The of the Christian Classics Ethereal Library (CCEL) is to build up the church by making classic Christian literature widely available and promoting its use for edification and study by interested Christians, seekers and scholars. The CCEL accomplishes this by selecting, collecting, distributing, and promoting valuable literature through the World Wide Web and other media.
Back in the early days, it was called Jesus Music … because people had just found Jesus, and wanted to tell people about it in a way that they would understand! Even into the 80’s and later, this was going on. Take, for example, Kerry Livgren of the group Kansas, who began putting some of the message of his newfound faith into his Kansas songs. In the early days, those who forged ahead, met a lot of opposition, and some unfortunately gave up! Others took it in stride and continued with their mission … to tell everyone they could about the change in their life. So although you may not be familiar with a lot of the very early music that’s on Classic Christian Hits Radio, without them, it would not be what it has become today … one of the most listened to and best selling genres available in the music world!
Within the classical Christian education movement, the Association of Classical and Christian Schools, the , the CLT exam, and the CiRCE Institute play a leading role. Much of this modern renaissance of classical education is owed to the essay "The Lost Tools of Learning", in which she describes the three stages of the trivium—grammar, logic and rhetoric—as tools by which a student can then analyze and master every other subject. Sayers' perspectives were popularized in the United States by the 1991 publication 's which inspired establishment of a number of classical Christian primary and secondary schools, and even a classical Christian college in 1994 (), that organized as the Association of Classical and Christian Schools in 1997. These schools combine teaching a "Biblical Worldview" (see Ch. 4 of ) with "classical teaching methods"(see Ch. 7 of ). As proposed by Sayers, the trivium is then viewed as three stages of learning which are linked to child development:
Classical Christian education is characterized by a reliance on by authors such , , , , , and , and an integration of a into all subjects. In addition, classical Christian education exposes students to 's history, art and culture, teaching as early as the second grade and often offering several years of . Many schools have been marked by higher than average scores on standardized tests.