Your View is Critical
I hope you’re laboring in the place you belong, doing what you long to do, and doing it under God’s active guidance.
If you’ve spent much time in LEA resources, you know the organization’s commitment and encouragement towards the Christian biblical worldview. That stance is nothing new for Lutheran schools, having for many years used integrating the faith to describe the concept.
Today, educators in Lutheran schools must continue efforts to integrate faith and Scripture into all curriculum—wrapping all content in a Christian biblical worldview. I would prefer to say that Lutheran schools and their teachers integrate all subject content into faith and Scriptures. Repositioning a few words puts the emphasis on teaching about God and faith (religion) and then discovering the complexity and wisdom of all that He has given us and all that we have yet to discover.
I think the “all that we have yet to discover” part is one element of the Christian biblical worldview. How is it that science never runs out of new material? While some in the profession would not credit the Creator for the abundance of God’s continual development of earthly blessings, teachers in Lutheran education must praise God for it. And there is more: We in Christian schools must continually challenge our students to develop ways of using these discoveries to love our neighbors. (Even if we don’t like them.)
Check out the questions or standards of the Christian biblical worldview so that you can apply them. It’s not as simple as consulting a topical Bible—helpful as that can be—but teachers must be regular students of Scripture. Like all things that you study, the Bible reveals additional meaning and application every time you read it. God is always ready to tell us more than we already know—or want to know.
Educators in Lutheran schools, then, are aware that they must teach fully immersed in Scripture and ever alert to previously unrealized ways of serving God and society. None of this is easy or quick to do, but doing it is vital to laboring in the place you belong, doing what you long to do, and doing it under God’s active guidance.
Take time to absorb a pep talk from the ancient teacher Isaiah as recorded in his book. (Is. 40:21–31 MSG). The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth (Is. 40:28 ESV).