Iron Sharpening Iron

Iron Sharpening Iron

“As iron sharpens iron, So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.” (Proverbs 27:17, NKJV)  As we have been reading through “Total Truth” by Nancy Pearcey at our Fortis worldview small group (which you are welcome to join), I have been deeply moved by the fact...

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Integrated Lives

Integrated Lives

One of the powerful messages from our Fortis Christian worldview small group is that human beings are only satisfied when every area of their life is integrated in worship to King Jesus.  The prevailing worldview is that there is a wall of separation between the...

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Our Cultural Mandate

Our Cultural Mandate

I enjoy it when people to ask me why I love Fortis Academy.  There are many reasons, but one in particular is that the classical Christian education movement is intertwined with the Christian worldview movement.  Through these two movements I have a genuine excitement...

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Preparing to Win the Prize

Preparing to Win the Prize

Having a vision of what we want to accomplish is an absolute necessity to keep before us as we labor together to achieve our goals.  I think of Paul exhorting the Corinthians by likening their Christian walk to running a race for a prize.  He gave them a glimpse into...

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Excellence and Preeminence

Excellence and Preeminence

One of the messages that has consistently been communicated this year is that we are aligning our curriculum and educational experience at Fortis Academy for academic excellence.  One would think that such a commitment would be hailed unanimously by a school’s...

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Classical Education at Fortis

Classical Education at Fortis

I have spoken about Charlotte Mason's student motto "I am, I can, I ought, I will." before. I love this motto and would like to visit it again as we think about classical Christian education and Fortis Academy. I am a child of God, I can do all things through Christ...

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Raising Men with Chests

Raising Men with Chests

Yesterday after a 6 year well-check appointment my children informed me that they were starving. It was actually starving pronounced with 10 as and 10 rs; staaaaaaaarrrrrrrving! I told them that we could go to lunch before heading home to begin our school work for the...

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Board Resolution FAQs

Board Resolution FAQs

One of the major accomplishments of the Board working with Dr. Marshall this year at Fortis Academy is the resolution reaffirming our founding vision and mission.  They Board passed a resolution which defines clearly who we are as a school and where we are going. ...

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Why Study the Liberal Arts?

Why Study the Liberal Arts?

“The pleasure arising from thinking and learning will make us think and learn all the more.”  -Aristotle, Ethics A liberal arts education, as a general concept, involves integrative learning—transdisciplinary and/or interdisciplinary study—through history.  Such an...

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