SR 805: Natural Theology: Knowing God Through His Creation – Eryn Lynum, Part 1

“It’s not just about biology or theology; it’s about opening the door to wonder and walking into a world that speaks of its Creator.” ~ Eryn Lynum

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Yvette Hampton is joined by Eryn Lynum, homeschool mom, author, and master naturalist, to discuss the beauty of integrating God’s natural world into homeschooling. Listen as Eryn shares insightful methods for fostering a love for the great outdoors among children and dive into the benefits of integrating natural theology in homeschooling. Get inspired by engaging stories, practical advice for intentional parenting, and learn how to turn everyday encounters with nature into profound learning experiences that draw us closer to our Creator. This episode is a must-listen for any homeschooling family seeking to strengthen their faith and foster life-long learning through the wonder of nature.

Come back Wednesday and Thursday for the rest of this important conversation.

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Discussion Questions:

1. How do you think natural theology can play a role in homeschooling, and why is it important for children to learn about God through nature?

2. What are some of the most impactful lessons you’ve learned about God through your encounters with nature?

3. In your experience, how can community involvement enhance the homeschooling experience and lead to a deeper connection with the God’s created world?

4. What strategies can parents use to balance screen time with outdoor activities, and what are the benefits of doing so?

5. Can you share some practical activities that parents can do to help their children become more engaged with nature and develop a sense of stewardship of Creation?

6. In what ways do you incorporate biblical truths into your children’s experience of nature during your homeschooling routine?

7. How do you approach teaching your children about complex and often divisive issues, such as climate change, from a biblical perspective?

8. What tips do you have for other parents who might feel overwhelmed by the task of teaching their children about nature and theology?

9. How should the practice of observing a weekly Sabbath influenced your family’s appreciation of rest, nature, and God’s created order?

 

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