400th Anniversary of the King James Version

By Pastor Calvin, February 21, 2011 3:03 pm

This year marks the 400th anniversary of the most important English translation of the Bible – the King James Version.

Leland Ryken, a professor at Wheaton College, has written an excellent article on the importance of the King James Version. This would be a good article to read with your family. Many have moved beyond the King James Version. Is it wise that this great translation is becoming more and more neglected?

Leland Ryken’s Article

The National Debt Road Trip

By Pastor Calvin, February 11, 2011 7:14 pm

The author of this video has several other very clever videos explaining very large numbers in ways people can more easily understand. How about some CLASS students putting together videos similar to this? Please let us know if you come up with anything. We will post it to this blog.

Every Lesson Needs A Target or Goal

By Mike McHugh, February 11, 2011 4:16 pm

Every Lesson Needs A Target or Goal

In marksmanship training, students are commonly taught how to properly acquire their target, or to take aim. Junior marksmen also learn how to pursue every shot with care and deliberation, while they remain focused on their target. A popular saying that has been utilized by both archery and rifle instructors over the years is, “Aim small, miss small.” This old phrase is meant to remind students that if they set their sights on the smallest spot in the center of their target, they are far less likely to miss their mark by a wide margin.

The principles of marksmanship training also have relevance in the realm of education in general, as well as in home teaching in particular; for no instructor will be able to achieve excellence unless he knows how to set clear goals for each of his lessons. Teaching, after all, is never an end in itself; but always a means to the end that certain valuable skills and information can be imparted. Instructors who make the effort to clearly define the goal or goals that they have for each lesson will, therefore, be in a much better position to achieve success in the teaching process. One reason this is true, stems from the fact that when a teacher knows where he is taking his students, he is also in a much better position to intelligently arrange the means that are necessary to ensure that pupils actually comprehend each lesson. Continue reading 'Every Lesson Needs A Target or Goal'»

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