CDA Blog

List of 73 news stories.

  • Our Prayer Filled Journey To CDA

    "I feared that classical education wouldn’t provide the practical skills needed for future success. In listening to Mr. Jordan’s recent lecture, his explanation resonated with my heart as he emphasized the focus on who you will become versus what you can do, with the goal of Christlike wisdom and virtue."
  • We Believe: One Baptism for the Remission of Sins

    The fall of 2018 brought record rainfall to North Texas and hurricanes to Florida and North Carolina. Roads became rivers, homes were flooded, and thousands of people were evacuated. Stories of dramatic high water rescues filled the news. 

    Stories of water rescues also fill the pages of Scripture. Noah and his family float safely in an ark on waters that bring both judgment and cleansing to the earth. Moses is cradled unharmed in a basket on the Nile. He later delivers God’s people by parting the Red Sea and crossing on dry land through waters which bring death to the Egyptians. The prophet Jonah survives three days in the sea carried in the belly of a great fish. These stories point to the ultimate rescue provided by Jesus Christ, and the waters of judgment and cleansing foreshadow Christian baptism.
  • Michael Perrone - CDA Flower Mound

    Coram Deo Has Been A Blessing To My Life

    "With this great gift comes a great responsibility. God has given us at Coram Deo an immense opportunity to carry out His plan for us. It is our job to properly use the tools he has given us in this great working environment. But what does that mean? Although we often fall short, we must do everything with God in mind and for His glory. One of the best examples of this at CDA is how Mrs. Bowen leads the band. She always reminds us that we are playing our music to glorify God. Whether we are winning awards, putting on concerts, or having fun playing music, she reminds us that glorifying Him is the emphasis."
  • We Believe: He has spoken through the Prophets

    "In 2 Timothy 3:16-17, the Apostle Paul writes, " All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness;   so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work."  The word in the Greek for "inspired" literally means "God breathed,"  and this concept of "breath" is closely tied to the Holy Spirit."
  • We Believe: The Filioque

    "The language of procession “from the Father” is meant to recall the statement on the Son who is “begotten of the Father” and who is therefore “God from God.” Because he is from the Father, though not after the Father, he is of one essence with the Father."
  • Vital Friendships the Coram Deo Way

    "Walking into the first day of kindergarten at Coram Deo with Joshua, with his baby sister in my arms, I prayed, “Lord, my desire is to have one lifelong friend for my son out of this Coram Deo experience.” I imagined Josh and a friend living incredible adventures in business (we are entrepreneurs!), or in the mission field doing amazing things to advance God’s kingdom."
  • CDA Office Hours: A Positive Process For Our Family

    "As we bring our children up through this model of education, we are working with them toward achieving independence. We want them to be self-motivated, focused, and responsible for their work. But this doesn’t happen overnight. It is a process. Office hours has been a part of that process for our family."
  • We Believe: Giver of Life

    In the Nicene Creed, following the Scriptures, the Spirit is the “the giver of life.” Christians receive more than physical existence; they share the high privilege and calling to be “temples of the Holy Spirit.” One of the most used prayers in the history of Christianity, O Heavenly King, reminds us of our need and desire for the “giver of life.” 
  • CDA Flower Mound - The Davis Family

    "Truly, the heart and character of our children is what we are really after. Anyone can eventually learn the subject matter, but rare is the child who has been educated in the presence of God at school and at home.  Rare is the young man or woman who displays the character, wisdom, and passion for the things of God that radiate His glorious light into a dark and dying world."
  • Finding Peace & Comfort In God's Words

    As we reflect on the first few weeks of school, take a moment to find peace and comfort in God’s words. Know God walks beside you, and He encourages you to find humor and resilience as you muddle through your new academic routine.
  • We Believe: "In accordance with the Scriptures"

    "The Scriptures corroborate that Christ did in fact die, and Scripture also makes plain the fact that Christ rose from the dead. Not only did he visit the Apostles, but verse 6 tells us that there were over five hundred more witnesses to his resurrected body."
  • CDA Homecoming: Abbi Koons, Class of 2014

    This week is one of the most exciting times of the year at CDA and we’re happy to hear from our 2014 CDA graduate Abbi Koons. 

