Thinking Dad Podcast

Garritt Hampton, Thinking Dad, Biblical Family Network

The Thinking Dad podcast equips men to think Biblically about family, faith, business, and culture. Hosted by Garritt Hampton, each show features the insights of Christian leaders who will inspire and challenge you to lead well, live a life of eternal significance, and leave a worthy legacy. read less
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David Bahnsen - Work and the Meaning of Life
6d ago
David Bahnsen - Work and the Meaning of Life
"God's character as a worker provides a biblical mandate for humans to engage in productive activity." - David Bahnsen Watch this full interview on our YouTube Channel Garritt Hampton sits down with David Bahnsen, author of Full-Time: Work and the Meaning of Life, to talk about work, faith, the character of God, and the meaning of life. David shares his critiques on the essential vs. non-essential work distinction made during COVID-19 and how an already present anti-work sentiment in the led to this massive failure in so many churches. He explains why the church must defend the value of all work and dives into the tension in balancing family and work. Learn the importance of early jobs, and explore the biblical implications of labor, wealth, and service versus the false prosperity gospel. Plus, you won't want to miss David's insights on remote work and its impact on young professionals. The Thinking Dad  and all of the shows on the Biblical Family Network are only possible because of the generous support of our listeners. Would you consider a one-time or monthly donation to support this important ministry? Recommended Resources: Full Time: Work and the Meaning of Life, by David Bahnsen There's No Free Lunch: 250 Economic Truths, by David Bahnsen thebahnsengroup.com Podcast: On the Hook with David Bahnsen David Bahnsen on X/Twitter David Bahnsen on Facebook David Bahnsen on Instagram  David Bahnsen on YouTube 🍿🍿🍿 Stream Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution for FREE today!   Discussion Questions: 1. David Bahnsen criticizes the state's distinction between essential and non-essential work during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how that influenced the church. Do you agree with his viewpoint that all work is indispensable? Why or why not? 2. What steps do you think the church can take to better prepare for such situations? 3. How has the work-from-home paradigm impacted your personal work experience or the general workforce in your opinion? Do you agree with David's criticism of this shift? 4. David Bahnsen talks about the church failing to preach the entire counsel of God, including the role of work. How do you think churches can better integrate the concept of work and vocation into their teaching? 5. What are your thoughts on the anti-work movement that David Bahnsen identifies as a secular and anti-Christian idea? How has this movement impacted societal views on work and how have you seen this influence in the church? 6. The conversation addresses the theology of wealth and the misconceptions around it, particularly regarding the prosperity gospel. How do you think Christians should properly view wealth and material success? 7. Bahnsen believes the tradition of teenagers working has declined and that this loss impacts their entry into the workforce. How do you think this will effect the workforce over the coming decade? 8. The discussion touches on the relationship between work and our identity, suggesting that work is a part of our partnership with God in the creative process. How do you view the connection between your own work and your identity? 9. David Bahnsen mentions his concerns about the potential damage caused by remote work and isolation, especially for young professionals. What are your views on the pros and cons of remote work, particularly in regard to professional development? 10. The podcast ends with a reference to the Westminster Shorter Catechism's belief that man's chief end is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever. How do you see work fitting into this broader purpose of life?   The Thinking Dad podcast is a member of the Biblical Family Network. Our mission is to support and encourage the family by providing the very best podcasts on family, discipleship, marriage, parenting, worldview, culture, and education, all from a Biblical perspective. Visit the website for more great shows. The Thinking Dad is sponsored by CTCMath. Thinking dads raise thinking kids! One of the most important things you can do as a father is make sure your kids are getting a great education to prepare them for life. CTCMath is a powerful tool for that mission, and it's the one our family uses and loves.  CTCMath specializes in providing online video tutorials that take a multi-sensory approach to learning. Creative graphics and animation, synchronized with the friendly voice of internationally acclaimed teacher, Pat Murray, make learning math easy and effective, even for students who struggle with math. Visit CTCmath.com to start your free trial today. Connect with the Thinking Dad: @GarrittHampton on X Garritt Hampton on Facebook Thinking Dad on YouTube   @schoolhouse_rocked on Instagram Schoolhouse Rocked on Facebook @SRHomeschool on Twitter Schoolhouse Rocked Website (Blog, Newsletter, Support, Store, Movie, and More!)
