Why the Second Generation is Now Headed for a Spiritual Wasteland and What Can be Done
Five years ago, the Botkin siblings produced this documentary about the homeschooling movement after talking to their peers around the United States. In discussing the future of this movement, the film raised a number of controversial questions, examining the history of the movement and the character that would be required to sustain it into the second generation. Today, many of the problems addressed in this film are even more apparent.
91 minutes in length total.
Observations on Homeschool Dropouts from Jasmine Baucham, a homeschool graduate and daughter of Voddie Baucham:
Lessons we’ll learn or be reminded of from Homeschool Dropouts:
- If we love the Lord, we will keep his commandments.
- Homeschoolers often fall into the trap of being “good” kids rather than righteous kids. We measure ourselves according to the world’s standards instead of the Lord’s.
- Our focus is sometimes on superiority instead of righteousness.
- We must learn how to let the Lord define our success, not the world.
- Pride is the silent killer of the homeschool movement.
- We have a tendency to either run away from the world or fall into the world.
- We need to be good stewards of the sacrifices our parents have made for us.
- If we’re going to carry the torch our parents have passed on to us, we need to understand the gospel.