    She recently graduated from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois this summer and is a 5th grade teacher who teaches reading comprehension and spelling at Liberty Christian School in Argyle, Texas.

    Thank you for your time Abbi!
  • CDA Homecoming: Alex Koele, Class Of 2018

    This week is one of the most exciting times of the year at CDA and we’re happy to hear from our 2018 CDA graduate Alex Koele. 

    He’s currently a freshman at Texas A&M University in College Station where he is studying Mechanical Engineering.

    Thank you for your time Alex!
  • CDA Homecoming: Addison Reed, Class Of 2018

    This week is one of the most exciting times of the year at CDA and we’re happy to hear from our 2018 CDA graduate Addison Reed. 

    She’s currently a freshman at
     Baylor University in Waco where she's studying Speech Pathology.

    Thank you for your time Addison!
  • We Believe: “One essence”

    "If Christ is not fully God then he cannot bear the weight of the wrath of God, as no created being could. Only God can take the wrath of God, and only a man could be a substitution to truly cover the cost of sin. The blood of animals could only ever cover, not remove (Heb 10:4). The Father and the Son must share equally in divinity and thus Arius and his lesser divinity of Christ falls short."
  • The Colby Family

    CDA Collin County - The Colby Family

    "This experience encouraged us to help others in their own suffering.  It taught Everett a major life lesson: what it looks like to love others as we would love ourselves. It showed him great compassion, faith, community, and the comfort and power of prayer."
  • We Believe Part Five: “Light from Light”

    The Nicene Creed is carefully framed. As it transitions from its statement that the Creator of all things is the one God we know as Father, it begins a new sentence. “We believe in...” but now the object switches from “one God” to “one Lord.” It is no longer God’s title, but his name, “I Am.” This is a subtle way to signal that we are still dealing with the one God known through the Old Testament Scriptures, but that this God is not just “the Father,” but also “Jesus Christ, the only Son of God.”
  • The Womack Family

    CDA Dallas - The Womack Family

    "We are lucky to be at a school that values Christ and family as much as Coram Deo does. Our decision to try this previously unknown model was one of the best moves we’ve made as a family" - The Womack Family
  • We Believe: Part 4 “Seen and Unseen”

    We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.
  • CDA CC Logic Student - Jocelyn Nordin

    CDA Is My Ace - Jocelyn Nordin

    "CDA has also influenced my faith.  This school has given me the opportunity to understand how God fits in with the rest of the world. We learn how God has a place in math, science, history, English, Latin, sewing, and even athletics, because He is the one who created all these things.  My faith and understanding have grown because of the amazing Bible classes I have been taking at CDA since kindergarten. CDA also helps me understand other religions, their beliefs, and what they are lacking, which makes it easier me to spread the gospel and helps me understand what God offers others through my faith."
  • We Believe: Part 3 “History of the Nicene Creed"

    The Nicene Creed is not really the Nicene Creed. 

    This may not be the best way to begin an article on the history of the Nicene Creed, but I hope it captures your attention. Let me explain.
  • CDA Collin County Senior - Andrew Daniel

    A Reflection on CDA - Andrew Daniel

    "When I first came to this school, I was worried, as I feared not being able to make any new friends. But then on the first day of class, my fear vanished as I met other guys that introduced themselves to me and welcomed me to Coram Deo. I met other friends through extracurricular activities, such as basketball and choir. I found people at CDA who were unashamed to live out their walk with Christ, and that encouraged me in my faith, allowing me to live it out in confidence."
  • Be Ready To Serve - Sarah Steib

    "Mission trips and outreach have always seemed to play a big role in my life. Through my church, family, and Coram Deo, God has truly opened my eyes to how big His world is and His call to share His love with others."
  • We Believe: Part Two “Why the Nicene Creed?”

