This website is for people who identify themselves as born again Christians who have the gift of teaching or who are teaching as a biblical responsibility (e.g., a parent teaching a child despite not being a gifted teacher). Regardless of whether you teach in a Christian school, public institution, as a parent or sibling in a homeschool environment, or in any other form of teaching, this site exists to:
- challenge teachers to teach all subject matter in the fear of the Lord as it is the “beginning of knowledge” (Prov. 1:7).
- challenge and embolden teachers to teach consistent with a literal (grammatical historical) understanding of Genesis 1-11 and to delineate its relevance to all academic disciplines and culture (Jn. 5:46-47).
- challenge teachers to not remain silent in regards to Jesus Christ (Acts 4:18-19, 5:29) in their teaching, confessing and naming His name boldly (Matt. 10:32-33, Acts 4:29, 14:3, et. al.) regardless of one’s academic setting.
- challenge teachers to identify non-biblical presuppositions within academia (1 Tim. 1:3-4, 1 Thes. 5:21-22) and avoid them in their teaching and thinking.
- challenge teachers to aid students in connecting the dots by relating their instructional discipline to the Bible, to other academic disciplines, and to the culture.
- challenge teachers to understand the times (1 Chron. 12:32) with knowledge of what should be done and thus taught.
- challenge teachers to speak the truth in love (Eph. 4:15).
- challenge teachers to use pleasant words (Prov. 16:21) as they promote instruction.
- challenge teachers to understand biblical jurisdiction in the educational process (Eph. 6:4, Ps. 78:1-8, Deut. 6:7, Rom. 13:3-4).
- challenge teachers to grow and pursue personal training and development in the area of biblical worldview (1 Tim. 4:16).
- challenge teachers to understand the weight that a teaching ministry carries with it (James 3:1), being weary of presumption.
- challenge teachers to keep their behavior excellent (1 Peter 2:12), and their doctrine sound knowing that their students will, after they are fully trained, become like them (Luke 6:40).
- challenge teachers to make the goal of their instruction love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith (1 Tim. 1:5).
All material presented here ought to be cross-examined (Prov. 18:17) carefully (1 Thes. 5:21-22) in order to see if what is advanced is true and accurate (Acts. 17:11).
Teacher training today is dominated by accrediting institutions which are secular and highly antagonistic to the cause and person of Jesus Christ (Jn. 15:18). Many “Christian” colleges that train teachers are “Already Compromised” and do not teach from a truly Christian worldview. For instance, the September 11, 2010 issue of WORLD Magazine (p.39) reports, “The biology department of Calvin College in Michigan issued a statement on May 7 : ‘We teach evolutionary theory as the best scientific explanation for the dynamic diversity of life on Earth. . . . We teach biology from an evolutionary paradigm’ ” [for more on this topic – see e.g. here ]. Additionally, well intentioned Christians within the public system are attempting to be salt and light but in the process they give up confessing the Name of Jesus Christ (Matt. 10) – the light of the world!
Teaching is a weighty responsibility. James 3:1 states:
Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness.
These are sobering words for teachers. Arguably here the context is dealing with the teaching of the word of God. Yet consider Matt. 5:18:
But if anyone causes [e.g., by their teaching] one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a large millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.
Secular teachers have it worse! Teaching is serious business!
Interestingly, there is no secular sacred distinction to be found in the Scripture in regards to teaching. If a man is not gathering, he is by definition scattering (Matt. 12:30). The consequences of our teaching, whether applied to ourselves or to those we teach, are massive in scope and eternal in nature. Hence, we ought not to be presumptuous in our teaching.
Luke 6:40 informs us that when a student’s training is complete, that student will be like his teacher (cf. Matt.10:24). The proselytes of the Pharisees became like them – even worse (Matt. 23:15). True followers of Christ will be conformed to His image (Rom. 8:29) – they will become like their Teacher.
Truly, no human teacher can claim perfection in their teaching (James 3:2, Prov. 10:19), yet the fact that our students will become like us ought to give us pause to consider whether or not our example is worth imitating (1 Cor. 11:1), our doctrine sound and fruitful (Titus 2:1-8), and our methods consistent with the word of God.