At Living Waters we place a large emphasis on biblical integration. Biblical Worldview is one of our core values. The knowledge, skills and attitudes that students learn as part of the Alberta Learning Education curriculum are expressions of God’s world. For example, when students learn about economic systems it is important that they understand that these systems express values and impact the lives of people in society. Knowing what God’s priorities are, and the economic principles expressed in scripture, will equip our students to have godly influence in society.
When students study math they should understand that the ability to create mathematical systems and to use math to solve problems, expresses the image of God. The consistency of the universe is ordered and maintained by God. Our use of mathematical and scientific laws and principles is a stewardship responsibility with moral implications.
Because we believe that all truth is God’s truth we want our students to understand the reality expressed in the Bible. Biblical integration means that we identify the Big Picture truths of scripture and link their relevance to topics of study within the classroom. John Piper wrote, “to remove God from the centre of education is to be profoundly undereducated.” The Bible reveals God’s interactions with the world and we understand the curriculum more profoundly when we use biblical truth as both the foundation and framework for developing a functional worldview.
We want our students to reach a deep understanding of God’s truth, so that they can take that truth, in a formative and active way, into whatever vocation God has gifted them to succeed in. Armed with a biblical worldview they become redemptive agents, influencing godly change in our community, our country and our world.