Category Archives: Secular Thursday

Do Creationist curricula meet the National Standards?

This question was just brought up on a list I belong to by a person wishing to homeschool with a Christian worldview, and I thought I’d try to address it.  Here’s what I wrote in response:

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Newsflash: Evolution can be both a theory and functionally true

Paul Krugman, in this article in the New York Times, says “Mr. Perry, the governor of Texas, recently made headlines by dismissing evolution as “just a theory,” one that has “got some gaps in it” — an observation that will come … Continue reading

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Exposure vs Immersion

No one would think of exposing their kids to good manners on occasion, or good nutrition just once a month, but mine is far from the only family I know that tries to expose our kids to foreign languages, multicultural music, … Continue reading

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Science as a Route to G-d

I’m thinking today of a walk I took back in college.  I was a Forest Biology major,  out in the woods near campus with some interdisciplinary liberal arts major.  I kept stopping to examine some interesting root growth pattern, soil strata, … Continue reading

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The Big Bang, Valentines, and Luck!

I’ll write up a full review of our week in the next day or two, but here are some pictures to show what we’ve been up to – including both deliberate and accidental science experiments, and some of our art … Continue reading

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Cents and Sensibility

Money.  It is a tricky subject, all right, but kids cost money, esp if we don’t tap into the tax dollars spent on public education in our respective countries. I’ve been reading a lot of blogs.  (I’m sick, and there … Continue reading

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Credibility and Comfort

I knew that homeschooling would teach me a lot, but as a secular homeschooler, I hadn’t really expected it to make me think about (let alone write about) G-d so much, but here I am, doing it again. Here’s the … Continue reading

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One nation, under G-d(s) or otherwise

I didn’t watch the State of the Union adress, but I did watch this interview on PBS’ Religions and Ethics panel.  (http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/episodes/by-topic/assessing-the-state-of-the-union-address/8007/) It included some really nice points, and a brief clip of the President’s speech.  In that brief clip … Continue reading

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The Names of G-d

We’re did a lot of work on calendar skills last week; you know, dates, days of the week, months of the year, seasons, etc.  We said how Sunday was named after the sun, and how Monday was named after the moon, … Continue reading

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My first Secular Thursday

First of all, I hadn’t realized that Smrt Mama of Smrt Lernins was the founder of Secular Thursday.  (See the clicky box in the sidebar for more info, if you want it.)  I think it is a fabulous idea, and … Continue reading

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