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Evangelical Homeschoolers Ask for Accurate Science

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March 19, 2013 Tags: Education

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Evangelical Homeschoolers Ask for Accurate Science

A recent article in the Atlantic discusses how more and more parents who homeschool their children—many of them evangelical Christians—are searching for educational materials that do not distort the conclusions of mainstream science with regard to evolution and the age of the earth, among other topics.

Writer David R. Wheeler writes that, “For homeschooling parents who want to teach their children that the earth is only a few thousand years old, the theory of evolution is a lie, and dinosaurs coexisted with humans, there is no shortage of materials. … This staunch rejection of modern science tends to characterize today’s leading homeschool textbooks.”

But homeschooling evangelicals who embrace modern science are becoming more vocal about it, writes Wheeler, regardless of the “inevitable criticism” that comes with making that choice.

So where can these parents go to find textbooks that are both scientifically sound, yet still allow for God as the author of creation?

 Wheeler notes that one publisher in Grand Rapids is attempting to fill the gap, and also cites BioLogos’ Evolution and Christian Faith grants program as a promising source of materials that can help reframe the conversation for Christian parents.

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Karl A - #78327

April 9th 2013

Our family uses Apologia as it seems to provide kids with a quite solid science background and is very user friendly. It is somewhat of a gold standard in those respects, from my limited purview of science curricula.  I regret that it usually equates God’s activity in creation with miracles only, and that it equates evolution with atheism, but we talk our kids through these issues.

Interestingly and not surprisingly, young earth creationism in the Southeast Asian nation where we live has been introduced by homeschoolers here using American curricula.

I am excited that the recent grant program seeks to make broader options open to parents.  God bless your efforts!


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