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In the late 1980’s I was Headmaster of Lexington Christian Academy in Boston. It gave me the opportunity to host several administrative interns from Harvard. It also enabled me to visit Harvard and sit in on some classes. As I walked the campus, especially Harvard Yard, I noted the repeated use of “Veritas Christo et Ecclesiae,” or Truth for Christ and the Church.

Harvard was founded in 1636 to train Christian ministers. In accordance with that vision, Harvard’s Rules and Precepts were adopted in 1646. Read the excerpt from this document below and be reminded why CHA has to guard its mission fearlessly.

Let every student be plainly instructed
and earnestly pressed to consider well
the main end of his life and studies is
to know God and Jesus Christ
which is eternal life, and therefore to lay
Christ in the bottom as the only foundation
of all sound knowledge and learning
and seeing the Lord only giveth wisdom, let
everyone seriously set himself to prayer
in secret to seek it of him.

Harvard University Rules & Precepts
1646 

David L. Roth, Ed.D.

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