We Are A Homeschool Family, Like Yours
The Christendom Curriculum was not created by a big company, or by a church or organization, but by a homeschool family. My name is W. C. Newsom, the father of the family, and I wrote the original essays, guides, and other original materials included in the Curriculum. I have a background in creating training materials, and in professional writing and editing. I have written or contributed to nine books, including two novels, as well as writing worldview essays and creating class sessions on Shakespeare, C. S. Lewis, Tennyson, Hemingway, and others, for a popular Western Civilization homeschool curriculum. You can read a bit more about me at the bottom of this page.
We Believe in God, His Son, His Church, and His Kingdom
We are a Christian family and small business, and as Christians we believe in the historic doctrines of the Christian faith, especially those articulated in the early creeds of the Church, like The Apostle's Creed, The Nicene Creed, and the Athanasian Creed. We are also Protestants of the Reformed variety, and thus are in general agreement with the historic Reformed confessions and catechisms, such as Westminster, Heidelberg, etc.
The Christendom Curriculum itself is not affiliated with a particular denomination, but does of course, reflect our personal beliefs in the worldview essays (Battle Papers, as we call them). But we believe that this Curriculum will be beneficial to Christians from a variety of backgrounds.
We hold the Holy Scriptures to be the inspired and inerrant Word of God, and we accept the miracles of the Bible as historic fact, especially the miracle of the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
We believe in the Church as God's holy people from every tribe, tongue, and nation. We believe in Christendom: Christ's rule over the nations, as chartered in the Great Commission, where Jesus told us to "disciple the nations" (Matt. 28:19). In keeping with the teaching of the entire Bible, we believe that God established the nations (Genesis 10 and 11), set the borders of their lands (Acts 17:26), commands them to worship and serve him as nations (Ps. 2, Ps. 22:27-28), and has a plan for their healing and restoration in history (Rev, 22:2).
Because of this Biblical teaching, we are compelled to embrace what is now called Christian Nationalism, and to reject its opposite, Globalism. Nationalism is not Statism--we favor smaller government, especially at national or federal levels, with power situated as locally as possible. It is worth remembering that the nation is the people, not the government; thus, Nationalism is about the people of a nation, not its governmental structures, which will inevitably vary from nation to nation.
The Bible compels us to support the efforts of nations to build border walls, remembering that an entire book of the Bible (Nehemiah) is devoted to the building of a wall for Jerusalem; the right of nations to guard their borders and refuse entry to anyone as seems best for the security and safety of their people; and to reject the open borders policies that demand entry and citizenship for anyone and everyone to any Western nation that they choose, in whatever numbers come, regardless of the effects of such numbers on the host countries.
We also, in light of the Bible's clear teaching, support the rights of all nations, including those of Europe and America, to live undisturbed in their homelands. The Bible thus compels our rejection of Multiculturalism, Globalism, Cultural Marxism, and the Social Justice movement as un-Christian and even anti-Christian programs bent ultimately on the destruction of Christian Civilization. An example of just this kind of thinking is found in the organization Christians Against Christian Nationalism, which specifically rejects the idea of Christian civilization. Such a rejection is utterly contradictory to both the Bible and historic Christian teaching.
We Created a Homeschool Curriculum Grounded in Culture Warfare and Long-Term Victory
We are lifelong homeschoolers, and love the home education movement, for which we remain profoundly grateful to God. But we have for some time seen a need for a curriculum that (1) openly and boldly addresses the major civilizational crisis of our time and (2) trains young people to engage in the Culture War with a view toward long-term victory.
While there are many excellent Christian curriculum choices available to families, there is not, so far as we can tell, a Curriculum that takes up these matters. While I do have a background in creating training materials and in writing Christian homeschool curriculum essays and classes, I did not feel myself to be adequate for the job. But in the belief that waiting for the "right person" to come along is no way to fight a Culture War, my family and I decided to take up the task.
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About the Creator: W. C. Newsom
Other things I've done.
W. C. Newsom is the married father of seven homeschooled children. He and his family live in a cabin on a hill in the woods deep in the Southern countryside. He created and compiled The Christendom Curriculum, a Christian Nationalist Pre-K through 12 homeschool curriculum, writing dozens of academic and worldview essays, guides, and other original materials for that project. Newsom has written or contributed to ten books, including two novels (Polycarp: The Crown of Fire and The Nicholas Book: A Legend of Santa Claus), and Talking of Dragons: The Children’s Books of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. He also wrote worldview essays and class sessions on Shakespeare, C. S. Lewis, Tennyson, Hemingway, and others, for another popular Western Civilization homeschool curriculum. He is a former church drama director and recently adapted and directed Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream for a local homeschool theatre club. His adaptation will appear in print at a future date.
What some smart folks have said about my past writings...
In case you were wondering...
“William Chad Newsom has accomplished some very important work with this book [Talking of Dragons: The Children’s Books of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis]. Many modern Christian parents do not grasp the importance of story to their children’s spiritual and moral health. But not just any story will do. Using the stories of two of the twentieth century’s most gifted and important story-tellers, C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, Newsom provides very shrewd and practical help to parents who want to grow in their love of story, along with their children.”
Minister of Christ Church, Moscow, Idaho, award-winning novelist, and author of What I Learned in Narnia, Father Hunger, and Beowulf: A New Verse Rendering.
“Newsom understands the meaning of story for a Christian…Stories—along with words—contain immense power, and we should use that power, aided by Grace, wisely. When we do, Newsom reminds us, we pursue the Good, the True, and the Beautiful. And, the words we read—for good or ill—have power…Therefore, we must always be vigilant—as parents, teachers, and Christians—about the books we read, the books our children read, and the books our friends read. As long as we rely on the Grace of the Logos, we will do well and good, and the whole of western and Christian civilization may very well be renewed, refreshed, and reformed. Armed with imagination and devout dedication to Christ, Tolkien, Lewis, and Newsom are leading the way. Swords drawn, let us follow…and slay dragons.”
Bradley J. Birzer
Russell Amos Kirk Chair in History at Hillsdale College, Fellow of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, author of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Sanctifying Myth: Understanding Middle Earth
“This readable book [Talking of Dragons: The Children’s Books of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis] is excellent for parents who wish to have a deep quality of communication with their children. It will also be very useful for librarians and primary school teachers, and those in churches who have responsibilities with children. The author has a firm grasp of the books of Tolkien and Lewis for children, and why they are such powerful examples of Christian writing for today’s world. William Chad Newsom reminds us to savour and treasure the work of two great storytellers who were masters of incarnating Christian meaning in powerful and enduring symbols.”
Winner, Clyde S. Kilby award, Author of The C.S. Lewis Encyclopedia, J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis: The Story of a Friendship, Tolkien and The Lord of the Rings, A Field Guide to Narnia, The Inklings Handbook, and The C.S. Lewis Chronicles.
“[The Nicholas Book] is a delightful tale, with a lovable family, in an interesting town. The mystery makes the book a page-turner, and the discovery of the answers to the questions posed regarding Santa keep one reading to the last page. Light a fire, pour a mug of hot chocolate, and enjoy this Christmas Story.”
Nancy Carpentier Brown
Social Media Director, The American Chesterton Society, contributing editor of Gilbert magazine, and author of the Father Brown Reader series, A Study Guide for G.K. Chesterton’s St. Francis of Assisi, How Far Is It to Bethlehem: The Plays and Poetry of Frances Chesterton, and The Woman Who Was Chesterton, a biography of Chesterton's wife, Frances.