There's so much to learn about God's plan for government. . . starting with the fact that the word "government" encompasses so much more than what we normally think of! "Government," with specific jurisdictions, is ordained not just in the civil arena but in the family, in the church and in our individual lives. Civil government is just ONE of those God-ordained spheres of direction and control and God's Word has a good deal to say about how it should work. In fact, ALL those forms of government ultimately find their authority in Christ and are only a blessing to those they serve as they follow His commands. That goes for you and me individually, our families and our churches just as it applies to our city councils, state legislatures and federal authorities.
We'll trace the "big ideas" of civil government from Scripture through their expression in biblical history to their development in English Common Law, preservation in Magna Charta and then rapid advance during the time of the Reformation. Those ideas are what were rooted in colonial America and would eventually bear fruit in the American republic!
We'll explore the roots of the ideas that bring true civil liberty to a people: a civil government limited to its biblical role of justice and protection, formed by voluntary consent, supported by representation, and accountable to those who have formed it.
"For the LORD is our judge; the LORD is our lawgiver;
the LORD is our king; he will save us."
American Government DEPOSIT ONLY
Full access to this .5 Credit course is $200; your $50 non-refundable deposit applies to that total.
This 15-week, self-paced course is designed as a providential and principled approach for high school students to receive a half credit in American Government. A detailed SYLLABUS is available with course overview, book list and registration information.
You'll have access to the course content along with LOTS of extra resources. Included for parents are detailed rubrics and sample assignments to use in evaluating completed homework as well as access to an online gradebook for ease of calculating and maintaining a running average.
I'm also available by phone or email to consult with you or your student throughout the course - it's my pleasure to talk all things "governmental!"