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When You Rise Up: A Covenantal Approach to Homeschooling

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Who should teach our children? What should they be taught? What is the goal of education?

Dr. R.C. Sproul Jr. provides this unique approach to homeschooling, answering these and other questions. He maintains that education is discipleship; the goal of seeing your children bear fruit, grow in grace, and become more like Christ.

Tending Your Garden

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Denise Sproul, wife of homeschool speaker R.C. Sproul Jr. and mother of eight children, seeks to encourage wives and mothers to be about the business of helping their husbands to exercise godly dominion, and to help raise up in their children godly seed for the building of His kingdom.

This book is now out-of-print. We still have good-condition used copies available for purchase.

College Without Compromise

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Written by: Scott and Kris Wightman

“The most common question among non-homeschoolers is simple enough, ‘What about socialization?’ But the most common question among homeschoolers is this, ‘What about college?’ Do we give up or convictions in order for our child to get a college education? Do we give up our hopes for college because our convictions will get in the way? The Wightmans have given us in these pages not only wisdom, but hope, and joy and direction.” —from the Foreword by Dr. R. C. Sproul Jr.

Basement Tape #109: Homeschooling Redux

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Audio: Homeschooling Redux (Basement Tape #109)

It’s been 108 weeks since we last talked about the subject of homeschooling our children. Our tykes have grown into teenagers. What have we learned in the past nine years? What has changed? What remains the same is that homeschooling means discipleship; passing down your most important convictions to your children and teaching them our holy religion.

Basement Tape #83: Priestcraft

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Jesus is our one High Priest, and praise Him, His atoning work was finished at Calvary. If we seek to imitate our Lord and Savior, then in what way are we in turn called to fulfill a priestly role?

Basement Tape #61: Courtship

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What is courtship? How should it be done? Is there a biblical process we can follow? How do we best prepare our children to marry wisely, and how ought we to lead them through this process? God gave us marriage, and tasked us with raising godly seed. We in turn want our own children to marry wisely, and raise up the next generation of soldiers of the King. Join us as we consider courtship and some fundamental principles of wisdom along the path to the joy of seeing our children marry in the Lord.

Basement Tape #50: Firearms

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This conversation looks at the calling of a man to protect hearth and home from danger, and the folly of delegating the defense of one’s home.

Basement Tape #42: All in the Family

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Audio: All in the Family (Basement Tapes #42)

Like the world around us, we see our families not as a single unit, but as a temporary arrangement of individuals. The family is never more temporarily together than when they come to church. Our programs have programmed out of our minds the very notion of the family. Dad has his Men in the Gap meeting, mom her Women’s Circle. Princess goes to youth group and junior is in the basement watching vegetables on tv. Where did this madness come from, and what is it doing to the kingdom? This conversation seeks to answer those questions, talk about family integrated worship and learning, and to turn the hearts of fathers back to their their children, and to their calling.

Basement Tape #35: Adoption

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This conversation looks at adoption, both as sons and fathers; both our adoption by our heavenly Father, and our adoption of His covenant children here on earth.

Basement Tape #12: Modesty

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Basement Tape #12: Modesty

Don’t look now, but I’m afraid we’re eager to have people look at us. Modesty is a concept that is all but forgotten in the church. On the rare occasion that it comes up, It is usually reduced to how much skin we’re exposing. Both bare midriffs and blogs, however, are most often the same thing beneath, a desire to draw attention to ourselves. In this conversation we consider modesty both as it relates to clothing, and how it relates to our hearts. We hope you’ll join us in this conversation.

Basement Tape #8: Men Without Chests

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What the world needs now are men, strong men. We live in an egalitarian age precisely because we live in an age of men who are weak, cowardly, men without chests. Our only hope, as always, is that we would repent and believe the gospel. Our Lord calls us to completion, to be men in full. This conversation among men will, we pray, not merely diagnose and bemoan the problem, but will encourage men to be men, to stand up in the name of Jesus, while others all around them fall.

Basement Tape #1: Homeschooling

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Audio: Homeschooling (Basement Tape #1)

In this conversation we consider what homeschooling is, or more importantly, what it should be. Jesus says that we are to render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s and to God the things that are God’s. Why then do so many Christians render to Caesar their children, who bear God’s image? This conversation looks at home education as the calling of God on parents to teach their children the very stuff of life, the glory and grace of our God, and to do so in the context of our lives, testimonies to the glory and grace of our God, encouraging us to speak of these things when we lie down, and when we rise up.

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