Dr. George Barna - Raising Spiritual Champions: Restoring Biblical Foundations in Families and Churches
Jul 1 2024
Dr. George Barna - Raising Spiritual Champions: Restoring Biblical Foundations in Families and Churches
"Churches often measure the wrong things: attendance, money, programs, staff, and square footage. Jesus didn’t die for any of those." - Dr. George Barna Watch this full interview on our YouTube Channel Dr. George Barna joins Thinking Dad host, Garritt Hampton, to delve into raising children with a biblical worldview. Dr. Barna, renowned researcher and author of "Raising Spiritual Champions," discusses the essential cornerstones of a biblical worldview, the role of parents and churches, and urgent issues impacting spiritual development in today's society. 📖 **Key Takeaways**: - The role of intentional discipleship in spiritual growth. - How parents can proactively raise their children as disciples of Jesus. - The seven cornerstones of a biblical worldview. - Evaluating the impact of media and culture on children's spiritual growth. - Building one-on-one discipleship relationships for spiritual maturity. - The alarming decline in adults with a biblical worldview. - Practical steps for fostering a strong faith foundation at home. 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Equip yourself with the knowledge to raise your children as spiritual champions. Don't forget to subscribe and hit the notification bell to stay updated on more enriching episodes! The Thinking Dad  and all of the shows on the Biblical Family Network are only possible because of the generous support of our listeners. Would you consider a one-time or monthly donation to support this important ministry?   Recommended Resources: GeorgeBarna.com CulturalResearchCenter.com  Raising Spiritual Champions: Nurturing Your Child's Heart, Mind and Soul, by Dr. George Barna More books from Dr. George Barna American Worldview Inventory 2024: A National Survey of Biblical and Competing Worldviews More from Dr. Barna on the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast   Dr. Barna on Facebook Dr. Barna on Instagram Dr. Barna on X/Twitter Dr. Barna on LinkedIn 🍿🍿🍿 Stream Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution for FREE today!   Discussion Questions: 1. **Worldview Development**: Dr. George Barna states that a person's worldview is fully developed before the age of 13. How can parents be more intentional about shaping a biblical worldview in young children? 2. **Church Metrics**: According to Dr. Barna, churches often measure their effectiveness through metrics like attendance, money, and programs. How can churches shift their focus toward more effective discipleship and spiritual growth? 3. **One-on-One Discipleship**: Dr. Barna emphasizes the importance of one-on-one discipleship relationships. How can church leaders and members create an environment that fosters these types of meaningful relationships? 4. **Parental Responsibility**: What strategies can parents implement to ensure they are the primary spiritual educators for their children, rather than relying solely on the church? 5. **Overcoming Syncretism**: Dr. Barna notes that syncretism, or creating one's own customized worldview, is prevalent in America. How can parents and churches address and counteract this trend? 6. **Influence of Media**: Dr. Barna highlights the significant cultural influence of media on children's spiritual development. How can parents and mentors create a balanced approach to media consumption that aligns with biblical values? 7. **Seven Cornerstones**: What are practical ways for families to integrate the seven cornerstones of a biblical worldview into their daily lives? 8. **Role of the Church**: What steps can churches take to better support families in their mission to raise spiritually mature children? 9. **Impact of Current Crisis**: Dr. Barna mentions that the decline of a biblical worldview is contributing to cultural decline. How can individuals and communities combat this decline and promote biblical principles in today's society?   The Thinking Dad podcast is a member of the Biblical Family Network. Our mission is to support and encourage the family by providing the very best podcasts on family, discipleship, marriage, parenting, worldview, culture, and education, all from a Biblical perspective. Visit the website for more great shows. The Thinking Dad is sponsored by CTCMath. Thinking dads raise thinking kids! One of the most important things you can do as a father is make sure your kids are getting a great education to prepare them for life. CTCMath is a powerful tool for that mission, and it's the one our family uses and loves.  CTCMath specializes in providing online video tutorials that take a multi-sensory approach to learning. Creative graphics and animation, synchronized with the friendly voice of internationally acclaimed teacher, Pat Murray, make learning math easy and effective, even for students who struggle with math. Visit CTCmath.com to start your free trial today. Connect with us: @GarrittHampton on X Garritt Hampton on Facebook Thinking Dad on YouTube   @schoolhouse_rocked on Instagram Schoolhouse Rocked on Facebook @SRHomeschool on Twitter Schoolhouse Rocked Website (Blog, Newsletter, Support, Store, Movie, and More!)
