All posts by Joe Jones

Our Commitment to Excellence

The vision statement, the mission statement, and the philosophies of education of private schools all across America are shot through with rhetoric about “commitment to excellence,” so how do we dare say that such a commitment could be a “distinctive” of Founders Christian School? Simply put, at Founders Christian School we believe that the very way we view the idea of “excellence” is distinctive. Excellence, even for the Christian school, is often confused with superiority. This con...  Read More

Teacups and Teachability

Perhaps you are already aware of this problem, but college professors today are, in large part, displeased with the students that today’s primary education system (and today’s parents) are producing.  The reasons for this are not strictly academic. The character of students is a growing concern to college professors today. Professor Janice Fiamengo says in   Read More

Who We Are: Biblical Worldview – Part 2

What does it mean to have a thoroughly biblical worldview? In our previous post, we said that it means we view all of life--every detail of our knowledge and awareness--through the lens of Scripture. Aware of this necessity, the great reformer John Calvin said,
“Just as old or bleary-eyed men and those with weak vision, if you thrust before them a most beautiful volume, even if they recognize it to be some sort of writing, yet can scarcely construe two words, but ...  Read More

Who We Are: Biblical Worldview – Part 1

A Biblical Worldview
In today’s culture the term “Christian” is thrown about quite loosely—so loosely, in fact, that it would be difficult to settle on a definition of the word that would satisfy the majority of people interested in the matter. Even Bertrand Russell, a famed opponent of Christianity, recognized this difficulty:
The word does not have quite such a full-blooded meaning now as it had in the times of St. Augustine and St. Thoma...  Read More