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  • BIBLICAL WORLD VIEW

  • A BIBLICAL WORLDVIEW

    Three Basic Questions Where do I come from?

    In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1

    Then the Lord God formed man out of the dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being. Genesis 1:26-27; 2:7

    All things came into being by Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. John 1:3

  • A BIBLICAL WORLDVIEW

    Three Basic Questions Why am I here?

    to procreate (Genesis 1:28a) to be stewards of the earth (Genesis 1:28b-31) to choose to live eternally in the presence of God, or

    apart from Him (John 3:16; I Timothy 2:1-4)

  • A BIBLICAL WORLDVIEW

    Three Basic Questions Where am I going?

    a new citizenship (Philippians 3:2) to a relationship with Jesus Christ or not (John

    12:46-50;10:25-31)Eternal life in the presence of God (Titus 1:1-2)

  • A BIBLICAL WORLDVIEW

    Areas of Philosophical Concerns MetaphysicsGod and His creation are reality (I

    Corinthians 15:38-41) the universe is orderly and functions according to

    laws (Job 38-39; Psalm 136:5-9) the universe is basically friendly to life - delicate

    balance (Jeremiah 31:35-37) the universe is purposeful (Ecclesiastes 3:1-13)

  • A BIBLICAL WORLDVIEW

    Areas of Philosophical Concerns MetaphysicsGod and His creation are reality (I

    Corinthians 15:38-41) the universe is infinite - humans cannot know all

    truth about it (Isaiah 55:8-9; Eccl 3:11) human existence is personal/individual (Luke 12:4-10)

  • A BIBLICAL WORLDVIEW

    Areas of Philosophical Concerns Epistemologythe spiritual and the physical manifest

    truth general revelation special revelation the earthly ministry of Jesus Christ

  • A BIBLICAL WORLDVIEW

    Areas of Philosophical Concerns Axiologylove/grace, justice

    Aesthetics Gods revelation (general and special) is the basis of beauty and what is of value

    Ethicsgood and bad are defined by the nature and attributes of God and His revelation, the Bible

  • A BIBLICAL WORLDVIEW

    Tests of Validity Empirical

    archeology supports Biblical claims recorded history supports Biblical claims

    Logical logic suggests a first cause and a purposeful existence

    Intuition/reflection suggests a need for a spiritual relationship

  • A BIBLICAL WORLDVIEW

    Summary Statement of a Biblical World View For by Him (Jesus Christ) all things were created, both

    in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities -- all things have been created by Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. Colossians 1:16-17

  • CONSIDERING THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS

    How is a Christian view of reality, truth, and value similar to or different from other world views?

    From a biblical perspective, what role in society should education fill?

  • BIBLICAL PURPOSES FOR EDUCATION

    Jesus answered, The foremost is, Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God is one Lord; and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength. The second is this, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these. Mark 12:29-31

  • God is Creator and source of all truth, therefore, the student needs to learn to respond to God (build a relationship), trust Him, and obey His commandments.

    God has revealed truth in the Bible, Jesus Christ, the physical world, and in our being, therefore, the student needs to learn how to reflect truth in their lives and reflect Gods truth as a testimony to others.

    BIBLICAL PURPOSES FOR EDUCATION

  • THREE PARTS OF A WHOLE PERSON

    Mental knowledge of the truth of God and the universe is cognitive and rational

    Spiritual the essence of being, the heart changes in response to revealed truth

    Physical action/behavior in response to the acquisition of truth and spiritual development

  • Philosophical Concern

    Christian View Educational Goal

    Metaphysics Christ is Creator, Designer, Preserver of the universe.

    To show that the highest purpose of creation is to reveal/reflect God.

    Epistemology God is eternal, ultimate reality, and source of all reality and truth.

    Axiology

  • Philosophical Concern

    Christian View Educational Goal

    Metaphysics Christ is Creator, Designer, Preserver of the universe.

    To show that the highest purpose of creation is to reveal/reflect God.

    Epistemology God is eternal, ultimate reality, and source of all reality and truth.

    To show the relationship of areas of truth to God; unity of truth in all areas.

    Axiology

  • Philosophical Concern

    Christian View Educational Goal

    Metaphysics Christ is Creator, Designer, Preserver of the universe.

    To show that the highest purpose of creation is to reveal/reflect God.

    Epistemology God is eternal, ultimate reality, and source of all reality and truth.

    To show the relationship of areas of truth to God; unity of truth in all areas.

    Axiology Aestheticsstandards for beauty in Gods Word reflected in creation.

  • Philosophical Concern

    Christian View Educational Goal

    Metaphysics Christ is Creator, Designer, Preserver of the universe.

    To show that the highest purpose of creation is to reveal/reflect God.

    Epistemology God is eternal, ultimate reality, and source of all reality and truth.

    To show the relationship of areas of truth to God; unity of truth in all areas.

    Axiology Aestheticsstandards for beauty in Gods Word reflected in creation.

    To show that beauty is real, in the essence of Gods creatures and creation.

  • Philosophical Concern

    Christian View Educational Goal

    Metaphysics Christ is Creator, Designer, Preserver of the universe.

    To show that the highest purpose of creation is to reveal/reflect God.

    Epistemology God is eternal, ultimate reality, and source of all reality and truth.

    To show the relationship of areas of truth to God; unity of truth in all areas.

    Axiology Aestheticsstandards for beauty in Gods Word reflected in creation.Ethics Gods Word is the standard for right/wrong, good/bad.

    To show that beauty is real, in the essence of Gods creatures and creation.

  • Philosophical Concern

    Christian View Educational Goal

    Metaphysics Christ is Creator, Designer, Preserver of the universe.

    To show that the highest purpose of creation is to reveal/reflect God.

    Epistemology God is eternal, ultimate reality, and source of all reality and truth.

    To show the relationship of areas of truth to God; unity of truth in all areas.

    Axiology Aestheticsstandards for beauty in Gods Word reflected in creation.Ethics Gods Word is the standard for right/wrong, good/bad.

    To show that beauty is real, in the essence of Gods creatures and creation.To help students make wise judgments according to Biblical truth.

  • PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION

    Components Purposes/Goals of Education What is education

    seeking to accomplish? Nature of the Learner What are the characteristics of

    the student (age, developmental level, culture)?

  • PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION

    Components Role of the Teacher What is the teachers role in the

    educational process? Which teaching methods should be employed?

    Selection, Scope, & Sequence of Curriculum On what basis is the curricular content selected? What should be included? In what sequence should it be delivered to students?

  • PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION

    Purpose/goals Idealism to develop the mind

    Realism

    to learn about the natural world and to live in harmony with it

    Pragmatism/Progressivism

    to develop students into democratic problem-solvers

  • PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION

    Purpose/goals Reconstructionism

    to develop students into agents of social change Existentialism

    to develop a self-aware, self-determined individual Behaviorism

    to program students to respond appropriately to lifes stimuli

  • PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION

    Purpose/goals Christian

    And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart with all your soul and with all your might. Deuteronomy 6:5