Training Minds is bringing in Josh Taylor as our keynote speaker to our main camp in Texas this summer. Josh is extremely successful at one of the hottest genres in the online world, but I have a bigger reason for bringing him in that may interest you.
Like other homeschool leaders, I’ve done my share of postulating on what should be done with the Doug Phillips sex scandal (see Patriarchy Has Got to Go). But can I be personal with you? The discussion is disturbing me more than I like to admit. I’ve got a gut-level rage inside me that I haven’t felt for 27 years.
This Easter Sunday is extra special in the Jeub home. Today is also the anniversary of Chris and Wendy Jeub, married this day in 1991. God, thank you for both your Son and my dear wife, Wendy. Happy Easter!
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.
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”?
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.
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.
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.
Many Creationists have come out with barrels blasting against the blockbuster hit Noah. I shared that I liked the movie, and have been bombarded by friends trying to persuade me to change my mind (many of whom refuse to watch the movie themselves). Frankly, I think they should reconsider their opposition to Aronofsky’s Noah.