Transforming Teachers - Biblical worldview

  • 2019.07.29-30 Biblical worldview training boot camp

    Theme
    Equip teachers to understand and integrate Biblical worldview
    Session topics
    Especially for first-time participants
    What's the big deal about worldview?
    Biblical authority
    Lost purpose of education
    Creation and evolution
    Personal Biblical worldview survey
    The Bible - The bedrock of our republic
    Secular or Biblical philosophy of education
    Testbooks: What difference do they make?
    God's design for human sexuality and marriage
    Sufficiency of Scripture
    Panel discussion
    Host
    Renewanation
    Date
    July 29-30, 2019
    Location
    Manderley Christian Camp & Conference Center
    100 Manderley Lane
    Pikeville, TN 37367
    Speakers
    Bryan Osborne - Answers in Genesis
    Jeff Keaton - Renewanation
    Stephen McDowell - Providence Foundation
    Dr Christian Overman - Worldview Matters
    Dr Josh Mulvihill - Renewanation
    Jessica Robb - Renewanation
    Dr Bryan Smith - BJU Press
    Dr Mark Bird - God's Bible School& College
    Registration
    $150 including lodging and meals
    Simulcast
    $79 - Individuals
    $399 - Christian schools enrollment <100
    $599 - Christian schools enrollment 100 to <250
    $799 - Christian schools enrollment 250 to <500
    $999 - Christian schools enrollment of 500+
  • 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”

  • Biblical integration in education summit

    Online professional development

    The Summit features influential experts on Biblical integration to answer

    • What is Biblical integration?
    • Why is Biblical integration foundational to a Christian education?
    • How is Biblically integrated education done effectively?

    Receive 1 CEU from ACSI

    The 6 hour course includes 5 hours of video instruction with an additional hour of discussins and lesson planning. Complete the course at your own pace before the end of June, 2020.

    Cost
    $20 per individual
    $200 per school
    Enroll
  • BJU Press for schools

    "…provides educational materials written from a biblical worldview that focus on academic rigor and encourage critical thinking—all supported by appropriate educational technology."

  • 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.

  • Nancy Pearcey - Biblical principles work better

    "“Having a Christian worldview means being utterly convinced that biblical principles are not only true but also work better in the grit and grime of the real world.”

    Nancy Pearcey

  • 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”

  • Ron Blue Institute

    "Find contentment and confidence in your finances" by going "deeper in your understanding of biblical financial wisdom"

  • Rooted Schools

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

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