The Dark Side in the World of Academia

Finish Well Homeschool Podcast, Podcast #146, The Dark Side in the World of Academia, with Meredith Curtis on the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast NetworkThe Dark Side in the World of Academia

In “The Dark Side in the World of Academia,” Episode, #146, Meredith Curtis reveals the challenges that await our child when they go away to college, especially if that university is secular. She talks about worldview, rejection of Christinaity, cancel culture, temptation, lowering of academic standards, and the money factor. If God has called you or your teens to go to college, there are ways to prepare so that you do not fall prey to the darkness, but instead shine your light brightly.

 

 

 


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Show Notes

There are several challenges of college life that we don’t hear much about.

Academia’s Worldview

Combination of Marxism and Post-Modernism.

Neither philosophy can co-exist with biblical Christianity so there is a strong attempt to stomp out religious faith.

Worldview Resources

Understanding the Times by David Noebel

I had my teens read it before college and even created a study guide to go with it: Worldview 101: Understand the Times.

Apologetics to Face the Darkness

Study apologetics if you are sending your kids to college.

Have them study apologetics, too.

Apologetic Resources

Here are my favorite apologetics resources

  • More Than a Carpenter by Josh McDowell
  • Cold Case Christianity by J. Warner Wallace
  • Evidence That Demands a Verdict by Josh McDowell
  • Demolishing Strongholds Dvd series from Answers in Genesis

Cancel Culture

While the world of academia, Hollywood, and technology define “justice” and “progress,” anyone who disagrees can be “cancelled.” That could mean fired, unfriended, beaten up, cyber bullying, or suspended. Healthy debate is out; adhering to status quo is in.

Christians can stand firm within a counter-culture if they keep their eyes on Jesus through prayer and Bible study while standing with others who are firm in the faith. If you are going away to college, find a nearby local church and plug in. Find fellow Christians on campus and pray for one another. Stay in the Word of God.

Temptation

Students Face:

  • Sexual Immorality
  • Drunkedness
  • Drugs
  • Smoking
  • Filty Language
  • Depression

Stand firm in your identity in Christ.

Scripture Memorization

Identity in Christ Resources

It is so important to understand who you are in Christ and the basics of Christianity to be confidence in an ever-increasing hostile world. Here are some resources for high school teens that cause them to go deeper in their faith.

The Search for Significance by Robert S. McGee

God’s Girls 101: Grow in Christ by Meredith Curtis (1-credit high school course)

Real Men 101: Godly Manhood by Meredith Curtis (1-credit high school course)

Lowering of Academic Standards

As college focuses on imparting a philosophy rather than educating, the level of education suffers.

Critical Race Theory

Handling of Literature

Rejecting Constitution

Rewriting History

The Money Factor

Debt.

Doesn’t necessarily prepare you to earn a good living—it depends on your major.

 

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Resources

How-to-Homeschool Books if you want to learn more about homeschooling or plan to homeschool 😊

Unlocking the Mystery of Homeschooling High School by Meredith Curtis and Laura Nolette Worldview Understanding the Times by Meredith Curtis Real Men 101: Godly Manhood God's Girls 101: Grow in Christ

These classes are all written from a Christian worldview for high school students.

Real Men 103: Leadership Economics, Finances, and Business Communications 101:Essays and Speeches High School Class HIS Story of the 20th Century by Meredith Curtis
American Literature & Research Government: God's Blueprint/Man's Agenda by Meredith Curtis Worldview Understanding the Times by Meredith Curtis HIS Story of the 20th Century: High School Workbook by Meredith Curtis

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How to Get into College

Finish Well Radio, Podcast #074, How to Get Into College with Meredith CurtisIn “How to Get into College, Episode #074, Meredith Curtis provides a four-year plan to choose and apply for the college of your choice. She talks about when to start looking, what to research, when to visit colleges, when to study for the PSAT, and why you should consider private colleges. This step-by-step plan will help you stay ahead of the game as you walk through the college application process.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Show Notes

Getting into College is a Process that begins your freshman year.

Start Early

Freshman Year

Research Colleges

Research Majors (e.g. Marla)

Research Scholarships (e.g. Bright Futures Scholarship’s volunteer hours requirement)

Review 4-Year Class Plan

Talk with Mom & Dad

Talk about Money

Volunteer

Strong Academic Path (take the high road, not the slippery path)

Read Classic Books

Do Your Math at Least 4 Days per Week

Sophomore Year

Interest/Skills Assessment

College isn’t for Everyone, but don’t rule it out by your choices

Read Classic Books

Do Your Math at Least 4 Days per Week

Continue to

  • Research Colleges
  • Research Majors (e.g. Marla)
  • Research Scholarships (e.g. Bright Futures Scholarship’s volunteer hours requirement)
  • Review 4-Year Class Plan
  • Talk with Mom & Dad
  • Talk about Money
  • Volunteer
  • Strong Academic Path (take the high road, not the slippery path)

Summer Before Junior Year

Study for PSAT

Junior Year

Take the PSATs

Arrange College Visits (e.g. Katie Beth visit with Kristen)

Visit Colleges

Request Materials

Take SAT

Take ACT

Research Scholarships

Research Private Scholarships

Select Schools to Apply for

Continue to

  • Research Colleges
  • Research Majors (e.g. Marla)
  • Research Scholarships (e.g. Bright Futures Scholarship’s volunteer hours requirement)
  • Review 4-Year Class Plan
  • Talk with Mom & Dad
  • Talk about Money
  • Volunteer
  • Strong Academic Path (take the high road, not the slippery path)

Senior Year

Choose 4 or More Colleges

Make List of Deadlines

Apply to 4 or more Colleges

Send HS Transcripts

Complete FAFSA

Tips for Essays & Applications

Apply for Scholarships

Review Student Aid Report

Send Forms & Deposits

Choose 1 College & Notify Others

Receive Orientation Materials

Choose or Meet Roommate

Have Fun!

Resources

Unlocking the Mystery of Homeschooling High School by Meredith Curtis and Laura NoletteCareer Choices and the College Decision by Meredith CurtisCommunications 101:Essays and Speeches High School ClassAmerican Literature & Research

Worldview Understanding the TImesGreat Commission Course by Meredith CurtisReal Men 103: LeadershipA Wise Woman Builds by Meredith Curtis

MBFLP – Academic Success In College

MBFLP Academic Success in College

So your student has graduated from homeschooling and moved into the big new world of classrooms, professors, and study carrels in the library. You’ve got him all loaded up to confront humanism and hedonism … but will he be able to handle the homework? How will he adapt to a scheduled meeting with a hundred peers? Does he know how to make the most of his opportunity to study? Join us for our second interview with son John Calvin Young, a graduate of Washington & Lee University, as he shares his experience with all of these!

MBFLP – Staying Christian In College

MBFLP - Staying Christian in College

 

 

Christian students often find themselves led to secular colleges and universities because of their desired major studies, or for financial aid, or for other reasons. If that’s where they’re going, how can they prepare for the challenges of the classroom and campus life? Where can they find Christian fellowship, encouragement and support? What unexpected obstacles may catch them by surprise?

Join us for a frank discussion with John Calvin Young, an alumnus of Washington & Lee University and Oxford, who found his niche and even created his own ministry in the face of serious challenges to his faith.