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The Battle for Truth: Apologetics and Biblical Worldview – Renton Rathbun, Part 2

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“What’s concerning to me is that we live at a time where it seems like even the church despises holiness.” – Renton Rathbun

 

Discover the power of a biblical worldview with host Yvette Hampton and guest Renton Rathbun on this episode of the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast. Dive into the importance of aligning ourselves with God’s Word, defending the truth, and teaching our children to love and appreciate God’s law. Learn how to navigate the challenges of secular culture, universities, and media while instilling a biblical worldview in your homeschooling journey. Tune in for insightful discussions and practical tips to equip you and your family in the pursuit of biblical truth.

Come back tomorrow for the rest of this important conversation.

The Battle for Truth: Apologetics and Biblical Worldview – Renton Rathbun, Part 2

Watch this full conversation on our YouTube channel.

Renton Rathbun has been a classroom teacher for over two decades. His teaching experience has included both secular and Christian colleges and universities. He and his wife homeschooled their son, Daniel who is now an adult. Renton has spoken for Homeschool venues such as the Foundations Summit, the Canadian Homeschool Symposium, Teach Them Diligently, The Great Homeschool Convention, Rocky Mountain Homeschool Convention, and others. Renton holds a BS in English Education and an MA in interpretative speech from Bob Jones University. He has also received an MFA in creative writing from Minnesota State University, an MA in philosophy from the University of Toledo, a ThM from Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, and has a PhD in apologetics from Westminster Theological Seminary. Renton serves as the Director of the Center for Biblical Worldview.

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Discussion Questions:

  1. How does Renton define a biblical worldview, and why does he believe it is important for Christians to align themselves with it?
  2. What are some of the challenges that homeschooling families face in maintaining a biblical worldview, especially when it comes to teaching certain subjects or addressing secular influences?
  3. How does Renton explain the role of apologetics in defending a biblical worldview? Do you agree with his perspective? Why or why not?
  4. What are some of the ways that the secular world, particularly through social media and media platforms, influences children and adults to question or reject their faith? How can homeschooling provide a safeguard against these influences?
  5. In what ways does Renton criticize the approach of certain Christian universities when it comes to maintaining a biblical worldview? Do you think there is a balance that can be struck between academic freedom and teaching a biblical worldview? Why or why not?
  6. Yvette mentions the significance of starting with the Word of God and teaching academics through the lens of Scripture. How can this approach shape a child’s understanding and application of a biblical worldview?
  7. Renton highlights the power of home worship in reinforcing the importance of a biblical worldview. How can families incorporate worship into their homeschooling routine to strengthen their faith and understanding of God’s Word?
  8. What steps can homeschooling parents take to ensure they are using curriculum that aligns with a biblical worldview? How can they evaluate and select resources that will effectively teach and reinforce biblical principles?

 

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About the Author
Yvette Hampton - Host Yvette is a homeschool mom through and through, but it wasn't supposed to be this way. Like so many other homeschoolers, Yvette and her husband, Garritt, said they would NEVER homeschool their kids, but God had other plans. Yvette is the producer and host of the upcoming documentary, Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution, being directed by her husband, Garritt Hampton. As a mom who is concerned for the future of this generation and the future of our country, Yvette has a deep passion to see a culture shift by encouraging people through the truth of God’s Word. Her greatest joy in life is being a wife and mom! - - - - - - - - - - - - In the fall of 2016, she and her family sold their home and almost all of their possessions, loaded up in an RV, and began traveling the country to film Schoolhouse Rocked. They have a passion for the homeschool community and are humbled and honored that the Lord has called them to tell the stories of the millions of families who have been impacted by the homeschool revolution. - - - - - - - - - - - - Yvette and Garritt have been married since 1995. They have two daughters, Brooklyn and Lacey, who they have homeschooled since the very beginning. - - - - - - - - - - - - To see the Schoolhouse Rocked movie trailer and find out more visit SchoolhouseRocked.com. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Aby Rinella - Cohost Aby Rinella is homeschool mom to 3, writer, speaker and director of her local homeschool support group. She writes and speaks to encourage and inspire women to live the life they were designed to live, to train up their children in God’s Word and to stand on truth in a culture that has lost its foundation. Aby and her husband, Jesse, love the outdoors and speak and write on the benefits of pointing children to their Creator by spending time in His creation. Aby is a featured speaker for the 2020 Homegrown Generation Family Expo. - - - - - - - - - - - - Read more from Aby at CalledToTheTop.com. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Garritt Hampton - Producer Garritt is a entertainment industry veteran who got his start in the record industry before moving into film. His credits include some of the biggest movies of the last decade, including Interstellar, Furious 7, TRON: Legacy, GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, and many more. He is passionate about using his talents to build up the family and glorify God.