This is our second year of homeschool, which is for a first grader, pre-k, and a toddler on the side/in the middle of everything. I found BioLogos a few years ago, and have been a consistent listener/reader for a year and a half. Since I began questioning my faith after learning about the discrepancies between historical evidence and the interpretation of Scripture that my church taught in high school, I’ve read authors and listened to speakers from YEC, ID, and EC. Last year, I remembered BioLogos and gave their new podcast a listen, and it was like God threw me the line. I love research, and I’ve rediscovered how much I love pretty much every area of science, and it is wonderfully fulfilling to not be afraid of what we learn about God’s world, or to not have to wear armor while reading about anything regarding scientific data. The best part is finding so many correlations to God’s character, much like Romans 1 describes. The world doesn’t just LOOK beautiful, it operates in the beautiful ways that display God’s character!
I’m thankful for the opportunity to homeschool our kids, and my goal is to pass on a love of learning, and the mental foundation of being able to have peace, wisdom, and trust (God has always been faithful to hold me through my many questions) while exploring new and/or challenging ideas and data. Another goal is that my family is familiar with the discomforts of questions and the gray areas between bipartisan issues and among real life experiences, in order to love God and people without regard with where on the religious or political spectrum our obedience to Christ lies. I hope my kids can be a part of taking care of God’s creation- all of it. And I’m not just projecting this on my kids, this what I want them to join me in, if that’s their path, and on the way, I want them to find theirs. I believe the best way to do this is to show them how to interpret God’s Word humbly and faithfully, and to discover as much as possible about how to take care of God’s world by studying and understanding it.