Abraham Hamilton, III- Reviving Discipleship: The Church’s Role in Family, Culture, and Education
Jun 17 2024
Abraham Hamilton, III- Reviving Discipleship: The Church’s Role in Family, Culture, and Education
"Being distinct from the world means raising children to be holy and set apart." - Abraham Hamilton, III Watch this full interview on our YouTube Channel Abraham Hamilton, III joins Garritt Hampton on the Thinking Dad to unpack critical issues at the intersection of church, family, and culture. Get a pastor’s perspective on Church planting and growth, the impact of COVID-19 on the church and the church’s response, and the responsibility of the church to be raising up disciples. Explore the far-reaching effects of the educational on worldview, and learn effective ways to combat the impact of secular humanist indoctrination on our children. Abe shares his journey in family discipleship, pastoring a growing church, and adhering to biblical principles and passing them on to his family in challenging times. The Thinking Dad  and all of the shows on the Biblical Family Network are only possible because of the generous support of our listeners. Would you consider a one-time or monthly donation to support this important ministry? Wil Addison is a New Orleans native with over 25 years of ministry service. Wil has served as a missionary and missionary evangelist to America’s colleges and universities. He was a nationally appointed home missionary for six years before helping to plant a church in Lafayette, Louisiana. As associate pastor, Wil’s focus was discipleship and prayer before relocating to Mississippi. Recommended Resources: Culture Proof Conference - July 18th - 20th, Bartlett, TN - Speakers include Wil and Meeke Addison, Abraham Hamilton, III, Israel Wayne, Dr. Renton Rathbun, Garritt and Yvette Hampton, and Dr. Kathy Koch Culture Proof Podcast Garritt and Yvette Hampton on the Culture Proof Podcast Meeke Addison on the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast   🍿🍿🍿 Stream Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution for FREE today!   Discussion Questions: 1. **American Educational System:** - Abraham Hamilton, III criticizes the co-option of the American educational system to move the country away from God. Do you agree with his viewpoint? Why or why not? 2. **Religion in Education:** - Abe and Garritt suggest that the education system evangelizes a particular religious worldview. What are the implications of this for families and how should parents respond? 3. **Home-Based Discipleship:** - How can families integrate discipleship into their daily routines to counteract non-Christian worldviews encountered in secular educational systems? 4. **Expository Bible Teaching:** - What are the benefits of teaching the Bible expositionally, as discussed by Abraham Hamilton, III, and what are it's advantages over topical sermon series? 5. **Family as a Context for Discipleship:** - Abraham Hamilton, III emphasizes the familial context in the biblical command for reproduction and human flourishing. How can families today align with these principles? 6. **Church Growth and Discipleship:** - Considering the organic growth of Abe's church, what does this tell us about the importance of a focus on discipleship and "qualitative growth" over "quantitative growth" in the church? 7. **Church’s Influence vs. World’s Influence:** - How can the church resist the temptation to mimic worldly values and instead cultivate a distinct, Christ-centered culture among its members? 8. **Parental Responsibility in Spiritual Training:** - According to Paul’s commands in Ephesians, what specific responsibilities do fathers have in the spiritual training of their children, and how can they effectively fulfill these roles? 9. **Church’s Role in Times of Crisis:** - During the COVID-19 pandemic, many churches had varied responses to lockdowns. Based on Abraham Hamilton, III's perspective, what role should the church play during times of societal crisis, and how should it balance obedience to secular authorities with scriptural commands?   