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Project Legacy 2.0: Russ Pulliam, The Prehistoric Man

by Dr. David Seibel, Head of School Russ Pulliam has firm convictions, but he is not angry with those who oppose him as evidenced in his writings in the Indianapolis Star over the past three decades. For those with eyes to see, his Christian view of life...

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A Classical Christian Manifesto: The Why Behind the Way from Hebrews 12:1-2

by David Seibel, Head of School This post is a transcript of a chapel talk Mr. Seibel gave on April 29th, 2021. Watch the chapel yourself below. In Hebrews 12:1-2, our theme verses for the 2020-2021 school year, we find a big picture why for classical...

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Interview of New Principal: 10 Questions for Jason Barney

A new principal is a big deal. And while many of us may have had a chance to meet Mr. Barney, we thought it would be a great idea to sit down with him (virtually) and ask him a number of questions, so that we can all get to know him better. So here are ten questions I (Susan) came up with and Mr. Barney’s answers to them.

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Invest Your Privilege

I would like to provide some biblical thought with the aim of promoting biblical living as it relates to privilege. First, I will provide a general background on privilege and then present a twofold offensive strategy: community-awareness and intentional privilege investment.

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Project Legacy: Ron Brumbarger

The Great Conversation is the ongoing process where today’s students refine and innovate upon the great minds of the past– ultimately, Ron has showed me that this should be done in a community with a great mentors, great tools and great partners.

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The Habits of the Heart in the Home: Attention

The evidence that we are practicing attention is our actions afterward. If we act on what we are told or respond to what we have read or heard, then there is evidence that we have been practicing attention. All other habits need the habit of attention to be formed first.

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The Habits of the Heart in the Home: Introduction

At Coram Deo Academy, we help our students practice habits that will benefit them for life, not just for school. Rather than using behavior modification, we focus on character by helping our students practice Attention, Obedience, Respect, and Responsibility. Over the next few weeks, I will share with you ways you can continue to use these habits in your home.

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A Musical Classical Education

In this article, I hope to demonstrate that our belief as a Classical Christian school is to educate our students by drawing out potential, creating enlightening experiences, and helping conform them to the image of Christ. So what does this have to do with music?

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The Value of Music in Education

Plato once admitted, “Education in music is most sovereign, because more than anything else, rhythm and harmony find their way to the inmost soul and take strongest hold upon it, bringing with them and imparting grace, if one is rightly trained, and otherwise the contrary.” This leads to the main question I hope to answer this week: Why is music a valuable and necessary part of education, and what is its role?

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The Benefits of Music

Musical training offers undeniable skills and proficiencies, which can be transferred to other meaningful areas of life. This begs the following questions: How is it that the elements of music affect the innermost being of an individual? And how does music benefit one’s personal growth and development?

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The Biblical Significance of Music

My goal over these next few weeks is to explain the importance of a musical foundation for young ones from the worldview of a Classical Christian Educator. One must first and foremost understand the biblical significance of a subject before attempting to understand it from a classical or educational approach. Hence, in this first post, I will begin with a reflection on music from a biblical perspective.

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No Goodbyes

This was originally shared with staff and parents the week after Miss Emily Hall’s tragic passing on February 3, 2019. We share again today in honor of her precious life.

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People & Processes: Lessons from Chuck Frary

After months of digging through filing cabinets, reviewing books, and interviewing employees, the nervous graduate students compiled their reports. Chuck asked, “Well, what is the problem?” One of the business students tentatively responded, “The problem is you, Mr. Frary.”

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In Memory of Miss Hall

It is hard to believe that one year ago our beloved friend and teacher, Miss Emily Hall,
walked into the presence of her Savior. I would like to honor her memory and legacy by
talking about the beautiful impact that she left on all of us here at Coram Deo Academy,
as well as in the hearts and lives of people around the world.

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Thrive on the Hustle: A Conversation with Tony Van Hoozer

Not only his Tony still managing a warehouse and a sales region in Indiana, he is one of the most energetic grandparents I have ever met. He is deeply invested in their lives and regularly takes them to ball games, museums and out flying drones. Tony shared that he loves taking advantage of the opportunities that life throws at him. He is not ready to spend all day at a golf course or on the back porch but wants to continue to achieve and overcome obstacles.

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Lessons Learned from David Michael – Founder of Truth78

For a child to reach his or her God-given potential, the father’s blessing is one of the ordained means of nurture and edification in the child’s life. Listening to David Michael helped me to see the tremendous responsibility that I have to bless my children. I have come to accept that I will not naturally do this but I must intentionally set out to actively bless my children in both word and deed on a daily basis.

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