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Christlike Intellect

“Cultivating intellect and virtue through the biblical worldview.”                This is the motto which guides Providence...

Is Phonics Classical?

In a recent family interview, a parent posed the question, “What makes your kindergarten classical?”  An excellent question, indeed, and one on which we were pleased and excited to...

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...

Classically Grounded: English-Literature at PPA

When one considers their English experience in school, a plethora of memories may be conjured. Some positive, some negative, and many, most likely, utterly underwhelming. As a product of public...

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...

History

The classical method is a unique form of transmitting and assimilating information in comparison to the traditional American model of education. Having taught history within both systems, I find...

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...

Classical Collaboration

Since the dawn of time, the greatest and the most sacred institution known to man is that of the home. In the sovereignty and wisdom of God, it was the home, not the state or the school or even the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

The Importance of Struggle – Part 2

Last time we saw that a Biblical worldview acknowledges there is importance in our struggle. Because we serve a good and sovereign God, there is purpose in our suffering. This purpose is our growth...

The Importance of Struggle – Part 1

When I observe the culture of our day, I see comfort and happiness dangled before us as the goal and measure of a successful life. I love comfort as much as the next guy, but as a follower of Christ I...

The Importance of Character Development

We would all acknowledge that good character is something that can and should be developed. As parents we want good character for our children. But, why? We understand that all mankind has been...

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