The Thinking Dad podcast is a member of the Biblical Family Network. Our mission is to support and encourage the family by providing the very best podcasts on family, discipleship, marriage, parenting, worldview, culture, and education, all from a Biblical perspective. Visit the website for more great shows. The Thinking Dad is sponsored by CTCMath. Thinking dads raise thinking kids! One of the most important things you can do as a father is make sure your kids are getting a great education to prepare them for life. CTCMath is a powerful tool for that mission, and it's the one our family uses and loves.  CTCMath specializes in providing online video tutorials that take a multi-sensory approach to learning. Creative graphics and animation, synchronized with the friendly voice of internationally acclaimed teacher, Pat Murray, make learning math easy and effective, even for students who struggle with math. Visit CTCmath.com to start your free trial today. Connect with us: @GarrittHampton on X Garritt Hampton on Facebook Thinking Dad on YouTube   @schoolhouse_rocked on Instagram Schoolhouse Rocked on Facebook @SRHomeschool on Twitter Schoolhouse Rocked Website (Blog, Newsletter, Support, Store, Movie, and More!)
Wil Addison - Raised to be Ready: Parenting with Purpose
Jun 3 2024
Wil Addison - Raised to be Ready: Parenting with Purpose
"The battle today is for the identity and faith of our children." - Wil Addison Watch this full interview on our YouTube Channel Garritt Hampton sits down with Wil "The Great" Addison, co-host of the Culture Proof podcast with his wife Meeke, father of six, and an example intentional discipleship within the home. Wil shares his journey from 15 years in Christian radio, to podcasting with his wife Meeke, and the essential ministry work they undertake together. We dive into the importance of raising children in according to God’s design, highlighting biblical principles and the role of fathers in guiding their families. Wil discusses practical steps parents can take to culture proof their homes and offers his take on how his family stays rooted in faith amidst today’s challenging cultural landscape. Garritt and Wil also touch on the significance of parental involvement, the biblical roles of mothers and fathers, and the lasting generational impact of steadfast faith. This episode provides biblical insights and encouragement to help raise children who are prepared to uphold their identity in Christ, preparing the next generation to STAND FIRM! The Thinking Dad  and all of the shows on the Biblical Family Network are only possible because of the generous support of our listeners. Would you consider a one-time or monthly donation to support this important ministry? Wil Addison is a New Orleans native with over 25 years of ministry service. Wil has served as a missionary and missionary evangelist to America’s colleges and universities. He was a nationally appointed home missionary for six years before helping to plant a church in Lafayette, Louisiana. As associate pastor, Wil’s focus was discipleship and prayer before relocating to Mississippi. After accepting a position with American Family Association in 2008, Wil served at the ministry for 15 years in various capacities; from Director of Urban Family Communications, and Director of Special Initiatives to Director of the Marriage Family Life Conference – a conference birthed from his heart for discipleship and equipping Christian families. Today, Wil’s focus is homeschooling his six children and stewarding well Straight Edge Ministries and Culture Proof. He can be heard via podcast on the Culture Proof Podcast with Wil and Meeke. On their podcast, the Addisons observe cultural trends and explore the effects of those trends on the foundation of Biblical morality. Together the couple offers insights on culture, popular trends, and current events that threaten the integrity of the Christian faith and the proliferation of the gospel. With the highest esteem for the local Church, Wil serves as an elder in the fellowship he is helping to plant in Tupelo, Mississippi. Recommended Resources: Culture Proof Conference - July 18th - 20th, Bartlett, TN - Speakers include Wil and Meeke Addison, Abraham Hamilton, III, Israel Wayne, Dr. Renton Rathbun, Garritt and Yvette Hampton, and Dr. Kathy Koch Culture Proof Podcast Garritt and Yvette Hampton on the Culture Proof Podcast Meeke Addison on the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast   🍿🍿🍿 Stream Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution for FREE today!   