Leadership 101: Back to the Basics

No matter what stage of life you are in (student or adult), nor what your call to vocation, we believe that you have opportunity to be a leader in some situations.  Maybe these opportunities are numerous and daily, maybe they are rare.  But God has placed each of us in a position to influence those…  [read the full post]

What is the “Real World?”

Have you ever heard a parent say that they want their child in a public school so they can experience the real world? The clear implication being that a Christian school is somehow too sheltered and/or not a true representation of reality or life or what someone will experience as an adult. I submit that…  [read the full post]

The Absolute Necessity of Art for the Christian

As old as some of the tool and weapon artifacts we have discovered at archaeological digs may be, some of the paintings on the walls of ancient caves may be older. In fact, the great historian Paul Johnson has noted that “it is likely that art was the first of the human professions.” So it…  [read the full post]

How’s Your Stewardship?

What do you think of when you hear the word “stewardship?” If you are like most people, the word stewardship brings up images of sermons being preached on the church’s next building program or a deficit in the church budget. But is it possible that we are missing the true meaning of this word? Is…  [read the full post]

The Hurried Child – Part 2

Earlier this month, we took a closer look at the depth of harm that can be done to our elementary-age children by subjecting them too greatly to this hurried, fast-paced world.  According to author David Elkind in his book “The Hurried Child,” more stress and damage can be done than we often realize (read post).…  [read the full post]

Created for Relationship

The focus at our recent S.T.A.R.T. (Student Teamwork and Readiness Training) event for incoming 7th grade students here at HCA was TEAMWORK.  We spent a great deal of that time talking about the foundation of teamwork; relationships. Early in Genesis we find God saying “It is not good for man to be alone.” Although the…  [read the full post]

The Right Idea . . . The Wrong Time

We’ve all been there. We have, what we feel, is the perfect solution to a problem. It might be in our family life, in our workplace, at our church, or even in our relationships. The solution is well-thought out, sound and reasonable. In fact, in our mind, it might even be the exact right solution…  [read the full post]

College Credit. It’s Not Just for College Anymore!

Are you familiar with Advanced Placement or AP classes? For many years, AP classes were considered the ‘best’ classes and afforded students an opportunity to possibly earn college credit if they passed an end-of-year test in May. Depending on the score of the test, a college might award college credit or remove a particular general…  [read the full post]