The Christian Home Learning Guide written for Zane Education by Marshall Foster and Ron Ball provides the ideal guide to Christian home study and Christian home education curriculum for Christian homeschoolers.It is the Christian Companion to Zane Education's Online Learning Video Titles
Welcome to Zane Education's Christian Home Learning Guide - the ideal introduction to the benefits of visual learning and Christian home education curriculum for Christian home study.
This Christian home study guide covers many essential Christian home education curriculum subjects such as History, Literature, Science, Art, Music and Literature and it provides a valuable demonstration that all of the online videos provided in Zane's online educational video library for Christian homeschoolers, teaches each curriculum topic in complete accordance with Biblical teachings. It also includes a valuable section to help prepare your Christian child for College.
SINCE THE BEGINNING of Western Christian civilization, the positive goal of God's glory has infused every part of life.
The truly ultimate questions and perplexities of our world-death, suffering, human connections, and the significance of our lives-have been examined through the arts, which reach deep into the human heart and fly upward to face God and receive His answers. Whether painting, sculpture, theater, or literature, the arts have traditionally sought to understand God, the workings of His world, and our place in it.
History has provided a roadmap through the tangled confusion of past events. It has taught lessons, provided warnings, and stubbornly reminded us that only God's laws work and bring blessing to the human race. We have been witnesses to the lives of those men and women who chose not to obey God. The wreckage of their lives serves as a glaring reminder that God's laws cannot be broken-you only break yourself in the attempt.
Throughout the centuries, education has been a formidable factor in art, literature, political leadership, and spiritual growth. This is not to say that education alone is primary in importance. The relationship of the individual to God through Jesus Christ, of course, supersedes every other element of life. Biblically directed spiritual life is the dynamic core from which all other aspects radiate.
The leaders of the twenty-first century must be equipped and prepared to follow in the spiritual footsteps of our ancestors, those people who challenged and changed the world through their love, service, and obedience of God. Christian leadership should be an honor to God by its intellectual discipline and its spiritual depth and excitement. We should outreach, outwork, and outlove the rest of the world! We know that the mind can be a terrible instrument of selfish pursuit, manipulation, and savage cruelty, or it can be a means to godly study, beautification and enrichment of life, and ongoing blessing for other people. It can be the birthplace of new horizons and fresh ideas, full of excitement and endless possibilities.
It is our conviction that when the intellect, the emotions, the will, and the spirit are in the right balance with God, the whole person becomes an expression of excellence for the glory of God.
The Bible itself stresses the importance of the mind in spiritual growth:
"Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth." (2 Tim. 2:15 New International Version) "All Scripture is God- breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work." (2 Tim. 3:16-17 NIV)
Zane Education's educational program and this document offers you and your children two critical requirements for future influence: (1) solid grounding and factual education; and (2) a biblical Christian perspective and application of the program.
Zane has done an outstanding job in its Learning Video titles. Your children will go beyond the threshold of basic information; they will become educated - a precious commodity in today's society. They will learn the foundation for a rich, full, productive life; they will learn to reason, to think, to create.
The Christian application of the Zane material will keep your children grounded in biblical leadership and authority. It will guide them and mold them as they learn to seek God for themselves and enjoy their relationship with Jesus Christ.
At times, you will encounter secular interpretations of events in the Learning Videos. There is, for example, a clear, evolutionary bias in the material in the Biological Sciences series. Do not be alarmed! It is our conviction that students should know and understand positions outside of evangelical Christianity. We are confident that their faith will be stronger when they know both sides and understand why we believe the biblical view of the world is correct both intellectually and spiritually.
God bless you. You are beginning an adventure in learning, a journey into the hearts and minds of your children.
Together, assisted by this excellent program and humbly dependent on the blessing and help of God, you can build godly men and women who will lead us into the twenty-first century.
PLEASE NOTE: You can purchase and download the Christian Home Learning Guide as an e-book for $49.95 contact us using our Contact page, or you can receive a free complimentary copy as one of two FREE BONUS GIFTS by purchasing an annual 12-month Gold Membership subscription.to use our online educational video library on our Purchase a Subscription page.
