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Ten Years of Baking Memories

Winter 2017 Great & Small   The Georgetown Library Gingerbread Competition in Georgetown, TX, takes engineering to new levels. And leading the show is Grace Academy (GA). For the past decade, the GA Classical League has been rebuilding Rome in gingerbread and has brought home the title four times: twice for the Colosseum, once for the Trojan Horse, and once for the Pantheon. Each year, they construct an ancient piece of classical architecture entirely of edible materials—per contest rules. The students first created a Roman domus (townhouse). While their entry didn’t win, the students so loved the project that...

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Dr. Louis Markos

While you could buy Dr. Markos’ DVDs from The Teaching Company, you wouldn’t hear these lectures. Enjoy his scholarship and humor live this year at the ACCS conference. Markos is the Robert H. Ray Chair in Humanities and Professor of English at Houston Baptist University. Explore modernism and postmodernism and learn how the church can respond to them. Together we can reverse a mindset that is not only detrimental to the arts but that threatens the central mystery of the Gospels: the Incarnation. Watch Dr. Markos’ talk at the ACCS...

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Dr. Gregory Thornbury

President of The King’s College, son of a Baptist minister, and educated under the supervision of Al Mohler, Dr. Thornbury is an author and contributor to publications including First Things, World Magazine, and the Washington Post. He occasionally guest-hosts the Eric Metaxas show. View Dr. Thornbury’s talk at the ACCS...

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John Piper

“All things not only belong to Christ, but all things display Christ. Human beings exist to magnify his worth in the world. Our worth consists of our capacity to consciously make much of his worth. The goal of [Christian education] cannot be expressed with man as the end point. Christ is the endpoint. All things are from him and through him and to him (Romans 11:36).” Visit Desiring God Ministries. See more supporters of the...

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Welcome to The Classical Difference

If you are a culture-changer, or a parent who wants to raise one, you came to the right place. We are an organization dedicated to promoting classical Christian education (CCE) by encouraging parents, educating seekers, and uniting the existing national community. As affiliates of the Association of Classical Christian Schools (ACCS), we promote classical Christian education through our magazine publication in addition to our online community. Find out more about our print magazine. Classical Christian education, as we understand it, is a means of transferring a way of life, not simply preparation for the workforce. We believe that in order to be a valuable member of the workforce, students must first love what is good, true, and beautiful. Prepare good people, and they will perform well in all areas of life, occupational and personal. How do we develop leaders such as these? It’s no secret. We work to revive the medieval model of education, one with a robust core of liberal arts, centered on Christ. We believe Christ is sovereign over everything, and as such should be integrated into every part of the educational curriculum and community. Why study history? Because we can see how Christ prepared the world for his works. Why study math? Because we can witness the meticulous order with which God designed the world. We have found that when Christ is first in every subject,...

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Chrysostom 2017 Winners

Fall 2017 The National ACCS Oratory Contest 2017 Winners Each year, students from ACCS member schools compete in a national oratory contest. But these probably aren’t like the speeches most of us remember from high school. CHRYSOSTOM MEANS “GOLDEN MOUTHED” IN GREEK. John Chrysostom (St. John in the Eastern Orthodox, Catholic, and Anglican churches) began his life in 349 in Antioch and died on his way to exile in 407. He was most notably Archbishop of Constantinople. So effective was his speech that he could contain city-wide riots and influence the highest levels of royalty. But it also got...

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