A Love for Learning

A Love for Learning

One of the goals of a classical Christian education is to inspire a love for learning, and one of the most exciting things as an educator is when students develop that passion for themselves.  I would argue that this is only fully possible in a Christian school,...

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Educational Tradition

Educational Tradition

How a nation educates our children determines the future of our society.  I often have the privilege of meeting families who are concerned not only about where our society is, but also about the culture and content of modern education.  They are looking for something...

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Our Core Beliefs

Our Core Beliefs

As a multi-denominational school, Fortis Academy has agreed upon a small set of beliefs that we all agree upon and explicitly teach in the classroom: The Bible is the inspired and inerrant word of God. The Bible has defined marriage. The Bible has defined gender. The...

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Challenges Cause Us to Grow

Challenges Cause Us to Grow

It is amazing to me how a simple phrase can express a whole season of our life.  When commenting on our journey as missionary pastors, my wife Stephanie said, “The dream of living by faith and the reality are completely different.”  What we expect at the beginning of...

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Expert Storytellers

Expert Storytellers

This Sunday, during a wonderful time of fellowship, a member of our church began quoting C.S. Lewis and G.K. Chesterton in response to the message. From there we began discussing the incredible ideas that came out of that era and pondered what made them such...

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Culture Wars

Culture Wars

Culture is an expression of the values of communities, and one could argue that values are a product of religion, when religion is properly defined.  More than how we worship, religion defines reality and purpose, it determines what or who is worthy to be worshipped...

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Developing a Christian Worldview

Developing a Christian Worldview

The purpose of developing a Christian worldview is not to tell the world how wrong they are so we can feel better about our faith.  Quite to the contrary, when we develop an authentic Christian worldview, we find goodness, truth and beauty wherever it is to be found,...

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Beholding Beauty in Education

Beholding Beauty in Education

Trying to summarize the beauty and effectiveness of a classical Christian education in a short article is very challenging because whole books are written about this subject.  At the heart of a classical Christian education is the quadrivium and the trivium, which...

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Investing in Our Children

Investing in Our Children

One of the proposals at the Liberty Hill city council recently are for a security resource officer to be hired to protect students at the local public schools. This has caused me to think a lot about the problems we are facing as a culture and raised a lot of question...

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A Heritage of Christian Leadership

A Heritage of Christian Leadership

I often like to ponder the impact Christianity has made on the West after celebrating Independence Day.  When I studied the founding of the United States, I realized that the U.S. has a rich heritage that can be traced through the history of the church from the death...

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