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Collaborating Our Way toward Authentic Reformed Worldview

How can you get beyond merely integrating a biblical worldview into your curriculum and move toward curriculum integration as a means for your entire school community to participate authentically in the biblical story?

At CSI, we believe that a sound biblical worldview integration (BWVI) process asks school faculties to delve deep into the question of their place in the biblical story. This necessarily precludes any pre-packaged or top-down approach that neglects the value of asking a faculty to collaborate and think deeply about the biblical Big Story. The process is as important as the product. Here I reprise last month’s blog reference to Daniel Pink’s work on intrinsic motivation. Pink said, “There are at least three aspects that foster intrinsic motivation. The first is autonomy, or self-direction.” According to Pink, for most of us, “our ‘default’ setting is to be autonomous and self-directed.” The second aspect is mastery, or becoming better at something that matters. Pink says this “turns out to be the single most motivating aspect of many jobs.” Third, there is purpose: “Humans, by their nature, seek purpose—to make a contribution and to be part of a cause greater and more enduring than themselves.”
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Back to Basics II: Four Steps to a Reformed Bible Curriculum

To begin this school year, I would like to revisit the basics of biblical worldview, including assessing how we address choosing Bible curriculum and the teaching methods we practice. I offer the following perspectives and resources as you review your Bible curriculum and teaching practices this year.

Steps to a Reformed Bible Curriculum

Reformed Bible curriculum and teaching practices view the entire Bible as one interrelated story. They portray the big story of God’s faithfulness and saving love throughout the Bible. The plot follows the framework of creation, Fall, redemption, and renewal, and takes seriously Paul’s Romans 8 teaching, “the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God. We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.” Continue reading

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