Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Excellent, FREE Podcasts on the Goal of Christian Education

This week, Dr. R.C. Sproul's daily podcast, Renewing Your Mind, is featuring his son, Dr. R.C. Sproul, Jr., discussing the ultimate purpose and goal of educating children. I have been listening in daily and, so far it is outstanding!

You can download the mp3's for free here: http://www.oneplace.com/ministries/renewing-your-mind/listen/broadcast-archives.html

Click on the tab for the series "Training Up Children". You do have to give some personal information in order to download, but I've been downloading from this site for over two months now, and I have never received anything "spammy" as a result.

I recently finished reading Dr. Sproul, Jr.'s book, When You Rise Up: A Covenantal Approach to Homeschooling. As I read it, I kept thinking, "Why, exactly, am I blogging about homeschooling? This book says everything I've been wanting to say, only better!"


Listening to this series of podcasts has reminded me that I have been planning on writing a review of the book. Now that I'm admitting that in public, you all will have to hold me to it!

"Raising our children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord isn't something we sprinkle on top of a 'normal' life. Our calling isn't to prepare our children to make their way in the world, and then equip them with enough religion to survive into the afterlife.

Instead, we raise up citizens of heaven. Instead we raise up sojourners and pilgrims. Instead we raise up soldiers of the kingdom of God who will not make their way in the world, but will make war with the world, for the glory of God."

Excerpt from an upcoming book by Dr. R.C. Sproul Jr.,
(another one for my reading list)

When you listen to these podcasts, would you please come back here and let me know what you think? Thanks!

3 comments:

Michelle said...

Thank you for this info! I enjoy RC Sproul!

Anonymous said...

Tiana, so glad you enjoyed RC's book. I LOVED it the moment I read it and said the same thing, it's everything I ever want to say about homeschooling. Now, I simply hand out his book:) Thanks for sharing that video, I had tears.

Hannah Kuehmichel

Tiana said...

I just discovered that you can also get these podcasts for itunes, Google Reader, or your favorite podcast client at www.christianaudio.com . (For those who would rather not use oneplace)

Cool!

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