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Lessons in Liberty is a series of lectures and courses sponsored by The Foundation for American Christian Education (FACE) to help citizens better understand the source of liberty in our American Christian Constitutional Republic. The speakers are authoritative and the lectures topical. Join like-minded patriots who love God’s Word, and together, master the “lessons of liberty” so you can be used of God to help bring every aspect of culture “captive to the obedience of Christ.”

Max Lyons, and Gary Porter
Reclaiming True Education

Four evenings, June 25-28, 7:00-8:30 p.m. EDT
In our Chesapeake classroom and live online.

Without a thorough knowledge of the history of education in our nation since its 1607 founding, one cannot begin to propose ultimate solutions in education. This course examines the true story of American education to identify the root of the problems we face today and to highlight the means and the pathway of restoring the principles and character of our Republic.

Monday:   True Education—the Biblical Model and Its History

As education is the God-mandated means of knowing truth for freedom in Christ, and as God’s desire is that we walk in liberty, He gave us the mandate to walk in truth AND to teach truth generationally.  We are the stewards of the nation that God equipped to express Christian liberty in civil government as a model for humanity. You must counter the current rejection of that model with the understanding of liberty in Christ through educating your children to restore the Biblical Classical American model to humanity. Taught by Dr. Max Lyons


Tuesday: What Makes Biblical Christian Education Flourish? We will examine the Colonial or Calvinist period (1607-1890) of education in America. During this time education developed out of the Pilgrim and Puritan desire to teach children to read the Bible so that they could apply its knowledge to every area of life: family, church, vocation, business, marketplace activities and civil government. American Christian education developed and flourished due to the tireless efforts of founding father Noah Webster, the “schoolmaster to the nation.” Taught by Dr. Max Lyons.

Wednesday: Reclaiming the Original Purpose of American Education, Part 1. What went wrong? Why did Americans abandon private, mostly Christian education, practiced for two centuries, for statist education? How did Marx’s ideas and socialism creep into textbooks, lectures, and our children’s minds and hearts? In our study of education from 1830-1890, we will learn the story, motivations and worldview of Horace Mann, who advocated “non-sectarian education” resulting in the ultimate abandonment of Biblically-based education. Taught by Dr. Max Lyons.

Thursday: Reclaiming the Original Purpose of American Education, Part 2. John Dewey and the Progressives took things a step further with their vision of the total secularism of American education, giving us a philosophy, curriculum and methodology divorced from Biblical truth. The results have been profound, reaching into every area of society: the family, church, economy, civil government, the media, the arts, and more. Taught by Gary Porter.

Max Lyons served as teacher and administrator in three Christian schools since 1979. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Virginia Wesleyan College, a Masters in Christian School Administration from Regent University, and a Ph.D. in Christian Education from Whitefield Theological Seminary. He currently serves as Director of Teaching Services at The Foundation for American Christian Education. He is the author or co-author of six books. Max and his wife Margie have 4 adult children and 7 homeschooled and Christian schooled grandchildren.

Gary Porter is Executive Director of the Constitution Leadership Initiative, a program to promote a better understanding of the U.S. Constitution among the American people.

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The cost of the course is $35 (individual or family) which includes: lectures, handouts, a copy of the PowerPoint slides, and a video recording of all lectures. The course content is suitable for high school students and older.

Location: The Foundation for American Christian Education
4225 Portsmouth Boulevard, Chesapeake, Virginia 23321

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