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Making The Leap

Making The Leap is a weekly podcast hosted by Christine and Chris Stigall. The Stigalls recently made the leap to Christian education, pulling their daughter out of a public school and sending her to a private Christian school. The Stigalls want to empower other families to choose the school that’s best for them and break free from the status quo. They speak with society experts, educators, legislators, psychologists, and other parents to uncover the hidden truths in education and lay the groundwork for change. Learn more at MakingTheLeapPodcast.com. This podcast is produced by the Stanley M. Herzog Charitable Foundation. 

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Live On Set! An Exclusive Conversation with Kirk Cameron
The Stigalls head to College Station, Texas to get a behind-the-scenes tour of Brave Books' new children's TV show hosted by Kirk Cameron. In part one of this two-part episode, you'll join the Stigalls on set for a one-on-one with the star of "Adventures with Iggy and Mr. Kirk." He discusses the importance of being a parent in a digital age and why, as successful entertainer and father of adult children who could be doing anything at this stage of his life instead works so hard to impact our nation's kids.Kids of the 80s - you can appreciate Chris and Christine getting a little geeked-out talking with one of the stars of a hit TV show from their formative years. But despite his star-power with some, Kirk is humble, kind, and passionate about our kids' futures. Find out how you can get involved and become a contributor to support the show at https://bravebooks.us/pages/the-adventures-with-iggy-and-mr-kirk#herzogfoundation #christianeducation #makingtheleap #podcast #kirkcameron #bravebooks #christiancontent #childrenseducation #childrenscontent #childrensentertainment #childrenstvFollow Making the Leap on Facebook, Instagram, X, and YouTube. You can also sign-up for our newsletter or send us an email hello@makingtheleappodcast.com.To learn more about the Herzog Foundation, visit HerzogFoundation.com. Like and follow us on Facebook, X, and Instagram, or sign up to receive monthly email updates.
18:36 6/14/24
Digital Technology: Your Child's Friend Or Enemy?
Here's a topic we've never tackled on the show. Can Christians, specifically Christian schools lean into rapidly developing technology like A.I. or is it a dangerous place that runs counter to Biblical teaching? Dr. Seann Dikkers is both a Christian and a self-proclaimed homeschool dad and "tech guy" who reaches some interesting conclusions on the subject as he leads the Stigalls through the minefield of culture, big tech, and faith. He's created an online, K-12 curriculum called "Portals" that's a one stop shop for every day, in every subject to make homeschooling a breeze.Follow Making the Leap on Facebook, Instagram, X, and YouTube. You can also sign-up for our newsletter or send us an email hello@makingtheleappodcast.com.To learn more about the Herzog Foundation, visit HerzogFoundation.com. Like and follow us on Facebook, X, and Instagram, or sign up to receive monthly email updates.
30:01 6/7/24
Answering Life's Biggest Questions For Kids
What if your child asked "What is truth?" or "What does it mean to be human?" Those are deep questions and Elizabeth Urbanowicz - the founder of FoundationWorldview.com and host of "The Foundation Worldview" podcast says the answer is in her approach to helping parents instruct kids through Biblical strategies. For Christian parents, not only knowing what you believe but also knowing why you believe it is important. But it's also how you steer your kids to believe it as well in an increasingly secular and hostile world. It's a lot easier when you know where to start and Elizabeth tells the Stigalls how today. Don't forget to use the promo code "leap10" for a great discount at foundationworldview.com if you're headed there after this show! Follow Making the Leap on Facebook, Instagram, X, and YouTube. You can also sign-up for our newsletter or send us an email hello@makingtheleappodcast.com.To learn more about the Herzog Foundation, visit HerzogFoundation.com. Like and follow us on Facebook, X, and Instagram, or sign up to receive monthly email updates.
37:25 5/31/24
Slaying Government. Winning School Choice.
Bob Vander Plaats is perhaps the state of Iowa's biggest political "influencer."  As the President and CEO of The Family Leader, Bob is known as a cultural force for strengthening families and encouraging churches to get involved in government to impact real, legislative change.  Together he and Governor Kim Reynolds launched a strategic mission to target recalcitrant members of the Iowa legislature on advancing school choice and they won.  Today, Iowa is one of twelve states to pass sweeping school choice legislation allowing families across the state access to the education of their choice, no longer bound by a zipcode.  Hear Bob's inspiring personal story, and how he has led one of the most impactful cultural, spiritual, and legislative shifts in his state's recent history.Follow Making the Leap on Facebook, Instagram, X, and YouTube. You can also sign-up for our newsletter or send us an email hello@makingtheleappodcast.com.To learn more about the Herzog Foundation, visit HerzogFoundation.com. Like and follow us on Facebook, X, and Instagram, or sign up to receive monthly email updates.
