Founded in 2000, Radix has shaped hundreds of Christian home educated students to become discerning thinkers and influential communicators. Offering programs for students of ages 5 through 18, Radix has proved an integral part of the homeschooling experience for many families. Our club hones public speaking and critical thinking skills by providing opportunities for formal debate and speech competitions. Today, as part of the Christian Communicators of the Southeast, a multi-state speech and debate league, Radix regularly hosts tournaments in the Richmond area and helps facilitate tournaments in other areas. Radix encourages participation in Stoa, a national Christian homeschool debate league.
To support homeschooling families as they raise their students to be competent and godly communicators.
A wise man will hear and increase learning, and a man of understanding will attain wise council.
- Communicate clearly. Radix empowers students to speak with confidence so they can articulate biblical truth to a lost and shattered world.
- Think critically. Radix equips students to defend a biblical worldview and discern fallacies in popular thought.
- Foster cooperation. Successful speakers and debaters learn to work as a team, support each other as members of a club, and encourage one another towards excellence.
- Pursue truth. Radix encourages a lifelong pursuit of truth and a desire to share truth with others.
- Represent Christ. At Radix, we strive to conduct ourselves in a manner worthy of followers of Christ, since we know that our actions can be our loudest witness.
Statement of Faith
- We believe the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, to be the only inspired, inerrant and infallible Word of God, and the final authority for faith and life. (2 Timothy 3:16)
- We believe that there is one God, eternally existent, in one essence, yet three co-equal persons, the Trinity: Father, Son and the Holy Spirit. (Ephesians 4:4-6, Matthew 28:19, John 14:9-11, John 15:26)
- We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 16:16, Mark 8:27-29, Luke 9:18-20), His virgin birth (Luke 1:29-35), His sinless life (1 John 3:5), His miracles (Acts 2:22, John 3:2), His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood (Romans 3:25, 1 Tim 2:5-6, 1 Peter 1:18-19), His bodily resurrection (1 Corinthians 15:3-5), His ascension (Luke 24-50-53, Acts 1:9-11) and His personal return in power and glory. (Acts 1:11, John 14:2-3)
- We believe in the bodily resurrection of all men: the saved to eternal life, and the unsaved to judgment and everlasting punishment. (John 5:28-29, John 5:24)
- We believe that all men are sinful by nature, and that saving faith is the gift of God given to man by grace and received only by personal trust in the Lord Jesus Christ. (Romans 3:22-24)
- We believe that we should live in such a manner as to not bring reproach upon our Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ. (Matthew 5:16, Philippians 1:27)
- We believe it is our obligation as believers to witness by life and word to the truths of the Gospel and proclaim these truths to all mankind. (Matthew 28:19-20)
- We believe that God has called us as His people to glorify Him by our lives and our words. Because of this goal, we seek to learn to address life’s issues from a Biblical worldview in a manner that glorifies God, within a context of Christian love. (1 Peter 1:15, Colossians 4:6, James 1:22-25)
- We believe that we as parents have been given the responsibility by God to educate our children throughout every aspect of their lives. (Deuteronomy 6:4-9)