Science classes at classical and Christian schools should embody key distinctives that differentiate them from typical classes at other schools. The same holds true for math classes. One of these distinctives is biblical faithfulness. In this seminar the presenter will argue that simply starting class with prayer or a Bible reading, or acknowledging God as the Creator in posters on the walls of the classroom are not adequate as attempts to realize biblical faithfulness in science and math. Also inadequate are the simplistic answers often given by Christian schools to contemporary hot-button science issues. Instead, classical and Christian schools need a vision for realizing biblical faithfulness that is rooted in the classical intellectual tradition, and conversant in biblical attitudes toward nature, work, study and God’s intimate governance of His Creation/ Only then can we model loving God with ‘all our mind’ for our students.
After receiving his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University, John spent 14 years working in engineering before acquiring a master’s degree in education from the University of Houston. Shortly aft er joining the faculty at Regents School of Austin, John completed his master’s degree in liberal arts at St. Edward’s University. John served as the Chair of the Math-Science Department until 2009, when he became Director of the Laser Optics Lab. He founded Novare Science & Math in 2009, and is the author of numerous science texts and teacher resources. Now working full-time as a writer, publisher and consultant, John continues to teach students part-time at Regents.