What is Your “One Thing?”

We sometimes forget that all our activity—at home, work, church, and school—is to be done not on our own efforts but by God’s grace. And that is not merely a fine-sounding theological concept—it is practical and relevant to our day-to-day lives. God graciously gives us grace for some things but not for everything; so, when…

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The Problem of Change

If you were to talk to a Navy Seal about endurance, he would likely tell you that very often when you feel like you are completely spent and cannot go any further, you are only at 40% capacity. In other words, you still have 60% of your capacity left, even though you might not feel…

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What Happens to a Son When the Father is Absent?

The ancient Greeks knew well what happens to a young boy when he is not nurtured and encouraged by his father. In Homer’s Odyssey, Telemachus has grown up without a father, who was twenty years away at sea, ten years at Troy and ten more years just trying to get home. The very first time…

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Who Needs Education?

The students, the parents, or the administrators? The answer is all of the above! Leaders of Christian schools, whether they come from Classical, Traditional, or a blend of both in the University-Model® school are becoming more convinced of the need for training and encouraging parents as partners in the academic, moral and spiritual education of…

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Your Child’s Design

Children, being “fearfully and wonderfully made,” depend on their parents to help them know who they truly are. Parents cannot remind their children often enough of their unique identity and design, their priceless value as persons uniquely created by God, and the exciting and glorious plan God has for them in the Kingdom. As children…

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The Wasting Disease of Affluence

In his final semester of high school, an intelligent and gifted young man “from a good home” appears in danger of failing two classes.  He is eighteen.  Almost a man. His teachers are concerned.  Not drawn to finding the cause, they feel responsible for helping him pass. The let him retake quizzes and tests.  They…

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Fallout of Social Media

Everyone seems willing to acknowledge the dangers of social media, but except for a small group of parents whose children have been destroyed by it, few seem willing or courageous enough to do something about it in our schools.  We might start the discussion by making a few simple observations. Social media feeds upon our…

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The Importance of Fathers

Ever since the late 1950s when movies like Rebel Without a Cause began to portray fathers as bumbling idiots in aprons, the prestige and honor of the father in our culture has steadily eroded. One look at fathers in almost any popular television show today will prove this to be the case. A position and…

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The Authority God Has Given to Parents

With creative forms of Christian education sprouting all over the country, such as the University-Model®, Christian parents are realizing they need to revise their thinking in order to be effective co-teachers to their children. Taking on a new mindset involves confronting some of the more erroneous educational mindsets parents have unconsciously accepted about home and…

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