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HCA Alumnus Michael Mitchell Accepted into Praxis Labs Emerging Founders Program

This past Summer, 2014 alumnus Michael Mitchell, was awarded acceptance into the Praxis Labs Emerging Founders program, which according to the program website is a “highly selective… mentorship driven immersion for next generation founders who are serious about building a redemptive venture.” Check out Michael’s bio page at Praxis. After graduating from Heritage Christian …

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The Charge to Chargers in Charge (HCA Leadership Convocation 2017)

From Matt Stephens, Communications Manager On Wednesday, August 9th, 2017, the faculty, staff and leadership of Heritage Christian Academy assembled in the sanctuary of Redeemer Presbyterian Church to pledge their commitment to living out and advancing the gospel of Jesus Christ for the coming school year. The charges given to …

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Can Balance and Truth Exist Together?

“Balance is an offense to the truth.”  That was the closing line of a column written by a political science professor at Gettysburg College.  She was explaining her inability to provide a balanced discourse in her classroom during the current presidential campaign because, in her view, one of the candidates …

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The Skills Your Child Needs For Future Success {Are They Getting Them?}

I recently came across an article from the World Economic Forum where they identified skills that are valued in the 21st century workforce. (Specific definitions of each of these 16 identified skills are listed in Appendix 1 in the linked article.)  The foundational literacies are the traditional core skills (reading, …

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Christian School & Economics {Part 1 of 5: Issues Facing the Christian School}

Over the course of the next few weeks, we want to go back and re-address some of the first blog posts that we published when we started our Christian Education and Worldview Blog. That was close to two years ago now . . . and we have many additional readers …

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What Does Christian Leadership Need? Start With GRIT!

In the 1969 movie True Grit, Mattie, on a mission of “justice” to avenge her father’s death, recruits an ornery, one-eyed federal marshal named Rooster Cogburn (John Wayne) because he has “true grit” – a reputation for the ability to get the job done.  In the end (spoiler alert), they …

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Is There A Lesson To Be Learned From The Royals World Series Championship Team?

As my turn to write a blog post is once again upon me, I have to be honest. I have been obsessed for the past month with Blue October, the mysterious malady that has infected all of Kansas City unlike anything in the last 30 years. The entire city, myself …

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Considering Christian School? You Need To Read This!

“My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” – Colossians …

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Humility. Is It Necessary For A Leader?

Humility. For centuries, our culture has acknowledged it as a very important and admired virtue. However, that was not always the case. Ancient Roman and Greek culture did not consider Humility to be a virtue at all. Their cultures valued Honor above all other virtues and Honor required that individuals …

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