Washington’s Reverence

February is a time of remembering our Presidents, and particularly the contribution of George Washington. You and your children will enjoy this brief anecdote of General Washington and his mother.  Set during the American Revolution, the story gives tribute to a mother’s influence upon the character of her son. Enjoy this audio clip, Washington’s Reverence, read by Jeanette Whittaker.

Representatives and Their Duty

As I watched the news last evening, I was contemplating events taking place in my home state, as well as several states in the Midwest. Several thoughts came to mind:

As our representatives were elected, they were sent to “stand in our place” to make decisions according to their conscience. When difficult choices are to be made, what are the expectations of those they represent? Do we anticipate that they will take their place and make decisions, even when they are difficult? I reflected on the fact that our young men and women are facing hard decisions on a field of battle. That battle is life threatening and yet they go forth with courage each day to protect the liberty for each of us. Can we not expect that our representatives will have the same courage when all they are facing is a war with words? How can they leave the state and go into hiding rather than be about the business they were elected to do?

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American Christian Education – The Principle Approach

American Christian Education
The Principle Approach

• Restores Biblical Character and Scholarship
• Values America’s Providential History
• Nurtures the Rising Generation for Leadership
• Builds the Capacity for Self Education

    Christian educators and parents, awakened to the necessity of genuinely seeking Biblical truth in every aspect of life, are discovering that the Principle Approach effectively achieves their educational goals. Restored to American consciousness by Verna Hall and Rosalie Slater, the Principle Approach is “America’s historic Christian method of Biblical reasoning which makes the truths of God’s Word the basis for every subject. . . ”
    This unique philosophy and method considers every academic discipline as a reflection of the nature of God, and emphasizes the principles which enlight the student’s understanding and enables him to master his academic subjects. This historic method of Biblical reasoning is built upon a recognition of the Providence of God in history and the Biblical principles of government upon which our nation was built.
    Equipped with the tools of lifelong learning, students are prepared to reason independently and govern themselves by Christian principles.

  • Challenges the student to develop Biblical reasoning
  • Cultivates individual scholarship by mastering the tools of learning
  • Equips the student for American Christian citizenship
  • Develops the Biblical discernment necessary to address issues of neighborhood, city, county, state, and national government

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