Month: February 2015

Praying for the Fruit of the Spirit

The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit …

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Score Group 1: Mission-Based Budgeting

On February 2-4, 2015 six heads of school gathered in Orlando, FL to think deeply about the concept of mission-based budgeting. Also in attendance were several board members and school finance officers. Below are two ideas that surfaced during our time together (more to come in later blogs): 1) Three Levers – Jake Becker, Head of School …

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Praying About What the Heavens Declare

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge. They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them. Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. Psalm 19:1-4 Here in …

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Christian Education and the Argument

If a biblical worldview is the shared distinctive of all Christian schools, regardless of other distinctives unique to a particular school, then it makes sense for Christian schools to spend time thinking about what that looks like. Even in schools where worldview integration is more aspirational, schools generally know what they are aiming for—instruction that …

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Innovation and the ‘Digical’ School

My View: Innovation in Christian Schools Educators in general and Christian schools in particular are often ridiculed for their lack of innovation, forward thinking, and risk taking. That criticism is what brought a small group of us together in 2010 to improve our own schools, and we found a group that was anxious to do …

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Prep the Way

International students are here to stay.  They are a booming business in secondary and post-secondary educational systems, and the US is more intent on opening up expanded visa opportunities for students than ever before.  Last year International students brought $27 billion dollars in revenues to the US alone. How can Christian Schools responsibly educate and …

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Religious Freedom

Interesting perspective on the critical importance of religion to democracy by Harvard professor, Clayton Christensen. Democracy works because people, most of the time, follow the rules. A majority of Americans, in the past, attended church. They learned that they were accountable to God as well as to society. As churches disappear at an alarming rate and religions lose their influence, what institutions will still teach Americans about democracy and to Whom they are accountable?

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Effective Christian Leadership: Ezra’s Model of Team Leadership

As I have studied the book of Ezra (and I’m not sure why I did, but I think it originally had something to do with being struck by a particular verse – Ezra 7:10 – which in turn piqued my interest and led to a lengthy study) I have learned many lessons that were personally …

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