Women’s Conference

World Proof Your Kids – download the powerpoint presentation.

World Proof Your Kid outline – download the notes in PDF with live links.

“World Proof Your Kids”  Abbreviated Notes

Southern Evangelical Seminary Women’s Confrence May 15, 2010

Main resource: World Proofing Your Kids by Lael Arrington http://www.laelarrington.com/

“What is truth?” Pontius Pilot

 Tips for reinforcing an objective view of truth

(i)     Be honest about your own lack of understanding.

(ii)   Avoid metaphors and symbolic language with young children.

(iii) Be intentional about distinguishing reality from fantasy.

(iv) Ask questions.

(v)   Repeat lessons, repetition breeds familiarity.

 What is the origin of the universe?

 Tips for reinforcing a first cause view

(i)     Encourage critical thinking

(ii)   Teach both sides of the argument

(iii) Expose kids to evidence

(iv) Teach kids to allow others to disagree with them

(v)   Educate yourself


What is the origin of man?

 Tips for reinforcing a creationist view

(i)     Do not stop at refuting false teachings, replace them with the truth.

(ii)   Remember the Bible is sufficient as the ultimate authority in all matters of faith and practice, so do not diminish it to a textbook. Rom. 15:4 “For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.”

(iii) So as not to violate a student’s conscience, when taking tests at school, pre-empt the questions with “Evolution teaches…”

(iv) Explain why materialism is so popular. Rom. 1:18-32 vs.25 “They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator…”

(v)   Prepare a list of arguments/proofs supporting intelligent cause.

What is the purpose of man?

 Tips for reinforcing the intrinsic value of man

(i)     Remind kids frequently of warnings against worshipping the creation rather than the creator.

(ii)   Get your own financial house in order.

(iii) Check your criticism of your own body, house, clothes, etc.

(iv) Distinguish between the excellence that God requires from us and   the success that the world requires from us.

(v)   Avoid becoming a stumbling block to your own children. If you value character more than temporal pleasure, your speech and actions will reflect it.

What is morality?

Tips for reinforcing a moral law view

(i)     Discuss social issues with your children, even if it makes you feel uncomfortable.

(ii)   Courageous believers have blazed a trail before you; don’t hesitate to get help if you need it.

(iii) If you don’t tell your kids what you believe and why it is true, someone else will. And that someone else probably won’t share your beliefs. Get to them first.

(iv) We do not live by arbitrary standards, share with your children the scriptural basis for your beliefs.

(v)   In the public square do not use the Bible to make your case.

How can I stand strong?

a)      Protect yourself/family within a community of believers

b)      Establish relationships of accountability for you and your children

c)      Continue to educate yourself and stay current

d)     Practice defending your views with your children

e)      Break the bubble, influence your community

  1. Ruby Stump says:

    I would like the whole study too. I was looking for something for my daughter as I feel she is ‘lukewarm’ at this time. Thank you for sharing.

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