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The Pitfalls of Perfectionism - Part I: Protectionism and Power

by Kate
Thursday, 06 February, 2014
categories: Articles
Classical, Christian education upholds a vision of excellence: in character (best described in terms of ethics), in knowledge and understanding (perhaps viewed as academics), and in biblical worldview (quite likely, wisdom: the fear of the Lord). It is important to...
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The Greatest Courtship in History

by Kate
Tuesday, 24 December, 2013
categories: Articles, Big Ideas: Truth, Beauty, Goodness and more!
There is a story often told. It is a timeless story about the courtship between a good man and a gentle young woman. They marry. A family comes into being, into which a child is born. This is a story so often repeated in real time that its occurrences seem impossible...
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Children Who Thirst

Hwa is thet mei thet hors wettrien the him-self nule drinken   Written in an older form of English, the above apparently means something like, “Who can give water to the horse that will not drink of its own accord?” Perhaps the oldest English proverb still in use...
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Rock-solid Retention, Rigorous Exploration, and Right Decision

In our society, we often think of skills as a set of “expert” techniques that we apply to particular activities. We classify ourselves, among other things, as “skilled” doctors, electricians, musicians, basketball players, teachers, cooks, or decorators. We tend to...
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Fear: "Molehill-Maker" or "Mountain-Mover"?

The same Emily Bronte who penned that famously over-the-top Gothic romance, Wuthering Heights, wrote a poem in which one of the most bedrock truths of the Christian faith is expressed in the very first stanza. Bronte dives right in on the importance of faith and of...
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