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Connecting “Christian” and “Education”

By Joseph Sunde Hav­ing spent my entire edu­ca­tion in pri­vate Chris­t­ian schools, I’ve always had a nat­ur­al appre­ci­a­tion for the val­ue of Chris­t­ian edu­ca­tion. I was unde­ni­ably trans­formed by the expe­ri­ence, root­ed and ground­ed in a way I wouldn’t have been oth­er­wise. Thus, when it came to my own kids, I always assumed the deci­sion for school­ing would be pret­ty…

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An Advent Greek Lesson

If you find your­self for­tu­nate enough to study bib­li­cal Greek (like our Agape Christi upper­class­men), you will inevitably encounter this foun­da­tion­al verse: John 1:1. It reads, “Ἐν ἀρχῇ ἦν ὁ λόγος καὶ ὁ λόγος ἦν πρὸς τὸν θεόν καὶ θεὸς ἦν ὁ λόγος.” Or to put it in the Eng­lish tongue, “In the begin­ning was the Word and the Word…

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Gospel-Stewarding History

Today marks the 499th anniver­sary of Mar­tin Luther issu­ing his 95 The­ses and thus spark­ing the Protes­tant Ref­or­ma­tion. As we look at what we face in the world today, Agape Christi his­to­ry teacher Brady Erick­son argues that it is vital to con­sid­er what has come before. The study of his­to­ry is foun­da­tion­al to any civ­i­liza­tion that hopes to pros­per in its pur­suits.…

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What Do We Want Our Children to Become?

By Mar­la Helseth, Moth­er of two stu­dents at Agape Christi Now that school is in full swing at Agape Christi Acad­e­my, I can look back on my hec­tic prepa­ra­tions and laugh. We all have dif­fer­ent rea­sons why “back to school” can be a chaot­ic time, and usu­al­ly it has to do with shop­ping and find­ing the right items before they’re…

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Is it Middle School? Junior High? It’s the Logic Stage!

The stu­dents in Agape Christi Academy’s old­est class will achieve a mile­stone next fall when they enter 7th grade. In keep­ing with the clas­si­cal learn­ing stages, 7th grade marks the tran­si­tion from the Gram­mar Stage to Log­ic Stage. What stu­dents learn, and how they learn it, under­goes a sig­nif­i­cant trans­for­ma­tion at this age. Log­ic stage stu­dents are no longer con­tent with…

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How Christian Marines Win

While still 17, my friend, Bil­ly, signed up for the U.S. Marines. When 18, he attend­ed and grad­u­at­ed from boot camp in San Diego. Marines often argue if the west-coast or the east-coast boot camp is more rig­or­ous. From my couch, both sound pret­ty intense. Bil­ly has earned the title “Marine” and defends our coun­try well. In Sun­day School, kids often…

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Technology and God

In a world where tech­nol­o­gy is accel­er­at­ing and chang­ing rapid­ly, with increas­ing impact on how we live our lives, we all rec­og­nize the impor­tance of prepar­ing stu­dents to use tech­nol­o­gy effec­tive­ly. Many schools seek to answer this need by expos­ing stu­dents to as much tech­nol­o­gy as pos­si­ble with­in the class­room. How­ev­er, expe­ri­ence using today’s tech­nol­o­gy will not equip stu­dents to…

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Common Objections

In the last two years of lay­ing the ground­work for the launch of Agape Christi, we’ve had the oppor­tu­ni­ty to lis­ten to many fam­i­lies regard­ing their school choice deci­sion. We rejoice to have the free­dom of school choice in our coun­try, know­ing that Chris­t­ian schools and home­schools are ille­gal in many parts of the world. As we approach our open­ing…

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