The Theological Integration Of Faith And Learning Essay

1346 Words Oct 29th, 2016 6 Pages
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 for passionate engagement and useful service. First, the development of students’ Christian worldview, which is based on biblical truth and its implications, begins with the students’ experiences of God’s created reality without forcing adherence. A Christian educational institution empowers students to develop critical discernments, values, and commitments based on the Christian worldview as well as allowing students to make their own decisions and understand the consequences of those decisions in order to grow in Christian character and to unfold the aspects of a Christian way of life. Educators demonstrate their commitments to a Christian worldview not only by guiding a diverse class of students in the practice of rational…

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