Discussion Questions: 1. **Discipleship in the Home:** Wil Addison emphasizes the importance of discipleship within the home. What are some practical steps families can take to ensure that discipleship is an integral part of their daily parenting routine? 2. **Parenting in Today's Culture:** The episode discusses the attack on families in today's culture. What are some specific cultural challenges that families face today, and how can parents counteract these challenges with biblical principles? 3. **The Role of Fathers:** Wil Addison and Garritt Hampton highlight the significant role fathers play in raising children. In what ways can fathers be more actively involved in the spiritual and emotional development of their children? 4. **Generational Discipleship:** The podcast discusses the importance of passing faith down through generations. How can grandparents and extended family contribute to the spiritual upbringing of children, especially in single-parent homes? 5. **Culture Proofing:** The concept of being "Culture Proof" is emphasized throughout the episode. What does it mean to be "Culture Proof," and how can families implement this concept in their homes? 6. **Catechism and Scripture Memorization:** Wil Addison shares the use of catechism in his home and the impact of scripture memorization. How can families effectively incorporate these practices into their routine, and what benefits might they observe? 7. **Balancing Ministry and Family:** Both Wil and Garritt discuss their partnership with their wives in ministry. How can couples balance ministry responsibilities with family life to ensure that neither is neglected? 8. **Preparing Children for Cultural Challenges:** The episode references biblical models like Daniel to illustrate the importance of preparing children for cultural challenges. What are some specific ways parents can equip their children to remain steadfast in their faith even when they are under persecution? 9. What strategies can churches adopt to support parents in their role of discipling their children to develop a robust biblical worldview? 10. **Personal Mission Statement:** Wil Addison shares that he prayed for a family mission from God. How important is it for families to have a mission statement, and how can this mission shape the everyday lives of family members?   The Thinking Dad podcast is a member of the Biblical Family Network. Our mission is to support and encourage the family by providing the very best podcasts on family, discipleship, marriage, parenting, worldview, culture, and education, all from a Biblical perspective. Visit the website for more great shows. The Thinking Dad is sponsored by CTCMath. Thinking dads raise thinking kids! One of the most important things you can do as a father is make sure your kids are getting a great education to prepare them for life. CTCMath is a powerful tool for that mission, and it's the one our family uses and loves.  CTCMath specializes in providing online video tutorials that take a multi-sensory approach to learning. Creative graphics and animation, synchronized with the friendly voice of internationally acclaimed teacher, Pat Murray, make learning math easy and effective, even for students who struggle with math. Visit CTCmath.com to start your free trial today. Connect with us: @GarrittHampton on X Garritt Hampton on Facebook Thinking Dad on YouTube   @schoolhouse_rocked on Instagram Schoolhouse Rocked on Facebook @SRHomeschool on Twitter Schoolhouse Rocked Website (Blog, Newsletter, Support, Store, Movie, and More!)
