Nature Analogies, Tenrecs & a Dino Course

[Podcast Episode 74] Where does the Bible go to give us analogies for things we can’t see? The created world! We explore Proverbs and then learn about an unusual animal from Madagascar, the Tenrec. Then we share with you about a homeschool resource that includes a whole video course on dinosaurs!

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Proverbs 8:18-20

My fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold; and my revenue than choice silver. I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment: That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures.

List of natural world analogies in these verse:

  • Fruit
  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Way
  • Path
  • Substance
  • Treasures

That’s quite a list for three verses! And it helps us picture what God is trying to tell us about wisdom far better than just using metaphysical terminology (got any idea what that even means?!!)

Tenrecs

Tenrec, photo credit: HeinonleinWe first learned about the tenrec in this issue of Answers Magazine from Answers in Genesis:

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Then, we went looking in other places particularly this video clip from the BBC:

You can also check out their “primitive” features on a long article from the San Diego Zoo.

So sweet!

Schoolhouse Teachers Dinosaur Course

My family has been using this program for over a year and I’ve listed them as a biblical creation friendly resource for even longer.

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We’ve already heard about Pat Nurre (rhymes with “curry”) on the Podcast because he has his own website and homeschool materials. He’s now done a video introduction to dinosaurs for families using SchoolhouseTeachers.com. I’m so glad he is helping us take back this important area of childhood learning!

Thank you, Pat, and thank you, Schoolhouse Teachers. You get the importance of reaching the next generation!

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