First off, I’m not dead. In fact, I’m so not dead, that Mollie and I just had my mom and sister Alison up for Thanksgiving! Just a week after they came, we also put up our very first Christmas lights, indoor and outdoor. Check out the pictures here!
So, I was walking through Albertson’s the other day, and saw a book entitled “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Homeschooling.” I realize that this is just a brand name, but really, homeschooling is not for idiots. I was homeschooled from 1st to 12th grade, and I and many other people like to think I didn’t turn out too bad, and that’s all thanks to the hard work and dedication of my very sensible, intelligent parents. This is not to say that you need to be a genius to homeschool, because you don’t, but you certainly need to be better than a “complete idiot.” Needless to say, that title offended me a bit.
One last thing, Dr. Hood talked in Paul’s Letters today about grace, and said that grace is given after an acknowledgement of sin, and requires that acknowledgement before it will be given. I’m not certain that I agree completely that grace, defined as “a free gift I don’t deserve” in simple terms, is necessarily contingent on an acknowledgement of sin… it seems to me that Acts 16:31 suggests that all is necessary is belief: “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved.” On the other hand, there are a number of passages in Paul’s Letters that mention confessing (often with your mouth), which definitely implies an admission of sin. I’m not completely sure what to think on the matter… Any thoughts?