Patriarchy Has Got to Go

Like most homeschoolers, my world overlapped with Doug Phillips. He found a much-too-welcome home among homeschool communities across the United States. Late last year he admitted to an affair, and yesterday the story broke that gave its dastardly details.

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You can read the entire WND article for yourself. In a nutshell, Phillips is being sued by his former nanny, someone he knew for over a decade and was very close to the Phillips family. Her lawyers have graphic details of Phillips forcing himself sexually, and Phillips’ lawyers are denying little of it, claiming “consensual” contact between adults.

For those of us in the Christian homeschool community, this is just as bad as guilty. Phillips is a married man and father of eight children. This behavior is inexcusable.

The courts will figure out what to do with Doug Phillips himself. I’m more curious with this thought: What will the homeschool movement do with Doug Phillips’ signature ideology of “patriarchy”?

I will have a booth at the NCFCA National Speech & Debate Tournament, sharing everything I know about speech and debate while judging speech and debate rounds when I can. Be sure to come by our booth and check out our Monument Publishing speech and debate supplies!

Date: June 9, 2014—June 13, 2014
Event: NCFCA Nationals
Topic: NCFCA Nationals
Sponsor: NCFCA
Venue: Patrick Henry College
Location: Purcellville, VA
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

I will have a booth at the NITOC tournament, sharing everything I know about speech and debate while judging speech and debate rounds when I can. I will also have 7 Jeub children with me. Be sure to come by our booth and check out our Monument Publishing speech and debate supplies!

Date: May 19, 2014—May 24, 2014
Event: National Invitational Tournament of Champions
Topic: NITOC
Sponsor: Monument Publishing
Venue: California State University at San Marcos
Location: San Marcos, CA
Public: Public

Great Homeschool Convention: Cincinnati

Wendy and I are super pumped to be a part of the Great Homeschool Convention in Cincinnati in a few weeks. Let me tell you of the four speeches we’re preparing because we believe they hit in key issues within the homeschool movement.

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First, let me make this observation: homeschooling is changing. Big time. You may be new to the idea of home education, but for those who have been around for the last couple of decades, the changes of late have been incredibly significant.

You Made It to Nationals, Now Let’s Talk NITC

There are two reactions to debaters who make it to Nationals: (1) Whew! I made it. Now I can relax. (2) Awesome! I made it. Now I need to take full advantage of the opportunity to compete at the most exciting tournament of the year. This post is about the latter, of which I hope you’re a part of.

Take your nationals opportunity seriously by joining the NITC Society of debaters.

Take your nationals opportunity seriously by joining the NITC Society of debaters.

Noah seems to be the perfect opportunity to show the Bible as much deeper than the childish Sunday-school interpretations that are thrown at us as “biblical.” I’m looking forward to this.

Three Thoughts About the Obamacare Penalty

Good news for you: The Obama Administration has been found to be extending the deadline for compliance to “mid-April” (see Washington Post article). Order your Samaritan Membership Kit today!

I get a lot of questions about Samaritan Ministries, the alternative to insurance that my family has been members since 2004. We are waived of the Obamacare penalty that many will be filing next year, though self-employed people are starting to pay the tax now.

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Here’s a question that came in today to my wife:

Hi Wendy! My husband and I are looking into Samaritan Ministries. I heard that everyone has to have insurance by March 31 with the new Obamacare laws. If Samaritan Ministries is not considered an insurance then how is it going to work under the law? We really like the idea of SM but are trying to get all of the details down. Hope you don’t mind my asking.

I have three points that I would like to make for this person’s questions, and I encourage you to listen into my advice.