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Yvette Hampton, producer and host of the upcoming documentary, Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution, brings you encouragement and resources from home education experts and REAL families just like yours, to help you train your children well.

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“God’s way is best. God has a best design. When God designed us to be parents and he laid out in his word as to what it means to be parents, he gave us directions to go with that, that would guide us to be the best parents we can be. He does that with everything. How can you best manage money? How can you best be married? How can you best even run a business and a government? It’s everything that we need for life and godliness is in his word. And so with that is also how can we best raise our children? And the Bible is very clear that to best raise our children to serve and honor and worship him is to do it according to his word in everything that we do all day long.” – Aby Rinella

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Join Aby Rinella and Yvette Hampton in this two-part series, as they talk about the benefits of homeschooling.
 
Several months ago, Aby and Yvette had a great conversation in which they talked about the "Why of Homeschooling" and it's possibly our most popular episode. Aby and Yvette did another two episodes with Karen DeBeus on "The Who, Why, and How of Homeschooling", which have also been a beloved resource for homeschool families.
 
On this one we want to take that a little bit further and we want to talk about the blessings and the benefits of homeschooling. So once people know and understand what their why is, we want to talk about the great joy and blessings that come from it. And the verse that Aby and I have been talking about a lot is Matthew 6:33, and for our family this has become a verse that has been very instrumental to us in this amazing journey that God has had us on with filming the documentary, and even just with life, with homeschooling, with trying to figure out this whole parenting thing. And so I'm going to read this verse to you again. Many of you already know it, but we're going to start out with it.
 
Matthew 6:31-33 "Therefore, do not be anxious saying, what shall we eat or what shall we drink or what shall we wear, for the Gentiles seek after all these things and your heavenly father knows that you need them all. But seek first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you."

The Blessings of Homeschooling Video

You can watch this full interview on the Schoolhouse Rocked Backstage Pass site. Save 10% on any Backstage Pass membership when you use the coupon code "PODCAST10".

Read the Transcript of this episode here.

Read more from Aby Rinella at AbyRinella.com and on the Schoolhouse Rocked blog.
 
 
Listen to "The Who, Why, and How of Homeschooling", with Aby Rinella and Karen DeBeus
 
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“You talked about math. Where do these invisible laws of mathematics come from and why don't they randomly change? They come from the mind of God, and they don't change because God doesn't change. Laws of nature. The whole reason we can do science to begin with is we have laws of nature that are, they're not tangible, but they don't change. They're consistent every time and that's why you can do an experiment today and tomorrow and get the same results if you do it the same way. Well that's only possible because God made not only the tangible world, but the non-tangible world. He made the laws of nature. He holds them together so they don't randomly change. They reflect Him. And so the only reason you can do science to begin with is because God is real and the Bible's true. And you can point out all of that when you're teaching it from a Biblical perspective.” – Bryan Osborne, Answers in Genesis

 Schoolhouse Rocked Production Update

Bryan Osborne is a well-respected speaker, author, and curriculum specialist for Answers in Genesis. He holds a master’s degree in education and taught Bible history in a public school for 13 years. He has been teaching Christians to defend their faith for nearly 20 years. We had the privilege of interviewing Bryan for Schoolhouse Rocked, at the Creation Museum, and that interview was one that dramatically shaped the direction of the rest of the film. We can’t wait for you to see his contribution when the film is released, but in the meantime we were able to interview him for The Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast and we know you will be encouraged by his insights into education, Biblical worldview, and discipleship.

Bryan Osborne, Answers in Genesis - Interview Video
You can watch this full interview on the Schoolhouse Rocked Backstage Pass site. Save 10% on any Backstage Pass membership when you use the coupon code "PODCAST10".

“Dear Christian, please recognize that God’s Word is being attacked at a foundational level, and that’s why so many of your kids and grandkids are walking away from the faith. We’ve got to give them the right foundation, which is based on the idea that the truth that God’s Word is the absolute authority, and all things will go from there.” – Bryan Osborne

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Backstage Pass members can watch Bryan Osborne's full interview for Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution. Save 10% on any Backstage Pass membership when you use the coupon code "PODCAST10". 

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Click here for the transcript of this episode

Transcripts are provided by MakeCrate. MakeCrate provides your homeschooler with the STEM skills they need for the future! Fun, hands-on electronics kits paired with an online learning platform teach your middle or high schooler engineering and coding fundamentals right at home! No technical expertise is required. Order your MakeCrate today at MakeCrate.Club/SR.

 
 

We couldn’t be more excited to announce that WE ARE DONE FILMING for Schoolhouse Rocked!!

BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP! 

In order to complete this film with excellence, we need the help of the homeschooling community… we need YOU! The post-production budget for the film is $198,157. The majority of that budget still needs to be funded, so we are asking you to pledge monthly for the next 12 months to help us reach this goal. As a community we can finish this movie! Will you please join us?

Schoolhouse Rocked is not our movie. It’s a project by and for the homeschool community, and it’s all for God’s glory. We are confident that He will use this important resource to grow the homeschooling community and impact families around the world. However, if we are not able to raise the necessary funds to get through post-production, all progress on the movie will stop.

