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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Stuff to Read

As Sonlight people, I know you like to read. And today, I'm here to share an article written by my mom. That's right: An article by Sarita Holzmann, President of Sonlight Curriculum! I've read it, and, well, I think it's worth reading and thinking about:

Download the .pdf of my mom's article The Future of Homeschooling in America by heading over here.

I love these kinds of articles because of how they encourage us to learn from history, not merely repeat it.

I also found Dana Hanley's post on socialization to be powerful. [NB: The post includes discussion of racial slurs, so if you don't want to read them, please skip it.] And if you're up for it, I think Uppercase Woman's blog post, which Dana links to, is also very interesting.

None of these articles/posts are light or happy, but I think they are important things to think about and consider. And I always welcome your thoughts as you read these articles as well, so please feel free to come back here and share them with me!

 ~Luke Holzmann
Filmmaker, Writer, Surrogate Father


Tristan said...

Hmm, I read the article by Sarita. Honestly my feelings are a bit different. God's model is a patriarchal family system where the husband is the leader, the ultimate decision maker. He may consult his wife, his helpmeet, but ultimate responsibility lies on his shoulders.

Now before I lose someone let me state that if a man is the spiritual leader that God expects him to be, praying and putting his will in submission to God's will, then what woman would not want to follow that husband's lead?

If a husband is not following God, as is sometimes the case, I still feel a wife is blessed by obedience to her husband WHEN the husband's guidance is not in direct violation of God's laws.

So there are my 2 cents. No tomatoes please!

Luke Holzmann said...

Tristan, thanks so much for sharing your thoughts! And don't worry: I don't throw tomatoes <smile>.

True: If a man is following God's leading, his wife should be happy to follow. In fact, God should be leading her that way as well. But I would posit that men who are following God's direction will realize when their wives have been called by God to do something great for Him. In fact, in those cases, husbands must encourage their wives to walk in those paths.

Perhaps I'm a little biased because my mom started Sonlight and my dad recognized that she should do that and so has come along side and helped her in the thing God placed on her heart.

But I agree with you: There is much blessing in submitting ourselves to God's will and the authorities He has placed over us. On the other hand, we must be open to when He calls us to act. Christ demonstrated both of these for us in how He died on the cross and how He interacted with the religious leaders of His day. May we have the wisdom and grace we need to discern when to do what!



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