Category: Learning

Think Again: What Is a Genuine Education?

Learning to think for oneself is one of the most important intellectual duties in life. Truth needs to be pursued and apprehended by each individual person. And one of the great benefits of being made in the image of God (Genesis 1:26–27) is that human beings have been given the faculties to hunt and gather the truth. As a logic…

A Call to Parents, Teachers, and Pastors: Listen and Learn!

I interact frequently with parents who are looking for resources to help their teenagers transition childhood faith into adult conviction. RTB is glad to develop resources—such as the Through the Lens video series or the Impact Events study guides—that help support those efforts. However, the foundational step in a teen’s discipleship is for the adults in the teen’s life to…

What I Did on Summer Vacation

Our family has started a new tradition: end-of-the-school-year blowouts. A few weeks ago we left on the first day of summer vacation for the Grand Canyon. None of us had ever seen this natural wonder so we were all very excited to go. Sure, we’d seen it in pictures and on The Brady Bunch (which surprisingly was part of our…

Five Science-Faith Resources for Homeschoolers

It’s the most wonderful time of the year if you’re a homeschool parent. As the school year comes to a close, many homeschoolers are already looking down the corridors of time preparing for the fall—and, before next year, one of their first stops will be a local homeschool convention. Reasons to Believe (RTB) is excited to participate in five education…

Places of Knowledge

During our latest trip to London, I realized how deeply rooted British culture is in their rich and extensive history. It seemed like every street we turned on held a historical landmark, which was labeled and maintained accordingly. Though it has a considerably shorter history as compared to London, Southern California (where RTB is headquartered) offers a variety of historical…

Above and Beyond: Authentic Academics

Before I became a Christian I had little motivation to excel in the classroom. Education was more about receiving a passing grade and less about a genuine understanding of the material. It wasn’t until I read C. S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity that I was prompted to pursue Scripture’s truth. Soon after becoming a Christian in my early 20s, my passion…

An Unlikely Intellectual Role Model

I’ve read many books about the life and views Augustine of Hippo (AD 354–430)—my favorite theologian/philosopher and arguably the most influential Christian thinker outside the New Testament writers. Yet Edward L. Smither’s book Augustine as Mentor: A Model for Preparing Spiritual Leaders, is the first book I’ve seen that addresses Augustine’s role as a mentor. And it’s left me wondering,…

100 Academic Commandments

When I became a Christian at age 20, I began to understand that my mind really matters. (Beforehand, I didn’t engage in my studies and did just enough in school to get by.) It was then that I realized the importance of cultivating a well-informed, logical mind as well as building a coherent and defensible Christian worldview.