Hope for America’s Future

Hope for America’s Future

As we are approaching the 2020 election and I reflect upon the last year in America, I believe we truly are a nation that is in turmoil.  A year ago, I would not have expected that we would see riots, looting, statues being torn down, an economy being shut down or...

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Ordering Our Loves

There are many benefits to private Christian education, and one of them is a safe environment for our children to grow in their faith and their Christian character.  Our passion is not just to see our kids obey rules, but to love and do what is right.  One of the...

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The Power of Ideas

The Power of Ideas

Society reflects the ideas that are in the hearts of people. We can imagine the power of ideas by examining just one of the predominant ideas of our day, that man is nothing more than a data-processing machine that evolved.  In that view, we are not responsible for...

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An Axe to the Root

An Axe to the Root

We are facing many cultural problems as a nation, and I would challenge that what we are doing at Fortis Academy is preparing a generation to solve those problems.  Some years ago, the media was very concerned because the suicide rates of military vets were increasing...

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Jesus, King of America

Jesus, King of America

We all have dreams and visions, and Fortis Academy has enlarged my vision to fulfill a dream that I have had on my heart for decades. Ultimately, the vision is to see Christ’s kingdom rule over all the earth. That is the vision that is implied by the Lord’s prayer,...

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God Shaped Hole

God Shaped Hole

This week I was at a regional UMSI luncheon and heard someone begin to say something about a classical charter school and then stopped before voicing their opinion.  I told them I wanted to hear what they had to say, and they proceeded to explain that they felt that a...

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Lights in Darkness

Lights in Darkness

How do we raise our children as Christians in a world where we see so many things that are contrary to God’s design?  Our children are growing up in a world where young people are commonly wrestling with issues such as gender identity even to the point of gender...

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Jesus and His Mighty Men

Jesus and His Mighty Men

Recently I was talking with a parent and I discovered that they are seeing similar fruit from a Fortis education as I am.  I like to eavesdrop on my daughters in the evenings because they are often discussing issues that were brought up in class.  I find it exciting...

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Beatific Sight and Education

Beatific Sight and Education

It is interesting to ponder the memories and knowledge that we have integrated into our worldview and retain in our permanent memory.  I still remember many things from classes taught more than two decades ago by Dr. Shuta.  He constantly challenged us with new...

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The Power of Vision

The Power of Vision

Vision is critical to the success of any organization, and Fortis Academy has a clear vision: To develop Christian thinkers and communicators. The most important element of that vision is “Christian.” That term was given to believers and was descriptive of their goal...

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