    Before we explore the particulars of the Nicene Creed, I think it is worth addressing some of the potential objections to the use of an Ancient Creed as a statement of faith in the 21st century. And, since we often recite and memorize the Nicene Creed in our classrooms and campus devotions, we may as well address some potential objections to regularly reciting a Creed as well.
  • Rebekah serving in Kenya this summer

    The Beauty Of Serving Others - Rebekah Hamm

    "Coram Deo also has emphasized shaping culture for the glory of God. One way this is accomplished is through History classes that teach the story of cultures with their distinctive characteristics. While I was on my trip to Kenya, my studies of African culture in World History and Art History enabled me to better serve the Kenyans and appreciate their beautiful culture."
  • Introducing ‘We Believe: the Basics of the Nicene Creed’

    In the early decades of the 4th century, pastors from the British Isles to India gathered together in the city of Nicaea for what would become one of the most impactful meetings in Christian history. The Church and the world had changed dramatically in the decades leading up to this moment. Christianity had grown from a small persecuted sect of Judaism primarily found in the Ancient Near-eastern city of Jerusalem to a global phenomenon that eventually became the official religion of the Roman Empire. All of this took place in the span of less than three hundred years.
  • CDA Dallas Student - Christopher Lampe (pictured center back)

    Serving Those With Special Needs - Christopher Lampe

    My academic career at Coram Deo Academy began six years ago in the first grade at the Dallas Campus. Over the years I have learned many important lessons.  I have grown spiritually, academically, emotionally, and physically, all while being challenged and mentored by my loving teachers. Slowly over time, Coram Deo has been shaping me into a young man with Christian values.
  • Kiley Furber (pictured left) and Isabel Nichols (pictured right)

    CDA Students excel at 2018 NJCL Summer Convention

    Two Coram Deo Academy students joined over 1500 students who capped off their summer vacation by attending the National Junior Classical League National Convention at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio from July 23rd to the 27th. 
  • CDA Student Athlete - Brian Wawczak

    The Life Lessons Baseball Has Taught Me - Brian Wawczak

    "The aspects of baseball which have helped me most with my studies and life are that of focus and improvement."
  • My Love For Spanish: Max Vos

    "The most important thing I have learned about Spanish is that to think of it as more than just a class I have to do..." - Max Vos
  • CDA Student - Emily Meade

    My Love For Theatre: Emily Meade

    I was in my first play when I was about 4 or 5 years old. It was the stage adaptation of Finding Nemo where my brother played Nemo, my sister played Nemo’s mom, and I was the only baby sea turtle with a line. From there stemmed my love of theatre and acting.
  • Mr. Jordan's former CDA students (Class Of 2016).

    Why Our CDA Community Means So Much To Me - Mr. Jon Jordan

    On May 13th, 2016 I stood in a choir room beneath the stage at Trietsch Memorial United Methodist Church with a group of over forty students who were about to graduate from our Flower Mound campus. We read through Psalm 121 together, just as we had done every day during their Senior Theology II course that year. Then we prayed together, and I shared with them a traditional Irish blessing. (I’m not Irish, but the blessing is beautiful.)
  • CDA Student Ryan Henderson

    CDA Sports Have Made An Impact In My Life - Ryan Henderson

    "Sports at CDA is a great way to make friends because our teams mix 6th, 7th, and 8th graders and kids on M/W and T/Th. You meet kids who might not be in your class..." CDA Student Ryan Henderson
  • Kate (pictured in the center) having fun!

    CDA Homecoming: Kate Radovich Class Of 2017

    Tomorrow evening is our 2017 CDA Homecoming game and we’re happy to hear from CDA 2017 graduate Kate Radovich. She’s currently a freshman at the University Of Alabama where she is studying mechanical engineering and minoring in biology.

    Thank you for your time Kate!
  • 2017 CDA Graduate - John Newton

    CDA Homecoming: John Newton Class Of 2017

    This week is one of the most exciting times of the year at CDA and we’re happy to hear from our 2017 CDA graduate John Newton. He’s currently a freshman at MacAlester College where he is studying Economics and participating as a Defensive End and Nose Guard on their football team.

