|Integration of Biblical Truth|
A worldview is the lens of ideas and values through which we see, evaluate and behave in all areas of life. Our beliefs about the nature of man, the possibilities of knowledge, ethics, politics, science, and history all flow from our worldview. It is the foundation of our belief system and embodies our most basic presuppositions about God and His relationship to man and nature.
Everyone has a worldview which influences his conclusions on any subject. In Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning, Douglas Wilson makes the following argument for teaching from a Christian worldview: “Again, Dabney [R.L. Dabney, On Secular Education]: ‘Every line of true knowledge must find its completeness as it converges on God, just as every beam of daylight leads the eye to the sun.’
The Christian educator’s job is not to require the students to spend all their time gazing at the sun. Rather, we want them to examine everything else in the light the sun provides.”Teaching a Christian worldview is a perspective that applies Scripture to all of life. It is developing a Christian frame of reference through which all subjects in life are evaluated. A well-developed Christian worldview will affect literature, current events, math, and science.
At Longmont Christian School, Biblical integration is fundamental to our commitment to teaching from a distinctly Christian worldview. By integrating the truth and context of scripture into all subject areas from the earliest grades onward, students are trained to always consider how the idea at hand, whether it be history, literature or science, aligns--or fails to align--with the Word of God. Biblical integration goes beyond the addition of a Bible class to the curriculum. It requires the examination of all subjects in light of Biblical truth.
As Wilson also states, “Education is more than being equipped to read Plato, J.S. Mill or Jefferson. It involves teaching students to think about what they read. But thinking should include determining whether the author in question was right or wrong--and that involves commitment to a standard of truth.” Students should see God’s hand and have His perspective as they view the subject matter that they are taught. They should see how certain subjects were developed from Christian thought and are interwoven with principles that reveal God and His handiwork.