What Best Prepares Students for Rhetoric Level Learning By Robi Marshall
SCHOOL OF RHETORIC

What Best Prepares Students for Rhetoric Level Learning By Robi Marshall

What best prepares students for rhetoric level learning? Receiving a solid, logic level education; one that roots students more fully in faith, reason and familiarity with the great works of the past. The logic level teaches students to connect and organize information they have learned from their earliest years. They begin to realize that the Code of Hammurabi, the Magna Carta and the Bill of Rights are vitally linked and key in understanding our own form of government. For how many of us has this information remained ever jumbled and unusable? At the logic level students begin to generalize, to question,…

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Arma Dei Academy’s Portrait of a Graduate

Why a Portrait of a Graduate? Beginning with the end in mind, we sought to determine what an Arma Dei 12th grade graduate should look like. The ideal graduate of a classical Christian school should be marked by a noticeable refinement of manner and intellect. He will be first and foremost committed to his Christian purpose in life, and will love and live the Christian virtues. He will be competent in language, mathematics, natural philosophy (science), philosophy, and theology, and be prepared and interested in studying them further. He will think well, with Christian presuppositions in all areas of his life.…

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Teaching Science from a Biblical Worldview by Dr. Ault

Matthew 22:37 And he [Jesus] said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” Training children’s hearts, souls, and minds to love the Lord means that they grow to acknowledge him in all of creation and everyday life. This applies to every subject taught, every game played, every word spoken. This is the highest aim of Christian educators and parents and is, in essence, a biblical worldview. The great Dutch prime minister and theologian Abraham Kuyper stated, “Oh, no single piece of our mental world is…

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Arma Dei Graduates: Armed for the Future

The culture of Arma Dei Academy is a direct product of faculty committed to Arma Dei's mission. The administration, teachers, and support staff at Arma Dei are committed to equipping the students God has entrusted to their care for lives of Christlike service to God and others. That fact necessarily produces a culture where students are consistently reminded of Christ's sacrificial service to his people and encouraged to emulate Christ in concrete acts of sacrificial service to one another. The pending addition of a School of Rhetoric at Arma Dei will provide faculty scope to put the finishing touches on students,…

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Why the Arma Dei Academy School of Rhetoric?

Admission to the School of Rhetoric is Open! When defining paideia (παιδεια), words such as education, training, and culture are often used. Other frequently used phrases are “Christian worldview” or “good character,” but paideia involves much, much more. It shapes what “a person loves, what they enjoy, and how they think and act.” Paideia is the ingredient in our hearts and minds that motivates the choices we make, determines how we see the world, and sustains our culture. Education is about soul formation, not just information. And this formation builds a culture. At Arma Dei, parents and teachers partner together to…

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