Author Archives: Erik Konsmo

Worship the Creator, not the Creation

As I tour prospective parents around the Renton Christian campus and introduce them to our school, questions regarding curriculum inevitably arises.  I summarize our biblical worldview upon which all of our curriculum is based by saying we teach about the Creator and his creation.  As students learn science, history, math, social studies and all the other subjects, […]

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2013: A Fresh Start

It’s January 1, 2013.  Today, Americans all over the country are setting resolutions for the upcoming year.  According to dictionary.com, the word “resolution” means “the act of resolving or determining upon an action or course of action, method, procedure, etc.”  A “resolution” is stronger than a “goal” because it asserts planning, determination, and action.  I […]

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Debt: The New Normal in America Today

In America today, it is accepted, and even expected, to carry debt.  It is the American way to purchase items, even though the funds aren’t available in one’s bank or investment accounts.  Here is a fact: whenever a person purchases a car, clothes, TV, or a computer by financing it or putting it on a credit card, this […]

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Christians and Politics: Are We in or Out?

In case you weren’t paying attention there is a fairly important election happening in November.  This begs the question, “should Christians involve themselves with politics?”  Should they share their opinions and thoughts about the Constitution, the economy, national security, and the proper role of government in a free society? There is quite a diversity of […]

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“You Get What You Get and You Don’t Throw a Fit!”

One evening our family was sitting at home for dinner and our 8- year old daughter Emma began to complain about the menu.  Suddenly, our son Andrew, who is 5, blurted out “Emma, you get what you get and you don’t throw a fit!”  Tammie and I burst out laughing.  This was great wisdom from our son.  We […]

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Parents: Teenagers are Capable of Much More

Every adult has an opinion about teenagers, and many of those opinions slant negative.  A good place for Christians to ponder the proper role of teenagers is to examine what the Bible says about them.  What does the Bible say about teenagers?  Absolutely nothing!  The Apostle Paul wrote “When I was a child, I spoke like […]

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Church is Not Enough

Christian schools have been a part of North America since the early 1600s, basically as soon as Europeans immigrated to the continent.  For over 300 years it was assumed that schools were rooted in the Christian faith.  But things changed dramatically in the 20th-century as secular dogma began to infiltrate school curriculums.  After World War […]

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Let’s Raise Our Boys to Become Men

Boys are different than girls.  Wow, what an insight!  Not really.  This is clear to anyone with a little common sense.  Boys seek adventure, battle, and a beauty to rescue.  They prefer video games like “Halo” and “Call of Duty: Black Ops” (and so do I, for that matter!)  They like danger and risk.  God […]

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School Choice: The Most Important Civil Rights Issue of Our Day?

Parents should have the freedom to choose where their kids attend school.  Unfortunately, the education system in America is under the control of teachers’ unions and government officials.  Unions and politicians assert that they know what is best for your children.  And they claim they could do a better job if they just had more of your money.  Yet, teachers’ unions reject […]

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Stop Telling Your Kids They Can Be Anything They Want

What kind of horrible, dream-killer would say something like this to a child?  Please allow me to explain.  As a boy, I had the same dream as many American boys.  I wanted to be a professional basketball player.  The Sonics won the championship when I was in 2nd grade and Jack Sikma was my favorite […]

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