Are Teachers Becoming Antiquated?

When we hear the word antiquated, we think of things that are no longer useful to today’s society: the horse and buggy, the typewriter, the corded telephone. Each of these things was good and useful in its day. But as advances in science and technology have occurred in rapid succession, they have been replaced by…  [read the full post]

Reverse Thinking

Why is Christian Education so important to us? Our culture is inundated with the type of thinking that is completely opposite the truths found in Scripture.  Our children our faced at every turn with man’s opinion being presented as truth.  Even “truth” itself seems to change regularly, and we are told that one man’s “truth”…  [read the full post]

Thanksgiving – It’s Not Just For November!

  This year our spiritual focus at Heritage Christian Academy will be on developing a better understanding and practice of biblical gratitude. We are commanded in Ephesians 5:20 to “give thanks always and for everything to God the Father.” It is an issue that we struggle with because we are being culturally inundated with the…  [read the full post]

{Education} When A Square Peg Won’t Fit In A Round Hole

As Christian educators, we are familiar with the verse found in Proverbs 22:6: “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” (ESV) Many of us cite that as an encouraging verse in the daily rigors of educating the children that are under…  [read the full post]

Doorframes and Video Screens

Doorframes. In our world they are ubiquitous as we pass from building to building in our heated and air conditioned indoor lives. In the Hebrew culture they represented the divide between the Jewish culture and the outside world. In some cases they represented the dividing line between safety and peril, family and strangers, even life…  [read the full post]

Where Are All The Leaders?

Who is going to lead the next generation of Christians? With the continued removal of all things Christian from our culture, where are the next generation of Elders, Deacons, Sunday School teachers and church volunteers going to develop their faith, understanding and spiritual maturity? The recent study from the internationally renowned Cardus Institute provides a…  [read the full post]

No Apology for Apologetics

Apologetics is a word often used in Christian education, but seldom fully grasped. At its most basic meaning, the word apologetics is defined as “the branch of theology concerned with the defense or proof of Christianity.” But as with most words, there is much more to apologetics than a simple definition. There seems to be…  [read the full post]

Why in the World is Worldview Important?

 Worldview. It’s a word that is thrown around so much these days it has almost become a catchphrase. But what is it? Why does it even matter? And why are Christians so bent on using this word? Worldview comes from a German word weltanschauung meaning a comprehensive conception of image of the universe and of…  [read the full post]

Five Issues Facing Christian Schools – Part 5 (Spirituality)

 Let me begin by noting that I tell parents and educators that I do not know what our children will need to know in 10 years, never mind 25 years. In fact, I tell parents that if someone does try to convince them they have such foreknowledge, they are lying…or deranged. The current pace of…  [read the full post]

Five Issues Facing Christian Schools – Part 4 (Governmental Intrusion)

 Let me begin by noting that I tell parents and educators that I do not know what our children will need to know in 10 years, never mind 25 years. In fact, I tell parents that if someone does try to convince them they have such foreknowledge, they are lying…or deranged. The current pace of…  [read the full post]