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Scott Lisea Joining Westmont as Campus Pastor

April 24, 2018 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Head of School
Scott Lisea Joining Westmont as Campus Pastor

Dr. Scott Lisea, Providence head of school, has accepted the offer to serve as campus pastor and assistant to the president for community and church relations at Westmont College, effective July 1, 2018. A month ago, Dr. Lisea informed the Providence board of directors that he would not be returning after the close of this… read more »

Providence Presents: John Stonestreet on March 15

February 13, 2018 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Events, Head of School
Providence Presents: John Stonestreet on March 15

Providence has invited John Stonestreet of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview to speak on Thursday, March 15 at 8:15 am. The event is free and open to the public. “We are delighted to present an honest, practical, and wise speaker on helping the next generation navigate today’s world,” says Dr. Scott Lisea, head of… read more »

Why Bother with Christian Education?

February 12, 2018 by Scott Lisea | Posted In: Head of School, Recess and Rhetoric
Why Bother with Christian Education?

I recently watched a movie where Ray Romano plays a disheveled and depressed dad. During a conversation, his character blurts out, “Sorry. Sometimes I just keep talking hoping that something smart will come out.” I know that feeling. Sometimes you just keep going in the hopes that something intelligent will stick. In that spirit, I… read more »

Four Guns, A Fire, and a Mudslide

January 19, 2018 by Scott Lisea | Posted In: Articles, Head of School, Recess and Rhetoric
Four Guns, A Fire, and a Mudslide

  Recently, my wife, Jamie, was clearing unwanted clothing from her side of our closet and she uncovered four guns. Yes, guns. No, Jamie is not a hunter, nor is she a gun enthusiast. No NRA stickers on her Toyota. Jamie is the mother of three boys, and over the years if she didn’t like… read more »

Dr. Lisea Addresses the Community Regarding the Impact of the Mudslide Disaster

January 12, 2018 by Scott Lisea | Posted In: Head of School
Dr. Lisea Addresses the Community Regarding the Impact of the Mudslide Disaster

Dear Providence Community My heart grieves for our entire community, particularly for each family who has suffered a loss in this week’s tragic natural disaster. Some of us lost a family member or a friend. Homes have washed away. The mountains literally fell into the sea…You may be safe but isolated in a community without… read more »

A Wicked Heart? Without God, #metoo

November 17, 2017 by Scott Lisea | Posted In: Articles, Head of School
A Wicked Heart? Without God, #metoo

“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?”  Jeremiah 17:9 (KJV) Is there a more offensive message to the human ego than this blunt revelation that we are deceitful and wicked? Not just ordinarily wicked—we are desperately wicked.  People fall into two camps: those who resist this message as offensive… read more »

He Had No Religion

October 5, 2017 by Scott Lisea | Posted In: Head of School, Recess and Rhetoric
He Had No Religion

Like everyone else, I have no idea how to process the Las Vegas massacre. There seems to be nothing to understand or categorize about a senseless shooting that took so many lives and as of yet, for no apparent purpose, statement, or cause. We live in sick times when we would find it more palatable… read more »

Becoming Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

September 28, 2017 by Scott Lisea | Posted In: Academics, Articles, Head of School, Recess and Rhetoric
Becoming Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

My wife, Jamie, and I have fallen into a very comfortable Sunday morning routine before heading to church. We rise early; our Labrador, Henri Nouwen, brings us the newspaper; we brew good coffee; we sit next to one another under blankets reading the news and watching “CBS Sunday Morning.” It is cozy, peaceful, and comfortable…. read more »

Convocation Opens New School Year

August 15, 2017 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Academics, Elementary School, Events, Head of School, High School, Middle School, Preschool, Student Life
Convocation Opens New School Year

We are off to a great start! An inspiring and encouraging convocation ceremony opens the 2017-2018 school year on Tuesday, August 22. School opens for the new academic year the following morning. Convocation (Latin for “calling together”) is a formal service, both academic and spiritual, officially launching the new school year. During the convocation service… read more »

Providence Presents: Jamie Lisea on Parenting

April 28, 2017 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Elementary School, Head of School, High School, Preschool
Providence Presents:  Jamie Lisea on Parenting

Jamie Lisea is a wife, mom, friend, sister, daughter, working partner, speaker, and most recently, an author (Rich, Thirsty, Hungry). A communications major in college, Jamie most enjoys genuine connection with people and the art of asking a good question. After 25 years working in the mission of Young Life, she continues to train and… read more »



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