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James D. Nickel:  Homeschool Conference Speaker and Workshop Leader Details



Nickel, James D.

Wenatchee, Washington (WA)  
United States of America (US)
Keynote Speaker?
Featured PresentationsChristian Home Educators of Colorado (CHEC) Christian Family Conference (2010)
2010 Christian Family Conference by CHEC (2010, CO)
Presentation Titles & Descriptions

Algebra: The Language of Science
Mathematics is the language of God’s creation. By its speech we catch a glimpse of the Creator and
have a tool for understanding His creation. Higher mathematics, such as algebra, understood and applied
correctly, reveal to us the awe and wonder of this created universe as well as provide us with the insight
needed to take dominion over it for God’s glory. Come and see the majesty of God’s language and learn
how to unlock the treasures of higher math for your children that they may begin to unfold and
appreciate the beauty of God’s creation.

The Third "R": Restoring the Rudiments
Rudiments are “first principles”, the basic ideas and concepts that are essential to all other areas of
knowledge. If children are ever to become strong in math, they must begin with having a solid
understanding of the rudiments of mathematics. In this workshop we will discuss what the rudiments of
math are, how they can be taught, as well as communicating to our children the many deep and beautiful
ideas imbedded in math that will give them a desire to continue to learn for many years.

Mathematics: Is God Silent?
What does God have to do with math? Isn’t mathematics a neutral subject that anyone can learn no
matter what their religious disposition? Is God truly silent on the subject? Absolutely not! Math is God’s
creation and a tool for man to take dominion over the physical universe for God’s glory. This workshop
will not only give us revelation into the power and splendor of God revealed in mathematics, uncover
His purpose in creating mathematics, and expose us to the mathematical structure of God’s created
universe, but it will also open our eyes to see these same truths in every area of academics.

Study Habits from the Proverbs
In this lecture, James opens up the Book of Proverbs, mining the depths of Solomon’s wisdom and
God’s Word to illustrate the difference between the wise man at work [the student at study] and the
foolish man’s view of work.

Basics of the Biblical Christian Worldview: What is Leadership?
What is leadership? What is meant by the term “cultural leadership”? How are ideas and leadership
connected? What are the starting points of leadership? Before any leadership can take place, these are
the questions that leaders must answer. The purpose of this seminar is to explicate the dynamics of
leadership in a Biblical Christian context.

Basics of the Biblical Christian Worldview: What is Worldview?
What is a worldview? What are the components of a worldview? What is the Biblical Christian
worldview? The purpose of this seminar is to unveil the nature and structure of a Biblical Christian
worldview, especially in terms of its presuppositional starting points (every point of view is a view from
a point). In Biblical Christian education, if we do not start right, the end will be compromised because
“the end is in the beginning.”

A Truly Christian View of Education
That Christian parents ought to raise their children in the “nurture and admonition of the Lord” is not
disputed by very many Christ followers. However, defining what that means when applied to the
education of our little ones is a subject of intense controversy. Just what does it mean to give our
children a Christian education? In this session we will discuss what it means for an education to be truly
“Christian” and how that applies to our choosing of curriculum and teaching methods.

James D.'s Achievements•Author: Lift Up Your Eyes on High: Understanding the Stars
•Author: Mathematics: Is God Silent?
•Author (book in process): The Wonders of Arithmetic I and II
•Author (book in process): Mathematics: The Language of Science
•Teaches mathematics courses via web conferencing for The Potters School
•Former high school mathematics teacher
•Nearly 30 years of experience in Information Technology
•Worked for the United States Navy, designing test software for the F14 A Tomcat and the Tomahawk Cruise Missile at Pt. Mugu Air Station in California
•B.A. in Mathematics
•B.Th., B.Miss., M.A. in Education
Nickel's Bio
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