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Finis Initii: Not Departing from the Path

Posted by Trinitas on Jun 16, 2024 4:48:29 PM

The following is adapted from the Commencement Address delivered by Dr. Clifford Humphrey on May 17, 2024, at Trinitas Christian School.

Graduation, the word comes from the Latin verb graduari, meaning to take a gradus, a step. You have made it to the last step, the last rung on the ladder. It’s the end. It feels good, right? Like you can practically retire now and take it easy: this long race you’ve been running is over. But wait: this ceremony is also called commencement. What does that mean? Beginning. Why would we call this ceremony that? What might be beginning now?

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Topics: Blog Posts, Classical Education, Alumni, Christian Education, True Education, Truth, Goodness, and Beauty, Virtue

The Good, the Bad, and the Obedient

Posted by Trinitas on May 4, 2024 10:40:16 AM

When the time rolls around for us to talk to the teachers about how our kids have been doing at school, there are only two things we really want to hear: 1) they have been obedient, and 2) they have been cheerful about it. Don’t get me wrong—we love to hear that they are excelling academically or making great improvement in a particular subject. It is just that we care a lot more about how they are behaving at school than we do about what grades they are getting.

There are a few reasons for this. The first and most important is obviously that it honors God. A great education is a gift. But it is a gift that comes with a corresponding gift for sanctification.

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Topics: Blog Posts, School Life, Parenting, Scripture, Christian Education, Christian Living, Parent Involvement

Don’t Send Your Lambs to Slaughter

Posted by Trinitas on Apr 21, 2024 7:26:30 PM

I often find myself urging Christian parents to consider Deuteronomy 6:4-9 as a guiding principle for how they educate their children. One common objection to this assertion goes like this: We send our children to non-Christian schools so they can be salt and light to the lost children and teachers. If that’s what you think, I suggest what you’re doing is more like sending your lambs to slaughter.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Parenting, Christian Education, Christian Living, Secular Education

A Guiding Principle in Choosing an Education for Children of Christian Families

Posted by Trinitas on Apr 13, 2024 5:15:10 PM

Thousands of Christian families have to decide about schooling for their children every year. Arguably no other decision parents make in a lifetime will have a greater impact on their children. Should they send them to public school, charter school, private school, private religious school, virtual school, home school, virtual home school, or some other exciting new option? How do Christian parents sift through their choices to make sense of it all? Is there a guiding principle we can use to help make the right decision, one that will provide a hierarchy for ranking all the variables? Scripture is always a good place to start.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Parenting, Scripture, Christian Education, Parent Involvement, Virtue

Inaugural Classical Heritage Tour

Posted by Trinitas on Apr 7, 2024 7:08:48 PM

Our junior and senior classes have just returned from twelve days in Greece and Italy. Some schools would call it a junior-senior trip; we call it the Classical Heritage Tour. On a Trinitas aesthetics trip the main mission is to discover beauty that we can’t discover at home. For twenty years, these trips were to New York City and Washington DC on alternating years, but now, for the first time, Trinitas students were able to travel abroad and experience the music, dance, art, architecture, and food that has been foundational to their classical education.

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Topics: Blog Posts, School Life, Classical Education, Truth, Goodness, and Beauty, Aesthetics Trip

Lessons from a Rain Storm

Posted by Trinitas on Mar 10, 2024 6:50:15 PM

The most recent Trinitas Father & Son Camping Trip was one for the books. This annual event was attended by over one hundred young men and their fathers and one serious rain storm. Even while the weather forecast worsened in the days leading up to the storm, Trinitas parents were reminded by visiting speaker Keith McCurdy that difficulties and challenges are essential to the growth and development of sturdy young men.

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Topics: Blog Posts, School Life, Parenting, Boys

Community and Fellowship

Posted by Carl Warmouth on Mar 3, 2024 2:35:34 PM

What a joy it is to see the sunrise over the Escambia River on my way to school each morning! These first glimpses of the sun dispelling the darkness remind me of the resurrection and the new life we have in Christ. I am especially thankful to have the Trinitas community with whom to celebrate that Good News.

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Topics: Blog Posts, School Life, Christian Living

The State of Parenting Today

Posted by Trinitas on Feb 25, 2024 6:00:00 PM

On Thursday, March 7, Trinitas will be hosting Keith McCurdy as part of the Spring Vision Series. This free event is open to the public but tickets are required and available here. In preparation for the event, we are sharing four interviews with Keith on various topics recorded and made available by BaseCamp Live. These are great resources for all parents as they navigate the challenges of raising children in the modern world. 

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Topics: Blog Posts, Parenting, Classical Education, Christian Education, Christian Living, Parent Involvement, Social Issues, Virtue

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