Why christian education?
An education that is philosophically, purposefully, and intentionally God-centered, Christ-focused, Spirit-empowered, and Bible-based is the essence of a Christian education. These qualities are not only faith affirmations, but intimately integrated with faithful practical actions.
God’s truth is assimilated entirely into every aspect of Christian education. And the principal and practice of Christian learning dictates that God’s truth, the Bible, apply to the unity of belief, policy, subjects, courses, teachers and students. Everything in a Christian education is a conscious adoption and integration of the unity of God’s truth.
In fact, this is what makes a Christian education unique.
The goal of a Christian education is not only to educate, impart knowledge, train in a specific discipline, prepare for employment, or even to generate new and improved societal members. The goal of a Christian education is to empower students with a Christ-like worldview.
WHAT IS A WORLDVIEW?
Your worldview can be placed into two basic categories – a secular worldview (without God) and a Christian worldview (with God).
A secular worldview generates philosophies and belief systems such as naturalism (evolution), relativism (no absolute truth), existentialism (mankind determines the meaning of life), humanism (goodness and rightness are defined by man) and pragmatism (authentic truth is sensible and tested). Obviously, a secular worldview makes much of the ability of man, and discounts the existence or power of God. From the stance of Christianity, a secular worldview highjacks the glory of God.
What does this mean for Christian education?
What are the sensible applications of God’s truth that promote a genuine biblical worldview?
Here are a few practical applications that are essential to a Christian learning experience.
THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES
The struggle between secular and Christian worldviews continues with the ultimate prize being the minds, hearts, and souls of young people throughout the world.
What’s the truth?
GOD IS TRUTH
Christian education is the ultimate expression of God's truth.
And that's the truth.