From a reader and sometimes commenter… This family is looking for Bible curriculum for homeschooling children but who are themselves in public schools… but not the ordinary thing:
Who has some recommendations? Books to read? Or a curriculum?
Both my kids read Scripture for themselves (devotionally), and we talk with them when they have questions. And they hear from me the robustness (I keep coming back to that word) of Scripture and the grandness of the Story. What we are looking for is something in the context of that largeness and robustness that enables them to learn the history, content and context (preferably in community with others, but we can create that community ourselves if we need to) in a way that will enrich their own reading but also feed and spur their curiosity and knowledge about this Story and God in which we live and breathe.
Or, another way of asking…
But I am writing this e-mail as a parent. To the point, my husband and I are looking for online Bible classes or curriculum for our children (10, 14)—and one that operates in the context of a robust understanding of Scripture and the gospel like we explored at Missio Alliance—to supplement their (excellent) public school education.
Both of our children attend advanced academic programs in our local public schools which promote critical thinking and Socratic learning; we are very happy with the education they are getting. But our oldest has expressed a longing to have access to classes about Bible history, content and context in the same way she learns about science, literature, and history. As private Christian schools are not an option for us, we started to look for other local options but came up empty. And while there are a lot of online options, most have more narrow views of Scripture and the gospel.