Everyone has a worldview. The question is not, “Do you have a worldview?” The question is, “What is the source and foundation of your worldview?”
Those who hold to a reformed biblical worldview believe that Scripture is our foundation. We believe that Jesus is Lord of all and that even the smallest corner of creation belongs to God and was made to glorify him. Secularists have a god and a worldview, too. Secularists simply are unwilling to admit that they have, figuratively speaking, placed themselves on God’s throne.
No curriculum area stirs debate between secularists and people of faith more than science. It is a flashpoint. But it does not have to be. For those who are confident of their biblical worldview, creation belongs to God. Science must be viewed through the lens of Scripture.
Our product development department is working on a new resource that connects our expertise in biblical worldview articulation to the Next Generation Science Standards recently released in the United States. The new product will include sample lessons that will provide instruction, activities, and applications that tie directly to Christian teachings, modeling ways to teach current science standards in ways that respect both Christian faith and academic scholarship. The resource will enable Christian school science teachers in grades kindergarten through 8 to instruct from a strong biblical worldview, regardless of the curriculum they use. Click below to read more about this resource, scheduled to be available in the spring of 2015.
“Discernment is God’s call to intercession; not to faultfinding.” Corrie ten Boom
Jesus said, “For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter (a yod), not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished” (Matthew 5: 18). Continue reading
The movie Noah has been released. The biblical character has not had this much attention in years. A Hollywood producer decided to make a movie and suddenly Noah is the center of controversy. Interestingly, the world has little comment about the film but, predictably, Christians quickly took sides. Continue reading
“Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it” (Proverbs 22:6). Continue reading
On the first Sunday morning of Lent, we heard a message entitled “Come.” The theme of the message was a challenge to us to prepare. The message was delivered by the worship leader, who said that the congregation could expect intentional pre-service time for meditation in the coming weeks. We could expect quiet music, music videos, etc. for five minutes before each service to help us to prepare for worship. I said a quiet “amen,” but the message of Lent is far more than five minutes to unclutter minds before a worship service. Continue reading
Jesus called us to be fishers of men. Jesus never intended that we use our children as the bait. Continue reading
Last week, I read a news article entitled, “Should Christian schools prepare students for college or for heaven?” I believe that it was published in a periodical called the Christian Post. The article was a report on a debate within the Catholic church concerning Catholic education. Continue reading
I just finished reading the story of an 18-year-old high school senior, a star athlete who is a coveted football recruit. The young man stands 6’ 6” tall and weighs almost 300 pounds. Major college coaches are bombarding him with letters and visits. He said that there are too many letters to open. He and his parents have kept them all and they are filling storage bins. He noted that one day alone he received 70 letters from just one of the colleges. He is overwhelmed. Continue reading
All of life is worship. When the purpose of schooling and education is to glorify God and to advance his kingdom, then schooling and education are worship. Schools must never accept mediocrity or fail to foster the gifts of those who bear God’s image, because glorifying God requires the best from each of us. Such is Christian education in the tradition of Christian Schools International and its member schools.