- Biblical Worldview
The CPoE is a comprehensive two-year project required of all faculty (and some designated staff) that defines, develops, and compels each participant to articulate in both formal writing and observed application a biblical worldview at LCS.
How are we implementing a Biblical Worldview at LCS?
As Biblical Worldview Coordinator at LCS, it’s my responsibility (and joy) to create and manage the biblical worldview ministry across our campus. While it’s one thing to define “biblical worldview” (as noted in my previous blog post), implementing it is the most important part of our mission at LCS. In this series of blogs, I’ll share the many avenues of biblical worldview professional development and application we have at LCS.
The Christian Philosophy of Education Project (CPoE)
A requirement of our accreditation through ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International), the CPoE is a comprehensive two-year project required of all faculty (and some designated staff) that defines, develops, and compels each participant to articulate in both formal writing and observed application a biblical worldview at LCS.
In Part 1 of the CPoE, participants:
• Watch, and respond in writing to a series of prompts associated with, a series of 30–40-minute videos from the Colson Center Worldviews and Cultural Fluency resource library:
o Understanding Worldviews: The Heart and the Mind (Dr. William Brown)
o Misunderstanding the Christian Worldview (Dr. William Brown)
o This Cultural Moment (Dr. Os Guinness)
o A Vision for Restoration (John Stonestreet)
• Read and write a reflection essay on Teaching Redemptively: Bringing Grace and Truth into Your Classroom (Donavan Graham).
• Write a formal biblical worldview paper (“A Christian Philosophy of Education”) incorporating six key areas of research and reflection:
o Christian Core Beliefs and the Fundamental Purpose of Education
o Nature of the Learner
o Nature and Role of the Biblical Educator or Administrator
o Nature and Role of the Biblical Learning or Administrative Process
o A Biblical Christian’s View of Curricular (Academic, Arts, Athletics) or Administrative Roles
o Conclusion and Self-Reflection
In Part 2 of the CPoE, participants:
• Watch, and respond in writing to a series of prompts associated with, a series of 30-40-minute videos from the Colson Center Worldviews and Cultural Fluency resource library:
o Rethinking Worldview, Rethinking Education (John Stonestreet)
o Eight Great Smarts: A Practical Way to Understand Imago Dei—Parts 1 and 2 (Dr. Kathy Koch)
o The Sexual Revolution and Its Victims (John Stonestreet)
o Four Major Cultural Shifts (John Stonestreet)
o A Personal Christ-Centered Look at LGBTQ+ (Dr. Christopher Yuan)
o Smartphone Sanity (David Eaton)
o Engaging Racism as a Christian School Community (Joel Gaines)
o Helping Students Doubt Well (Brett Kunkle)
o Unanswered Questions (Dr. Jeff Meyers)
o Can Science Disprove God? (Dr. John Lennox)
o Living Differently: Following Christ in This Cultural Moment (Dr. William Brown)
o Cultivating Biblical Worldview in the Early Grades (Elizabeth Urbanowicz)
o Teaching Elementary Students to Discern Wrong Worldviews (Elizabeth Urbanowicz)
o Made to Thrive: Head and Heart Understandings that Matter (Dr. Kathy Koch)
o Cultivating Resiliency in Students (Dr. Kathy Koch)
• Read and write a reflection essay on any book from our approved list:
o The Whole Truth: Classroom Strategies for Biblical Integration (Mark Eckel)
o Virtuous Minds (Philip Dow)
o Truth Weaving: Biblical Integration for God’s Glory and Their Abundant Living (D.P. Johnson)
o Undivided: Developing a Worldview Approach to Biblical Integration (Martha E. MacCullough)
o Love Your God with All Your Mind: The Role of Reason in the Life of the Soul (J.P Moreland)
o Mama Bear Apologetics: Empowering Your Kids to Challenge Cultural Lies (H.M. Ferrer)
o A Simple Guide to Experience Miracles (J.P. Moreland)
o Chasing Love: Sex, Love, and Relationships in a Confused Culture (Sean McDowell)
o Fearless Prayer (Craig Hazen)
o Finding Quiet (J.P Moreland)
o Apologetics for a New Generation (Sean McDowell and David Kinnaman)
o Confronting Injustice without Compromising Truth (Thaddeus J. Williams)
• Develop and present to their supervisor a well-crafted example of biblical worldview infusion in their sphere of influence (teaching, coaching, administration, etc.) via a single 15–20-minute visual presentation or two live demonstrations (including lesson plans).
• Write a 1,500-word reflection of the infusion project that addresses whether the audience grasped the biblical worldview infusion intended to express (if not, why not), what strategies for infusion a biblical worldview were most or least effective (why), and how biblical worldview infusion could be improved (specific action plan).
Yes, we take biblical worldview and its infusion here at LCS very seriously.
Next up, the Intro to Biblical Worldview Course required of all new faculty and staff!
- Biblical Worldview