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Mini-Courses

Saturday, October 28, 11 AM-2 PM EST

Join Dr. Stobaugh for an intensive College Admission Day. Students and parents will learn the difference between early action and early decision, and how to complete the college application, including the application essay.

How to be Admitted to College and Receive Substantial Scholarships
With so many high SAT/AP scores in the homeschool community, there will be many more opportunities to go to college. How do we know which college God is calling us to attend? How does one get accepted? Dr. Stobaugh, who recruits for Ivy League schools (e.g., MIT), will offer helpful insights. He will argue that AP scores are more valuable than community college courses and will alert parents to costly, online degree options that will be dead ends for students.

Writing the College Admission Essay
This workshop gives some practical insights into how to write an admission essay. This year alone, five hundred thousand college applicants will write college admission essays. Slightly less than one-half will be rejected by their first choice school, while only about ten percent will gain admission to the nation’s thirteen top colleges. With acceptance rates at all-time lows, with admission committees exhibited well-founded concern about writing deficiencies among admitted freshman, high SAT/ACT scores are important. But the admission essay has gained more and more importance. Whether students are applying to Harvard, Wheaton, or their local state school, they will write an admission essay.

Parents and students are invited to join Dr. Stobaugh for a ten (10) week, intensive webinar mini-course in analyzing literature. Topics include: Setting, Symbolism, Tone, Plot, Theme, Narration, and other relevant topics. This mini-course will be based on Dr. Stobaugh’s popular Handbook for Literary Analysis (NY, Harvard Square Editions, 2014) and all material will be included with the mini-course. Because this webinar mini-course is meant as a supplement to other language arts mini-courses, no written assignments will be assigned. However, Dr. Stobaugh will administer a final exam that he will evaluate. This is a one half year literature credit.

This mini-course reclaims the metaphor, reclaims rhetoric, and reclaims literary analysis. It has a high view of the reader, the critic, and the student. All three are invited to think critically, to discuss thoroughly, the great literary works of all civilizations. Systematically, Dr. Stobaugh explains, and illustrates a wide range of significant literary terms in fiction, drama, and poetry. To born-again, Christian readers, literary analysis or criticism is an extremely important skill to learn. It is the first cousin of Christian apologetics. Christian apologetics is the considered defense of Christian dogma, Scripture, and worldview. Learning to evaluate literature, literary analysis, prepares readers to be Christian apologists. After all, it is no coincidence that the greatest apologists are not theologians: they are English teachers! C. S. Lewis did not teach systematic theology: he taught literature.
Wednesdays, Beginning October 11 @ 11:00 AM EST
Wednesdays, Beginning February 7 @ 11:00 AM EST

Parents and students are invited to join Dr. Stobaugh for a ten (10) week, intensive webinar mini-course in analyzing western philosophies. Topics include: Greek Philosophy, David Hume, Existential Philosophy, and so forth. This mini-course will be based on Dr. Stobaugh’s popular Fire that Burns and all material will be included with the mini-course registration. Because this webinar mini-course is meant as a supplement to other mini-courses, no written assignments will be assigned. However, Dr. Stobaugh will administer a final exam that he will evaluate. This is a one half year philosophy credit.

At the beginning of the 21st century Christians must be clever and resourceful. “His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms, according to his eternal purpose which he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Ephesians 3:10-11). However, it is no longer good enough to be smart. Christians must be fighters. They must be fighters now because they are in a culture war. This culture war will be won or lost by those who know how to fight well. To be successful in any campaign one must know the enemy. The enemy of the people of God is not flesh and blood. It is the spirit of this age, powers and principalities. It is incipient mediocrity that threatens the very underpinnings of modern civilization. This enemy is overcome by alacrity, not by manipulation, by good, not by evil. Our weapons are the whole armor of God (Ephesians 6). Christians must know who they are in Christ. As a point of fact, they are more than conquerors (Romans 8:37). But they need to act like it. It is the prayer of Dr. Stobaugh that this mini-course will help Christians assume their rightful place in the Kingdom. They will equip them with the ammunition they need to overcome the Enemy.

Wednesdays, Beginning October 11 @ 12: 30 PM EST
Wednesdays, Beginning February 7 @ 12: 30 PM EST

Parents and students are invited to join Dr. Stobaugh for a ten (10) week, intensive webinar mini-course in analyzing influential men and women in church history - Giants in Church History. Topics include: The Church Fathers, Puritan Saints, Dwight L. Moody, C. S. Lewis and so forth. This mini-course will be based on Dr. Stobaugh’s popular A Gathered Inheritance and all material will be included with the mini-course registration. Because this webinar mini-course is meant as a supplement to other mini-courses, no written assignments will be assigned. However, Dr. Stobaugh will administer a final exam that he will evaluate. This is a one half year history credit.

These church fathers and mothers knew that they were loved. They moved beyond the fear and rejection of their world and embraced the love of God. Because modern people are so afraid, they rarely risk true intimacy. Intimacy cannot thrive in fear. However, as we read the church fathers and mothers - this gathered inheritance - we sense that there is no fear, but only love, love for God that nearly takes our breath away! That comely, winsome love draws us first to the author, and then to his or her God! They intensely loved their God and his people. This is part of the gathered inheritance, the blessing that belongs to us all! And that’s so good! Our church fathers and mothers, a cloud of witnesses, draw us into blessedness. Fear is dissipated by promises; evil is overcome by good. It is all here in these pages. Promises, hope, goodness, and life. A gathered inheritance. We again recognize that the secret things belong “to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever” (Deuteronomy 29:29). A gathered inheritance!

Wednesdays, Beginning October 11 @ 2:00 PM EST
Wednesdays, Beginning February 7 @ 2:00 PM EST

Parents and students are invited to join Dr. Stobaugh for a ten (10) week, intensive webinar mini-course in African-American History & Literature. Topics include: Slavery Comes to the New Land, African-American Nationalism, Race Mixing, Racial Anger, Racial Reconciliation, and other relevant topics. This mini-course will be based on Dr. Stobaugh’s popular African-American History and all material will be included with the mini-course. Because this webinar mini-course is meant as a supplement to other history courses, no written assignments will be assigned. However, Dr. Stobaugh will administer a final exam that he will evaluate. This is a one half year history credit.

God called us to an alternative life, a life that is the antithesis to the cold, barren one based on hatred and mistrust. The challenge for all Americans is to make sense of all the animosity expressed among our many, diverse races and cultures. This African-American mini-course, will be a helpful travel companion along the road of racial reconciliation. Racial Reconciliation to many of us is unexplored territory. It demands a profound faith with more than a modicum of risk. This ten (10) week mini course will explore all these risks, and more.

Wednesdays, Beginning October 11 @ 3:30 PM EST
Wednesdays, Beginning February 7 @ 3:30 PM EST

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- Dr. Stobaugh’s material, online courses, and instruction are NCAA compliant. -
- Likewise, his AP courses--syllabi, material, and assessment--are CollegeBoard audited (approved). -