Tuesday, March 31, 2009

From The Home Office...

Top 10 Reasons To Send Your Kids To Public School

On a lighter note, here are the Top 10 tongue-in-cheek reasons to send your children to public school:

1. Most children go to public school. This automatically means it's better.

2. Children who receive one-on-one homeschooling will learn more than others, giving them an unfair advantage in the marketplace. This is undemocratic.

3. How can children learn to defend themselves unless they have to fight off bullies on a daily basis?

4. Ridicule from other children, and the opportunity to join gangs and cliques, is important to the socialization process.

5. Children in public schools can get more practice "Just Saying No" to drugs, cigarettes and alcohol.

6. Continuous exposure to fluorescent lighting may have significant health benefits.

7. Publicly asking permission to go to the bathroom teaches young people their place in society.

8. The fashion industry depends upon the peer pressure that only public schools can generate.

9. Public schools foster cultural literacy, passing on important traditions like the singing of "Jingle Bells, Batman smells, Robin laid an egg..."

10. Homeschooled children may not learn important office career skills, like how to sit still for six hours straight.

It's a shame Judge Mangum's reasons for sending Venessa Mills' children to public school cannot also be treated as a joke.

Monday, March 30, 2009

This Month in Church History-Thomas Cranmer

Thomas Cranmer (July 2, 1489March 21, 1556) was the Archbishop of Canterbury during the reigns of the English kings Henry VIII and Edward VI.[1] He was an influential theologian who, with Richard Hooker and Matthew Parker, was a co-founder of Anglican theological thought.

He helped build a favourable case for Henry's divorce from Catherine of Aragon and guided the English Reformation, which denied papal authority over the English Church, during its earliest days. Following Henry's death, Cranmer became a key figure in Edward's regency government.[1]

Scholars credit Cranmer with writing and compiling the first two Books of Common Prayer, which established the basic structure of Anglican liturgy for more than four centuries. Many phrases from its services passed into the English language, either as deliberate quotations or as unconscious borrowings.[3]

Cranmer was executed in 1556 for heresy after Queen Mary I reunited the Church of England with the Roman Catholic Church. Anglican culture, particularly the literature of John Foxe, later celebrated Cranmer as a martyr. His impact on religion in the United Kingdom was profound and lasting.[1]

John Wesley was part of the Church of England, which was Anglican in nature.Our holiness churchesNazarene,Free Methodist,Wesleyan and others, have their roots in Methodism was was founded by John Wesley...keith 1 Cor 13

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

What's Your Favorite Witnessing Tool?

Do You have a favorite witnessing tool? There are several out there, such as the "Million Dollar Bill." Our Wesleyan District Superintendent , Dr. Mark Eckart has put together the "Bible Baseball Card" you see pictured here. I like leaving them with my card when doing visitation or with a tip when dining out. You can order these by contacting him at meckart@blueriver.net. If have a witnessing tool you like, or would recommend,or want to share a personal experience, please post it in the comment box at the bottom of this post...

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Could This Happen in Indiana?

Activist Judge Orders Homeschool Mother to Put Kids in Public School
March 23, 2009

RALEIGH, NC, (christiansunite.com) -- Venessa Mills is fighting a legal battle for the heart and soul of homeschooling in North Carolina. As reported on World Net Daily, on Friday, March 6, Judge Ned W. Mangum stripped her of the right to homeschool, and ordered her three children to enter public school.
Mills was forced to defend her right to homeschool during divorce proceedings brought on by her husband's unfaithfulness. Mr. Mills admitted, under oath, to repeatedly committing adultery. Even with abundant evidence showing the Mills children are well adjusted and well educated, Judge Mangum ruled overwhelmingly against Mrs. Mills on every point. He stated the children would do better in public school despite the fact that they are currently at or beyond their grade level. Evidence showed two children tested several grades ahead.
When issuing his verdict Judge Mangum stated his decision was not ideologically or religiously motivated. However, he told Mrs. Mills public school will "challenge the ideas you've taught them."
What has emerged is a picture of a clearly liberal judge imposing his beliefs and striking down traditional values. Mangum, a Democrat appointee, disregarded the facts of the case in favor of his own agenda. Such anti-conservative prejudice is increasingly legislated from the bench, and appears to be encouraged by the Democratic Obama administration.
Robyn Williams, friend and homeschool mother of four was present at the proceeding. "I have never seen such injustice and such a direct attack against homeschooling," said Williams. "This judge clearly took personal issue with Venessa's stance on education and faith, even though her children are doing great. If her right to homeschool can be taken away so easily, what will this mean for homeschoolers state wide, or even nationally?"
On March 24th lawmakers in North Carolina will be reminded of the sheer numbers of homeschoolers in their state. As students and their parents descend on the capitol, organizers of the Capital Fest 2009 field trip will show they have a voice in North Carolina legislation regarding education.
Williams is rallying homeschoolers from across the nation to fight back to defend their rights as Americans to educate their children. She feels the judge has been given a free hand to impose his personal opinions and needs to reexamine his decisions. Please subscribe to Robyn's blog and join the fight for protecting everyone's homeschool rights ( www.HSinjustice.com).

This looks like another case of an activist judge imposing his own beliefs on the judiciary process.Parents should have the right to decide what's best for their children, not the state.
I guess he needs to re-read the constitution, if he ever did in the first place. As part of the holiness movement, we have a history of using ballot and boycott...What's stopping us now?...After all, Paul tells us in Galations,"It is fine to be zealous, provided the purpose is good..."Galations 4:18 NIV

"In Germany, they came first for the Communists, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist; And then they came for the trade unionists, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist; And then they came for the Jews, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew; And then . . . they came for me . . . And by that time there was no one left to speak up." …Martin Niemoller

God bless...keith 1 Cor 13

Friday, March 20, 2009

Chandler Camp Trustee Meeting March 31, 2009

All Camp Board and Trustees , don't forget we have a meeting Tuesday march 31st, 2009 at 7:00PM in the Fellowship Hall at Chandler Church of the Nazarene. Among other things we will be discussing the upcoming Spring Indoor camp scheduled for April 22-26, 2009 at 7:00PM nightly. We will discussing a proposed theme and speakers for the camp...God bless...keith 1C0r 13

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Rev. Bob England This Year's Camp Evangelist

Rev. Bob L. England will be the evangelist for this year's Chandler Interdenominational Holiness Camp in August of this year.Special music will be provided nightly by our member churches. This camp has a history dating back several decades. The camp has a history as an outdoor camp, with services being held inside at Chandler Church of the Nazarene adjacent to the campground when temperatures get into the unbearable range. Wesleyan, Nazarene, and Free Methodist churches have participated over the years.
Rev. England or Bro. Bob to those who know him is currently pastoring at Paoli Wesleyan Church, and is currently serving as Assistant District Superintendant for the Indiana South District of The Wesleyan church. He also coordinates the ministerial training and seminars for the district. He also conducts revivals and campmeetings in his spare time.
He has pastored churches throughout southern Indiana including Boonville. He and his wife Vivian reside in the rural Paoli area. You can read his personal testimony by clicking here: www.indianasouth.org/bob_england_testimony.html Last year we had an indoor campmeeting in the spring, a youth camp coordinated by Kaleb Kanopta and others at Chandler Nazarene Church, a Camp member. We hope to do so again this year. I will be posting more information as it becomes available...keith 1 Cor 13

Welcome to Our New Blog

I set this up so camp members can stay informed about various events and camps during the year. I will also feature camp workers and history from the past. Please feel free to send me info, suggestions, etc. to make this an uplifting and informative page...God bless..keith Contact me at:
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