27:11 5/24/24
Christian School Before It Was Cool
The Stigalls often speak with folks who are on the ground floor of starting a new adventure in Christian education. But sometimes we forget - there are many who've been doing Christian school at a high level of excellence for decades. That is the focus of today's episode. For twenty-seven of Covenant Christian High School's thirty years in existence in Indianapolis, Indiana, Dr. Andy Goodwin has served as their principal. He also hosts his own podcast called "Transforming Lives."What has he learned about the challenges and rewards of a Christian school growing and expanding to the size of what many would consider a "traditional" public high school while maintaining the focus on the Kingdom?Follow Making the Leap on Facebook, Instagram, X, and YouTube. You can also sign-up for our newsletter or send us an email hello@makingtheleappodcast.com.To learn more about the Herzog Foundation, visit HerzogFoundation.com. Like and follow us on Facebook, X, and Instagram, or sign up to receive monthly email updates.
35:23 5/17/24
Creativity Grows Christian School In Colorado
We love meeting out-of-the-box problem solvers who see a need for their families and others' educations and take action. Meet the Dunns, founders of Acts Academy. With a background in business and teaching who, like so many bailed on their kids' public school during the pandemic and struck out on their own, the Dunns' story is a fun ride.Their success was rapid. Their creativity and solutions to growth are lessons for anyone who's thinking of starting their own Christian school in their community. You'll be inspired and we guarantee you'll get great ideas! Follow Making the Leap on Facebook, Instagram, X, and YouTube. You can also sign-up for our newsletter or send us an email hello@makingtheleappodcast.com.To learn more about the Herzog Foundation, visit HerzogFoundation.com. Like and follow us on Facebook, X, and Instagram, or sign up to receive monthly email updates.
46:43 5/10/24
Schools Need Leaders, Not Lawyers
It's important from time to time to remember what your rights are as a taxpaying citizen in your public school district.  If you're someone who's yet to "make the leap" to a different education for your kids, or you're just a concerned citizen about the direction of the schools in your community - this is your show.  Ian Prior is a senior advisor at America First Legal and author of "Parents of the World Unite."  In a world of school boards run amok, Ian reminds us that you have every legal right and obligation to make your voice heard at school board meetings.  Further, school board members should answer to you, not to the school district's attorneys.  Follow Making the Leap on Facebook, Instagram, X, and YouTube. You can also sign-up for our newsletter or send us an email hello@makingtheleappodcast.com.To learn more about the Herzog Foundation, visit HerzogFoundation.com. Like and follow us on Facebook, X, and Instagram, or sign up to receive monthly email updates.
35:03 5/3/24
Another Public School Cover-Up
Chris and Christine depart into a news of the week show where they discuss the shocking story out of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania in the North Penn School District. Parents and citizens are outraged as a massive cover-up of a brutal attack is perpetuated by both media and their school board. Hear Chris interview one parent so upset she's ready to "make the leap" and an average citizen in the community with no children boldly stands up and speaks out at the local school board meeting. Plus, a discussion of the Biden administration's decision to re-write Title IX and an uplifting interview with actor, author, and now children's TV host Kirk Cameron. Follow Making the Leap on Facebook, Instagram, X, and YouTube. You can also sign-up for our newsletter or send us an email hello@makingtheleappodcast.com.To learn more about the Herzog Foundation, visit HerzogFoundation.com. Like and follow us on Facebook, X, and Instagram, or sign up to receive monthly email updates.
55:37 4/26/24
Modern Feminism Is Punishing Our Girls
It's not a surprise that Christian and conservative girls and young women find the outside world hostile to their point of view, particularly in higher education. Karin Lips founded the Network of Enlightened Women (enlightenedwomen.org) because she came up in college understanding traditional women felt driven underground, keeping their world view hidden from classroom discussion, clubs, and more. Read Karen's book "You're Not Alone - The Conservative Woman's Guide to College."Follow Making the Leap on Facebook, Instagram, X, and YouTube. You can also sign-up for our newsletter or send us an email hello@makingtheleappodcast.com.To learn more about the Herzog Foundation, visit HerzogFoundation.com. Like and follow us on Facebook, X, and Instagram, or sign up to receive monthly email updates.
