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Foundations of a Pro-Life Worldview: Whose Rules Should We Play By?

While the street-level debate over abortion rages on, a serious intellectual discussion about the foundation for human rights continues almost unnoticed. What makes humans valuable? Can secularism provide an adequate grounding for basic human rights? How do natural rights differ from merely positive (legal) ones? These questions are foundational and must be addressed persuasively lest the dehumanizing ideas of the ivory tower become true for the culture at large.

Relational Wisdom: A Better Kind of Smart

Relational wisdom is your ability to discern emotions and interests in yourself and in others, to interpret them in the light of God’s Word and to use this insight to manage your responses and relationships constructively. In this life-changing message, Ken Sande will describe the biblical basis for relational wisdom and show how these skills can enable you to experience closer relationships and less conflict at home, at church and in the workplace, as well as improved team-building, better job performance and a more credible witness for Christ.

The Relationship between God and Government

Does government matter to Christians? Why is one form of government superior to others? The American Republic and its “rule of law” are the most productive and free ever devised. Why? What are the historical ramifications of rule by referendum or majority in a “pure democracy” and what are the proofs in historical and biblical accounts?

The Value of Non-Academic Education

Who decided the subjects you need to study in school? As homeschoolers, you have the opportunity to go where no classroom-based education has gone before and develop skills and talents that will open up many doors. This father/daughter team will explain how this twenty year-old developed such an impressive resume, by placing real education above trying to reproduce a standard high school transcript.

Powerful Peacemaking

This workshop will provide an overview of four essential principles that will enable you and your children to resolve conflict quickly and experience genuine forgiveness and reconciliation.

My Mom’s Not Perfect and Neither Is My Daughter

Our family is much like yours and many others. We have struggles, communication issues, conflicts, joyful moments and areas where we can improve. But it never helps to compare yourself to anybody else. As a matter of fact, nobody wins the comparison game. In this workshop, Rachael and her sixteen-year-old daughter, Savannah Anne, share some mother-daughter stories and wisdom from their homeschooling journey with candor and humor. The goal is to help you stay in the homeschooling game, even if the struggles seem too difficult at times.

Can Anyone Be Right about Anything? The Case against Moral Relativism

“Who are you to push your views on me?” If you’re a Christian, you’ve heard that said many times. Indeed, at both the street and academic levels, moral relativism remains the single biggest challenge to a Christian worldview. Beginning with Kant and the empiricists of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, objective moral rules were either considered non-existent or unknowable. Now, it seems the only thing our tolerant culture won’t tolerate is you claiming to be right! Indeed, the very definition of tolerance has been turned on its head!