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Dennis Prager is a best-selling author, columnist and nationally syndicated radio talk show host based in Los Angeles. His radio show is heard by over 2 million listeners on 150 stations across the country.
A sought-after speaker and frequent cable news show guest, Dennis has lectured all over the world including Europe, Asia, Israel, and Australia. His best-selling books include Think a Second Time, Happiness is a Serious Problem and Still the Best Hope: Why American Values Must Triumph. In 2019 he co-starred with comedian Adam Carolla, in a highly praised documentary on college speech codes, No Safe Spaces.
His non-profit venture, Prager University, co-founded with Allen Estrin, is a virtual university on the Internet with a powerful twist – all the courses are five minutes long. In 2019 alone, PragerU had over 1 billion views on YouTube and Facebook, making it by far the largest producer and distributor of non-liberal video content in the world. Over 60% of its viewers are under 35. In addition to Dennis, faculty members include Walter Williams, Arthur Brooks, Steve Forbes, Kimberly Strassel, Heather MacDonald, Mike Rowe, Jordan Peterson, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Jocko Willink, and Ben Shapiro among many others.
Eric and Leslie Ludy are the founders of Ellerslie Mission Society, Bravehearted Christian, and its family of ministries including Set Apart Girl, Set Apart Motherhood, and EricLudy.com. Bestselling authors and speakers who have published twenty-seven books, Eric and Leslie have shared their message around the country, overseas, and on virtually every conceivable Christian media platform for the last twenty-five years. As a strong voice in the Church today, the Ludys’ poignant books and powerful messages present a clarion call to a return to triumphant, Bible-centered, Christ-empowered Christianity.
Voddie Baucham wears many hats. He is a husband, father, former pastor, author, professor, conference speaker, and church planter. He currently serves as Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia.
Voddie makes the Bible clear and demonstrates the relevance of God’s word to everyday life. However, he does so without compromising the centrality of Christ and the gospel. Those who hear him preach find themselves both challenged and encouraged.
Voddie’s area of emphasis is Cultural Apologetics. Whether teaching on classical apologetic issues like the validity and historicity of the Bible, or the resurrection of Christ; or teaching on biblical manhood/womanhood, marriage and family, he helps ordinary people understand the significance of thinking and living biblically in every area of life.
It is impossible to understand Voddie’s approach to the Bible without first understanding the path he has walked. Raised in a non-Christian, single-parent home, Voddie did not hear the gospel until he was in college. His journey to faith was a very unusual and intellectual one. Consequently, he understands what it means to be a skeptic, and knows what it’s like to try to figure out the Christian life without relying on the traditions of men. As a result, he speaks to ‘outsiders’ in ways few Bible teachers can.
Dr. Baucham holds degrees from Houston Baptist University (BA in Christianity/BA in Sociology), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.), Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (D.Min.), an honorary degree from Southern California Seminary (D.D.), and additional post-graduate study at the University of Oxford, England (Regent’s Park College).
Voddie and his wife, Bridget have been married since 1989. They have nine children: Jasmine, Trey (Voddie, III), Elijah, Asher, Judah, Micah, Safya, Amos, and Simeon. The Baucham's are committed home educators.
Away from the pulpit and the classroom, Voddie is also a voice actor, lending his voice to films like George Washington Carver: An Uncommon Way, and the 2017 national theatrical release, Genesis: Paradice Lost, and an accomplished Martial Artist. He took up Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 2012 as an avenue of self-defense training, personal fitness, and outreach. However, he began competing and found both a passion and a talent. He has won numerous tournaments and titles, including winning the 2014 Pan American Championship in his division.
African Christian University
ACU seeks to transform Africa through a biblical worldview based education to the glory of God. Operating under a group of Reformed Baptist Churches in Zambia, ACU is committed to glorifying God, our sovereign Creator, displaying His grace through love in serving the church and larger community by equipping students to wholeheartedly serve God through developing the spiritual, physical and intellectual gifts that He has given to them.
Eric Metaxas is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Martin Luther, If You Can Keep It, Bonhoeffer, Amazing Grace, and Miracles. He has written more than thirty children’s books, and his books have been translated into more than twenty-five languages. He has collaborated with artist Tim Raglin on two humor books titled Donald Drains the Swamp and Donald Builds the Wall. His writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and the New Yorker, and Metaxas has appeared as a cultural commentator on CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC. He is the host of The Eric Metaxas Show, a nationally syndicated daily radio show heard on 300 stations nationwide and aired on television on TBN. He lives in New York City with his wife and daughter.
