We Are A Homeschool Family, Like Yours
The Christendom Curriculum was not created by a church or organization, but by a homeschool family. My name is W. C. Newsom, the father of the family, and I wrote the original essays, guides, and other original materials included in the Curriculum. I have a background in creating training materials, and in professional writing and editing. I have written or contributed to ten books, including two novels, as well as writing worldview essays and creating class sessions on Shakespeare, C. S. Lewis, Tennyson, Hemingway, and others, for a popular Western Civilization homeschool curriculum.
We are a Christian family and small business, and as Christians we believe in the historic doctrines of the Christian faith, especially those articulated in the early creeds of the Church, like The Apostle's Creed, The Nicene Creed, and the Athanasian Creed. We are also Protestants of the Reformed variety, and thus are in general agreement with the historic Reformed confessions and catechisms, such as Westminster, Heidelberg, etc.
The Christendom Curriculum itself is not affiliated with a particular denomination, but does of course, reflect our personal beliefs in the worldview essays (Battle Papers, as we call them). But we believe that this Curriculum will be beneficial to Christians from a variety of backgrounds.
We hold the Holy Scriptures to be the inspired and inerrant Word of God, and we accept the miracles of the Bible as historic fact, especially the miracle of the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
We believe in the Church as God's holy people from every tribe, tongue, and nation. We believe in Christendom: Christ's rule over the nations, as chartered in the Great Commission, where Jesus told us to "disciple the nations" (Matt. 28:19). In keeping with the teaching of the entire Bible, we believe that God established the nations (Genesis 10 and 11), set the borders of their lands (Acts 17:26), commands them to worship and serve him as nations (Ps. 2, Ps. 22:27-28), and has a plan for their healing and restoration in history (Rev, 22:2).
Because of this Biblical teaching, we are compelled to embrace what is now called Christian Nationalism, and to reject its opposite, Globalism. Nationalism is not Statism--we favor smaller government, especially at national or federal levels, with power situated as locally as possible. It is worth remembering that the nation is the people, not the government; thus, Nationalism is about the people of a nation, not its governmental structures, which will inevitably vary from nation to nation.
The Bible also compels us to support the efforts of nations to build border walls, remembering that an entire book of the Bible (Nehemiah) is devoted to the building of a wall for Jerusalem; the right of nations to guard their borders and refuse entry to anyone as seems best for the security and safety of their people; and to reject the open borders policies that demand entry and citizenship for anyone and everyone to any Western nation that they choose, in whatever numbers come, regardless of the effects of such numbers on the host countries.
We also, in light of the Bible's clear teaching, support the rights of all nations, including those of Europe and America, to live undisturbed in their homelands. The Bible thus compels our rejection of Multiculturalism, Globalism, Cultural Marxism, and the Social Justice movement as un-Christian and even anti-Christian programs bent ultimately on the destruction of Christian Civilization. An example of just this kind of thinking is found in the organization Christians Against Christian Nationalism, which specifically rejects the idea of Christian civilization. Such a rejection is utterly contradictory to both the Bible and historic Christian teaching.
We are lifelong homeschoolers, and love the home education movement, for which we remain profoundly grateful to God. But we have for some time seen a need for a curriculum that (1) openly and boldly addresses the major civilizational crisis of our time and (2) trains young people to engage in the Culture War with a view toward long-term victory.
While there are many excellent Christian curriculum choices available to families, there is not, so far as we can tell, a Curriculum that takes up these matters. While I do have a background in creating training materials and in writing Christian homeschool curriculum essays and classes, I did not feel myself to be adequate for the job. But in the belief that waiting for the "right person" to come along is no way to fight a Culture War, my family and I decided to take up the task.
We're glad you stopped by, and we would love to have you join us. There's a place for you and your family in the great, history-making battle of our time.
Here in the Christendom Curriculum Mighty Network, you can get access to all of the Books, Battle Papers, Guides, and Study Helps you'll need for your homeschool adventure.
Let's face it: The Christendom Curriculum is only for a specific kind of family--the kind of family that is aware of what's going on in the world, and wants to do something about it. With all the cultural institutions working against us (though with new victories being won every day), it's a lonely place to be at times. Here in the Christendom Curriculum Mighty Network, you can interact with others who share your concerns and are up for a little mutual encouragement.