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What exactly is a principle?

What is a principle? I’m so glad you asked! It is best to start at the beginning, after all. Webster’s 1828 defines it generally as: PRIN’CIPLE, n. [L. principium, beginning.] 1. In a general sense, the cause, source or origin of any thing; that from which a thing proceeds; as the principle of motion; the principles of action. In the Biblical Principle Approach, a principle is that from which a subject springs. Principles are the … read on, my friend…

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Individuality of subjects

The first Biblical principle we study, and the overarching principle as well, is “God’s Principle of Individuality.” This principle can be seen everywhere, and we focus on seeing it in the subjects. If God cares about individuality, then if we study the subjects individually we are enjoying the distinctiveness of each subject. There is a rich history, diverse vocabulary and important principles that each subject contains. A goal of learning with the Biblical Principle Approach is not … read on, my friend…

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Rudiments Lesson 1 Part 3

Titled “The Importance of The Word of God an all Areas of Life,” this is an especially important lesson. Among the texts are an 1852 sermon by Robert C. Winthrop titled “The Bible,” and writings by Noah Webster. This lesson was challenging because it forced me to examine my own views on government. It caused me to check where my expectations lie. Do I really trust God as my source, or do I look to … read on, my friend…

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Rudiments Lesson 1 part 2

Okay, I got to the end of tape 1 early last week (still the intro to Rudiments), which is no small task, considering what a challenge it is to carve out time for it amid the music practice and school and housework and family time and church responsibilities. But I’m not complaining because it’s been great. I’m gleaning so much from Ms. Smith. She is so full of the Principle Approach that it just comes … read on, my friend…

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PI Rudiments lesson 1 part 1

I thought I’d update on the Rudiments course I’m taking from Pilgrim Institute. It’s a correspondence course, which can be even better than a seminar because you have time to really digest what’s being said and formulate your thoughts to submit for feedback. Of course I’m not nearly to the point of answering questions for even lesson one yet–and there are lots of them…The first section consists of 4 lessons and comes with a binder, … read on, my friend…

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