317.844.4224 info@coramdeo-in.com

Coram Deo Blog

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...

read more

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.

read more

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.

read more

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.

read more

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.

read more

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.

read more

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?

read more

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?

read more

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?

read more

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.

read more

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.

read more

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.”

read more

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.

read more

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.

read more

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.

read more

Project Legacy: What Education Can Learn from Politics

When asked about his two most influential teachers, Jeff shared about his sixth grade teacher and his college athletic training supervisor. The common thread between the two of them is that they were both demanding and did not tolerate excuses. Jeff’s favorite teacher was his sixth-grade teacher Mrs. White.

read more

Project Legacy: From Businessman to Pastor

This is the third in a series of interviews with leaders who give their perspective on education. The aim of these interviews is to learn from leaders outside of education to influence those inside education. The following post recounts lessons from Northview Church’s Senior Pastor, Steve Poe.

read more

One Potential Drawback of Classical Christian Education

In most Christian schools, there is not much opportunity for students to tell their unbelieving friends about the merciful message of Jesus Christ for sinners. Although it is obvious that not all students have a saving faith in Jesus, every student is given ample opportunity to know and grow in the grace of Christ.

read more

Homeschooling, Public and Private. Oh My!

Educational options abound. Rather than sell you on what I think is best, I want to educate you on the options for educating your child: public, private and homeschool. Rather than sharing my opinion, I want to put some resources in front of you that have been helpful to me.

read more

The ABCs of Creating Fragile Children

With the abundance of voices speaking on the topic of parenting, you would think that today’s children would be flourishing. Despite all the advances in American society, it is clear that children are much more fragile than they used to be. If you desire to have a child who is only happy when things go his or her way, then this is the post for you.

read more

Three Benefits of The Enneagram

With all of the talk about self-awareness and emotional intelligence, I have wanted over the years to at least be informed on what tools people are using in order to become ‘smart with their feelings.

read more

Three Cautions on The Enneagram

When researching, I found a huge number of personality profiles available to people. After doing one of these profiles with my staff and watching my church do an Enneagram workshop that was more well-attended than members meetings, prayer groups and service projects combined, I want to issue three cautions on the Enneagram.

read more

Does Latin Nurture or Undermine a Lifelong Love for Learning?

The first time I watched this video as a teacher, my initial response was to cut out all of my educational practices that seemed too focused on structure and discipline. Now that I am in a different educational tradition, I see the best way to cultivate beautiful creativity in older students is to train disciplined desire into younger students.

read more
Share This