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The Use of Scripture in Public Discourse

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Public and Private Discourse Public discourse is any branch of reason intended for use by the population at large. By contrast, private discourse is reasoning used among members of an organization be it a family, a church, a group of friends, or a club. The patterns...
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Speaking of Dirt

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by Lisa
Friday, 21 March, 2014
categories: Rhetoric Stage (ages 14 to 18)
It started with a dirt hill. The large, unassuming pile of fill dirt occupied the back corner of our church property. To us adults it represented the unfinished nature of our construction efforts. To our children, it represented adventure, strategy, and conquest. Every...
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The Way of Repentance

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by Andrew
Friday, 03 January, 2014
categories: Classical Christian Education
Even in rhetoric, it all comes down to The Way of Repentance. What is this Way? One might look at it in a number of different lights. Here is one: it is leaving behind the voices, anxieties, and vainglories that crowd our minds and souls in order to enter His silence...
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Finding the Right Words for Christmas

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by Jen
Friday, 27 December, 2013
categories: Classical Christian Education
It has been a cold December day and I am sitting inside wishing for a fire to warm my hands. A pot of chicken broth is bubbling on the stove. Tonight, as I chopped vegetables and threw handfuls of herbs into the pot, I thought about the flavorful liquid that comes from...
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What if Adam and Eve had been Challenge Students?

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by Brian
Tuesday, 05 November, 2013
categories: Big Ideas: Truth, Beauty, Goodness and more!
Recently, a few of our city commissioners tried to pass an ordinance that was clearly unbiblical. As I was discussing it with others, I stumbled upon a disturbing trend. While everyone I talked with agreed that the ordinance was wrong, most could not effectively...
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