30:43 4/19/24
School Choice BEFORE You Have Kids?
The Herzog Foundation Podcast Network welcomes the newest member of the family!  Meet Emilie Lunt, host of "Heart and Soul Homeschool."  Emilie has an unrivaled passion to help parents - even before they become parents - think through what they want out of their children's educations.  If homeschooling has been on your heart, this new podcast is definitely for you!  In a busy career?  Wondering about spending morning, noon, and night with your kids, seven days a week?  What's that mean for your marriage?  Emilie is your biggest cheerleader as she encourages parents and their kids to start thinking "pre-Making the Leap."Follow Making the Leap on Facebook, Instagram, X, and YouTube. You can also sign-up for our newsletter or send us an email hello@makingtheleappodcast.com.To learn more about the Herzog Foundation, visit HerzogFoundation.com. Like and follow us on Facebook, X, and Instagram, or sign up to receive monthly email updates.
35:47 4/5/24
Bring It On, Satan Club!
You've likely heard the stories of after school clubs like the "Satan Club" popping up in some school districts after successful court fights. Chris and Christine talk with a Christian man who says we shouldn't fret or fear this development. He's created the antidote and it's called Lifewise Academy. Their mission is to expose as many kids to the Gospel during the public school day as they can. Yes, you read that right. The PUBLIC school day. It's something you can do in your own community with ease, but just be careful. You might be surprised at how quickly the success of your club grows! Follow Lifewise Academy on Facebook, X, and YouTube. Follow Making the Leap on Facebook, Instagram, X, and YouTube.  You can also sign-up for our newsletter or send us an email hello@makingtheleappodcast.com.To learn more about the Herzog Foundation, visit HerzogFoundation.com. Like and follow us on Facebook, X, and Instagram, or sign up to receive monthly email updates. Follow Making the Leap on Facebook, Instagram, X, and YouTube. You can also sign-up for our newsletter or send us an email hello@makingtheleappodcast.com.To learn more about the Herzog Foundation, visit HerzogFoundation.com. Like and follow us on Facebook, X, and Instagram, or sign up to receive monthly email updates.
30:31 3/29/24
Differentiated Learning In Christian Schools
One of the issues Christine and Chris hear repeatedly as Christian school growth explodes is, "What are Christian schools doing to accommodate my child with learning, physical, or emotional challenges?" Lorraine Hewitt is the Superintendent of Dominion Ridge Academy and the creator of the Center for Cognitive Formation. Lorraine doesn't believe there's any reason Christian schools, big or small, established or brand new can't meet all families where they are in their children's differentiated learning. She's so passionate about the subject, that she's created an instructional template and travels the country showing how to lead the way at a time when so many students and families of all kinds are looking for alternatives to the public school system. Follow Making the Leap on Facebook, Instagram, X, and YouTube.  You can also sign-up for our newsletter or send us an email hello@makingtheleappodcast.com.To learn more about the Herzog Foundation, visit HerzogFoundation.com. Like and follow us on Facebook, X, and Instagram, or sign up to receive monthly email updates. Follow Making the Leap on Facebook, Instagram, X, and YouTube. You can also sign-up for our newsletter or send us an email hello@makingtheleappodcast.com.To learn more about the Herzog Foundation, visit HerzogFoundation.com. Like and follow us on Facebook, X, and Instagram, or sign up to receive monthly email updates.
44:10 3/22/24
MTL Turns 100! What Makes A Great Christian School?
We can't thank you enough for your support of Making the Leap! We're celebrating 100 episodes with a fresh new look and a terrific guest. Dan McCubbin not only leads his own church and Christian school - but since he was 19 years old, Dan has been a consultant to dozens of Christian schools across the country. Those just beginning and those who are struggling to stay afloat. What are the common threads successful Christian schools share, and what are some of the pitfalls? When you hear Dan's passion and fire still burning to grow God's Kingdom through Christian education, we believe you'll find encouragement and an energized new focus for your family's future. Plus, for you long-time MTL listeners, some familiar faces drop by to wish us a happy 100th episode! Follow Making the Leap on Facebook, Instagram, X, and YouTube.  You can also sign-up for our newsletter or send us an email hello@makingtheleappodcast.com.To learn more about the Herzog Foundation, visit HerzogFoundation.com. Like and follow us on Facebook, X, and Instagram, or sign up to receive monthly email updates. Follow Making the Leap on Facebook, Instagram, X, and YouTube. You can also sign-up for our newsletter or send us an email hello@makingtheleappodcast.com.To learn more about the Herzog Foundation, visit HerzogFoundation.com. Like and follow us on Facebook, X, and Instagram, or sign up to receive monthly email updates.