DR. MARSHALL FOSTER is the founder and president of the Mayflower Marshall Foster institute, a non-profit educational foundation started in 1976 that is dedicated to teaching the biblical and historical foundations of liberty.
A nationally recognized historian, best-selling author, keynote speaker, and syndicated radio host, he speaks at business conventions, state-wide homeschool conventions, seminars, and churches. He has written three books, numerous syndicated articles, and is the editor of the monthly Mayflower Institute Journal that addresses current cultural dilemmas. He also is the Director of Education for American Christian Tours, overseeing and leading Christian heritage tours worldwide.
A former Bible College professor who was the founder and director of both the Los Angeles Rams chaplain's program and the Campus Crusade ministry at the University of Southern California, Dr. Foster has been featured on the Trinity Broadcast Network and numerous radio and television programs such as The 700 Club, Focus on the Family, Point of View, and Duffy & Co.
Foster graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara with a bachelor of arts in economics. His graduate work was accomplished at Talbot Theological Seminary and the California Graduate School of Theology. He earned his doctorate of divinity from Cathedral Bible College. Foster and his wife of twenty-seven years, Irish, reside in Southern California with their two children.
SINCE DELIVERING HIS FIRST seminar at the age of fifteen, Ron Ball has presented dynamic messages of biblical success to over three million people in America, Europe, Australia, and Asia.
As president of the Ron Ball Association, he has spoken over 12,000 times at business conventions, civic rallies, and Christian crusades. He received the honor of Financial Researcher of the Year (1990) by the Financial Research Institute of America. He has appeared on television and radio broadcasts in forty states and has contributed to magazines in four countries.
Ball has shared the platform with such noted leaders as Dexter Yager, Zig Zigler, Dr. Charles Stanley, Art Linkletter, Ronald Reagan, Denis Waitley, Pat Robertson, and Paul Conn.
He has co-authored with Dexter Yager five best-selling books that have now sold more than one-half million copies worldwide and have made best-seller lists throughout the United States.
Ball was born in Paintsville, Kentucky. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Asbury College in 1973 and with a master of divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary in 1976. He did his postmaster's work at Emory University in Atlanta.
Ball and his wife, Amy, reside in Tennessee with their daughter, Allison, and son, Jonathan.
You can purchase and download the Christian Learning Guide as an e-book for $49.95, or you can receive a free complimentary copy as part of purchasing an annual 12-month Gold, Silver or Bronze membership subscription.
PART ONE - A Biblical Plan for Godly Education
A Biblical Worldview for Success
PART TWO - God's Historical Drama
Timeline of Christian History
Geography: Setting the Stage
Geography Topics and Online Video Titles
History 1: The Drama of Ancient History
History Topics and Online History Video Titles
History 2: The Middle Ages and the Renaissance
History 3: The European Foundations of Liberty
History 4: The American Expression of Liberty
History 5: The Birth of a Nation
History 6: The Christian History of Black America
History 7: The Drama of Modern History
Crime: It's Causes and It's Cures
Social Science Topics and Online Social Sciences Video Titles
PART THREE - Academic Disciplines That Manifest God's Principles
Art: Worldview Expression in Art
Art Topics and Online Art Video Titles
Literature: Worldview Expression in Literature
Literature Topics and Online Literature Video Titles
Music: Faith and Music
Music Topics and Online Music Video Titles
Mythology: Myths & Legends
Myths & Legends in Literature Video Titles
PART FOUR - Christian Leaders
Leaders in Christian History
Religious Studies Topics and Online Religious Study Video Titles
PART FIVE - College Preparatio: Preparing For the 21st Century
Preparing the Christian Student for College
PART SIX - Conclusion
A Magnificent Optimism
Library Skills Topics and Online Library Skills Video Titles
Health & Wellbeing Topics and Online Health Video Titles
PART SEVEN - Appendixes
The Apostle's Creed
The Declaration of Independence of the USA
Final Proclamation of Emancipation 1863
The Fundamental Orders of Connecticut
Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address
The Magna Carta
The Mayflower Compact
The Northwest Ordinance of 1787
The Rights of The Colonists
The Ten Commandments
The Constitution of the United States of America
Farewell Address of President George Washington
The Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation
The Westminster Shorter Catechism
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