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Secular or Sacred: Teaching our Children the True Origin of Christmas

November 30, 2021

Reading Time: 6 minutes   When my children were small, I sometimes worried about placing an emphasis on Santa, even as we celebrated Christ. What if, I worried, when the time came when they would see the truth about the North Pole they would also apply the same reasoning to Bethlehem? Still, every Christmas Eve after church we would […]

Children’s Faith and Cultural Street Smarts

May 19, 2021

Reading Time: 7 minutes   Visit any Christian bookstore or website, and there you will find a section of inspirational posters depicting images of beautiful sunsets, beaches, shadowy mountain vistas, or people raising their arms in praise. Others have kittens or puppies captioned with admonitions to “never tire of doing good” or to reminders that “God will never leave […]

Love One Another

March 22, 2021

Reading Time: < 1 minute We invite you to listen in on our Upper School chapel with Dr. Randy Hilton as he uncovers the beauty and transforming power of 1 John, 2 John, and 3 John. Randy’s teaching gift brings clarity to the words of John written in these short books of the Bible. Randy gives a summary of each […]

For the Honor of 21 Seconds

August 18, 2020

Reading Time: 4 minutes   This article was written by Upper School history teacher David Landon, who leads the 10th grade field study to Washington, D.C., each year. The two-day study includes time at Arlington National Cemetery, where students reflect on the character of the sentinel guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. This article first appeared in […]

Portrait of a Father: Teaching Character As Washington Was Taught

Reading Time: 7 minutes   The American family has certainly changed since the founding of our Nation. In colonial families, the father served as the head of the family, providing for his family and raising his children to be disciplined and productive. He set the standard of behavior, both in religion and socially. The colonial father would train his […]

Noah, The Quarantine, and The True Ark of Salvation

April 8, 2020

Reading Time: 5 minutes   Recently, a striking image has circulated Facebook. It is a depiction of Noah’s Ark being tossed by the waves in a storm with the statement “first quarantined family.” If you know the biblical account of Noah’s Ark, then you will know that Noah and his family, eight people total, were chosen by God to […]