44:08 3/15/24
From Public School to One-Room Schoolhouse
What happens when a Virginia public school teacher feels she can no longer deal with the cultural darkness swallowing her school and classroom? Meet Dennita Miskimen, founder of The Little Red Schoolhouse in rural Virginia. This is a powerful story of one woman's quest to introduce elementary school kids to a life on the farm, bathed in nature. She believes deeply this is the way forward to teach kids all they need to know to be fully educated, but also be truly self-sufficient. Right down to growing and harvesting their own food! Dennita's enthusiasm for educating and her love of the Lord will inspire you. By the way, the entire interview is conducted while twenty-one of her elementary students sit in with her, enjoying their lunches. This is a fun episode!Follow The Little Red Schoolhouse on Instagram. Follow the Red Barn Farm on Instagram and Facebook. Follow Making the Leap on Facebook, Instagram, X, and YouTube.  You can also sign-up for our newsletter or send us an email hello@makingtheleappodcast.com.To learn more about the Herzog Foundation, visit HerzogFoundation.com. Like and follow us on Facebook, X, and Instagram, or sign up to receive monthly email updates. Follow Making the Leap on Facebook, Instagram, X, and YouTube. You can also sign-up for our newsletter or send us an email hello@makingtheleappodcast.com.To learn more about the Herzog Foundation, visit HerzogFoundation.com. Like and follow us on Facebook, X, and Instagram, or sign up to receive monthly email updates.
31:58 3/8/24
Live In Nashville! Conversations from the National Religious Broadcasters Convention
Chris and Christine took the show on the road for their first visit to the National Religious Broadcasters Convention. This event features thousands of folks in the Christian media space. Since Making the Leap is all about parents exploring Christian school, we thought there'd be no better place to meet people who value the movement as much as we do. Even former president Donald Trump made an appearance and you'll hear his support for school choice and non-woke politics in schools and women's sports! Follow Making the Leap on Facebook, Instagram, X, and YouTube.  You can also sign-up for our newsletter or send us an email hello@makingtheleappodcast.com.To learn more about the Herzog Foundation, visit HerzogFoundation.com. Like and follow us on Facebook, X, and Instagram, or sign up to receive monthly email updates. Follow Making the Leap on Facebook, Instagram, X, and YouTube. You can also sign-up for our newsletter or send us an email hello@makingtheleappodcast.com.To learn more about the Herzog Foundation, visit HerzogFoundation.com. Like and follow us on Facebook, X, and Instagram, or sign up to receive monthly email updates.
41:28 3/1/24
Does Your Christian School Have a Long-Term Vision?
This show may not be for every Christian school parent, but it impacts every Christian school family and certainly every Christian school operator. Whether we like talking about it or not, yes, it's a show about money. Meet professional donor development coach Cyra Lohman. Chris and Christine explore how successful Christian schools plan, communicate, strategize, and envision a future of long term growth and financial stability beyond simply discussing how many students are paying tuition. How do you get real buy-in from parents, extended families, and even strangers to keep your mission field of Christian education thriving beyond this moment in time? Follow Making the Leap on Facebook, Instagram, X, and YouTube.  You can also sign-up for our newsletter or send us an email hello@makingtheleappodcast.com.To learn more about the Herzog Foundation, visit HerzogFoundation.com. Like and follow us on Facebook, X, and Instagram, or sign up to receive monthly email updates. Follow Making the Leap on Facebook, Instagram, X, and YouTube. You can also sign-up for our newsletter or send us an email hello@makingtheleappodcast.com.To learn more about the Herzog Foundation, visit HerzogFoundation.com. Like and follow us on Facebook, X, and Instagram, or sign up to receive monthly email updates.
