Letters & Notes
Sep08

Letters & Notes

Fall 2017 Greetings from The King’s College in NYC! It was an honor to be with you during the ACCS conference in Pittsburgh last week. Thank you for your warm welcome. I felt I was part of a community of leaders who are collectively doing something significant for the Kingdom of God. It was a pleasure meeting so many of you and I was encouraged by your support of what we are doing in NYC. Please know that The King’s College would love...

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Where the Good Way Is
Aug25

Where the Good Way Is

Fall 2017 Classical education can do today what it has done before. A friend who attends Oxford University reports that the Christian scholarly publication First Things has been moved to a rack at the library designated as “hate speech.”   Already in 2017, we’ve seen numerous incidents like the student riot at Middlebury College where a conservative scholar, Charles Murray from the American Enterprise Institute, was invited to...

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Chrysostom 2017 Winners
Aug25

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...

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Conference 2017 Video and Audio
Aug25

Conference 2017 Video and Audio

Speaker Highlights ▾ | Geronimo, Amen Trailer ▸ DR. GREGORY THORNBURY Called “America’s first hipster college president” by The American Spectator, Dr. Gregory Thornbury is working to align The King’s College with classical Christian education—while delivering engaging messages such as “Cain, Abel, and Kanye: The Gospel & Pop Culture.” MATT WHITLING Matt Whitling—father, principal, teacher, discipler—brings...

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I Have Met Tolkien’s Eagles
Aug23

I Have Met Tolkien’s Eagles

by Dr. John Mark N. Reynolds | Fall 2017   We have loved being in Pittsburgh, but we would have come even if the Conference was in Newark, New Jersey.   Where were we? We have been meeting with the Association of Classical Christian Schools and if you lack hope, know hope. All my life I have wanted to bring the best possible education to everyone. I have always hated the fact that the rest of us never got the education that...

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The Gray Havens
Aug23

The Gray Havens

Fall 2017 THE QUICKEST ROUTE FROM THE HEAD TO THE HEART IS A STORY. —DAVE RADFORD, CREATOR OF THE GRAY HAVENS Gray Havens Website | How They Met | The American Idol Experience | Albums on Amazon | Tour Info Radford and his wife, Licia, emerged together from varying musical pasts to settle on one clear mission—use the power of music combined with story to spread the gospel.   It was a niche few were filling. With musical...

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2017 Blakey Prize Winners
Aug23

2017 Blakey Prize Winners

Fall 2017   Blakey Prize in Fine Art: ACCS National Fine Arts Competition Congratulations to our winners! To learn more about prizes and contest rules, visit the ACCS website.   Drawing Category Painting...

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DIY Parenting
Aug22

DIY Parenting

Fall 2017   THE NEXT BEST THING “I wish I could go back to school!” It’s a common lament from parents of classical Christian school students. While we can’t do much to reverse time, we can offer suggestions. Increasingly, we’re hearing that parents have found a way to bridge this gap, with the added bonus of engaging in their kids’ daily lives. It’s simple. Get your students’ reading lists, and read the books. Most...

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The Reality of the Game
Aug22

The Reality of the Game

by Beck Brydon | Fall 2017 Win from the bleachers   John Wooden was adamant that you should never be able to tell if his team won or lost based on the emotions of his players.   Win by 20 or lose by 20, how the players conducted themselves should be the same. As spectators, we can learn a lot from this principle. When we conduct ourselves with self-control and grace in a tough loss, our light shines bright. When we win with...

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Back to (a Classical) School
Aug22

Back to (a Classical) School

by Rebekah Merkle | Fall 2017 An answer for students to the why question   So here you are in a classical school. Have you ever wondered why?   (Aside, of course, from the obvious fact that this is where your parents decided you should go.) In my experience, high school students in classical schools frequently have only the haziest notion of what this whole thing is supposed to accomplish—and sometimes they have the wrong...

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Arrival
Aug22

Arrival

Fall 2017 A sci- movie reveals the power of classical languages Spoiler Alert:  Arrival’s reality is closer than most science fiction.   Twelve mysterious UFO’s hover over global positions in a sci-fi cliché that deserves one more installment.   The imaginative plot in Oscar-winning Arrival was recently made available for streaming and on DVD. Arrival’s routine plot is matched with a thought-provoking response to alien...

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Century Watch
Aug22

Century Watch

Fall 2017 This year in history: 1917     PRAGMATISM, LAW, AND THE UNLIMITED POWER OF PURPOSE   In 1917, the Progressive Era (c. 1880 to 1930) was in full swing. Pragmatism, the belief that  effectiveness determines value, was gaining influence as the government’s role in daily life expanded. Education, as arguably the most powerful means of societal control, naturally went all in. Today, classical Christian schools...

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ευρηκα: (eureka) = I Found It!
Aug18

ευρηκα: (eureka) = I Found It!

by Karen Moore | Fall 2017 Archimedes’ famous exclamation applies to my own discovery as well.   I am often asked, “So what made you decide to study Latin and Greek?” I smile, knowing the answer is not what one might expect.   The answer to that oft -asked question is that my mother made me do it.The greater truth is that God made it happen. One day my sixth grade teacher passed out choice sheets for selecting our upcoming...

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2017 Summer
May26

2017 Summer

Artwork Above by Elliana Elkins, 10th Grade Jonathan Edwards Classical Academy, Nashville, TN Online Articles Summer 2017 Welcome – Back to the Glory Days Graduates Profile A Substitute’s Story DIY Parenting Century Watch The Results Listen and Read Camping with Friends Bingo Alumni Profile – Andrew Brinkerhoff See Full Issue (PDF) Notes and Citations Century Watch 1...

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Times & Seasons – Camp With School Friends
May26

Times & Seasons – Camp With School Friends

Summer 2017 Making Summer Matter – The Summer Guide Camp with (school) friends! School campouts can build memories and a stronger community. Camping is largely about having a good time together. How can it be better? Friends. And some of the best friends you can find are probably at your ACCS school. Why not invite them along? When you arrive, the kids see their friends and are off! After the tent’s up, grab portable seating and...

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