Twin brothers, David and Jason Benham, are former professional baseball players, nationally acclaimed entrepreneurs, and best selling authors. Their accomplishments have been recognized by dozens of publications, including Inc Magazine, Wall St Journal, Business Leader Media, Franchise 500 and more. Their rise to success earned them a reality show with HGTV that was set to air in the fall of 2014 - yet the show was abruptly cancelled because of their commitment to Biblical values. Appearing on CNN, Fox News, ESPN, ABC's Nightline & Good Morning America, the Benham's continue to stand up for what they believe and encourage others to do the same. David and Jason and wives homeschool their combined nine children and live on the same street in Charlotte, NC.
Through the “Mentor 4 Moms" Podcast and the relatable style found in her book “The Intentional Parent: Parenting On Purpose When Life Gets Busy" you can get a sense of Susan’s heart to provide encouragement to moms combined with helpful practical tools. As a wife and mom to 7, she truly understands the challenges of trying to be an Intentional Parent. Susan has been a mentor to women locally in Austin, TX, and Internationally for over a decade. To find out more, visit her website - SusanSeay.com
I had it going on—or so I thought. After surviving sixty-three months of pregnancy, countless sleepless nights, and 35,000+ diapers, this one-time control freak encountered God’s grace. And I’m here to encourage you to do the same! I love encouraging and inspiring moms to grow deeper in their walk and relationship with our Heavenly Father.
In my books How Many Times Do I Have to Tell You? and How to Have a HEART for Your Kids, I challenge mothers to surrender their will and draw closer to the Lord. I invite moms to join me in loving God passionately and worshiping Him fully while sweeping up Cheerios, doing laundry, and planning dinner. You will be affirmed in your role as a mother as I speak of my own struggles with perfectionism and impatience and share my challenges, failures, and victories amid the ever-changing seasons of life. My honesty will surprise you, and my humor will put you at ease.
I’ve been married to my beloved, Davis, since 1986; our life has been a roller-coaster ride, with God at the controls. We have seven kids and let me tell you our family loves to laugh! I enjoy playing in the dirt, eating dark chocolate, and walking on the beach. My husband and I own Apologia Educational Ministries, I’m an author and speaker – I am passionate about helping moms not only survive motherhood, but draw near to the Father and thrive in motherhood.
Andrew Pudewa is the founder and director of the Institute for Excellence in Writing and a father of seven. Traveling and speaking around the world, he addresses issues related to teaching, writing, thinking, spelling, and music with clarity, insight, practical experience, and humor.
John Erickson lives near Perryton, Texas, where he and his wife live today on their working cattle ranch. Through the eyes of Hank the Cowdog, a smelly, smart-aleck head of ranch security, Erickson gives readers a glimpse of daily life on a ranch in the West Texas Panhandle. This series of books is a favorite and has sold more than nine million copies. His advice to young writers is, “Write about something you know. Try to leave your readers better off than they were before.”
Dr. Johnnie Seago, a national conference speaker, educator and mother of eight adult children is passionate about personal growth and leadership development. She helps parents connect and communicate with their adult children through her Moms of Adult Children broadcasts. She’s an adjunct professor at Liberty University, where she received her doctorate in Educational Leadership. She is the Executive Director of the Family Education Foundation and founded the Paideia Classical School.
Dr. Ted Seago is a homeschool dad of 8, granddaddy to 20 and married to Dr. Johnnie K. Seago. A pastor of 42 years, he’s the Pastor of Connections at Restoration Church in Montgomery, Texas. He’s the Executive Director of the Family Education Foundation which provides classes for homeschool students through PACES Paideia Classical School. He has a Bachelor, Masters, and Doctor of Education degree. He’s also an educator, certified life coach, trainer and speaker.
Mary James lives in Austin, Texas, and is the mother of eight. She began homeschooling in 1989 and will graduate her youngest child in 2022. In 1999, Mary founded Smoothing the Way, and continues to offer training and support to homeschooling parents. Mary also serves on the Texas Homeschool Coalition Board of Directors. She encourages her listeners to face the often daunting task of homeschooling their children. For more information, visit www.smoothingtheway.com.
Peggy Ployhar, SPED Homeschool Founder & CEO, is a leader in the special education homeschooling community and a frequent writer and speaker on special education homeschooling issues. Peggy’s journey into homeschooling started 18 years ago when her oldest child was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome.
