WHAT IS CHRISTIAN EDUCATION?
God is the source of all knowledge and truth. As the Author and Sustainer of all Creation, God is central to the understanding of history, literature, mathematics, science, and every other academic discipline. Thus, in studying these subjects, we ought to heed His perspective, as found in His Word, and respond with lives that give Him the honor and praise He is due.
Therefore, Providence offers a Christ-centered education, deeply rooted in the Scriptures. All subjects are presented from a Biblical worldview, and all teaching is integrated around the revealed Word of God.
A Biblical worldview is the understanding of God's perspective on all disciplines and an understanding of the biblical timeline - Creation, Fall, and Redemption.
Nancy Pearcey, who co-authored How Now Shall We Live? With Chuck Colson, points out the contrast with what we see as Christian education and what goes on in many so-called "Christian schools":
"In many Christian schools, the typical strategy is to inject a few narrowly defined 'religious' elements into the classroom, like prayer and Bible memorization—and then teach exactly the same things as the secular schools. The curriculum merely spreads a layer of spiritual devotion over the subject matter like icing on a cake, while the content itself stays the same"..."Christian education is not simply a matter of starting a class with Bible reading and prayer, then teaching subjects out of secular textbooks."
At Providence, our students will spend time praying, and reading, memorizing, and discussing God's Word, but Pearcey communicates what we mean by Christian education when she writes: "Christian education consists of teaching everything, from science to mathematics to literature and the arts, within the framework of an integrated worldview. It means teaching students to relate every academic discipline to God's truth and His self-revelation in Scripture, while detecting and critiquing non-biblical worldview assumptions."
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"Tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the LORD, and his might, and the wonders that he has done." ~Psalm 78:4