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Platonic Hammers

Platonic Hammers

I grew up watching This Old House with my Dad. I actually couldn’t care less (then and now) about nuances of carpentry or dovetailed joints, but I loved spending time with my Dad, and the information proved invaluable when working at Home Depot and smugly telling a...

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Touring an Art Museum

Touring an Art Museum

Think about the last time you visited a museum.  Were you excited, or did you break out in a cold sweat at the mere thought of having to navigate the vast halls?  Did you leave feeling enriched or exhausted?  If you could relive that time, what would you do...

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Running Kangaroos and Competing Educational Theories

Running Kangaroos and Competing Educational Theories

Everyone knows a kangaroo trips when he tries to run, and everyone knows the world is filled with contradictions. People say one thing and do another. Medicines designed to cure, instead carry side effects worse than the original ailment. Politicians elected to pass...

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Accurate or True?

Accurate or True?

See more in The Stacks. Please note that the views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the ACCS. By Paul Renfroe Accuracy can be used to obscure Truth. As the saying goes, “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damn lies, and statistics.”...

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Sophrosune

Sophrosune

See more in The Stacks. Please note that the views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the ACCS. By Deanna Kotila Socrates was a brave man. Yes, he had been soldier, but more importantly he was a man who wasn’t afraid of the answers to...

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Theology Through the Eyes of Fiction

Theology Through the Eyes of Fiction

By KYLE D. RAPINCHUK Visit:The Classical Thistle In Christian communities, we commonly study literature with an aim towards assessing the worldview of a particular work. We may look at the characters and their choices in order to determine if they are moral or not and...

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Are they ready to give an answer?

Are they ready to give an answer?

Photo: Trinitas Christian School, Pensacola, FL by PATRICK HALBROOK History & Rhetoric Teacher, Cary Christian School Originally published: https://www.carychristianschool.org/are-they-ready-to-give-an-answer/ But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be...

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God Started a School

God Started a School

By JENNIFER DURHAM Startups Schools are starting around the country (and even around the globe). Some of these startups post information on the ACCS main website. To see this list visit ClassicalChristian.org/start-a-school. It was Sunday, July 30th, 2017 when we...

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Knowing God at Harvard

Knowing God at Harvard

By PATRICK HALBROOK If a high school student asked you to recommend a college where the Bible is faithfully taught, Christian moral principles are held in high esteem, and knowledge of God is understood to be the foundation of all knowledge, what would you suggest? A...

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Holidays: History, Meaning, and the Future

Holidays: History, Meaning, and the Future

By Edward Straka According to Harold J. Berman – author of Law and Revolution and former law professor at Harvard University – history is driven by revolutions that drive changes in the law structure of society that affects the governance of people, places and things....

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Science, Cambridge, & a Quest for Antifragile Faith

Science, Cambridge, & a Quest for Antifragile Faith

By G. Tyler Fischer, Head of School, Veritas Academy It is easy to experience disequilibrium at Cambridge. The first event during my recent visit to the University of Cambridge was dinner. When I sat down, I struck up a conversation with the affable man seated...

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Today We Finished Reading “Charlotte’s Web”

Today We Finished Reading “Charlotte’s Web”

by Faith Silvertooth Christian Heritage Classical School, Longview, TX Today, we finished reading Charlotte’s Web. It was very emotional for us. As I was reading the chapter in which Charlotte dies, I noticed one of my students gasp. I looked up to realize she figured...

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Art is long. Life is eternal.

Art is long. Life is eternal.

by Alane Holm Ars longa; vita brevis. "Art is long, life is brief." This phrase is attributed to the fourth century Roman statesman, Seneca, but it is believed to have originated first with Hippocrates, who spoke to this human dilemma in the opening pages of his...

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Tips for Educating your Kids…Even on the Commute

Tips for Educating your Kids…Even on the Commute

Morality While Motoring Depending on where we lived at the time, we have had anywhere from a twenty to fifty (!) minute drive to the classical Christian school my children attend. As such, we have devoted plenty of effort over the years to developing creative ways to...

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Acquiring Good Taste: Expanding your Intellectual Appetite

Acquiring Good Taste: Expanding your Intellectual Appetite

Sometimes it’s as much fun to read about food as it is to eat it. Consider this passage from Dickens’ novel, Pickwick Papers: “Mr. Pickwick found that his three companions had risen and were waiting his arrival to commence breakfast, which was ready laid in tempting...

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Christians and History and Christian History

Christians and History and Christian History

Henry Ford famously said history is “bunk,” by which he meant that people should live in the present and not in the past. This common criticism of history has bled into the church. It has been equal parts ironic and ruinous that the church’s resistance to church...

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You Cannot “Find” the Will of God

You Cannot “Find” the Will of God

A Message to the Class of 2016 (and for Everyone) (Adapted & Re-Printed) Over the last two centuries, a popular but troubling theology has emerged in Christian churches. The doctrine of God's perfect will suggests that our Creator has a hidden plan for our lives...

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