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Two Significant Homeschooling Sites

In the last few articles, we have discussed various aspects of homeschooling. For those interested, there are a couple of very significant websites that provide a lot of information and insight from homeschool alumni. The first is the Coalition for … Continue reading

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Homeschooling is an Excellent Choice for Many Families

Due to my recent concerns about aspects of fundamentalist homeschooling, some thought that I oppose homeschooling in general. This is NOT the case! In those articles, I stated repeatedly that my concerns did not apply to homeschooling in general. I think there … Continue reading

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Spare the Rod and Spoil the Child?

Michael and Debi Pearl’s parenting book, To Train Up a Child, is very popular among American fundamentalists. Michael has given great thought to his ideas on child-training and expresses them well. He also shares some good insights on child-parent relationships, … Continue reading

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Homeschoolers, I Need Your Help!

As some of you know, I am writing a short series on problems within fundamentalist homeschooling circles. However, I know that criticism of a segment of the homeschooling community is sometimes seen as a reflection on homeschooling in general. I … Continue reading

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Some Use Homeschooling as a Cover for Extreme Child Abuse

There seem to be constant stories in the news of extreme criminal child abuse. It is sickening, and these stories are far too common. These victims are children who do not attend public school and whose parents claim to be … Continue reading

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4 Tremendously Serious Problems within the Fundamentalist Homeschooling Movement

Let me begin by saying that I do not oppose homeschooling. One of my best friends homeschooled his son, and that son was among the most broadly educated children I have ever known. A lot of this had to do … Continue reading

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Complementarian Patriarchy and Fundamentalist Patriarchy are Both Harmful; But How are They Different?

Christian patriarchy is a misguided belief with very harmful consequences. But there are some who embrace Christian patriarchy who prefer the term ‘complementarianism’ instead of ‘patriarchy’; it sounds more gentle and also helps to disassociate them from the more extreme … Continue reading

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My Fundamentalism of the 1960s Has Changed for the Worse—Considerably Worse

We became fundamentalists in 1958 when I was 7, and I ate it up! We joined a Freewill Baptist Church and I was with those churches until 1970. However, I did not absorb fundamentalism only from FWB churches; my strongest … Continue reading

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The Best Blog Posts I Read in January-February 2016

Here is a list of some of the best blog posts I read in January-February that pertain to the themes of Jesus without Baggage. I hope you find a few articles here that are interesting and useful to you. Have … Continue reading

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The Best Blog Posts I Read in October

Here is a list of some of the best blog posts I read in October that pertain to the themes of Jesus without Baggage. This month’s list is published a couple days early, but I will add any articles from the … Continue reading

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