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. 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.”
Register now for lifetime access to all 9 lectures in the series. Join us live in-person and online, or watch recorded lectures at your convenience.
Today, we confront the gravest threat to our nation’s liberty we have yet faced. This threat is not an external enemy, but an internal one: It is the anti-Biblical thinking to which each one of us can fall prey. It is the thinking which produces dependency, debt, and chaos. Our new Lessons in Liberty course is designed to help you defeat this enemy and defend liberty by acquiring a Biblical worldview, so that America can once again be a light to the nations.
Join us each month, through June 2021, online or in our classroom, as we study The Pathway to Biblical Liberty. This course is designed to equip you and your family with the tools to develop a solid Biblical worldview through an understanding of the Principle Approach. The Principle Approach is a method of education based in the same historic Christian principles that formed our nation. In this course you will learn:
- The vital role of the Bible in the formation of the United States of America.
- To reason Biblically and apply Biblical truth to all areas of your life.
- To give your children the “God confidence” they will need to stand for their faith in an increasingly hostile culture.
- To defend America’s liberty and how to restore light to our nation.
This study series is packed with practical presentations, exciting testimonials by parents and Principle Approach teachers, and interviews with students and young people who are the living fruit of the powerful truth of Principle Approach education. The series is an ideal introduction to the Principle Approach, and a great way to enhance your own Biblical worldview and to learn to teach this way of thinking to your family and friends.
Registration for the complete 9-lecture course, plus a special bonus session, is $99 (individual or family), which includes all live presentations (in classroom or online), access to video-recorded sessions, one copy of The Pathway to Biblical Liberty Study Guide (a $10 value), and copies of PowerPoint slides and handouts. You can join at anytime and never miss a single lecture.
It is recommended that you register for the entire Lessons in Liberty series to receive the benefit of the Pathway to Biblical Liberty course. However, you do have the option of registering on a per lecture basis. Registration for individual sessions is $10 each and does not include The Pathway to Biblical Liberty Study Guide. You can purchase the study guide separately here.
Pathway to Biblical Liberty Course Outline:
Session One, September 14, 2020
A Tale of Two Americas: What America Has Become
(pp. 7-16 of Study Guide). Presented by Dr. Max Lyons
Our national problems today, in 2020, are manifold: a political lurch to the left; Marxists openly calling for a revolution; rioting, burning, stealing and assaulting with tacit approval by some radical left leaders and politicians; staggering, unaddressed national debt; porous borders which admit thousands of illegal immigrants each and every day; cries for more and more government control of our lives; a public education system which has clearly failed us; and a Christian church that seems either to not understand the magnitude of the problem or which simply does not believe that culture is its responsibility.
Verna Hall, co-founder of the Foundation for American Christian Education, were she alive today to contemplate this situation, would have a ready response: “The American Christians’ forgetting God’s works, God’s actions, in the forming of America, is at the bottom, or base of our national problems,” as she wrote in her essay entitled: “Why We Must Remember America’s Christian History, A Study of Psalm 78”.
In this session we will define education Biblically and examine how the practice of Biblical Christian education is key to our path back to the way of righteousness.
Session Two, October 5, 2020
A Tale of Two Americas: What America Can Be, Part I
(pp. 17-23 of Study Guide.) Presented by Dr. Mike Myers.
To understand what America can be we must first recall what America was. Let’s remember from where we have fallen and repent (Revelation 3:3) In this session, we will examine leaders and thinkers from our Founding and learn how they connected private virtue and character with good government. Then we will examine youth today, educated by the Principle Approach method, and see how they reason in the same way as our Founders. What must we do so that the group of students developing a solid Biblical worldview can greatly expand in our lifetime?
Session Three, November 9, 2020
A Tale of Two Americas: What America Can Be, Part II
(pp. 24-29 of Study Guide). Presented by Dr. Mike Myers.
To obtain better fruit, we need to change the root. To change the character of the church and the nation requires a change of individual character. This session is a call to the body of Christ— the church, pastors, leaders, to us all—to revive the development of Christian character as the foremost objective of education. This change is absolutely essential if our nation as we know it is to survive.
Session Four, January 4, 2021
Christian Character and Virtuous Leadership, Part I
(pp. 30-36 of Study Guide) Presented by Gary Porter.
In this session, we will discuss what the Christian home and school must do to equip the next generation to live holy and Godly lives daily through Biblical teaching and learning. Rev. S. Philips wrote about this vital responsibility in 1859 when he stated in part, “the Christian home…forms the citizen, lays the foundation for civil and political character, prepares the social element and taste, and determines our national prosperity or adversity. We owe to the family, therefore, what we are as a nation, as well as what we are as individuals.”
Session Five, February 1, 2021
Christian Character and Virtuous Leadership, Part II
(pp. 37-41 of Study Guide). Presented by Gary Porter.
What is national virtue? What does it mean to have a righteous nation? Proverbs 29:2 declares, “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; but when the wicked bear rule, the people mourn.” Is it really possible to have righteousness in civil government and if so, how do we obtain this ideal?
Session Six, March 1, 2021
Why the Principle Approach?
(pp. 42-46 of Study Guide). Presented by Dr. Carole Adams.
In this session, we will examine the results of Principle Approach education. Is it possible to raise our children today so they will be strong in the spirit, love God with all their hearts, evidence Christian character, have strong academic training, be able to reason from Biblical principles and have a mature Biblical worldview? Yes, it is! Let’s find out how and do what we need to as parents, teachers, pastors and leaders.
Session Seven, April 5, 2021
What is the Principle Approach? Presented by Carey Woodruff.
Can you explain to others what the Principle Approach to education is? Can you distinguish it from traditional education, public education and classical education? This session will equip you to do so.
Session Eight, May 3, 2021
The Biblical Worldview: The Importance of Studying God’s
Providential History, Part I
(pp. 51-56 of Study Guide). Presented by Dr. Max Lyons.
Does our view of history really matter? Our current cultural ills stem from teaching that embraces a secular/atheist/Marxist view of history. So yes, how we teach and learn history is vital to the development of our Biblical worldview. God’s providence touches every area of our lives.
Sessions 9, 10 and 11 combined into one evening on June 7, 2021
Biblical Worldview and the Call to Action (pp. 57-65 of Study Guide). Presented by Dr. Max Lyons
Can you articulate the seven Biblical principles that frame the American understanding of God, man, and government? This session will introduce you to what should be a lifetime of study in the foundational principles that resolved the tension between liberty and government. We will also overview the methods of the Principle Approach, starting with the Key Word Study. These methods are designed to develop disciples of Christ, who think and reason Biblically. Finally, we will discuss the numerous ways for each of us to get involved and be part of the solution. Whether we are parents, homeschoolers, classroom teachers, professors, church educators, or grandparents, there is something that we can do right now to advance the cause of Biblical worldview education for ourselves and our posterity.
Special Three-Part Lecture June 21, 22 and 23, 2021
Slavery in America: Truth & Falsehoods
Presented by Dr. Gai Ferdon
The authors of The 1619 Project reframe history, placing slavery as the foundation of our nation and repudiating the idea that America was founded on Biblical ideals. What is the truth on this critical understanding of our Founding and the implications for those living today? This special series by Dr. Ferdon includes these topics:
- The character and nature of slavery in the west and non-west before the establishment of the American colonies
- The issue of slavery: American colonial legislation within the British Empire, to independence and statehood prior to the US Convention, including the rise of anti-slavery societies
- The reality of slavery and the US Convention: union, state jurisdiction, and Constitutional issues