Rick Green - Duty, Honor, Country: Preparing for Battle
May 20 2024
Rick Green - Duty, Honor, Country: Preparing for Battle
"We need a generational mindset to restore and protect our nation's future." - Rick Green Watch this full interview on our YouTube Channel Rick Green, of Patriot Academy, joins Garritt Hampton to share invaluable insights into the challenges and rewards of raising children with strong moral and civic values, especially in today’s postmodern world driven by moral relativism. We also explore his dedicated efforts in educating citizens through various initiatives, including a focus on the constitution and the role of family defense. Rick discuss the weakening of traditional pillars like duty, honor, and country in institutions such as West Point, linking these changes to broader cultural shifts. The Thinking Dad Podcast and all of the shows on the Biblical Family Network are only possible because of the generous support of our listeners. Would you consider a one-time or monthly donation to support this important ministry? The Honorable Rick Green is a former Texas State Representative, a lawyer, and a successful entrepreneur who has built several businesses from the ground up. His goal is to help America become salt and light in every area of life and to understand America’s Godly history and foundation. He currently travels the nation speaking for WallBuilders, teaching on the U.S. Constitution, and founded the Torch of Freedom Foundation and Patriot Academy. He resides in Dripping Springs, TX with his wife, Kara, and their entire family. Recommended Resources: Patriot Academy The Founders' Bible (NASB) Rick Green - Teaching the Constitution to Preserve our Nation! A Reason to Hope - Rick Green Alex Newman - Death by Indoctrination: The Role of Education in Shaping Global Strategy Biblical Citizenship - Rick Green, Part 1 Biblical Citizenship - Rick Green, Part 2 🍿🍿🍿 Stream Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution for FREE today!   Discussion Questions: 1. How does Rick Green reconcile the concept of armed self-defense with biblical principles, and what Scriptures does he use to support his views? 2. Rick Green discusses the importance of lasting values and principles in military training. How have changes in military policies over the last decade impacted the quality and morale of military personnel? 3. Rick Green touches on the concept of "force multipliers." Can you discuss how individual actions can magnify effects in the context of civic engagement and cultural influence? 4. The discussion highlights the decline in the promotion of values such as duty, honor, and country in American society. What are the potential long-term effects of this trend according to Green? 5. Rick Green and Garritt Hampton share their experiences with homeschooling. How do they believe homeschooling contributes to instilling a sense of duty and preparedness in children? 6. Rick Green emphasizes the importance of community support and shared commitment to restoring national values. What are practical ways individuals can build community and contribute to this cause? 7. Rick Green is critical of how justice is currently being undermined in America. What reforms does he suggest to restore principles of blind justice and equal treatment under the law? 8. The episode ends with a call to action for involvement in the civic forum. What steps can listeners take to become more actively involved in their local and national political spheres?   The Thinking Dad podcast is a member of the Biblical Family Network. Our mission is to support and encourage the family by providing the very best podcasts on family, discipleship, marriage, parenting, worldview, culture, and education, all from a Biblical perspective. Visit the website for more great shows. The Thinking Dad is sponsored by CTCMath. Thinking dads raise thinking kids! One of the most important things you can do as a father is make sure your kids are getting a great education to prepare them for life. CTCMath is a powerful tool for that mission, and it's the one our family uses and loves.  CTCMath specializes in providing online video tutorials that take a multi-sensory approach to learning. Creative graphics and animation, synchronized with the friendly voice of internationally acclaimed teacher, Pat Murray, make learning math easy and effective, even for students who struggle with math. Visit CTCmath.com to start your free trial today. Connect with us: @GarrittHampton on X Garritt Hampton on Facebook Thinking Dad on YouTube   @schoolhouse_rocked on Instagram Schoolhouse Rocked on Facebook @SRHomeschool on Twitter Schoolhouse Rocked Website (Blog, Newsletter, Support, Store, Movie, and More!)