42:04 2/23/24
Learning to Build A Life, Not Just A Living
“Learn to build a life, not just a living” is the slogan of Excel College in North Carolina, a unique higher education experience that equips students with skills for their whole of life, including their careers, relationships, and faith. In this episode, Chris and Christine speak with Andrew Chambers, Head of Campus Life at Excel. Andrew discusses Excel’s unique philosophy and approach to higher education, emphasizing the two phases of the college’s students' experience - Core and the Practicum. In addition, Andrew describes the family-style campus environment at Excel, why companies are seeking liberal arts students, and how Excel students can graduate with bachelor’s degrees in just two and a half years!Follow Excel College on Facebook and Instagram. Subscribe to The Excel College Podcast here.Follow Making the Leap on Facebook, Instagram, X, and YouTube.  You can also sign-up for our newsletter or send us an email hello@makingtheleappodcast.com.To learn more about the Herzog Foundation, visit HerzogFoundation.com. Like and follow us on Facebook, X, and Instagram, or sign up to receive monthly email updates. Follow Making the Leap on Facebook, Instagram, X, and YouTube. You can also sign-up for our newsletter or send us an email hello@makingtheleappodcast.com.To learn more about the Herzog Foundation, visit HerzogFoundation.com. Like and follow us on Facebook, X, and Instagram, or sign up to receive monthly email updates.
34:56 2/16/24
Starting A Christian School in Your Church: One Year Later
You might remember an episode last year in which a young pastor arrived at a new church and felt an immediate call to turn his empty church facility during the week into a Christian school. It was certainly a "leap" for the pastor, his wife and their older, retired congregants. Now, with one year under his belt Chris and Christine ask - "Did it work? What should people know if they want to try it? How did God provide and move in this?" WARNING: If you've been on the fence about starting or joining an upstart Christian school - Pastor Luke is likely going to convince you it's time to "Make the Leap."Follow Making the Leap on Facebook, Instagram, X, and YouTube.  You can also sign-up for our newsletter or send us an email hello@makingtheleappodcast.com.To learn more about the Herzog Foundation, visit HerzogFoundation.com. Like and follow us on Facebook, X, and Instagram, or sign up to receive monthly email updates. Follow Making the Leap on Facebook, Instagram, X, and YouTube. You can also sign-up for our newsletter or send us an email hello@makingtheleappodcast.com.To learn more about the Herzog Foundation, visit HerzogFoundation.com. Like and follow us on Facebook, X, and Instagram, or sign up to receive monthly email updates.
46:48 2/9/24
Don't Tell Her Parenting Is Hard Ft. Sam Sorbo
If you're not familiar with Sam Sorbo, buckle up for today's show! Sam is the newest addition to the Herzog Podcast Network and her unrelenting passion for home education and the Word of God naturally pours out of all she says. Hear about her mission to reach parents who say "I can't homeschool. I'm not smart enough." WARNING: She pulls no punches when it comes to parenting and educating your kids!Follow Sam on Facebook, Instagram, X, and YouTube. Subscribe to the Sam Sorbo Show on Apple and Spotify. Follow Making the Leap on Facebook, Instagram, X, and YouTube.  You can also sign-up for our newsletter or send us an email hello@makingtheleappodcast.com.To learn more about the Herzog Foundation, visit HerzogFoundation.com. Like and follow us on Facebook, X, and Instagram, or sign up to receive monthly email updates. Follow Making the Leap on Facebook, Instagram, X, and YouTube. You can also sign-up for our newsletter or send us an email hello@makingtheleappodcast.com.To learn more about the Herzog Foundation, visit HerzogFoundation.com. Like and follow us on Facebook, X, and Instagram, or sign up to receive monthly email updates.
31:55 2/2/24
What Is "Kooth?"
Chris and Christine take some time in today's episode to comb through some education headlines that have recently caught their attention.Is your public school spending money on a software called "Kooth?" A representative in Pennsylvania is warning parents to keep watch. Then, teachers unions in some states are aggressively advocating for doing away with Praxis exams for new teachers. What are they, and is this a good idea? Plus, the migrant crisis is now spilling into large metro public schools. Follow Making the Leap on Facebook, Instagram, X, and YouTube.  You can also sign-up for our newsletter or send us an email hello@makingtheleappodcast.com.To learn more about the Herzog Foundation, visit HerzogFoundation.com. Like and follow us on Facebook, X, and Instagram, or sign up to receive monthly email updates.Follow Making the Leap on Facebook, Instagram, X, and YouTube. You can also sign-up for our newsletter or send us an email hello@makingtheleappodcast.com.To learn more about the Herzog Foundation, visit HerzogFoundation.com. Like and follow us on Facebook, X, and Instagram, or sign up to receive monthly email updates.
