Sunday, September 7, 2008

Voddie Baucham

I recently bought The Children of Caesar and Family Driven Faith by Voddie Baucham. Both were well worth the money. There were several things that made me think. Here are some of them in no particular order.

Why isn't this a commonly known fact?
There was a reference to the National Home Education Research Institute's findings that 94% of homeschooled grown-ups are adhering to their parents faith. In a time when most parents know that we are losing about 80% of our youth, why is this fact not commonly known? It seems like all parents would want to know this information.

Adam's curse
Voddie pointed out that women that try to "have it all" are taking on two curses: theirs and Adam's. I had never thought about it that way.

Why don't Christians view children as a blessing?
The Bible's teaching that children are blessings. So why do we treat people with more than 3 kids as weirdos? Why would many Christians laugh at the idea that raising a large family is a worthy calling?

2 comments:

Raymond V Banner said...

I am always somewhat suspicious of statistics, especially from sources that have a vested interest in the outcome, but it was an interesting and encouraging
statistic that you found that according to National Home Education Research Institute, 94 percent of homeschooled grown-ups are adhering to their parent's faith. I was already aware of the dismal fall-away rate from children raised in the church but also in the public schools. This information solidifies even more my support for the Christian home school movement.

Applied Christianity said...

Raymond,
You have a good point. It is, of course, always possible to twist data. But even if NHERI did something to the stats and the real retention rate of homeschoolers is 74%, that is a lot better than the typical 20% retention rate.