Trinitas Blog

Ron Gilley

Recent Posts

What Do You Want from Education?

Posted by Ron Gilley on Jan 20, 2020 12:33:19 PM

One question parents should ask themselves is, “What do I really want from my child’s education?” This question is the first one parents should ask when enrolling their children in school for the first time, but it is also a good question to come back to each year. It is easy to think that we have to follow the same educational pattern that we grew up in or that everyone around us accepts as normal, but the truth is, we have options. In fact, never before have we had so many options in education, so parents are in the driver’s seat like never before. With so many options available, a few clarifying questions are in order:

Read More

Topics: Blog Posts, Parenting, Christian Education

The Parents’ Place in Education

Posted by Ron Gilley on Jan 13, 2020 12:55:04 PM

One of the toughest days for parents is their child’s first day of school. The event is especially difficult for mom. Let’s face it, there is something unsettling about handing your child over to a group of strangers who take her behind locked doors where you are not free to follow. Whew! The first day of school leaves more than a few moms feeling, well, is guilty the word I’m looking for here? One begins to wonder while driving away from the school, just what is the parents’ place in education.

Read More

Topics: Blog Posts, School Life, Studying, Parenting

Why Christian Education?

Posted by Ron Gilley on Jan 6, 2020 8:51:38 AM

If you have stumbled upon this blog, there is a good chance you are trying to make a decision about your child’s education. Should you send her to a public school like most everyone else you know, or should you spring for a Christian school? Make no mistake, this is one of the two or three most important decisions you will ever make. No pressure, right? If you are a Christian, there are a lot of reasons you should consider a Christian education over a secular one. Here are three that top my list.

Read More

Topics: Blog Posts, School Life, Parenting, Scripture, Christian Education

Protect Your Children from Predators

Posted by Ron Gilley on Dec 16, 2019 12:38:57 PM

Christmastime is nearly upon us. Many parents are spending these last few shopping days searching for gifts for their children. Electronic games will be on most children’s Christmas lists. This age is such an exciting one when it comes to technology and the way it has advanced games, making them more life-like and realistic. Communication within games, online games to be specific, seems like one of the most significant advancements of all because it allows us to play in community with others. A down-side to the advancement in gaming communication, though, is that one may not always know with whom he or she is playing and communicating.

Read More

Topics: Blog Posts, Technology, Parenting

It’s Okay to Put Cheese on the Broccoli

Posted by Ron Gilley on Dec 9, 2019 10:02:56 AM

Have you ever bribed your children to eat broccoli? I know, I know, some moms are bragging right now about their children loving vegetables from the womb. Sure, we can argue that some do, but many do not, and so getting them to eat their broccoli is all about cultivating their taste.

Read More

Topics: Blog Posts, Parenting

The Dangers of Distracted Driving…or Studying

Posted by Ron Gilley on Dec 2, 2019 8:00:00 AM

How often do we see someone driving erratically only to learn a moment later that he or she is texting or checking Instagram or performing a similar task on a smartphone? Most of us see this on the road every day…if we look up from our phones long enough to notice.

Read More

Topics: Blog Posts, Studying

Thankful to the Core

Posted by Ron Gilley on Nov 25, 2019 8:00:00 AM

One distinguishing mark of God’s people should be thankfulness. Over and over again in Scripture we are exhorted to be thankful. James says, “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above” (James 1:17). God has given us all that we have, all that we need, so it is only right that we should be grateful to the One who has given us every good and every perfect gift, indeed, every thing.

Read More

Topics: Blog Posts, Parenting, Scripture

Thou Shalt Love Thy Neighbor as Thyself

Posted by Ron Gilley on Nov 18, 2019 9:20:40 AM

When asked which is the “great commandment?” Jesus tells those gathered to “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.” Then he says the second, which is like it, is to “love your neighbor as yourself.” Astonishing the hearers, Jesus confirms that all the law and the prophets can be summed up in those two commandments (Matt 22:36-40).

Read More

Topics: Blog Posts, School Life, Community Service

Get the Trinitas Viewpoint!

Each week we enter what has been called the Great Conversation, writing about issues important to classical education, parenting, and culture from the Trinitas perspective. We invite you to join us as we explore topics as diverse as the smartphone habits of teenagers, kindergarten readiness, and legislation that may affect the future of Christian schools.  

Never miss an update!

Recent Posts