34:29 1/26/24
Making The Leap - The Symposium?!
Chris and Christine are often asked, "Just what is the Herzog Foundation all about? What do they do?" Today, you'll meet one of the people at the heart of the core mission of the foundation. If you are or you know a teacher, administrator, board member, or leader in any form of Christian education - you need to know how the Herzog Foundation travels the country and invites you to complementary trainings to share and learn best practices to take back and apply to your learning environment. When Christian school teachers both brand new and well established get together - ideas and strategies spread like wildfire! Hear about all the many trainings offered all over the country - totally free of charge - coming in 2024!Plus, Sadie announces a new training coming this summer for those thinking of "Making the Leap" from teaching in public education to teaching in a Christian education setting. What are the questions, concerns, and myths about changing careers to Christian education? That's what this new, free symposium is all about! Hear all the incredible details and why - no matter where you live or the size/type of Christian education from which you come - you need to be a part of one of our trainings this year!Follow Making the Leap on Facebook, Instagram, X, and YouTube.  You can also sign-up for our newsletter or send us an email hello@makingtheleappodcast.com.To learn more about the Herzog Foundation, visit HerzogFoundation.com. Like and follow us on Facebook, X, and Instagram, or sign up to receive monthly email updates. Follow Making the Leap on Facebook, Instagram, X, and YouTube. You can also sign-up for our newsletter or send us an email hello@makingtheleappodcast.com.To learn more about the Herzog Foundation, visit HerzogFoundation.com. Like and follow us on Facebook, X, and Instagram, or sign up to receive monthly email updates.
35:02 1/19/24
A Christian University Unlike Any Other Ft. Hildegard College Founder
As Chris and Christine consider their Christian high schooler's next steps in education, they have a fascinating conversation with the founder of California-based Hildegard College -- Dr. Matthew Smith. Find out what he says makes Hildegard a fresh way to think about a Christian higher education. A way of learning he says is unlike virtually any other large, established Christian university in the country. Learn more about Dr. Matthew Smith's work here. Follow Hildegard College on Facebook, Instagram and X.Follow Making the Leap on Facebook, Instagram, X, and YouTube.  You can also sign-up for our newsletter or send us an email hello@makingtheleappodcast.com.To learn more about the Herzog Foundation, visit HerzogFoundation.com. Like and follow us on Facebook, X, and Instagram, or sign up to receive monthly email updates. Follow Making the Leap on Facebook, Instagram, X, and YouTube. You can also sign-up for our newsletter or send us an email hello@makingtheleappodcast.com.To learn more about the Herzog Foundation, visit HerzogFoundation.com. Like and follow us on Facebook, X, and Instagram, or sign up to receive monthly email updates.
44:39 1/12/24
College-Simulated Learning for K12 w/ Dr. Keri Ingraham
Dr. Keri Ingraham joins the show to explain a new, hybrid education model that's quickly rising in popularity — College-Simulated Learning or CSL. Schools that use this education model are called University-Model schools and are accredited by NAUMS, Inc. Primarily used for high schoolers, this model is a hybrid home/in-class schedule to create more flexibility and space for small institutions as well as increase parental involvement at home.Dr. Ingraham also recaps school choice victories from 2023. Nearly 10 states passed universal school choice programs! She predicts which states will join them in 2024 and create their own programs. Listen to Dr. Keri Ingraham's previous appearance on Making The Leap: Mainstream Media Thinks Homeschooling Is Still A Mystery.  Stay in touch with Dr. Ingraham on X. Follow Making the Leap on Facebook, Instagram, X, and YouTube.  You can also sign-up for our newsletter or send us an email hello@makingtheleappodcast.com.To learn more about the Herzog Foundation, visit HerzogFoundation.com. Like and follow us on Facebook, X, and Instagram, or sign up to receive monthly email updates. Follow Making the Leap on Facebook, Instagram, X, and YouTube. You can also sign-up for our newsletter or send us an email hello@makingtheleappodcast.com.To learn more about the Herzog Foundation, visit HerzogFoundation.com. Like and follow us on Facebook, X, and Instagram, or sign up to receive monthly email updates.
