Month: November 2014

Praying with Thanksgiving

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your …

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The Intermountain Christian Story: The Big Three

If this was the title of a Jeopardy slide, the answers could be numerous. General Motors, Ford, & Chrysler might have been your answer if you are into the world of automobiles. Or maybe Yale, Princeton, and Harvard would have been your response if you followed college football in the 1880s.  If you grew up …

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Navigating the Ed Policy Storms: Measure Success

It is not enough to do your best; you must know what to do, then do your best. – W. Edward Deming A few months ago, I proposed that each Christian school and Christian school leader must answer the following questions about their institution in order to navigate a way through these turbulent times in education …

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Effective Christian Leadership: God Has A Plan

The work of leadership is hard, and it is not for the faint-hearted.  There are decisions to be made, problems to be addressed, challenges to be solved, tensions to be managed, conflicts to be resolved, tasks to be managed, and numerous other responsibilities that ultimately have an impact on many people.  And add to that …

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Connecting Truth: Training a Movement of Teachers to Equip Students to Reflect Christ

In my previous post, focus was given to answering the questions, why do we make our students take bible classes and identifying the purpose of our bible departments. In this post, we will briefly examine and answer the remaining three questions and then identify best practices for schools that have defined and are measuring spiritual maturity …

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Join the Parade of Nations

As I travel around the world, I see clear evidence that the epicenter of Christianity has been rapidly shifting. There has been explosive growth in the Christian faith in what is termed the Global South: Africa, Asia, and Latin America. This growth is now beginning to dwarf the bloc of Christians in Europe and North America. Philip Jenkins, in "The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity," points out that if we extrapolate the data to the year 2025, which is not too far away, the predominance of Christianity will continue to grow in the Global South.

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The Intermountain Christian Story: Covenantal or Missional?

One of the foundational questions that every Christian school needs to respond to is that of purpose – Why do we exist? The answer, for some Christian schools, has been deeply rooted in the concept of whether they are a covenantal Christian school or a missional Christian school. Intermountain Christian is asking this question as …

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