The Holy Spirit uses believers as a means of leading students to Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. Education has become a battleground for competing philosophies. They point us to the Word. They are influenced more by culture, motion pictures, their upbringing, or the opinions of others than by the Word of God. This purpose determines both the content and the means of instruction.
A philosophy is simply a statement of purposes or relationships to be attained, or of the reasons or motives for activities or goals. The graduate is then able to be an effective witness for Christ and is academically equipped in a free society to manifest the fruit of the Spirit in daily life. To accomplish this we must have a methodology that guarantees its biblical character. His bodily resurrection proved Him the Son of God Rom. Although the term Christian education does not occur in the Bible, the Bible speaks of the moral and spiritual instruction of believers in general and of children in particular. The people of that time decided to prove they can be anything they wanted to be without God, so they started to build the Tower of Babel. Once the divine work of the Holy Spirit is accomplished, John 16 God's pre-determined principles become self-chosen goals.
The school must make certain that the child grows to a certain knowledge of those things which will enable him to make appropriate use of and care for his body. In fact, he rules in order to serve. But this is not education, but regeneration. Together with Christian parents and the church, we seek to educate children and young people so that they may grow and mature into perceptive and caring Christians. The school is no exception. Classroom instruction supports and reinforces that training. But man became a covenant breaker.
The nature of his freedom is defined by the direction he takes as a religious being. He delved into the use of the scientific method, biology, psychology, chemistry, etymology and investigated the history of various legends of folklore to determine whether a claim of hauntings, apparitions or magic were truth or fraud. He is thought be the leading expert on the teleological argument. Willingness to assume responsibility for wholesome relationships with others: at home, in school, in recreation, in governmental activities, in social relationships. Only as we build love in the life of the child will he come to express himself in love. By godly instruction and precept, through the inculcation of scriptural wisdom, students are to develop their God-created minds unto Christian maturity. What the student knows of God is often what he sees in his teacher.
The Christian Philosophy of Education This selection is an excerpt from. This does not mean that man is utterly incapable of anything good or valuable, but that all aspects thinking included of his nature are to some extent marred. Of course, a Christian school should be concerned about the professional as well as the spiritual preparation of its teachers. Visit their website at to find out more about the services and materials they offer. That independent thinking must be taught under the umbrella of a Scripturally based curriculum. The stuff of subject matter is not merely information to be memorized, but living, actual experience, and by living this environment, the young mind may be developed through experiences which are in themselves worthwhile, and which contribute at the same time to the end goals of education.
He is to be subjected to nurture, admonition, and obedience. He then offers suggestions on how to help young people develop and maintain a vibrant faith that they embrace rather than toss away. I appreciate his wisdom in recognizing the need to teach and train students how to operate in a school community. Educational theory and practice, and the related sciences, as psychology and sociology, are viewed in the light of the Word of God. It is in the expression in love that he develops a life of love. But the child must meet such truth in the context of his life.
The excuse is that the students need this to be able to understand what is going on in education, to do well on college boards, even to be able to communicate with others. Since it is not possible to hand on to the new generation everything that man has accumulated in his long history, it is necessary that a selection be made out of these experiences of those elements which are most significant and typical of man's needs. She had been raised by parents who went through the Depression and had successfully indoctrinated her with the fear of lack. It is this view we must adopt and continue to adopt in order to please our God. God made him a living soul who finds his fulfillment in all dimensions of his personality in the service of God.
What is a Christian education? The way to properly understand any subject is to study it in relation to its Creator. I can show them that failure does not have to be final, and that the light bulb that did not work today may shine its brightest tomorrow. Every teacher must listen to the Lord, and the Holy Spirit, for his lessons and never should he think that he does not need to be taught of Him. This supports elements of both the constructivist view of education that humans make meaning based on interactions of experiences and ideas as well as the cognitivist view of education the mental process of knowledge acquisition. My father was deeply disturbed. Reading should provide the pupil an approach to people and to living things. The physical resources of the individual must be cultivated and developed in the full knowledge of the fact that man's physical structure was created through God's design and care.
My dealing with a very popular curriculum source is, considering mathematics, that it is excellent for early years, but very questionable for later years. Whatever the root cause for your belief philosophy , you are being spoiled, and your treasure is being stolen. This might mean presenting something antithesis to our faith but then explaining the Christian viewpoint afterwards. The school seeks to develop awareness of those areas and of the individual's capacity to serve. This is best accomplished in broad, inclusive areas of learning, and under the guidance of teachers assigned to each area. Practicing grace and hospitality in a classroom does not mean that students experience a lack of discipline or consequences.