|Mic Bowen, Middle School Science Teacher/8th Grade Bible/Homeroom|
MAT (Middle School Science), Morehead State University
BS (Christian Education and Bible), Kentucky Christian University
Children- daughters- Kayla, Elizabeth, and Charity; son- in –law, Kyle; grandson- Jayden
In his book, “How Now Shall We Then Live?” Chuck Colson shares a story of a friend of his who came to him for counsel concerning his daughter. The daughter had become negative, depressed and had just a dark outlook on life. When the father finally got her away from the routine of school, they made a trip together to that most popular theme park. As he took his daughter through all the impressive attractions, he realized an abundance of evolutionary themes and biases were being expressed. When he shared his concern with his daughter, she was, at best, flippant about it. She, in response, enlightened her father that indeed life came to be that way. She explained that all living things were “just chemicals.” He now understood why his daughter had such a dark outlook on life. She lacked hope and purpose. What she had received in Sunday School as she was growing up had now been taken from her in the name of good “science.”
This illustration has really stuck with me over the years. I see the number one role of the Christian Science Curriculum in our school as to instill in our kids a confidence that they are more than “just chemicals.” They have a purpose and a role to play. Creation gives God glory more and more as it is better understood. Good Creation Science also enables us to better help and serve our fellow man and teaches efficient stewardship of Earth’s resources that God has given us to manage. I like it when our kids realize they don’t have to check their faith or their brain at the door of the science room. God’s Word is reliable and trustworthy even when it crosses over into the realm of science. In fact, all science should be viewed through the lens of Scripture’s truth.
The only thing more important than teaching kids a Christian Worldview Perspective in science is building in them a Christian Worldview in all other areas of life and faith—another privilege I have as I teach the Bible!