Classical Difference: Math

“Why do we have to learn this?”  “I’m never going to use this kind of math.” “My parent is not good at math, and I’m not either.” As a math teacher, I have heard these comments and many more, usually coupled with a downtrodden spirit. Granted, I am a “math person” who would happily solve […]

Christlike Intellect

“Cultivating intellect and virtue through the biblical worldview.”                This is the motto which guides Providence Preparatory Academy’s structure, culture, and operations. Its meaning lies in the truth of growing, learning, and striving in the example and teachings of Jesus Christ—the very core of Christianity. PPA is not the first school to model itself in […]

Logic and Rhetoric In Christ

Ever watch a toddler, perhaps your own, eagerly ‘help’ dad with some activity like raking the leaves or going fishing? Think of the joy both can experience only together. Think of the growing understanding of both in what they are learning. And think of our heavenly Father and ourselves. The toddler isn’t really helping dad […]

Biblical Communication

Communication is a big part of what we do here at PPA. In fact, communication is a big part of our Christian walks. As believers, we want to communicate whether in verbal, electronic, or written form within the parameters of God’s Word.   We all understand the power of the tongue. It contains both the […]

What is of greater value in education: rigor or vigor?

When one thinks of rigorous education we normally think in terms of difficulty. As Christians, we believe in the sovereignty of a good God who ordains struggle in His children’s lives in order to facilitate growth. This thinking is biblical and explained more than once throughout Scripture. Struggle is good, hard is not to be […]

What is Truth? – Pilate (John 18:38)

Then Pilate said to him, “So you are a king? Jesus answered, You say that I am a king. For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world—to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice.” Pilate said to him, “What […]

Teach Them Diligently

We started in Deuteronomy 6:4 with loving God with all of our heart, soul, and might. From that love, we are commanded to write His words on our heart. With a love of God and the fullness of His word to guide us, the passage shifts the focus to the outward flow of this love- […]

God’s Word on our Hearts

In Deuteronomy 6:6 we see that “these words that I command you today shall be on your heart.” If God’s words are to be written on our hearts (and we are further commanded to teach these words diligently to our children) then I want to know, “how exactly do the words of God get written […]

The Destination and the Map

If we do not know where we are going, as we all learned from the Cheshire cat, it does not matter which path we take. However, as children of God, we thankfully do know which way we are going, and we have been given the map of how to get there. We are called to […]

The Importance of Struggle – Part 3

How can we train our children for a faithful and trial enduring life in the service of their God? I don’t believe this is an easy responsibility. Praise the Lord that we are called to be faithful in this task and not perfect. We know this is not easy from firsthand experience. If it is […]