SCL Journal Fall 2015—Recovering Wonder: Science in the Christian Classical School

Science involves so much more than facts about how the natural world operates. What scientists see and how they interpret what they see are influenced by their worldviews. Knowledge, scientific knowledge included, is not made up of discrete bits of information. No scientist is free from presuppositions which color his interpretation of the phenomena he is trying to explain. It’s important then that we understand these assumptions about man and nature held by a scientist and those around him during the period of history when he did his work.



  • A New Natural Philosophy: Implementing the Vision of C.S. Lewis, Ravi Jain
  • Recovering the Nature of Science: Some Guiding Principles and Practices for Middle School, Jason Faulkner
  • What Hath Dante to do with Biology?, Robbie Andreasen
  • Only Natural: Poetic Resonance between the Common and Liberal Arts, Chris Hall
  • The Stones Cry Out…and the Flowers… and the Birds…and the Clouds: Discovering God (and Ourselves) through Science and Nature Studies, Harlan Gilliam
  • Evolution and Reductionism, Greg Grooms
  • Classical Christian Education and the Future of Science Education, Christian Kopff
  • Science, Non-Science, and Nonsense: Toward the Legitimate Science Classroom, Mark A. Kalthoff