One of the sublime objectives of Bloomfield Christian School is to proclaim Jesus Christ in everything we do. Our recent Cotillion at historic Meadow Brook Hall showed that as His “bold ambassadors,” BCS students can witness their faith even in how they eat – and how they dance.
We know this is the case because, year after year, the most impartial observers of our students at this event tell some of us from BCS how much they enjoy our use of their breathtaking facility. Even in the twelfth year of our annual Cotillion, several Meadow Brook staff people and ...
On April 22, 2017 Bloomfield Christian School hosted the Defender Dinner speaking series and fundraiser. This year's special guest speaker was Hillsdale College President, Dr. Larry Arnn.
Introducing The Crossroads, a New Column about the Quadrivium
By Greg Wilbur
With the resurgence of classical education, the disciplines of the trivium are commonly mentioned and discussed in articles, conferences, school literature, and curriculum. Less common, however, is discussion of the quadrivium and how it applies to education. Unfortunately, it has lagged behind despite the fact that together these seven disciplines make up the seven liberal arts that were intended to cultivate liberated or free people.
The word quadrivium literally means “the four ways” ...
Unlocking the Low Door: Learning to Love Allegory
by Lindsey Brigham
An excerpt from: https://www.circeinstitute.org/blog/unlocking-low-door-learning-love-allegory
If anything defined my childhood summers, it was The Play. Every summer, my family would migrate from South to Midwest, trading the scent of summer-heated slash pine for that of fresh-mown prairie; every summer, my siblings and the cousins we’d come to visit would bask in being reunited for a few precious weeks after a year’s worth of letters and phone calls; and every summer, we’d take up ...
“Today our country seems to be lacking courageous people, and given the many horrible events that have happened throughout the world in recent times, there has never been better a time to stand up for Biblical values, your family, or your nation.” Matthew Kasinec, Class of 2019 Bloomfield Christian School (This article was originally published on http://goodguyswag.com)
I hope Matthew’s article encourages other young men and women of faith to get out there and share their voices because they are tomorrow's leaders. --Kris Wolfe, Founder/Editor http://goodguysw...
By John Piper
Taken from Pastor John Piper’s article, Parents, Require Obedience of Your Children.
Nine observations on obedience that “may rescue parents and teachers from the folly of laissez-faire” discipline.
1. Requiring obedience of children is implicit in the biblical requirement that children obey their parents.
“Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right” (Ephesians 6:1). It makes no sense that God would require children to obey parents and yet not require parents to require obedience from the children. It is part of our ...
Living Life Liturgically
by Sam Tobias, Senior at BCS
In October of 2016 my classmates and I had the privilege to attend the Streaming conference at Rochester College. On this particular day of the conference, the Calvin College professor James K. A. Smith was speaking about his new book entitled You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit. In his presentation Smith brought attention to the significant effect of our habits on our character. Our daily practices shape our worldview and soul. We call these habits our liturgy.
If you mention the word ...
Lessons of The Great Flood
The following is a guest post by Brian Daigle, headmaster of Sequitur Classical Academy, the classical Christian school in Baton Rouge. As I wrote last week, from the beginning of the flood, Brian has been in action to help flooded-out families from Sequitur, and others. (And not only Brian: Thomas Achord, head of the rhetoric school at Sequitur and teacher of ancient Greek, took his bass boat out as part of the Cajun Navy, and rescued people from their rooftops.) Brian has led a team of boys from the school in mucking out ...
My husband and I have a rather bad habit: we love to buy books for one another. While, as teachers and bibliophiles, this may not seem like a habit we need to ‘kick’ anytime soon, the bookshelves and closets and even the basements of our parents’ homes have had about all they can take. But when we come across books that relate to both teaching and our love of the classics, how can we resist? Last year, as I was in the thick of teaching The Odyssey to my 9th grade students, Clinton purchased Louis Markos’ From Achilles to Christ to aid me as I made fresh ...
By Robert R. Booth
Religion directs and controls our lives. It is not a question of whether people are religious, it is only a matter of which religion a person serves. This religious orientation is often not acknowledged in our day, yet God's creatures cannot escape this fundamental truth of their nature. They may worship false gods, or they may worship the true God, but they will worship someone or something. Someone's religion controls every school. Every religion vies for power and control of our culture.
One of the most useful tools in the quest for this power ...