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 […]

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 […]

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). […]

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 […]

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 […]