The last couple of months, your teachers and principal have given Chapel messages about well-known, and impactful members of the Christian faith and about what we can glean from their life and example. We have called this sermon series: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants. We have heard about amazing historical figures, from Gregory the Great to Mary. Today, I will be speaking on a person, both from history, and from historical fiction…Alexander Hamilton.
by Shelby Hawkins As I was thinking about who I should talk about in chapel, I noticed there were no women presented. So, I chose a woman who has been a pivotal figure in the Christian church and someone I wanted to know more about. She, in a much greater sense, was an outsider too. […]
By: Mrs. Diane Carter When Mr. Smith asked the faculty to participate with him this semester in presenting chapel, asking us to offer to you biographies of our favorite historical or Bible figures, I jumped at the chance to present to you my lifetime favorite, William Wilberforce. For decades, His story and his very person […]
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I have chosen Gregory not only because of how influential he was in history, but because of the way he was influential. It occurs to me that the vast majority of movers and shakers in History, the people who make history…are people who live their lives proactively, rather than reactively.
“Aw, come on.” “Do I have to?” “Really?” It usually helps if these comments are accompanied by loud sighing, eye rolling, by throwing your hands in the air. Have I described someone you have seen or heard lately? Teachers, have I described someone that you may have encountered once or twice in your teaching career? […]
Anything that is not eternal is eternally out of date.” C.S. Lewis Everything in this world is perishing and will expire quickly, so therefore our hope, trust and focus must be in the eternal, transcendent God of all creation. One of the many attributes of God is his “transcendence.” Transcendence – means to go beyond […]
Big Idea Our innate drive to achieve glory and greatness are good and are met in Christ. Definitions Glory – the state of being considered praiseworthy by other people. Greatness – to be thought of as having reached the pinnacle of one’s capacity. Key Passages “The glory [beauty/splendor] of the young is their strength, […]
“STEM“. Those four letters are rampant in education these days. It has become one of the most talked about components of modern-day schooling similar to what “gluten free” and “non GMO” have become to the food industry. It’s everywhere! Just like trends in the food industry, there are trends in education as well, and some trends can be […]
So what’s the big idea? The goal in a Christian community is perfection! Christian perfection can be defined as maturity of character that recognizes God’s standard for human excellence, seeks to understand that standard, and pursues that standard, while recognizing where one falls short. Not that I have already obtained this [the full likeness […]
Thomas Aquinas defines pride as an “inordinate desire for preeminence.” What this means is that an individual assesses themselves as beyond the need for improvement or desires to be more honored than appropriate for the good which they possess. Examples of this include a student wishing to be over-complimented for good grades, a teacher wishing […]