    Thank you for your time John!
  • Jack (pictured fourth from top left) and the CDA Kenya mission group.

    Our Kenya Mission Trip Positively Affected Our Lives - Jack Powell

    "The joy I experienced on a trip like this one cannot be described with words. It's summed up in the joy on each kid's face when they see you or play soccer with you." - CDA Student Jack Powell
  • Macy and Morgan together at Camp Blessing.

    How Morgan Showed Me God's Grace - Macy VanCuren

    "My week with Morgan held a lot of obstacles, however, it was the ultimate example of God’s complete provision and grace. Every prayer I had for Morgan was answered..." 

    CDA Student Macy VanCuren shares her story of how one young lady impacted her life this summer. 
  • Lauren keeping her eye on the ball. Always staying focused.

    A Field of Possibilities - Lauren Moses

    "I still remember stepping onto the field for the first time at seven years old. The field felt enormous and I seemed so small in comparison. Soon I realized it was just a great, big, open field of opportunity." - Senior Student Athlete, Lauren Moses
  • The Crawford Family

    God Lead Us To CDA - The Crawfords

    "Nothing is more important in education than being rooted in a school where each child is seen and more importantly, known and loved." - Darren & Kim Crawford (CDA Family).
  • Pictured R to L - Coach Ea, Aaron Mackie and Family

    Place God First In Your Life - Aaron Mackie

    Current CDA student athlete and the 2016 & 2017 TAPPS State Tennis Champion Aaron Mackie illustrates how tennis has helped him to become self aware and brought his relationship with God closer.
  • CDA Future Digging with joy!

    FM Groundbreaking Ceremony is a Great Success!

    Thank you for those who came out to help us celebrate on Friday, March 24! We were thankful to the Lord for clearing the rain just in time for our ceremony to begin! What a gracious and generous God we have!
  • The Van Eerdens

    Coram Deo Is A Blessing - The Van Eerdens

    This is our 2nd year at CDA and it is a tremendous blessing to our family.  CDA desires “to train the next generation of ethical servant leaders and wise thinkers who will shape culture for the glory of God.”  We have observed CDA to be a school that excels at their mission and we thank God for it.
  • Our New Building

    It's Time to Dig! Let's get our Building Started!

    It’s Time for Our Groundbreaking Ceremony

    Friday, March 24, 11am-1pm
    Come enjoy a time of celebration!
    Show your Spirit!
    Come decked out in CDA Spirit wear!

    • Ceremony with Pep Band and Yell Leaders
    • Carnival Games with candy prizes
    • Food Truck
    • Facepainting and Decal Stations
    • Photo Op – save the memory of this special moment

    Join us at the Gazebo by 11am when we’ll start our ceremony.
  • Student Athlete Bella Perry

    Learning Life Long Lessons - Bella Perry

    CDA student athlete Bella Perry shares her inspirational story of how hard work, the passing of a loved one and her relationship with God taught her to be a champion in and out the of swimming pool.
  • Senior Clara Migala

    Why History Is Powerful - Clara Migala

    Senior student Clara Migala shares with us her love for history and why a popular historical play can help you and I understand how our decisions today affect tomorrow.   
  • The Koons

    How 12 Years & Four Campus Moves Changed Our Life - Koons Family

    The Koons have been a part of the CDA community at each of our campuses for more than a decade. Through their personal story we'll read why Coram Deo has been such a blessing in their lives.
  • Senior Student Athlete - Ryan Vosburg

    Hard Work Reaps Lifelong Memories - Ryan Vosburg

    CDA Student Ryan Vosburg shares his story of how he kept working hard at a young age and quickly saw the effects of his practice. His motivation to improve helped him to become successful in a sport he loves.  
  • Designer and fashionista, CDA student Mary Perrone

    Why Art Matters - Mary Perrone

    CDA Student Mary Perrone paints a incredible a picture of how her love for the arts has given her a healthy view of life at a young age.
  • The Guthrie Family

    The Importance Of Community - The Guthrie Family

    The Guthries, one of our Flower Mound families, shares their story of how they were embraced by the CDA community and why it was encouraging to witness the truths of the Bible demonstrated though CDA's teachers and students.
  • Braeden Murphy (pictured left) serving others.

