The "Off the Page" Book Club is a long-standing club that was formed by students at Northwest Christian High School in Phoenix, Arizona. As an offshoot of the club, the podcast will feature various hosts--faculty, students, and sometimes both--as they work through various fiction and non-fiction books and consider the topics, characters, content, and plots through the lens of a Biblical worldview.
"Teaching from a Biblical Worldview", chapters 11 and 12, "Beyond Biblical Integration" by Dr Roger Erdvig
Do I spend the entire math class talking about the nature of God? Developing the discernment required to properly employ micro and macro propositions within our classrooms is the key to immersing our students in Biblical truth.
"Pedagogium", chapters 9 and 10, "Beyond Biblical Integration" by Dr Roger Erdvig
Are you ready to have your students move into your house with you? Don't worry--that's not going to happen. But, the concept of "pedagogium", teachers and students experiencing life and learning together, is the starting point of today's discussion.
"Shaping the Heart's Desires", chapter 8, "Beyond Biblical Integration" by Dr. Roger Erdvig
The key to shaping our heart's desires is "taking charge of our diets"...meaning, our information diets. How do we help students shape the spiritual disciplines that will ultimately serve to frame worldview?
"Turning the Corner", chapters 6 and 7, "Beyond Biblical Integration" by Dr. Roger Erdvig
Do I have a true Biblical worldview? Personal reflection is where we started to assess our own worldview and then commit to meaningful processing directed towards maturing our worldview.
"Nuts and Bolts", chapter 5, "Beyond Biblical Integration" by Dr. Roger Erdvig
G describes Beyond Biblical Integration's chapter 5 as the "nuts and bolts" of Biblical worldview formation. The discussion in today's episode includes wordy soundbites, LOTR memes, and, most importantly, the 3-D orientation of the heart and how each of those dimension play collectively into worldview formation.
"Moving Downstairs", chapters 3 and 4, "Beyond Biblical Integration" by Dr. Roger Erdvig
Author Roger Erdvig unpacks the "two-story view of reality" that was developed by Francis Schaeffer. As part of this analogy, Schaeffer describes the world of facts, objectivity, and concrete observations as the first story in a home. As an extension of this way of thinking, religion, beliefs about God and His creation, morality, and subjective values get sent upstairs to the second floor. Too often, this binary view of reality has infiltrated families, churches, and classrooms. How do we fix it?