Guidelines for Realizing Biblical Faithfulness in Science and Math


by
John Mays June 29, 2012


Presented at:
SCL Conference 2012

ABSTRACT:

Science classes at classical and Christian schools should embody key distinctives that differentiate them from typical classes at other schools. The same holds true for math classes. One of the distinctives is biblical faithfulness. In this seminar the presenter will argue that simply starting class with prayer or a Bible reading, or acknowledging God as the Creator in posters on the walls of the classroom are not adequate as attempts to realize biblical faithfulness in science and math. Also inadequate are the simplistic answers often given by Christian schools to contemporary hot-button science issues. Instead,classical and Christian schools need a vision for realizing biblical faithfulness that is rooted in the classical intellectual tradition, and conversant in biblical attitudes that is rooted in the classical intellectual tradition, and conversant in biblical attitudes toward nature, work, study, and God's intimate governance of His Creation. Only then can we model loving God with "all our mind" for our students.


TAGS:

Classical Education Faith Math Science Teachers


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John Mays
John holds a BS in Electrical Engineering, a MEd in Secondary Education and an Master’s of Liberal Arts. He served as the Math-Science Department Chair at Regents School from 2001 to 2009, then became Director of the Laser Optics Lab at Regents. He founded Novare Science & Math in 2009, and is the author of numerous student science texts and teacher resources. Now working full time as writer, publisher and consultant, John continues to teach students part time at the Laser Optics Lab at Regents.

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Science: Discovery and Discipleship

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The Heavens Declare the Glory of God

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Slaying the “Cram, Test, Forget” Dragon

Article - SCL Conference 2014

Course Sequencing for Upper School Science

Article - SCL Conference 2014


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