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Because You Want More for Your Children

Posted by trinitas on Jan 22, 2019 8:13:08 AM

For the past two weeks I have suggested that Christian parents are called to something different; specifically, they’re called to parent differently in keeping with God’s direction for His people, which necessarily means they’re called to partner with a school that is in line with their parenting (remember, there is no such thing as a neutral education). But it may not be as simple as just sending your child to any old Christian school. You want a school that is in lock step with your church and home, a school that teaches your children how to be Christians out in the wide world. Unfortunately, all Christian education is not the same, and because you want more for your children, I suggest you take a look at classical Christian education.

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A Few Things I Am Not Saying About Smartphones

Posted by trinitas on Dec 10, 2018 8:24:47 AM

I’ve written a lot these last few weeks about the dangers of giving our children unlimited freedom with their smartphones. I’ve cautioned about social media, video games, pornography; about withdrawing from community; about increased anxiety, depression, and loneliness, often leading to suicide. I think my tone has been appropriately alarming. I am alarmed. But as I sound the alarm, I also want to be clear about a few things I am not saying about our children and their smartphones.

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Lonely in a Crowd: Smartphones, the Internet, and Isolation

Posted by trinitas on Nov 26, 2018 8:27:39 AM

“A man who isolates himself seeks his own desire; he rages against all wise judgment” (Proverbs 18:1).

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More Fun with Phones

Posted by trinitas on Nov 20, 2018 2:02:38 PM

Last week I wrote in this space about cell phone use among teens. There is a lot to say about it. I can’t get to all of it, but it is a serious enough subject that I will revisit it more than once. There are a great many discouraging trends in our society today, especially among teens, which are beginning to be attributed to addictive smart phone use. Arguably the most concerning trend is the failing mental health of our teenagers.

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Building Community

Posted by trinitas on Nov 5, 2018 8:08:56 AM

One goal not written in the Trinitas mission or vision statements is the goal of building a close community among Trinitas families, but it is our goal nonetheless. Community building isn’t a foreign concept at schools, and especially at the college level since it is a retention tool for colleges and universities. College students who might otherwise consider dropping out or transferring to another school may be reluctant to do that if they have grown close to their classmates, professors, and others at the school. For Trinitas, our reasons for building community run deeper.

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Learning to Love Your Neighbor

Posted by trinitas on Oct 29, 2018 12:33:30 PM

On September 16, 2004, Hurricane Ivan roared into Pensacola and changed the area’s landscape forever. Ivan brought sustained winds of over 120 miles per hour and spawned more than 100 tornadoes. The storm surge wiped houses off their foundations and destroyed the I10 Bridge over Escambia Bay. Some families and businesses in the Pensacola area were without electricity for as long as two weeks. Destruction was widespread from Baldwin County, Alabama to Santa Rosa County, Florida. At that time Trinitas Christian School was occupying a rented space off Summit Blvd that was not spared from the storm.

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Forging a New Path

Posted by trinitas on Oct 1, 2018 8:00:08 AM

Heaven knows I spill the ink in this space almost every week trying to convince parents about how Trinitas Christian School is different from other schools. I spill just as much ink explaining why Trinitas is different. It is hard to gauge how many people I have persuaded. I am painfully aware at times, though, that I have persuaded at least a few people in the Pensacola area that Trinitas is different, and that they view that difference suspiciously as if they think we are conducting some kind of weird and isolated experiment here with this classical Christian stuff.

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A Remedy for Shadows, Eroding Foundations, and General Madness

Posted by trinitas on Sep 10, 2018 8:59:11 AM

Anybody else out there think the world has gone mad, or is it just me? Every time I turn around some new (perceived) catastrophe has just unfolded, or some attention-starved person has just done something to separate himself even further from orthodox humanity. All the while, the spectators of these happenings are yelling, “Unprecedented, unprecedented!” Don’t these people know their history? Well no, in fact, they don’t know their history. If they did, they would know that hardly anything is really unprecedented.

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