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The Privilege of Understanding Life from a Christian Worldview

by Kathy Foldesy, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Westside Christian Academy


As part of your child’s classical and Christian education, he will learn how to understand the world from a Christian Worldview. You may have chosen Westside Christian Academy for this very reason. So what does that mean to the classical and Christian student?

Christian Overman, author of Assumptions That Affect Our Lives, defines worldview as a “word used to describe a person’s mental perceptions about what is really real.” He goes on to explain that it is “an underlying set of beliefs or assumptions that shapes the way each of us judges the viability of our own life and behavior, whether or not we are consciously aware of those underlying elements.”

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Julie Andrews as the Clue to the Universe

by Ken Williams


Where did we come from? This is one of the most fascinating questions we can ask. When asked, most of us immediately begin to think of human origins (evolution vs. God). We are naturally most interested in knowing about ourselves and where we came from. After all, we’ve been told by science and school that evolution is a fact and this goes against everything we’ve learned at home and church and can be discouraging to some.
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Give Me a Manual!

by Jim Whiteman, Headmaster, Westside Christian Academy
Shepherding A Child’s Heart, Part 2


“Too bad there is no manual for how to raise these kids of mine,” a father quipped, a refrain I have regretfully heard numerous times over the years. But there is such a manual! No, it may not tell us about potty-training, exact bedtimes or how to get our 12 yr. olds to do their homework with diligence. It does not give us the magic words for ensuring our children obey our every wish, first time asked, and do so with a pure motive (regardless of our own motive). But it does lay out the principles we need the most and connects us to the Creator of these young ones, the One who knows us and them as well as his own son. The reality is that most of us don’t study this Book when it comes to childrearing and handle most everything on the fly. You know, just like my parents did!

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Becoming a Life Long Learner

by Kathy Foldesy, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Westside Christian Academy


Cultivating a love for learning in students is the delight of every WCA teacher. Creating new ways to share our passion for history, science, mathematics and grammar is both challenging and rewarding! (And yes, I did just say grammar!) However, a desire to learn has to be accompanied by the commitment to work hard in order for each student to reach his or her God-given potential. The classical and Christian model of education is rigorous; it demands the engaged mind of the student and the time-consuming discipline of the student’s efforts.
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Truth is not Ice Cream

by Ken Williams


In the first issue we spoke about a hurdle that often must be overcome before skeptical friends can begin taking the truth claims of the Bible seriously. This hurdle involved framing the conversation around the idea of worldview instead of religion. As we discussed, even though everyone (in reality) has a religion, some will find the word itself off-putting. Therefore, a better term to use is “worldview” and we discussed at length what that might look like in a conversation.
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