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Get Ready for HCA Theatre’s Premiere of Queen E: The Reluctant Royal

Mark your calendars for March 21–23, 2019 and plan to attend HCA Theatre’s premiere of Queen E: The Reluctant Royal, winner of the 2017 Living Word Theatre Competition. This original musical, whose score was composed by HCA’s very own Rick Lukianuk (Head of School), creatively portrays the true, biblical story …

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Congrats to District and All-State Band and Choir Students

Congratulations to the following band and choir students for their hard-earned achievements: District Band: Miles Anderson, Simon Parr and Rebecca Rose (Middle); Ethan Voss (High) High School All-State Band: Ethan Voss (alternate) District Choir: Julia Edmondson and Jacob Wray High School All-State Choir: Julia Edmondson Middle Level All-State Choir: Randall Marcum, Elise Parr and Simon Parr

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Art Studio Grand Reopening

The Heritage Christian Academy visual arts department received a big boost with the recent renovation of our visual art studio. Thanks to a generous donation from Roger and Ginny Ratzlaff, our studio has been outfitted with wonderful new furniture for all our art students and iMac computers for photo and …

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Band & Choir Earn High Honors at Midwest Christian Fine Arts Festival

The Heritage Christian Academy Upper School Choirs and Bands earned several honors at the Midwest Christian Fine Arts Festival yesterday: Junior High Choir received a I rating. High School Band received a I rating (only 1 of three bands to do that). High School Choir received a I rating and …

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What's The Purpose Of Art Education In A Christian School?

In every school across this country, you will find some sort of art education. Whether that art takes the form of vocal or instrumental music, theater, dancing, writing or painting/drawing/creating, art has a prominent place in education. But have you ever stopped to wonder why? With all of the lessons …

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Intersection of Truth & Beauty – the Arts in Christianity

C.S. Lewis, author of the popular allegorical tales “The Chronicles of Narnia,” once wrote, “Reason is the natural organ of truth, but imagination is the organ of meaning.” Lewis was somewhat ahead of his time with that statement 70 years ago, not because it was less true at that time, …

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The Absolute Necessity of Art for the Christian

As old as some of the tool and weapon artifacts we have discovered at archaeological digs may be, some of the paintings on the walls of ancient caves may be older. In fact, the great historian Paul Johnson has noted that “it is likely that art was the first of …

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Christian Education Without Art is Not Christian

The Bible begins its comprehensive narrative of God’s interaction with man by outlining the grand artistic first act of history in the form of God’s creation of the heavens and the earth. And so begins the great drama of creation, fall and redemption in a tactile Universe in which sight, …

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