37:06 1/5/24
Our Favorite Moments of 2023: Part 2
Join Chris and Christine as they recall some of their favorite conversations and moments of the 2023. Please tell us in your review if you have a favorite conversation, and thanks so much for your continued support of Making The Leap! We're looking forward to a great year of conversations in 2024 that will provide you information and encouragement to "Make The Leap" into faith-based education for your kids! Chris & Christine's Favorite Moments of 2023: Addressing Woke Christianity w/ Lucas MilesLearning Science Through A Biblical Lens with Tricia HanskaLet The Public School System Collapse? ft. Dennis PragerA Family's Decision to Choose Homeschooling with Ashley and Tyler MackeyPart 2: Meet the 2023 Teachers of the Year ft. Jake KounterSPECIAL EPISODE: 1 Year Anniversary Event w/ LIVE Q&AFollow Making the Leap on Facebook, Instagram, X, and YouTube.  You can also sign-up for our newsletter or send us an email hello@makingtheleappodcast.com.To learn more about the Herzog Foundation, visit HerzogFoundation.com. Like and follow us on Facebook, X, and Instagram, or sign up to receive monthly email updates. Follow Making the Leap on Facebook, Instagram, X, and YouTube. You can also sign-up for our newsletter or send us an email hello@makingtheleappodcast.com.To learn more about the Herzog Foundation, visit HerzogFoundation.com. Like and follow us on Facebook, X, and Instagram, or sign up to receive monthly email updates.
34:20 12/29/23
Our Favorite Moments of 2023: Part 1
Join Chris and Christine as they recall some of their favorite conversations and moments of 2023. Please tell us in your review if you have a favorite conversation, and thanks so much for your continued support of Making The Leap! We're looking forward to a great year of conversations in 2024 that will provide you with information and encouragement to "Make The Leap" into faith-based education for your kids! Chris & Christine's Favorite Moments of 2023: What is Kingdom Education? with Luke BowersSpecial Education Misconceptions with Karla Phillips-KrivickasThe Importance of Outdoor Learning & Finding a Community w/ Wild + Free Homeschool Mom Kristin WahlsStudents Over Systems w/ Ginny GentlesImpacting Students as a School Resource OfficerFollow Making the Leap on Facebook, Instagram, X, and YouTube.  You can also sign-up for our newsletter or send us an email hello@makingtheleappodcast.com.To learn more about the Herzog Foundation, visit HerzogFoundation.com. Like and follow us on Facebook, X, and Instagram, or sign up to receive monthly email updates. Follow Making the Leap on Facebook, Instagram, X, and YouTube. You can also sign-up for our newsletter or send us an email hello@makingtheleappodcast.com.To learn more about the Herzog Foundation, visit HerzogFoundation.com. Like and follow us on Facebook, X, and Instagram, or sign up to receive monthly email updates.
30:36 12/22/23
Know Your Legal Rights As a Homeschool Family
For over four decades, the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) has fought in courts for families who've always believed the best education for kids is in the home. In today's interview with HSLDA President Jim Mason, you'll hear the fascinating history and legal fight of early homeschool families to today's explosion in homeschooling as the fastest growing form of education for kids in the country. We explore questions such as what makes the homeschooling movement different than the school choice movement and what goals do they share in common? Follow HSLDA on Facebook, Instagram, X, and YouTube. Follow Making the Leap on Facebook, Instagram, X, and YouTube.  You can also sign-up for our newsletter or send us an email hello@makingtheleappodcast.com.To learn more about the Herzog Foundation, visit HerzogFoundation.com. Like and follow us on Facebook, X, and Instagram, or sign up to receive monthly email updates. Follow Making the Leap on Facebook, Instagram, X, and YouTube. You can also sign-up for our newsletter or send us an email hello@makingtheleappodcast.com.To learn more about the Herzog Foundation, visit HerzogFoundation.com. Like and follow us on Facebook, X, and Instagram, or sign up to receive monthly email updates.
38:05 12/15/23
Continuing Christian Education in Trades or Business? It's Happening!
