Christians, especially parents, including homeschoolers, who are engaged with their children’s education, don’t have an abundance of time to do a lot of leisurely reading and thinking. But Christian homeschoolers can be some of the most intellectually curious and motivated learners there are. These Christians care about learning and about what their children are learning and how that affects their spiritual development. They want resources to help them with their sacred stewardship of their children’s hearts and minds.
These parents may not have time to read every journal or book or research every resource, but I have time (note: be prepared for a little less than “every”). My children are grown, and as you will read elsewhere, I have been blessed with an unexpected spell of undesignated time. I also have been blessed with some resources that I want to share. I have the benefit of hindsight and probably 20 to 30 more years of life than many of you. I have read quite a few books—perhaps ones you have never run across but might be interested in—and have thought about how books and ideas impact young people (and even old people) trying to figure out how their faith relates to the modern world. Fortunately, modern people are a lot like people from every age, so old books are just as perspicacious about our predicament as the new ones about teenagers in future dystopias. Man’s nature does not “progress.”
So my goal is over time to share the resources I have accumulated and perhaps to add other contributors along the way. I want to post about books, articles, and news events that can be used to engage your children (or others interested in the big questions), and to think about those questions: Why are we here? Does life have meaning? What is the good life? What is truth? How should we then live? These are the questions that will engage our minds for our whole lives, even though we have the “book of answers.” Even when you have it all figured out, life sometimes does not stay figured out. And anyone who thinks they have God figured out has nothing figured out.