Bent Mountain Christian Academy Welcomes Students

As I write this, volunteers are feverishly making final preparations to welcome students to the brand new Bent Mountain Christian Academy (BMCA). The Academy will hold classes in the newly renovated basement of Lawrence Memorial United Methodist Church which, ironically, sits adjacent to the shuttered Bent Mountain Elementary School. Early in 2010, the Roanoke County Read More

Trouble in the Garden

Picture this if you will: The Lord God is standing in the Garden of Eden speaking to an audience of three – Adam, Eve and the snake. Eve and Adam (in that order) have sinned. They have partaken of the forbidden fruit and in so doing have disobeyed the commandment God had given them. This Read More

The Missing Curriculum

Many things have changed since 1721. Some things, like men’s white powdered wigs and women’s corsets, we can live without. But some things have gone out of fashion that we really need to recover. 1721 was the year Jonathan Edwards was graduated from the Collegiate School at New Haven, known today as Yale University.[1] But Read More

It’s About the Children

It is the mantra of nearly every organization associated with education and nearly every politician in America. It’s repeated so often that it’s a wonder anyone actually pays attention to it anymore. “It’s about the children.” For many, it is indeed a true calling and a point of fact. And what, beyond shelter, nourishment, spiritual Read More

Q & A with Nikki Bowers

Editor’s note: Nikki Bowers, K-8 principal at Grace Academy, a RENEWANATION affiliate school located in Hagerstown, Md., has served at that school for the past three years. In this Q & A she shares her views on Christian education as well as her own spiritual and vocational journey. Question: Could you start by sharing with Read More

The Honor of Sacrifice

The concept of giving sacrificially has its roots deeply embedded in the foundation of our nation. The sacrifices of the blood, sweat, prayers and tears of our forefathers are why we partake in the blessings our country is privileged to know. It didn’t just “happen.” Men and women paved the way by their sacrificial giving. Read More

Ideas to Save Money

HOW TO REDUCE YOUR FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS: * Are there services that you are paying others to do that you could do? * Do you subscribe to newspapers or magazines that you do not need? * Can you eliminate long distance phone calls and e-mail instead? * Can you reduce the number of times you eat Read More

Tips for Making a Budget

1. Make copies of the attached form so you have a blank one to use for each month. 2. For the first month, keep track of all your cash expenses – the $1’s, $5’s, etc. You have a record in your checkbook of the expenses you made by check, you now need to know what Read More

Can We Afford a Christian Education for Our Children?

As I have shared with families various ways to better manage their finances, I have found that those who usually struggle financially are those who have not done any financial planning. Thus, when an opportunity arises to make a financial investment – whether in a car, a home or something of even lesser value – Read More