Christian schooling is partly identifiable by its use and views of biblical teachings that reflect on the role of the teacher, the nature of the learner, and the organization and atmosphere of the school. Clearly there is much debate surrounding ethics in secular environments where the Bible is not permitted. The nature of the teaching process gives us some clues as to the function of the teacher. Since God is central in the universe and is the source of all truth, it follows that all subject matter is related to God. 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.
Academic subjects—whether in the humanities or in the natural sciences, whether general or strictly vocational—are studied not as ends in themselves but as means of improving the student as a servant of God. 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. In these practices I see Christian religious. Allowing the state to dictate the standards and procedures of Christian education jeopardizes the ability of parents and church members to exercise their educational prerogative, to perform their responsibility to God for the education of their children. The present Christian school movement can be understood only as a part—certainly in these times a very significant and necessary part—of the total endeavor of Christian education.
Impress them upon your children. Anticipate objections to your argument. In contrast, there are six other major worldviews: 1 atheism: no God s exist beyond or in the universe; 2 pantheism: God is the universe the all ; 3 pan-en-theism: God is in the universe; 4 deism: God is beyond the universe but not in it; 5 finite godism: a finite god exists beyond and in the universe; and 6 polytheism: there are many gods beyond the world and in it. In Bible the work should be concentrated in the study of Bible truths as the self-revelation of God in their meaning for life. What is your philosophy in life as a health provider? Conclusion This essay has discussed in what way Christian philosophy of education is an import part of life of every Christian. Beginning in the kindergarten with life in its totality, the school gradually differentiates areas of learning according to the maturity of the child.
He may accept or he may reject whatever is going on outside. Unless we know God we cannot know anything correctly. Accordingly, in Christian education students are taught to know God and to imitate Him in His character and in His works. We, as a collective person, were made in the image of God. Such instruction includes not only mental but also physical training: instruction in the proper care of the vehicle with which God has provided man to serve Him. Teachers must work with God, not against Him. Wide staff-participation in a guidance program that focuses itself upon the call of the Lord upon young lives.
To see the endnotes, check the pdf version This document has been reproduced for the world wide web by the Calvin College Education Department in June 2000 thanks to a grant from Calvin College. This simply means that the context of the Christian philosophy of education should be Biblically grounded and Christ centered. In contrast, creation ex materia from matter is the belief that matter is eternal; it is self-generated and self-sustaining. That which is in the heart and mind tends to preempt that which is on paper unless the person or ministry comes under strict accountability to abide by the written code. The goal of your paper is to explain and evaluate a philosophical argument in your own words. Roy Zack, a philosopher and a teacher, performed a study and carried a research out in a number of Christian schools.
He, therefore, taught with a commanding assurance and vigor that amazed the multitudes Matt. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshipped and served created things instead of the Creator. One option is to say that truth is relative. What are the Implications of Christian Philosophy of Education? Parents are the means God has chosen to perpetuate his gracious covenant unto a thousand generations of those who love him. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. The Christian lives in a world of men who are not dedicated to these purposes.
They are said to be self-evident in that they are literally undeniable one must use them to deny them. For some churches, the covenant community also provides a biblical foundation for forays into Christian school education. Sin has not destroyed this need and motivation. The Bible becomes the skeleton on which the practical application of our philosophy can be arranged. Because of the complexity of life today, the parents need much help to acquit themselves of their task.
The purpose is to put the believer into right relationship with God, man, self and his surroundings. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and gates. This makes it hard for your readers to understand what you mean. The old adage you learn something new everyday is very true. This is whether ethics fit in.
The last generation has only just come to an understanding of man's physical structure. Through general revelation we can know some things about God. The mind of the natural man, for example, is capable of intellectual but not of spiritual perception. Second, it must seek to re-organize, re-integrate, and re-energize or re-direct the warped personality. Another way of saying it is that truth is what corresponds to its referent. Even David Hume acknowledged the reality of the external world, and he was arguably the greatest skeptic who ever lived.