I often get asked why we chose homeschooling from a biblical worldview, and though the reasons were many, one of them always stands out.
Whatever You Do
A few years ago; when all six of our kids attended public school; one of my girls had an exceptional love for God, and a desire to make Him known. Her teacher had declared the first 20 minutes back from recess as quiet reading time and each child chose anything they wanted. Comic books, magazines, picture books, etc. She chose her Bible.
Her teacher never discouraged her, and many of the other kids were curious. One day she brought an extra Bible from home, and gifted it to a classmate. Her classmate’s father took offense and my daughter’s Bible was immediately banned from reading time.
How do you explain to my eight-year-old, that her favorite book was so threatening?
Years later when homeschooling went from maybe someday, to a current reality my husband and I decided God would be the center, and the Bible that was once banned from my daughter’s classroom would be the basis of our learning. We would homeschool from a Biblical worldview.
A few months ago I shared how I use the Bible as our primary textbook, you can read more here.
Do It For The Glory of God
Last year at a Christian homeschool convention, while checking out products at one of the science curriculum booths, a woman asked me how she could possibly teach science, using any of the Christian based curriculum. She was sick of it she said, too much Christian perspective she called out to her husband, who responded with enough with the creationist stuff already.
Later that afternoon, I ran into them on the way out and engaged them in a brief conversation. They were a Christian couple, who had been homeschooling for 8 years, and believed in a literal 6 day creation. However, they didn’t see the point of educating their children with a Biblical worldview.
1st Corinthians 10:31 says:
So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
The word ‘whatever’ means any thing or amount, no matter what. This one verse covers everything. It makes me ask the question:
Is what I’m doing giving glory to God?
Is this blog, is this post, is my home, is my homeschool pointing to Christ and bringing Him glory? If the answer is no, then what’s the point?
Homeschooling From A Biblical Worldview
Homeschooling is another opportunity to love God with all our hearts, with all our soul, and with all our strength.
And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.
As a parent, my priority is to raise up children who see the world, in light of God’s word, and as an educator, my priority is to prepare them for the future. Homeschooling allows me to include God in every aspect of our lives.
More than science, history and math, homeschooling for us, means growing in the knowledge of God.