Evangelical Christian Textbooks, Indoctrination and Non-Learning

Gwen Sharp at Sociological Images recently published this post about evangelical Christian textbooks: A Close Look at Some Evangelical Textbooks An excerpt from Gwen’s post: Humans and dinosaurs co-existed. God designed “checks and balances” to prevent environmental crises, so chill! After all, “Roses are red, violets are blue; they both grow better with more CO2.” [Read More...]

Libby Anne: Raised Quiverfull Project

If you haven’t checked out Libby Anne’s “Raised Quiverfull” project yet, you’re missing out! Raised Quiverfull: Adult Children Respond The project is ongoing. The Introduction, along with the sections on Living the Life, A Gendered Childhood, and Homeschooling are complete. Keep checking in for the sections on Purity, Questioning, Relating to Family, Coping and Helping [Read More...]

Homeschooling: The Ugly

I was homeschooled through high school. If I had been able to leave fundamentalism as a teenager, I believe I could have caught up on anything I missed within a year or two of going to public high school, perhaps more easily than I did in college. High school, in my opinion, is where academics [Read More...]

Homeschooling: The Bad

Having already covered what I think were the benefits of my homeschool education, now it’s time to look at some drawbacks. They probably aren’t what you think. The main problem I had with homeschooling was having no way to measure my own intelligence. It was easy for me to buy the line that I was [Read More...]

Homeschooling: The Good

I liked being homeschooled. To this day, I have no problem with it. Nonetheless, I will scrutinize my experience a little bit and discuss how I think things could have gone better. Hence splitting up the topic into good, bad and ugly, like I did with homemaking. Let me state up front, however, that I [Read More...]


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