Transforming Teachers - Biblical worldview

  • Assessing Biblical Worldview Integration

    Scott Hayden at the International Community School in Thailand has been instrumental in helping the school think about developing discerning thinkers.

    He has very helpful examples of the importance of avoiding assumptive language—a very real problem, especially when assessing students. An important part of the power of education to shape thinking is the assumptive language of the teacher, but it is easy to misuse the power to coerce responses rather than allow individual choice. In all environments, it is easy to misuse the power of teachers to get students to say what the teacher wants them to say. As Christians, we want students to know and love God through Jesus Christ and in the power of the Holy Spirit unselfishly love others. However, producing “marks Christians” doesn’t honor the God who graciously and humbly allows personal choice even though the majority of His creation reject His love.

    Especially in a mixed environment where there is a very wide range of perspectives on Biblical truth, it is important to consider the words that we use. Many teachers find themselves in an environment hostile to the overt presentation of truth, but this video not only points them away from pitfalls, but towards new opportunities for truth to be considered. Christians should be interested in critical and discerning thinking because of our understanding of God’s image in all people. We, of all people, should promote the development of the God-given gifts of logic, understanding and communication. Asking the right kind of questions can open rather than close consideration of controversial ideas.

  • Biblical Christian World View: Mathematical Circles

    James Nickel writes short essays “with the goal of unveiling the vistas and power of mathematics as seen through Biblical Christian eyes”

  • Bridge Building: Guidelines for Biblical Worldview Integration

    Scott Hayden at the International Community School in Thailand lead a year of conversation during the 2012-13 school year about Biblical worldview integration.

    “Teaching a Biblical worldview to students of other faiths can feel like spanning a divide between two continents. Consider worldview building–Bridge Building. You are not preaching the gospel or giving invitations in academic courses but you are making a way for them to visit, understand, and appreciate a significant alternative way to see the world.”

    At the end of the 13:22 presentation, you will be challenged to consider:

    1. What's immediately useable?
    2. What's got potential?
    3. What's debatable?

    Members of this website can post their comments below.

     

  • Christian Perspective: Biblical Math

    Resources from a Christian perspective (i.e., a biblical worldview), collected by Katherine Loop

  • Competing worldviews influence today's Christians

    Competing worldviewsSummit Ministries recently partnered with Barna Group in a study to gauge how ideas from other key worldviews have infected Christians’ beliefs about God and the world around us. This new research sought to identify the source of many nonbiblical ideas infecting Christianity, and found strong agreement among practicing Christians with ideas unique to nonbiblical worldviews.

    Jeff Myers, president of Summit Ministries, reacted to the survey:

    "I am shocked about these results. While only 17% of practicing Christians have a biblical worldview...

    • 61% agree with ideas rooted in new spirituality,
    • 54% with postmodernism,
    • 38% with Islam,
    • 36% with Marxism,
    • and 29% with secularism.”

    Read the full Barna Group report here.

  • Edu Deo Ministries

    "…a Canadian, Christian, mission organization serving children in developing countries with quality education rooted in a Biblical worldview"

  • Education or Transform-ED - PPT

    Everyone seems to believe that education is the way to bring about positive change in the world. Education that makes a difference—transformational education—is a highly desirable commodity. Training, instruction and nurture are 3 dimensions of education, but having all 3 present and in balance is a lot easier said than done. This video explores what is needed for education to fulfill its promise of positive change as it becomes Transform-ED.

    You can watch an Office Mix which considers various similies we use to describe what the Bible is like and their implications for Biblical integration. It is also possible to download a video of the presentation.

    The PowerPoint slides were designed by Sandy Strukoff.

  • Increase meaning: A wholistic approach to Christian education

    An on-line course "for Christian teachers, school principals and others who want to impart a greater sense of meaning and purpose to students of all ages”

  • LifeWorld Education

    “All education is a deeply theological activity. The outcome will depend on which God you believe owns truth and the effectiveness of your methods”

  • Monday Church

    Coram Deo (part of Disciple nations Alliance), the DNA’s free online school has introduced the Monday Church course.

    Why “Monday Church”?

    “The Church is not a building or a Sunday-morning activity; it is the Body of Christ on mission in every sphere of society, every day of the week. Monday Church explores the greatest tool God has given you to impact the world: your work. God intends for your daily work to be for the service of man, the blessing of the nations, and the glory of God.

    Monday Church provides a biblical framework for each of us to establish a meaningful, integrated understanding of our life and work. Whatever your work or vocation, God calls you to a new way of living: fully in His presence and for His glory."

    Watch the 3 minute video introduction below.

  • Morality and the irrationality of an evolutionary worldview

    theory of evolutionMorality is a very difficult problem for the evolutionary worldview. This is not to say that evolutionists are somehow less moral than biblical creationists—or anyone else. Most evolutionists adhere to a moral code and believe in the concept of right and wrong. But evolutionists have no rational reason for this position. Thus, only creationists have a rational, logical, and consistent reason for morality.

  • NAUMS - National Association of University-Model Schools

    “To strengthen America's families and values by helping parents prepare college-worthy, character witnesses of Christ for the next generation.”

  • Paideia

    “…a comprehensive consulting firm dedicated to a biblical worldview that seeks excellence to the glory of God in all areas of leadership and development in education”

  • Rafiki Foundation

    “…seeks to cultivate minds and hearts that love God, their neighbor, and all that is true, good, and beautiful”

  • Rooted Schools

    “…helps Christian schools make vision a reality and supports those who work with Christian schools”

  • SBACS - Southern Baptist Association of Christian Schools

    "Uniting home, church, & school in Jesus Christ” by promoting “the education of children toward a Biblical worldview by providing information, training, fellowship and avenues of influence for pastors, educational leaders and God’s people”

  • Schools: A no brainer for a church on mission

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    What is Christ's real mission for the Church? Is it not to impact culture by driving back the darkness and depravity of sin with the hope and power and revelation of the gospel? Is it not to bring to every broken life the transformation and healing made possible through Jesus' name and the work of the Spirit? …"There is no place of greater opportunity to impact lives and culture for Christ than through schools."

  • Scripture's window to the world

    We believe that the pervasive presence of technology in our lives justifies a careful examination as Christians seek to appraise all things according to the mind of Christ. Biblical-mindedness requires of us the wisdom to understand how the texts of Scripture speak to the issues of the day.

  • Stand to Reason

    "…trains Christians to think more clearly about their faith and to make an even-handed, incisive, yet gracious defense for classical Christianity and classical Christian values in the public square"

  • The role of history in reclaiming the evangelical mind

    Many history teachers focus almost exclusively on rehearsing the past, forcing students to learn about names, dates, and key events. Lazy engagement with the past is the reason many students do not care much for history; they have never been properly introduced.

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