Here’s how YOU can help..

1} PRAY! Pray for the Lord’s continued protection over our family, wisdom as we move forward, and for Schoolhouse Rocked to be fully funded. Pray also that this film will have a huge impact in God’s kingdom. Our greatest desire is not to simply make a movie about homeschooling, but to impact families and culture for Christ.

2} PLEDGE MONTHLY for the next 12 months. Any amount helps and it adds up quickly. Whether you can afford $10/month or $100/month or more, it’s all the same in God’s economy and will be a huge step towards finishing the movie and getting it into theaters.

TO MAKE A MONTHLY, TAX-DEDUCTIBLE DONATION
of any amount, CLICK HERE.
Select the amount you would like to donate, then hit donate.
On the next page it will allow you to make this a monthly donation.

OR

TO MAKE A ONE-TIME TAX-DEDUCTIBLE DONATION
of any amount, CLICK HERE.

3} SHARE THE NEED with anyone you know who believes in homeschooling. If you know someone who you think would be interested in supporting this project, please share this important work with them or put them in touch with us. We need the support of the homeschool community, sponsors, and donors both big and small.

There is a real need to pull together as a community and support the important ministry of Schoolhouse Rocked!

“For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.”
Romans 12:4-5

 

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“Growing up with history and literature, and reading and storytelling, is a huge part of what shaped my passion to tell stories to reach a generation today with the medium of film.” - Aaron Burns

Aaron Burns - Christ-Centered Filmmaking

Yvette Hampton and film producer, Aaron Burns, discuss the joy of filmmaking and the importance of using our gifts to glorify God. Aaron talks about how he and his cousin, Chad Burns, got into filmmaking, how being homeschooled prepared him for life, and offers practical advice for aspiring filmmakers. If you have a child who wants to be part of the Christian film industry, this is a great episode to enjoy with them.

Aaron burns on Christ-Centered Filmmaking

Backstage Pass members get access to an exclusive 50-minute behind the scenes video of this episode, containing 20 additional minutes of great content. Save 10% on any Backstage Pass Membership by using the coupon code, "PODCAST10" at SchoolhouseRocked.com/members.

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Click here for the transcript of this episode

Transcripts are provided by MakeCrate. MakeCrate provides your homeschooler with the STEM skills they need for the future! Fun, hands-on electronics kits paired with an online learning platform teach your middle or high schooler engineering and coding fundamentals right at home! No technical expertise is required. Order your MakeCrate today at MakeCrate.Club/SR.

Aaron Burns is an award-winning feature film producer with a passion for reaching the next generation through gospel-centered stories. His projects include the record-setting adventure film BEYOND THE MASK, Sony's #1 box office hit WAR ROOM, and the upcoming OVERCOMER.  Aaron graduated with his MBA from Oakland University, and lives with his wife Andrea and their three children in Michigan.

Find out more about Aaron Burns at http://burnsandco.productions

Christian Worldview Film Festival

Christian Worldview Film Festival Facebook Page

Films mentioned on the podcast:

Pendragon– Watch on ChristianCinema.com

Beyond the Mask on Amazon Prime Video - Beyond the Mask on DVD 

War Room on Amazon Prime Video - War Room on DVD

Overcomer (In theaters August 23, 2019)

The Stolen Life: Currently in production and being directed by homeschool student, Matthew McCoskey

The Stolen Life Behind the Scenes

Libromania Podcast

This episode of the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast is brought to you by Libromania, a podcast for the book-obsessed featuring interviews with contemporary authors, discussions about key figures and movements in literature history, examinations of various genres and current events in the lit world, and celebrations of book nerdom - book stores, book design, book collections, and more.  Listen here!

Do you believe in homeschooling? Here’s your chance to help spread the word that homeschooling is good for students. It’s good for families. It’s good for AMERICA! Go to SchoolhouseRocked.com/support and join the movement to spread the word about homeschooling through movie theaters nationwide.

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Matthew 4:19 says, “Come and follow me and I will make you fishers of men.”

"He asked the men to drop their nets and walk away from everything that they knew, everything comfortable, everything that they kind of had figured out. And he said, 'Let it all go. Leave it all behind, and follow me into the unknown. But know that I’m with you.'" - Aby Rinella

 Schoolhouse Rocked Production Update

We couldn’t be more excited to announce that WE ARE DONE FILMING!!

On June 8, we ventured off on a 10 day trip across the country to meet up with Heidi St. John, her family, and their team at the Firmly Planted Homeschool Resource Center in Vancouver, Washington.

Our time there was incredibly successful as we finished filming the rest of Schoolhouse Rocked with Heidi and her crew. Though we had already filmed the majority of the interviews for the movie, we still needed to film a narrative that would weave throughout the film. Together, Heidi and I were able to tell that story and it couldn’t have gone better. If you’ve ever heard Heidi speak, or listened to her podcast, you know that she is passionate about the Gospel and homeschooling, and is an excellent communicator. She was God’s perfect provision for this very important part of the movie.