The old, conventional wisdom of K-12 kids graduating then heading off to acquire expensive degrees from four-year institutions has proven unnecessary for many students. The trades are begging for young people to join their ranks for great salaries and benefits from an early age. Jobs that will likely pay far more than the careers of their debt-laden, four-year graduate counterparts. What about those who not only want to get into trades, but own their own business in the trades? The Stigalls are joined by the President of Tarkio Technical College where they've implemented a brand new, faith-based curriculum to teach technical college students the finer points of operating their own business through Biblical principles. This conversation is sure to reframe your thinking about traditional, four-year higher education.Follow Tarkio Technical College on Facebook, Instagram, X, and YouTube.Follow Making the Leap on Facebook, Instagram, X, and YouTube.  You can also sign-up for our newsletter or send us an email hello@makingtheleappodcast.com.To learn more about the Herzog Foundation, visit HerzogFoundation.com. Like and follow us on Facebook, X, and Instagram, or sign up to receive monthly email updates. Follow Making the Leap on Facebook, Instagram, X, and YouTube. You can also sign-up for our newsletter or send us an email hello@makingtheleappodcast.com.To learn more about the Herzog Foundation, visit HerzogFoundation.com. Like and follow us on Facebook, X, and Instagram, or sign up to receive monthly email updates.
33:12 12/8/23
Do You Know What D.E.I. Really Means?
After Tabia Lee penned an op-ed in the New York Post in October 2023 titled I was a DEI director - DEI drives campus antisemitism, Chris and Christine decided to have a conversation with Dr. Lee to discover exactly what you and your student need to know about it. The conversation is blunt and eye opening and as you'll hear - "Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion" is anything but inclusive. In fact, the behind the scenes conversations with many in education who are tasked with implementing it will stun you at just how bigoted "D.E.I" really is. Follow Making the Leap on Facebook, Instagram, X, and YouTube.  You can also sign-up for our newsletter or send us an email hello@makingtheleappodcast.com.To learn more about the Herzog Foundation, visit HerzogFoundation.com. Like and follow us on Facebook, X, and Instagram, or sign up to receive monthly email updates. Follow Making the Leap on Facebook, Instagram, X, and YouTube. You can also sign-up for our newsletter or send us an email hello@makingtheleappodcast.com.To learn more about the Herzog Foundation, visit HerzogFoundation.com. Like and follow us on Facebook, X, and Instagram, or sign up to receive monthly email updates.
36:38 12/1/23
Can a Secular College Erase Your Child's Christ-Focused Upbringing? Ft. Samantha Seal
You've gone out of your way, sometimes at great personal sacrifice to make sure your child's K-12 education is Christ-focused. But then he or she decides their college of choice is the furthest thing away from a Christ-centered environment. Should you fight them on the decision? How do you know your child is spiritually ready? Can your child's entire education be erased on a four-year, secular college campus experience? Today's guest was raised and taught in a K-12 Christian school setting but decided her college destination was the University of Texas-Austin. Hear how she navigated and worked through a decidedly different cultural and spiritual environment to reach graduation and how she continues to be challenged in her first professional experiences in Washington D.C. politics. Follow Making the Leap on Facebook, Instagram, X, and YouTube.  You can also sign-up for our newsletter or send us an email hello@makingtheleappodcast.com.To learn more about the Herzog Foundation, visit HerzogFoundation.com. Like and follow us on Facebook, X, and Instagram, or sign up to receive monthly email updates. Follow Making the Leap on Facebook, Instagram, X, and YouTube. You can also sign-up for our newsletter or send us an email hello@makingtheleappodcast.com.To learn more about the Herzog Foundation, visit HerzogFoundation.com. Like and follow us on Facebook, X, and Instagram, or sign up to receive monthly email updates.
34:29 11/24/23
Christians Standing Tall: High School Football to Hollywood
A unique episode of Making the Leap featuring two fearless men in their respective fields who've stood tall at great personal cost to their careers and families because they stayed true to their Christian faith. You no doubt heard about the high school football coach fired for praying on the field. His historic victory before the Supreme Court last year wasn't widely noticed, but it was a huge win for religious liberty. Coach Joe Kennedy joins us to discuss his story and his new book "Average Joe." Then, actor Kevin Sorbo shares a bit of his behind-the-scenes perspective as a practicing Christian and homeschool parent in one of the most secular places on Earth - Hollywood. Follow Making the Leap on Facebook, Instagram, X, and YouTube.  You can also sign-up for our newsletter or send us an email hello@makingtheleappodcast.com.To learn more about the Herzog Foundation, visit HerzogFoundation.com. Like and follow us on Facebook, X, and Instagram, or sign up to receive monthly email updates. Follow Making the Leap on Facebook, Instagram, X, and YouTube. You can also sign-up for our newsletter or send us an email hello@makingtheleappodcast.com.To learn more about the Herzog Foundation, visit HerzogFoundation.com. Like and follow us on Facebook, X, and Instagram, or sign up to receive monthly email updates.
44:22 11/17/23