Welcome! We are pleased that you have accessed our web page. We'll try
to keep you informed about political news, particularly as it relates
to home schools and private schools in Oregon. God has seen fit to use
us for over a decade to help preserve and expand the liberty parents in
Oregon have to educate their children without state interference.
If you are interested more particularly in finding a home school support
group, getting curriculum, or other general home school information,
please feel encouraged to call OCEAN (Oregon Christian Education
Association Network). They have a voice mail system, and includes
information on local home school support groups, et cetera. Their number
is 288-1285. OCEAN's mailing address is 2515 NE 37th Avenue, Portland,
Please feel free to browse around our web page. Before you do, however,
let me tell you why we chose our name. For many years the National
Education Association, NEA, has been a strong political force. It has
helped move our country away from its Christian heritage and away from
the freedoms that accompany Biblical faith. It claims to focus on
education. But it has supported many left-wing causes such as abortion
and sodomy (homosexuality). The NEA is a teachers union, and is
publicly and vocally opposed to home schools and private schools that
do not use state-certified teachers.
The Parents Education Association, PEA, was named to suggest our desire
to be a counterweight to the NEA. Our name also points to our desire to
unite parents to fight politically for parental freedom in education.
Our vision for America is a return to the faith of our fathers, and the
resultant freedom, liberty and order that accompany a culture built on
God's Word. What was once an essentially Christian culture in America
has, for all intents and purposes, been destroyed. Yes, there is much
darkness. But we are called to be light. It is time we apply the truth
of Luke 11:33, removing the bushel-baskets and letting our light shine
in this world.
I have five children, and my hope and prayer for each of them is that
they might hold "forth the word of life." My goal is that they may
"shine as lights" in the "midst of a crooked and perverse nation,"
(Phil. 2:15,16). My purpose is that they may be part of the seeds of
renewal that God is sowing in America. With God's blessing, they will
be part of a new generation that will be more faithful than their fathers
(see Psalm 78:6-8). May they then grow a new Christian culture that is
more self-consciously Biblical and more mature than America has ever
seen. To that end, we dedicate our labors.
In the service of the King of Kings,