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CCE Corner – Baptizing Your Imagination

October 18th, 2019

In our inaugural CCE Corner, we began discussing the lessons we’ve learned for thriving in a classical Christian school – and in life! This second lesson will be the most philosophical (and the longest) entry for the simple reason that it’s been our experience that it’s foundational for all education. We hope you will take the time to not only read this lesson, but also ponder what it means for your family and our Trinitas community.

Lesson 2. You are what you love: baptizing your imagination

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Welcome to the CCE Corner!

October 1st, 2019

Welcome to our Classical Christian Education Corner! Watch for (short) pieces about classical Christian education, from the philosophical to the practical. We’ll include reflections on Scripture, poetry, philosophy, literature, summaries of relevant books, articles, podcasts, and “best practice” tips from fellow travelers on this journey toward “lives well-lived.” In these first weeks, we’ll draw on some lessons we’ve learned since founding Trinitas fourteen years ago.

Trinitas’ tagline, “preparing students for lives well-lived,” is probably a good place to begin.

Let’s start by saying what this doesn’t mean. It doesn’t mean being successful primarily by worldly standards. It’s not about scoring well on standardized tests and college entrance exams, and participating in all the right extra-curriculars, and building an impressive transcript and application, and getting into the best schools and internships, and creating an outstanding resume, and getting a great job, and, and, and…

If that list stresses you out a little, it may be because these things should not be our focus in education.

Lesson 1. God does not call us to be successful; He calls us to be faithful: gaining perspective

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