Why Every WHA Student Should Go to LINK

2 May 2017

LINK is the ultimate capstone of the school year, especially since it happens right after exams. You may be wondering, “What is LINK?” An end of school celebration, LINK 2017, takes place from May 31 to June 3 in New Braunfels, Texas, just outside of San Antonio. Students who go to LINK finally get to meet their friends and teachers in person; play games like basketball, shuffle-board, ping pong or horseshoes to name a few;

Songs that Sow Seeds?

Rejoice and be glad! Alan Dowd reminds us that, even today, we need not go far to hear the GOOD NEWS proclaimed in song seemingly everywhere. Life-giving theology filling minds and mouths in shopping centers and super markets all across the USA? Yes! Click HERE to read Dowd's "Repeat the Sounding Joy: Songs that Sow Seeds" to see if your favorite carol is on the list of the 18 most-recorded Christmas songs in

Welcome Dr. Lombardo

24 Oct 2016

Dr. Stanley Lombardo, Professor Emeritus of Classics at the University of Kansas, is one of the world’s leading scholars and translators of classical epic poetry. His translation of the Odyssey was a New York Times Book of the Year in 2000. He is also well known for his dramatic readings of such poems as the Iliad and the Divine Comedy, which he has performed at various venues throughout the country. We are thrilled to announce

Not on My Watch

Doubt is often the domain of mothers. Mothers who school their children at home seem particularly plagued because they make decision in two realms: in the home and in the school. Even the graduation of a child from homeschooling and into the next stage of life does not release mothers from the nagging thought that perhaps she should have done something (or even everything) differently. Second-guessing curriculum or providers or even the decision to homeschool

Wait and Go on the 30

8 Jul 2016

Have you ever wanted to pull your car to the side of the road, get out, sit on the curb and have a good cry? You’ve been juggling end-of-school schedules, kids, the expectations of others, such that it seems like your world is spinning out of control.  And now that the school year is over, summer activities threaten to be just as overwhelming.  Is there a solution? Perhaps a principle from a different context will

Independence Day

5 Jul 2016

Today is the 5th of July.  I hope your celebration of the 4th included ice cream, hot dogs, swimming pools, fireworks and many other common ways we celebrate “Independence Day”.  But as we celebrated yesterday, I also noticed that our culture seems far more focused on the three-day weekend celebration than on the liberties we often take for granted.  If Rip Van Winkle were to awake again two centuries after his “brief” two-decade nap, what

Chickens in Church

9 Jun 2016

The following is an open letter from Scott Baker, WHA Rhetoric Instructor, to his students in the Rhetoric 2/Senior Thesis class this year. Dear Seniors: Congratulations on a great year completing the Senior Thesis process!  Now that you have survived the Defense and have completed your Final Draft, it’s time to celebrate.  Everyone in the WHA community is suitably proud of your achievement, especially since writing and defending a thesis is such a rare accomplishment