Peggy is the former THSC (Texas Home School Coalition) Special Needs Team Lead, MACHE (Minnesota Association of Christian Home Educators) Special Needs Coordinator and MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) Area Coordinator for MN, ND and SD. She is certified by the American Association of Christian Counselors and trained as a Precept Bible Study leader.
In her free time Peggy enjoys aerial silks, paddle boarding, cooking, hiking and reading.
You can tune in every Tuesday evening on the SPED Homeschool Facebook page to watch Peggy host SPED Homeschool Conversations, a weekly talk show about special education homeschooling or you can join her daily on her personal YouTube channel, Daily Revelations.
Dr. Kathy Koch (cook) is the Founder and President of Celebrate Kids, Inc., based in Fort Worth,
TX, and a co-founder of Ignite the Family, based in Alpharetta, GA. She has influenced thousands
of parents, teachers, and children in 30 countries through keynote messages, seminars, chapels,
and other events. She is a featured speaker for the Great Homeschool Conventions and a regular
presenter for Care Net, Summit Ministries, Axis, and other organizations. She speaks regularly
at schools, churches, and pregnancy resource centers.
She is also proud to have five books published by Moody Publishers: Five to Thrive, Screens and
Teens, 8 Great Smarts, Start with the Heart, and No More Perfect Kids (with Jill Savage). Dr.
Kathy is also a popular guest on Focus on the Family radio and other radio talk-shows. Kirk
Cameron chose her as the technology expert to interview in his 2018 movie, Connect: Real Help
for Parenting Kids in a Social Media World.
Aaress Lawless is a homeschool graduate and one of the founders of DuoParadigms Public Relations & Design, Inc. She has fifteen years of experience working in journalism, marketing, and public relations with Christian and secular businesses and nonprofits.
Aaress is also the host of the Today's Homeschool Teen podcast produced by Dual Credit at Home, as well as the SageTalk podcast produced by Compassionate Hope.
In addition to her work, you can often find Aaress spending time with her family and the most lovable Great Dane in the world, teaching Sunday School, burrowing her nose into a book, or hunting for deals for her next travel adventure with her friends.
She is passionate about helping others reach their incredible, God-given potential and grow in their relationship with their Heavenly Father.
Addi Newman is a Texan-born, homeschool graduate. She is the 5th of 10 children, was blessed to be raised in a Christian home, and spent ten years of her childhood with her family on the mission field in Honduras (Central America). Addi is the co-author of Advanced Tools for Speech Classroom Curriculum. She is a dental hygienist by profession, a wife of 4 years, and mother to a toddler and soon-to-be newborn. She and her husband look forward to homeschooling all of the children the Lord blesses them with.
Lynn Dean is a veteran homeschool mom, speaker, novelist, and curriculum designer. She’s passionate about lifestyle learning, Socratic teaching, project-based education, godly leadership, and awesome teenagers. She enjoys helping homeschool parents create hands-on activities and learning adventures!
Lynn created Discover Texas, now in its 21st year, to fill the need for an age-integrated, hands-on history curriculum for the great state of Texas. You can find her online courses for students and for parents at courses.discovertexasonline.com.
Paul Hastings is a homeschool graduate, serial entrepreneur, and an award-winning filmmaker. In 2013, Paul served as the Public Policy Director of the Texas Home School Coalition and launched the THSC Watchmen program which has shaped the course of home school freedoms in Texas for the last 7 years.
He hosts "Compelled" (CompelledPodcast.com), a podcast telling unique stories of God's work in people's lives. Paul, his wife, and their children live near Austin, Texas.
Phillip Telfer has ministered to youth and families for over 25 years, sharing at camps, retreats, schools, conferences, and churches around the country. He is the director of the non-profit ministry Media Talk 101 and author of the book Media Choices: Convictions or Compromise? He wrote, produced, and co-directed the award-winning documentary Captivated: Finding Freedom in a Media Captive Culture, and founded the annual Christian Worldview Film Festival and Filmmakers Guild. Phillip loves Jesus, his family, and his local church. He’s finicky about coffee so he took up the hobby of home roasting and when he needs to unplug he can be found in his workshop crafting things from wood. He and his wife Mary have been happily married for twenty-eight years and are blessed with four wonderful children, one fantastic son-in-law, and two precious grandchildren. Phillip and Mary are dedicated to homeschooling their three teens through high school.