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You can watch this full interview on the Schoolhouse Rocked Backstage Pass site. Save 10% on any Backstage Pass membership when you use the coupon code "PODCAST10".

After filming in Washington, we headed south to California to spend some much needed time with family and friends. What a blessing it has been to reconnect and share with so many how faithful the Lord has been over the past 3 years as we’ve worked on, and now finished, production on the movie. We serve a VERY faithful God!!

BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP! 
Schoolhouse Rocked is not our movie. It’s a project by and for the homeschool community, and it’s all for God’s glory. We are confident that He will use this important resource to grow the homeschooling community and impact families around the world. However, if we are not able to raise the necessary funds to get through post-production, all progress on the movie will stop.

In order to complete this film with excellence, we need the help of the homeschooling community… we need YOU! The post-production budget for the film is $198,157. The majority of that budget still needs to be funded, so we are asking you to pledge monthly for the next 12 months to help us reach this goal. As a community we can finish this movie! Will you please join us?

Here’s how YOU can help..

1} PRAY! Pray for the Lord’s continued protection over our family, wisdom as we move forward, and for Schoolhouse Rocked to be fully funded. Pray also that this film will have a huge impact in God’s kingdom. Our greatest desire is not to simply make a movie about homeschooling, but to impact families and culture for Christ.

2} PLEDGE MONTHLY for the next 12 months. Any amount helps and it adds up quickly. Whether you can afford $10/month or $100/month or more, it’s all the same in God’s economy and will be a huge step towards finishing the movie and getting it into theaters.

TO MAKE A MONTHLY, TAX-DEDUCTIBLE DONATION
of any amount, CLICK HERE.
Select the amount you would like to donate, then hit donate.
On the next page it will allow you to make this a monthly donation.

OR

TO MAKE A ONE-TIME TAX-DEDUCTIBLE DONATION
of any amount, CLICK HERE.

3} SHARE THE NEED with anyone you know who believes in homeschooling. If you know someone who you think would be interested in supporting this project, please share this important work with them or put them in touch with us. We need the support of the homeschool community, sponsors, and donors both big and small.

There is a real need to pull together as a community and support the important ministry of Schoolhouse Rocked!

“For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.”
Romans 12:4-5

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Click here for the transcript of this episode

Transcripts are provided by MakeCrate. MakeCrate provides your homeschooler with the STEM skills they need for the future! Fun, hands-on electronics kits paired with an online learning platform teach your middle or high schooler engineering and coding fundamentals right at home! No technical expertise is required. Order your MakeCrate today at MakeCrate.Club/SR.

 
 
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Ginger Hubbard is an encouragement to me and thousands of other homeschool moms as she speaks at conventions all across the country on the topic of biblical parenting. She is the author of several books including Don’t Make Me Count to Three, Wise Words for Moms, and I Can't Believe You Just Said That!

Ginger Hubbard on Biblical Parenting

"Imagine trying to teach your child how to tie his shoes without the practice principle. Just verbally walking him through the process is not going to be enough. At some point, you would have to physically demonstrate how to do it, and then not only that, but require him to practice it on his own. And so, the way that I look at it is if the practice principal is vital for teaching such a morally neutral task as tying shoes, how much more important is it for training children in Christ-like character?" - Ginger Hubbard

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Click here for the transcript of this episode

Transcripts are provided by MakeCrate. MakeCrate provides your homeschooler with the STEM skills they need for the future! Fun, hands-on electronics kits paired with an online learning platform teach your middle or high schooler engineering and coding fundamentals right at home! No technical expertise is required. Order your MakeCrate today at MakeCrate.Club/SR.

Ginger Hubbard on Biblical Parenting Video Interview

Backstage Pass members get access to an exclusive behind the scenes video of this episode. Save 10% on any Backstage Pass Membership by using the coupon code, "PODCAST10" at SchoolhouseRocked.com/members.

You can find Ginger online at www.GingerHubbard.com.

Read Ginger Hubbard's Books:

I Can't Believe You Just Said That!

Don't Make Me Count to Three: A Mom's Look at Heart-Oriented Discipline

Don't Make Me Count to Three: Six-Week Study Guide

Wise Words for Moms

Ginger and Yvette also recommend Shepherding a Child's Heart, by Tedd Tripp.

The Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast brings you the homeschooling conversations to encourage and equip you to start strong and finish well. On this weekly show, Yvette Hampton speaks with today's homeschooling leaders - speakers, authors, activists, curriculum publishers - and homeschooling families just like yours. These conversations will build you up and give you important resources to help you homeschool your children with success - from pre-school to graduation!

We want to hear from you! Click here If you have a question for the host or would like to suggest a topic or guest for The Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast.

Do you believe in homeschooling? Here’s your chance to help spread the word that homeschooling is good for students, good for families, good for culture!  Go to SchoolhouseRocked.com/support and join the movement to spread the word about homeschooling through movie theaters nationwide.

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