True biblical integration is about rebuilding ideas to conform to the Bible’s story. When we do this in science, we see that it is a powerful tool for exercising dominion for God’s glory and man’s good.
Greenville, SC (PRWEB) September 28, 2011
On October 13, BJU Press will host a free online seminar for homeschool parents. This seminar will focus on how to shape a biblical worldview in the study of science. For this presentation, science author, teacher, and nature enthusiast Rachel Santopietro will share her experience and enthusiasm with homeschool parents as she explains how they can develop a biblical worldview of science into their homeschooling.
Many homeschool parents have chosen to educate their children at home to ensure that they will have a strong Christian outlook. Of course, high school science can be a daunting task for any homeschool parent. In addition to the challenging course material, science raises difficult philosophical and ethical questions. Many homeschool parents have determined to teach creation science that is foundational to a biblical worldview; but they may not be equipped to handle questions about cloning, bioethics, and similar issues.
In order to assist homeschool parents in their mission, BJU Press launched a series of free online seminars on biblical worldview on September 8. Dr. Bryan Smith laid the foundation, and the series continues on October 13 with a discussion of teaching science from a biblical worldview.
“You need to teach science in the atmosphere of biblical truth. This isn’t limited to areas like the origin of life,” explains author Rachel Santopietro. “What about topics like environmentalism, technology, and observational science?” Rachel will also discuss how homeschool parents can develop worldview standards for teaching science to high school students. These standards will help parents encourage their children to develop a Christian worldview through the study of science. Rachel will also include examples of worldview standards for physical and life science. She plans to conclude her seminar by explaining how parents can integrate these standards into their children’s learning experience.
“Developing a Christian worldview requires more than a devotional at the beginning of a lesson. If it is totally unrelated to science, that isn’t biblical integration,” says Rachel. “True biblical integration is about rebuilding ideas to conform to the Bible’s story. When we do this in science, we see that it is a powerful tool for exercising dominion for God’s glory and man’s good.”
“We’re happy to have Rachel’s excitement about science,” said Ben Davis, seminar administrator. “She understands how to teach teens science. And beyond that, she has a thorough understanding of how God’s Word should inform our study of science and how science can be used to glorify God and love our neighbors.”
Join Rachel Santopietro and the CHART team on Thursday, October 13, at 2:30 p.m. (EST) for the next CHART online seminar. The seminar is free, and the only software requirement is a web browser and Adobe Flash. Visit bjupresshomeschool.com/go/chart to sign up for a free login and to view information about future seminar topics. You may also view previous seminars from the CHART archives.
CHART online seminars are hosted by BJU Press. BJU Press exists to encourage Christian character in students and promote academic excellence through the provision of K4–grade 12 educational materials and support services. In addition to textbooks and materials, we offer homeschool testing services, distance learning programs, and other homeschool resources.