And Can It Be? New Hymns!
Jun06

And Can It Be? New Hymns!

The blind Irish monk, Dallan Forgail, penned “Be Thou My Vision” in the sixth century. Today, Irish hymn writers Keith and Kristyn Getty emerge in his footsteps with songs like “In Christ Alone.”

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Culture Grip – Summer 2016
Jun02

Culture Grip – Summer 2016

  Summer 2016 In the News Catholic education body recognizes classical education as one of the biggest trends in 2016. A major advocacy group for the two million school children in Roman Catholic schools noticed something: classical education is a strong and growing trend in Catholic schools. “Concerns for the soundness of Common Core State Standards are in some ways responsible for renewed interest in classical education....

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Alumni Profile – Elizabeth Wade
Jun01

Alumni Profile – Elizabeth Wade

  by ANDREA DEALE | Summer 2016 ACCS alumnus sees light and darkness Elizabeth Wade has no concept of color—literally. She was born with achromatopsia, a disorder characterized by light sensitivity and the absence of color vision. Direct sunlight impairs her vision. She cannot drive. But these limitations, she says, matter little.   As a result, Elizabeth has learned to see things differently–to look past appearances...

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Set Apart – Summer 2016
May30

Set Apart – Summer 2016

Summer 2016   Through the Looking Glass Great & Small Heroes manifest in Christ Bailey Vaughn might be thinking that her year of hard work is finally paying off. She is the first high school student to be published in the Christian Research Journal, a publication which focuses on a wide variety of Christian theological topics. Like many classical Christian school students, Bailey was required to present a senior thesis, a...

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DIY Parenting – Summer 2016
May30

DIY Parenting – Summer 2016

  by Rachel Jankovic | Summer 2016 You make your child an artist–everyday Teaching our children to appreciate art is one of the most enjoyable parts of parenting—something that is part of every fun thing we’ve ever done together.   Am I some kind of flashcard junkie? Or do I start out every day with a good hour in the art books? No.That’s hardly the life we live. But we do teach our children to enjoy the beauty in this...

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Century Watch – Summer 2016
May30

Century Watch – Summer 2016

  Summer 2016 For Shakespeare the game is up.   With his death on April 23, 1616, at age 52, there was a sea change in our language. Tis high time we appreciated his gift. We don’t know if he had a heart of gold or was the Devil incarnate, but we do know that what’s done is done, and he did it well.   When one thinks of Shakespeare, in one’s heart of hearts, star crossed lovers whispering soliloquies with bated breath...

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Your Child’s Higher Calling
May30

Your Child’s Higher Calling

  by Douglas Wilson | Summer 2016 A poet of culture The end then of learning is to repair the ruins of our first parents by regaining to know God aright, and out of that knowledge to love him, to imitate him, to be like him, as we may the nearest by possessing our souls of true virtue, which being united to the heavenly grace of faith makes up the highest perfection. —John Milton   This is a rich sentence—“out of that...

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Brainwaves
May30

Brainwaves

Look up “summer activities” on the web and you’ll quickly find a century’s worth of great ideas. We’ve narrowed it down to five challenges that will keep your kids entertained, active, and engaged this summer.

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Your Children Become What They Behold
May29

Your Children Become What They Behold

One day in the middle of homeschooling our four children, I looked around our apartment where we were all working. There was not one beautiful object in it.

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Breaking the Barrier
May29

Breaking the Barrier

ON ANY GIVEN SATURDAY in the spring, you’ll likely find Grant Horner kicking his crampons into the ice at 14,000 feet as he ascends one of California’s many challenging peaks.

Monday morning, he guides undergraduates at The Masters College through the Italian and English Renaissance. And on Tuesday, he’ll counsel rhetoric students at Trinity Classical School in Valencia, CA.

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