Monthly Archives: June 2011

Horton: The Christian Faith – Introduction C. Doxology & D. Discipleship

Previously in Horton’s Introduction to The Christian Faith, we looked at Drama and Doctrine. Horton finishes his introduction with Doxology and Discipleship. Doxology:  Saying “Amen” “When the doctrine is understood in the context of its dramatic narrative, we find ourselves … Continue reading

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Don’t Waste Your Sports by C. J. Mahaney

My family enjoys sports. Growing up we would go to Oriole games and listen to the games on the radio. My mom still loves it when I turn on the ballgames. My brother played Little League. My little sister played … Continue reading

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Photography – Take a Picture of a Picture from the Past

More and more people are taking pictures today it seems. Maybe it is because so many cellphones now have cameras, or that digital cameras are easier to use and less expensive. Of course, there isn’t that hassle or expense of … Continue reading

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Font’s Role in Visual Rhetoric

In rhetoric class, near the end of the year we discuss visual rhetoric. Students have spent most of the year studying ancient rhetoric, refining writing and speaking skills, and debating using a Lincoln-Douglas (values) style debate. They learned and practiced … Continue reading

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The Sabbath

We best oppose error by promoting a solid knowledge of the word of truth; and the greatest kindness we can do to children, is to make them early to know the Bible. Matthew Henry 9 How can a young man … Continue reading

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The Cello Song

While teaching in Columbia, South Carolina our school was involved with The University of South Carolina String Project. It is a wonderful program where string music undergraduates provide string instrument instruction to children. This unique program helps the college students … Continue reading

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Teenage Books – Too Dark?

Recently in The Wall Street Journal, Meghan Cox Gurdon who writes regularly about books for them had an article entitled Darkness Too Visible about the current state of books for young adults. The tag line was Contemporary fiction for teens … Continue reading

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War News: Blue & Gray in Black & White

I have been interested in the Civil War since elementary school when I read a book about two brothers on different sides of the conflict. I grew up in Maryland, a border state, and had a relative who served in … Continue reading

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Horton: The Christian Faith – Introduction B. Doctrine

In The Christian Faith, Michael Horton continues his Introduction: The Dogma is the Drama: A Theology for Pilgrims with Doctrine, the Grammar of Faith. “The great doctrines of the Christian faith arise out of this dramatic plot” (p. 20) that he addressed … Continue reading

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Storytelling and Remembering

Front Porch Republic had a short article this week about Community, Storytelling and Remembering by Doug Sangster. It made me remember the stories I was told as a child. The funny ones like the time my mother’s father, who was … Continue reading

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