Alex Newman – Death by Indoctrination: The Role of Education in Shaping Global Strategy
May 6 2024
Alex Newman – Death by Indoctrination: The Role of Education in Shaping Global Strategy
"The people who dreamed up this system, the people who implemented this system, the people who reformed this system, to turn it from what it was into what it is today, always had a plan. And that plan always was, from the very beginning, to undermine the christian faith, to undermine the family, to undermine biblical principles, like private property, like the free enterprise system, like the nuclear family, like the purpose of government." - Alex Newman Watch this full interview on our YouTube Channel On the first episode of the Thinking Dad Podcast, host Garritt Hampton and guest Alex Newman, founder of Liberty Sentinel Media, uncover the shocking depths of indoctrination in public schools. Explore the troubling ties between Marxist ideologies and public education, learn about historical experiments that redefined reading instruction with devastating effects, and uncover the global strategy to standardize education. This discussion sheds light on John Dewey's influence, the gradual socialist shift impacting American families, and the strategic role of UNESCO in reshaping global education norms. Learn why the system isn’t just failing—it’s succeeding at its original purpose. Educate yourself about alternatives like homeschooling and what you can do to fight back against the indoctrination of our youth.  The Thinking Dad Podcast and all of the shows on the Biblical Family Network are only possible because of the generous support of our listeners. Would you consider a one-time or monthly donation to support this important ministry? Alex Newman is an award-winning international journalist, educator, author, speaker, investor, and consultant who seeks to glorify God in everything he does.  In addition to serving as president of Liberty Sentinel Media, Inc, he has written for a wide array of publications in the United States and abroad. He currently serves as a contributor to the Epoch Times, a correspondent for the Law Enforcement Intelligence Brief, foreign correspondent and senior editor for The New American magazine, a writer for WND (World Net Daily), an education writer for FreedomProject Media, a columnist for the Illinois Family Institute, and much more. Check out Alex's books here. Recommended Resources: Indoctrinating Our Children to Death: Government Schools’ War on Faith, Family, & Freedom – And How to Stop It, by Alex Newman Crimes of the Educators: How Utopians Are Using Government Schools to Destroy America's Children, by Samuel Blumenfeld and Alex Newman More from Alex Newman on the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast More on Public Education and School Choice: School Choice: Unmasking the Euphemism (blog post) What About “School Choice” (blog post) Rescuing Our Children: An Urgent Call to Take Back Education (blog post) 🍿🍿🍿 Stream Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution for FREE today!   Discussion Questions: 1. How do the historical figures like Horace Mann and John Dewey contribute to the current state of the American education system, according to Alex Newman? 2. What role does Alex Newman believe the Prussian education system played in shaping the methodologies of American schools? 3. Can you discuss the impact of memorizing whole words versus decoding symbols in reading education, as highlighted by Alex? 4. Alex Newman mentions a "deliberate agenda" behind the American education system. What are your thoughts on this perspective?  5. How feasible is it for most families to transition to homeschooling as suggested by Newman? What are some potential challenges and benefits? 6. What does Alex mean by stating that America has become a "socialist nation" through educational reforms? Do you agree or disagree with this assessment? 7. Alex Newman ties the educational curriculum changes to a broader global strategy. What are the implications of this for national sovereignty and cultural identity? 8. Discuss the role of Marxism and its influence on the development of the public education system, as outlined by Newman. How does this resonate with current educational trends? 9. Newman and Hampton discuss the decline of Christian values among younger generations. What solutions do they propose to counteract this troubling trend? 10. Reflect on the statement that public schools are functioning as intended by their designers, to undermine Christian faith and principles. How should individuals and communities respond to such a claim?   The Thinking Dad podcast is a member of the Biblical Family Network. Our mission is to support and encourage the family by providing the very best podcasts on family, discipleship, marriage, parenting, worldview, culture, and education, all from a Biblical perspective. Visit the website for more great shows. The Thinking Dad is sponsored by CTCMath. Thinking dads raise thinking kids! One of the most important things you can do as a father is make sure your kids are getting a great education to prepare them for life. CTCMath is a powerful tool for that mission, and it's the one our family uses and loves.  CTCMath specializes in providing online video tutorials that take a multi-sensory approach to learning. Creative graphics and animation, synchronized with the friendly voice of internationally acclaimed teacher, Pat Murray, make learning math easy and effective, even for students who struggle with math. Visit CTCmath.com to start your free trial today. Connect with us: @GarrittHampton on X Garritt Hampton on Facebook Thinking Dad on YouTube   @schoolhouse_rocked on Instagram Schoolhouse Rocked on Facebook @SRHomeschool on Twitter Schoolhouse Rocked Website (Blog, Newsletter, Support, Store, Movie, and More!)