Episode 21 – Marriage and Homeschooling

http://media.blubrry.com/bite_sized_theology/p/jwexperience.com/podcast/Episode00021-MarriageandHomeschooling.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSI’m going to try a half-hour format and drop the food discussion from the episodes to help free up recording and editing time as well as to create a more focused approach to what I consider the important piece of this podcast: Theology. I may also consider a sabbatical in order to better define what I want to accomplish. More word as these scenarios develop. Food may still be a topic of discussion but in a different format, such as blog posts or YouTube videos. Stay tuned for details as I figure out what I’m doing. My wife and I recently attended the Homeschool Iowa Conference in Iowa City and were further encouraged in our plans to homeschool our children. We heard a lot of good information and were particularly reminded that homeschooling, just like marriage, is a team effort. Even … Keep reading!

Episode 18 – Interview with Israel Wayne, Part 5

http://media.blubrry.com/bite_sized_theology/p/jwexperience.com/podcast/Episode00018-InterviewwithIsraelWaynePart5.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSWhy bother reading dead theologians? What can they possibly say to us today? Not that we should read them to the exclusion of Scripture, or read only one or two and thus get a slanted interpretation of Scripture, but I find at least two points of value in reading the theology of men and women long gone. One, we get a picture of what Christians have believed throughout the centuries. Two, we also gain an understanding of the trials and false teaching the Church has faced throughout its history and come to realize that there truly is nothing new under the sun. This is not mean to be a slam on contemporary theologians. Stay tuned for my proposed “Read Old Dead Guys” campaign, possibly to kick off in May. Visit the “Read Old Dead Guys” page on this site for information … Keep reading!

Episode 17 – Interview with Israel Wayne, Part 4

http://media.blubrry.com/bite_sized_theology/p/jwexperience.com/podcast/Episode00017-InterviewwithIsraelWaynePart4.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThe fourth in a five-part series wherein I have the privilege of interviewing Israel Wayne. We discuss Christian-based education and the commands God has given to Christian parents to train up their children. Excellent information for all parents! We also talk about spiritual hunger and spiritual substance within the church (and how children will absorb and even want more than what we give them credit for in terms of spiritual understanding); secular and Mennonite socialism, social justice, and Biblical economics in Canada; Israel has been to Canada, Mexico, Japan, and, most recently, Russia, speaking on homeschooling and the Bible in general; homeschooling is technically illegal in Japan, with an estimated 5,000 families homeschooling under the radar, and the Japanese parliament has a bill in consideration that would make Japan the second-most restrictive country in terms of homeschooling; the spiritual hunger is … Keep reading!

Episode 16 – Interview with Israel Wayne, Part 3

http://media.blubrry.com/bite_sized_theology/p/jwexperience.com/podcast/Episode00016-InterviewwithIsraelWaynePart3.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThe third in a five-part series wherein I have the privilege of interviewing Israel Wayne. We discuss Christian-based education and the commands God has given to Christian parents to train up their children. Excellent information for all parents! We also talk about how the average cost for homeschooling is $900/student/year compared to $12,000/student/year for government schools; students typically spend 15 hours/day in school and media consumption while parents spend 19 minutes/day with their kids yet can often find hours to spend on TV and hobbies; the reason why classroom sizes are typically about 25-30 students and herd mentality; and do you know who is teaching/caring for your children at church? Perhaps my favorite quote from Israel: “You can’t rely on the church to do your job [in parenting].” Get in touch! Website: www.jwexperience.com Facebook: Bite-Sized Theology Twitter: @bite_sizedtheo E-mail:joe@jwexperience.com Contact Israel … Keep reading!

Episode 15 – Interview with Israel Wayne, Part 2

http://media.blubrry.com/bite_sized_theology/p/jwexperience.com/podcast/Episode00015-InterviewwithIsraelWaynePart2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThe second in a five-part series wherein I have the privilege of interviewing Israel Wayne. We discuss Christian-based education and the commands God has given to Christian parents to train up their children. Excellent information for all parents! We also talk about how relationships have to be intentional, defining terminology is important, the grace of God is the explanation for anyone coming through any situation with faith intact, biblical support for homeschooling, and more! Perhaps my favorite quote from Israel: “Homeschooling is parenting with academics.” Get in touch! Website: www.jwexperience.com Facebook: Bite-Sized Theology Twitter: @bite_sizedtheo E-mail:joe@jwexperience.com Contact Israel Wayne: www.familyrenewal.org www.christianworldview.net Facebook: www.facebook.com/israel.wayne www.facebook.com/israelwayneauthor Family Renewal Podcast: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/family-renewal or any podcast catcher Israel’s books Questions God Asks, Questions Jesus Asks, Full-Time Parenting: A Guide to Family-Based Discipleship, and Pitchin’ A Fit: Overcoming Angry and Stressed-Out Parenting can all be purchased through … Keep reading!

Episode 14 – Interview with Israel Wayne, Part 1

http://media.blubrry.com/bite_sized_theology/p/jwexperience.com/podcast/Episode00014-InterviewwithIsraelWaynePart1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSI had the opportunity to meet Israel Wayne in September 2010 when my then-fiancée-now-wife was standing up in a friend’s wedding, where the groom was the brother of Israel’s wife. Got that straight? If you’ve figured it out, would you let me know? Anyway, I’ve had some online interactions with Israel in the time since, but nothing major, although I had read a couple of his books and heard his podcast. So it was a major thrill when he was not only able to come and speak in Des Moines but also granted me the chance to sit down for an hour (that stretched into 2 1/2 hours of recording time and at least 30 minutes of chatting before and after the mic was on) and share some of his experiences and insights into homeschooling, Christian living, marriage, and a global … Keep reading!