIVING By John Stossel (November 24, 2010)
2. WHAT ABOUT CHICAGO KIDS By W. C. (Bill) Augustine
3. WHO ARE THE REAL GAY BIGOTS AND BULLIES? By Frank Turek (8/26/2011)
4. THREE BIG POLICEMAN POUNDING ON YOUR DOOR From Home School Legal Defense Association (August 25, 2011)
5. SCANDALS IN THE CLASSROOM From Eagle Forum
6. SCHOOLING MATT DAMON by Michelle Malkin (8/5/2011)
7. CONGRESS TO MANDATE PRO-HOMOSEXUAL EDUCATION? By Eugene Delgaudio (Wednesday, August 3, 2011)
8. DISTRICT BACKS OFF SECRET SEX SURVEYS FOR CHILDREN: ‘Parents should decide whether children should be questioned about personal beliefs’ By Bob Unruh, WorldNetDaily.com (August 27, 2011)
9. LIFE CHANGED THIS YEAR By Marguerite Tustan
10. GLOBAL HUMAN RIGHTS CONFERENCE INCLUDES HOMESCHOOLING From Home School Legal Defense Association (August 29, 2011)
11. SCHOOLS SCRATCH GRAPHIC READING REQUIREMENTS By Bob Kellogg, OneNewsNow (8/29/2011)
12. SCHOOL BOARD MUST REVISIT ISSUE OF PARENTAL NOTIFICATION By Sheree Brown-Kaplan, Fairfax (VA) Times, (Friday, Jul. 29, 2011)
13. MORE ON PARENTAL NOTIFICATION By Michael Ramey
14. US GOVERNMENT NOW CALLS ITSELF “YOUR FAMILY” From Consent Of The Governed blog (Friday, September 2, 2011)
15. A CULTURE GONE COARSE By Marcia Segelstein, OneNewsNow Columnist (9/6/2011)
16. “GAY” ACTIVISTS TO BEGIN “KIDNAPPING” YOUNG MINDS IN 2012 By Becky Yeh, OneNewsNow California correspondent (9/8/2011)
17. TWO NEWS ITEMS From different sources
18. HEARING THE HOMESCHOOLING CALL by Elena from My Domestic Church (Wednesday, October 12, 2011)
19. ON SHELTERING, ALSO KNOWN AS OVERPROTECTING Or, Why I don’t send my Kid to Public School
Kelly Mine (Friday, December 30, 2005)
20. THE IMPORTANCE OF WORSHIP by Wayne S. Walker
21. DANIEL IN BABYLON (Daniel chs.1-2) By Wayne S. Walker
22. CULT OF GLOBAL WARMING IS LOSING INFLUENCE By Michael Barone
23. PUBLIC SCHOOLS “A MAD IDEA”–New documentary features whistleblowers, and raises question: Is it time to pull children out? From World Net Daily
24. MY DAD GAVE ME ONE DOLLAR BILL By Shel Silverstein from Where the Sidewalk Ends
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