Integration Of Faith And Learning Essay

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The theological integration of faith and learning is one of the essential elements to the educational theory and practice of a Christian Higher Education institution. A discussion of these essential elements helps to set the backdrop for an explanation of my approach to the integration of faith and teaching, learning, and research in regards to Christian Higher Education, especially to Christian Ministry and Leadership discipline. I believe that the elements that are essential to the educational theory and practice of a Christian university are the development of students’ Christian worldview in which Christ-centered education is systematically rooted, the theological integration of faith and learning, and the preparation of students’ vocation …show more content…
General revelation discloses to all persons, in all times and all places through nature, history and the heart of a person (Psalm 19:1-4; Romans 1:20, Psalm 14:1). Special revelation is revealed to a particular person in a particular time through certain sacred writings (Psalm 19:7-9; John 17:17; Hebrews 1:3; John 2:11). Humans lost their complete and direct special revelation of God because of sin, which also diminished the human comprehension of general revelation. Regaining the general revelation depends on regaining the special revelation through redemptive work of Christ. Thus, direct Bible text, its implications, or inductive conclusions (Truths) have a higher degree of authority than the general revelation or its deductive conclusion (truths) when science contradicts theology. Although the general revelation is insufficient, it is important because without the deductive conclusion from general revelation, humans have no concepts regarding God and His works that enable them to understand the God of the special revelation. Thus, in the theological integration of faith and learning, the general revelation, whether it is of natural or social sciences including teaching, learning, and research, will be of value when it sheds light on the special …show more content…
A Christian educational institution equips, supports, and encourages students to apply their knowledge and skills toward (a) committing a personal discipline and transformation to live more like Jesus Christ by being His disciples in trust and obedience, (b) pursuing a personal calling to work more like Christ by serving others in humility and love, and (c) developing relationships with others and assisting others to discover relationships with

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