In the fifth installment of this Worldview Series, I would like to discuss the next aspect or lens, if you will. It is Theology. Most of us are familiar with the term. But, perhaps, less familiar with it in terms of worldview discussion.
As is with any lens, this one, Theology, answers Big Life Question(s):
Is there a God, gods, or nothing?
If so, what is the nature of God?
You can imagine that how someone answers these questions will affect how they answer almost any other Big Life Question.
This year, at Salem Christian School we are focusing on knowing God. Previously, a few years ago we read Knowing God by J.I. Packer together. It was a great read. I would highly suggest it. This year we are reading through biblical passages that give us a better picture of who God is. Granted, the entire Bible reveals God. But, the faculty is reading through passages that illuminate God’s characteristics. By doing this, we hope, as a faculty and staff, that if we know God better, then we will be able to help our students know Him better.
So, every Monday we read a passage and discuss what we learn about God and His nature. And we ask, “How does this impact us as a school or as an instructor?” We know that it is essential to know God in order to live this life to its fullest.
We believe Him when He says In John chapter 10 verse 10, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.(NIV).”
We are convinced that it is difficult to have a full education no matter the dynamics of a program if it does not have Him to fill it up to an overflowing fullness.
This is why we develop students who love God with all their minds, bodies, and souls. We do this because from Him due to His Omnipotence, Omniscience, and Omnipresence all things derive. We are thoroughly and utterly convinced that it is the best way to teach and learn. For, it is with that truth fully and openly infused into the fabric of every nook and cranny of the school program that makes ANY subject whole.
We want to protect our precious possessions, our children, from the thief. He has come so that they can live a full life. It is a privilege to help the souls in the seats of our classroom know Him more and experience the benefits of a good Christian education such as Salem Christian School.
May we never forget this truth and live it daily!