Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it” (Proverb 22:6).
Christians have a Biblical mandate to educate in their homes and in their churches. The work of LOGOS Reformed Evangelical Education, as a Christian school is an extension of the Christian educational ministries of the Christian home and the church. Its purpose, therefore, is the development of the student in the image of God. This purpose determines both the content and the means of instruction.
Acknowledging that “the heavens declare the glory the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hand” (Psalm 19:1). The foundation of all truth, including the truths of mathematics, is the God of Scripture. The various spheres of mathematics are expressions of His logical character and His creative, sustaining power. We study mathematics with a fourfold purpose. First, God Himself has a numerical nature. He is one God in three Persons. Second, knowledge of mathematical principles is required for basic literacy. Many commonly used metaphors and illustrations come from Mathematics. Third, the study of Mathematics enables students to develop their skills of applying principles to determine consequences. Problem solving is a type of higher-order reasoning uniquely given to man by God. Fourth, Mathematics relates temporarily with eternity. Therefore, in Mathematic studies we should consider two kind of realm with different characteristic (opposite characteristic) but relates simultaneously one another.
Language is a well-ordered system, not only in the elemental phonetic sense, but in the greater scope of word relationships and how they interact to convey meaningful information. God has chosen to reveal Himself to man through His Word. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1). Language is a precious gift by which God communicates knowledge of His works and will, as well as a necessary means of communication among men. “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows” (James. 1:17).
The Bible is God’s Word. This sets the Bible apart from all other objects of study, along with its other claims for itself: that it is truth, that not one letter or stroke will pass away until all is accomplished, that it is the product of God’s creative power operating through holy men in such a way that the result is infallible and sufficient to perfectly equip God’s people for life and godliness. It is the only firm foundation for all human knowledge, and the only sure ground for faith and life. At the same time, the Scriptures testify that they can only be properly understood and received by those who are enlightened by the Holy Spirit, and that those who are ignorant or willfully disobedient often distort their meaning. Diligence in study of the Scriptures and an eagerness to obey what they say are prerequisites to right understanding.
Natural Science is the systematic study of creation, based on observations. In the Bible we are told explicitly that in six days the Lord made heaven, earth, the sea and all that is in them. Clearly the creation or nature is God’s handiwork. “The works of the Lord are great, studied by all who have pleasure in them.” (Psalm 111:2) An understanding of God’s creation leads to a delight in God and an enjoyment of God in worship. Romans 1:20 states, “For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse”. God’s invisible attributes, eternal power and divine nature are seen. This passage says that these things are not only seen but clearly seen through what has been made, through creation. This means the creation is in effect a sermon on the invisible attributes of God, His eternal power and His divine nature. The creation is testifying to these things, and the result of this sermon is that man is without excuse. Rather we expose our students to the evidence of intelligent design that points to an intelligent designer, God.
Christianity is a religion of remembering. From creation to present the children of God have been commanded to remember His justice, righteousness, holiness, and faithfulness to his people. History is the record of God’s providential dealings with men. As Christians, our faith rests on the historical truth of Christ’s advent, life, death, and resurrection during the first century A.D., in the locale of Jerusalem, under the political control of the Roman Empire (I Cor. 15:14). The truth of the record of Creation in Genesis also forms the basis for the totality of Christian and biblical thought (Col. 1-2).
God is the supreme Creator of this world and of all creatures. Man – and man only – was made in God’s image; therefore, man is intended to use his mind to reflect upon the material world, use his creativity and skills to mimic the Lord’s creative act. Our responsibility in art, as in all things, is to glorify our Creator God by seeing His mind in the world around us, and in turn, creating miniature copies of the vast and beautiful universe and its particular parts.
Each person is a divinely-created creature. The body is a priceless possession (Psalm 139:13, 14 and Romans. 12:l). God gives each person physical attributes, or “talents,” to care for as well as intellectual and spiritual ones. A Christian’s body is “a temple of the Holy Spirit” (1 Corinthians 6:19). In the parable of the talents Jesus taught that Christians must develop their talents and practice stewardship. This stewardship also applies to the body, which is a gift from God. Developing motor proficiency, or training the body to move most efficiently, should always be directed toward serving God and others. While Scripture points out that physical training is less important than practicing godliness (1 Timothy 4:8), Scripture is clear that the body is the instrument through which and in which God calls people to live their lives in service to him.