Thinking About Why We Do What We Do

Monthly Archives: September 2011


Yesterday, my wife held up a page from the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and said, "You need to read this." Uh-oh, I thought. Then, she elaborated. "This is why you guys (that's Chicago-speak for y'all) teach biblical worldview!" I read the ADG column in question – a piece written by David Brooks of the the New York… Continue Reading

Math Works

If piano or football or language or chemistry or computer languages are good indicators, mastery is a key component of functional success.  Yes, we speak the obvious. But, we speak the obvious to make a case for success (mastery) in mathematics.  Without the factual and conceptual foundations of Math 1.0, how can a student move… Continue Reading

21 Ambitions

I carry a list of 21 ambitions in my wallet.   I know there are many consultants and CEOs who insist that a list of 21 "anythings" is way too long. I beg too differ. I like a challenge and with 8 direct reports, 17 board members, 80+ churches, 197 staff members, 840 families, and 1,396 students, we have the duty, the privilege and… Continue Reading