The REAL Reason Josh Taylor Is Keynoting

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.

Josh Taylor was also a speaker at our recent For Action Conference.

Josh Taylor was also a speaker at our recent For Action Conference where he connected with students from across the country.

Doug Phillips, High Priest

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.

Depiction of the Fall of Jerusalem by Francesco Hayez.

Depiction of the Fall of Jerusalem by Francesco Hayez.

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”?

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.