    Serving Can (And Will) Change Your Life - Braeden Murphy

    CDA Student Braeden Murphy shares how his life has changed by simply attending one mission trip.
  • The Carters

    We're Thankful For Coram Deo - The Carters

    The Carters, a family from our Collin County campus share their story of how Coram Deo helped their family grow by simply listening to God's voice and allowing Him to use their son through it.
  • Magee McGee - Living Life To Its Fullest

    Don't Take Your Life For Granted - Maggie McGee

    CDA Student Maggie McGee shares her story of how God gave her a different perspective on life as an American Citizen and a follower of Christ.
  • Student Athlete - Caleb Johnson

    Learning Life Lessons As A Student Athlete - Caleb Johnson

    Ever since CDA student Caleb Johnson was able to walk he's always loved anything sports related.  In fact the first word he ever spoke was “ball." Find out how participating in sports has helped shape and develop his character.
  • Our Awesome Pep Band

    Come and Support Our Pep Band: This Friday Night. :)

    Checkout the piece written by Mrs. Mandi Gerth and show your support this Friday, October 28th for our Pep band during Senior Night at our last home Football game.

    When: Friday, October 28; kickoff at 7:30pm
    Where: Coppell West Middle School 
    1301 Wrangler Circle
    Coppell, TX 75019

    Take it away Mrs. Gerth!
  • CDA Actress Hannah-Beth Kline (left) after

    How Drama (Theater) & Christianity Work Together - Hannah-Beth Kline

    Student Hannah-Beth Kline shares her story on why the true value of drama (theater) lies not within the script or the praise of the audience, but in how it refines us as individuals, as a family, and as Christians.
  • 2013 CDA Graduate Gill Lipton

    CDA Homecoming: Gill Lipton Class Of 2013

    Today, we hear from CDA graduate Gill Lipton. After graduating with the Class of 2013, Gill began his studies in mechanical engineering at Texas A&M with aspirations to become an automotive engineer. He’s currently participating in a fall internship in Charlotte, North Carolina with Joe Gibbs Racing, the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup champions.

    Thanks for your time from North Carolina, Gill!
  • 2014 CDA Graduate Emily McCalley

    CDA Homecoming: Emily McCalley Class Of 2014

    As homecoming week continues, we’ll hear from CDA 2014 graduate Emily McCalley, a junior currently attending Baylor University and studying pre-medicine in Maastricht, The Netherlands.
     
    Thanks for your time Emily!
  • 2014 CDA Graduate Grace McClure

    CDA Homecoming: Grace McClure Class Of 2014

    As homecoming week continues, we’ll hear from CDA 2014 graduate Grace McClure. Grace is in her junior year as a McDermott Scholar at the University of Texas at Dallas where she studies Cognitive Science with a focus on education methods and curriculum design. She is currently studying abroad at University Nord in Levanger, Norway. 

    Thanks for your time Grace!
  • 2013 CDA Graduate Ryan Southerland.

    CDA Homecoming: Ryan Southerland Class Of 2013

    As part of homecoming week, we’ll hear from CDA 2013 graduate Ryan Southerland who is currently attending Texas A&M University and studying Bio-medical science. 
     
    Thanks for your time Ryan!
  • Student Athlete - Emma Dwyer

    Why Commitment Is Healthy - Emma Dwyer

    Commitment is not easy when you're trying something new, but it can be difficult when you're balancing obligations at a young age. Student Emma Dwyer tells her story of how work hard and commitment has helped shape her life.
  • Michael Sobolik

    Alumni: The CDA Legacy

    Monday night, just before the first presidential debate, I had the privilege to have dinner with two Coram Deo Academy alumni, Michael Sobolik and Lauren Devoll. Both of these graduates are working on Capitol Hill and have very important jobs especially during this political season.
  • The Wilson Family

    God Has A Great Sense Of Humor - Wilson Family

    Coram Deo is a special place to develop students as servant leaders, but sometimes there can be misconceptions on why CDA encourages families to be present in their child's life. The Wilson family from our Dallas campus helps us understand why being present can change your family's life everyday.
  • Abby preparing to glorify God with her talents.

