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The Real Meaning of Christmas

Christians and Santa Claus: A Biblical World View

As I drive through my neighborhood in December, I am confronted with giants dancing on my neighbors’ lawns. A 6-foot-tall Scooby-Doo sways in the breeze donning a red knit cap. An inflatable carousel that wouldn’t fit in my living room spins a snowman, a reindeer, and an elf in an endless circuit. Santa Claus can…

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Why I Must Support Christian Education

Proverbs 19:27 “Cease, my son, to hear the instruction that causeth to err from the words of knowledge.” It is not a coincidence that Elmwood Baptist Academy exists today. It is not because there are no other options. It is because God has placed this school in this community for a purpose. Church based educational…

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Christian Education: Mandate or Option?

Who teaches your children is every bit as important as what is taught to your children. God, through the pen of Paul in his letter to the Colossians, gives us a strong warning: “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world,…

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Contend for the Faith

For years I have written and spoken against being contentious. Yes, I’ve contended against contentiousness! A contentious, always-in-a-fight spirit will damage whoever it touches. A wrong spirit will kill any marriage, church, or movement. But make no mistake. The mark of a biblical leader is his willingness to contend for the faith. While we should…

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Three Benefits of Christian Education

1. I Am Thankful for a Christian School that Is a Christian School As an administrator, I am often asked by parents about the programs our school offers. While we don’t offer all that we would like, I am grateful that our goal is not to be like a public school with a Christian name!…

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Follow the Master Teacher

Who was your favorite teacher in school? Most likely, if you are a teacher now, you may find yourself teaching like your favorite teacher. You may be a disciplinarian, or you may be one that allows the students in your classroom more freedom. You may be mild-mannered, or you may be one that shows extreme…

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The Influence of a Godly Teacher

Leadership has many traits. One of the traits that characterizes godly leadership is that of a good influence. If God has placed you in a classroom, you hold a position that is to be managed with Biblical principles. We should approach such leadership with a God-given vision of what can be accomplished when we are…