Homeschooling isn’t in the Bible
I’m honored to join the Ministry Team of Expository Parenting as a monthly contributor! Josh Niemi, author of the book by the same name, has invited me to share on Christian parenting and home education. I’m starting off this month with a topic that’s been on my heart for some time: Homeschooling Isn’t in the Bible.
“The Bible doesn’t say to homeschool.” This is the response of many a parent when the subject of education arises. And it’s true. It’s not there. It’s not even a translation issue; the word homeschool just doesn’t appear anywhere in Scripture.
But hang on…
There are many modern words that we don’t find in Scripture, but that doesn’t make them invalid. We know that abortion is murder, whether that exact term is found in the Bible. We use the internet, despite its absence in Scripture. A Republic is a superior form of government, even though Moses and Jesus didn’t mention it. We also don’t find pants, cars, smartphones, or government schools in the Bible, and yet here we are.
And parents, I highly recommend that you pick up a copy of Expository Parenting. It’s a wonderful encouragement and how-to for parents to get their kids in the Bible.