    I'm Thankful For The Gift Of Music - Abby Weatherford

    Music can play such a important role in life, but can it help teach life lessons? Find out how music gave CDA student Abby Weatherford a thankful heart.
  • Fisher (pictured center in the white t-shirt) serving with his friends at Camp Blessing.

    How Camp Blessing Changed My Life - Fisher Koons

    What does it mean to be a servant leader and how is that modeled? CDA student Fisher Koons shares his story of how he learned to depend on God this summer and believe that He doesn't make mistakes. 
  • Davis FIGHTING through the defense!

    Why Sports Matter - Davis Henley

    Davis Henley, a sophomore student athlete currently participating in basketball. He discussed the lessons he has learned by playing sports:  mental toughness, leadership, and selflessness.

    "My dad always tell me before games to “Play Big.” Even though I might be shorter than a lot of other players, if I have the right mindset and play with the confidence and toughness of someone who is 6’7, then I can play a great game."
  • CDA Graduate Endeavors to Continue to Make Music that Glorifies

    Ben Kuykendall, a 2016 graduate of CDA HS at Flower Mound, was recently interviewed by Bob Weir of the Cross Timbers Gazette.  Hear how Ben plans to use music as a medium to bring others to Christ.  Ben also discusses the benefits of a small school and the importance of recognizing the gifts and talents that you have are a blessing for God meant to be used for His purposes.

    To watch the interview, READ MORE...
  • Why Sports Matter (Parents Edition - Mrs. Kalen Mainord)

    Mrs Kalen Mainord, mother of two student athletes shares why competitive sports has made a positive impact in their children’s lives by strengthening walk with God and developing their character.
  • 5th Grade Sky Ranch field trip March, 2016

    CDA 5th Graders go to Sky Ranch

    On Friday, March 18, 2016, fifth graders from all three CDA campuses converged on Sky Ranch in Van, Texas, to have a day of fun and learning.
  • Mrs. Dwyer receives the TPSMEA Distinguished Administrator of the Year

    Mrs. Paula “Polly” Dwyer, the Flower Mound Campus Administrator and Logic/High School Director for Coram Deo Academy, was awarded the TPSMEA Distinguished Administrator of the Year on January 30, 2016.
     
    As you can see from the excerpt of the nomination that was submitted by our Band Director, Elizabeth Bowen, it is an award well deserved:
  • Aaron displaying focus and determination on the pitch!

    Why Sports Matter - Aaron Southerland

    How integrity, leadership and selflessness each play a valuable role in one's life is illustrated by senior student athlete, Aaron Southerland. It's a powerful yet personal story of how sports at Coram Deo shapes our future world leaders.
  • Sewing for Africa

    This week, our Friday sewing class met on campus to make sanitary supplies and cloth diapers for clinics in Uganda.  Several of our students and their parents came to fold, cut, sew and pack bags to send overseas.  Thank you to Mrs. Shelley Lessert, our sewing teacher, who organized this event, and to all who came to volunteer their time and skills to minister to those God loves!
  • Kayleigh making a impact at the plate

    Why Sports Matter - Kayleigh Moore

    The influence of senior student athlete Kayleigh Moore's softball coaches and her ability to listen to their insight as helped her understand the importance of why sports matter at Coram Deo. Find out why.
  • CDA Artists Receive Recognition

    CDA artists Mary Perrone and Hope Morriss recently competed in the Visaul Arts Scholastic Event (VASE) art competition and both received the highest rating for their works. Hope Morriss also received the honor of having her work selected to move on to the State Meet in April. Congratulations to these young artists!
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