Headmaster Blog

In my blog two weeks ago, I focused on the fundamental theme that parents must be the primary spiritual mentors for their children, even if their kids are in a solid youth group and Christian school.  At the risk of stepping on some toes, I want to continue this theme by sharing the words of a youth pastor who relates his observations about the vital need for dads to be the leaders in this spiritual

OCA Special Accomplishments

Posted on March 1, 2018
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My blogs recently have been focusing on raising up a child as part of Christian Education. In this blog I wanted to celebrate some accomplishments of some of our OCA students. This past week the OCA girls’ varsity basketball team won the SCAA championship along with the regular season championship. This is the first time in school history that one of our basketball teams won the SCAA championship. Congratulations Lady Eagles. A second first for

Parenting and Spiritual Transmission

Posted on February 9, 2018
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While in some of my blogs I like to celebrate the  accomplishments of our students and staff, I find most of my topics tend to gravitate toward weighty issues related to the challenges with which we are faced as parents and educators. I was quite struck recently when reading the introduction to the C.S. Lewis Institute’s Aslan Academy Parent’s’ Guidebook designed to help dad and mom disciple their children.  The words are so profound that
In the last three blogs, I have provided a brief overview of Christian education in the extended history of the church.  Throughout the centuries, the education of children and youth was, to say the least, a top priority for the church!  Yet, in spite of centuries of tradition, the American church began to abdicate this sacred responsibility to the state in the mid to late 1800’s.  How could this happen? In the years following the
We have considered a few examples of the Church’s tradition of Christian education in the pre-Reformation and Reformation years.  Let us consider in this blog some post-Reformation examples as included in C. B. Eavey’s History of Christian Education (Moody Press, Chicago, ILL, 1971): John Comenius (1592 – 1670) is considered the “father of modern education” by many Christian scholars because of his theories on pedagogy and how children best learn.  What modern, secular textbooks often