HCA . . . In The Words of Our Alumni (Part 3)

We are publishing, from time to time, a series of blog posts over the next few weeks in which we hear from past students of HCA. In their own words, they can speak best as to how the school has prepared them for the next phase of their lives. It is encouraging to hear from these…  [read the full post]

Christian Education & The Game

There likely isn’t a high school in the United States that doesn’t have some type of sports program. Christian schools are no exception. But why, exactly, do we place an emphasis on sports in an institution where we are primarily teaching students how to live their lives with a Christian worldview? There is much value…  [read the full post]

Eight Little (Big) Leadership Words

All of us our leaders. Our leadership may take many different forms, but we all are leading someone else in some way. Parents are leading their children, teachers are leading their students . . . even students are often leading other students. An important part of Christian Education is teaching the next generation to be…  [read the full post]

How To Raise Up A Leader

In his 2006 book, provocatively titled The Last Christian Generation, Josh McDowell addresses a crisis facing churches today.  He quotes surveys from Barna and others that indicate that 70% or more of “churched youth” will find that the church will not play a part in their lives when they leave home … some put that…  [read the full post]

Teenagers and Baby Bottles

Since the founding of Heritage Christian Academy, it’s secondary campus (serving students 7th – 12th grades) has partnered with Axis Ministries. Axis’ goal is to move teens from Apathy to Action. This has proven to be a valuable partnership as we prepare our older students to launch into the world and view their faith as…  [read the full post]

Absolute Truth vs Relative Truth – Where Should We Stand?

Recently, I have been engaged in reading and thinking about truth and relativism. Through my research, I stumbled across a quote from Allan Bloom, in his book, The Closing of the American Mind, “…The danger they have been taught to fear from absolutism is not error but intolerance.” Bloom’s argument is that schools and education…  [read the full post]

Who Says?

One of the passions of a strong Christian school is to teach its students – beginning in the youngest grades – to think critically. We strive daily to give the next generation a firm foundation that allows them to understand what they believe, and to evaluate all that happens around them from a Biblical worldview.…  [read the full post]

Choices and Chicken Necks

Dr. Carl Zylstra, a retired Christian college president, has a unique way of looking at the sacrifice often needed to provide Christian education. It involves a choice—in some cases it is sacrificial to ensure that our children receive a gift that will last a lifetime and indeed, into eternity. I never seem to have any…  [read the full post]