You may have heard it said of the person who seems positive in every situation that they wear “rose colored glasses.” Each of us is challenged with a prescription from God’s Word. A prescription lens changes and transforms what you see, giving you a different perspective.
In Matthew 22:37, when asked what the greatest law was, Jesus pointed his listeners back to the Old Testament law, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind” (NIV).
Following this prescription results in the development of the lens (worldview) through which we view all of life as well as our relationship with Christ and those around us.
Our prayer at Cornerstone is that, through curriculum delivery and interpersonal relationships, our students learn to apply a biblical worldview as their lens for all areas of their lives, including their academic pursuits.
Our faculty were blessed to sit under the teaching of Glen Schultz, author of "Kingdom Education," this week. Luke 6:40b states, “but everyone who is fully trained will be like their teacher.”
Schultz issues the sobering challenge, “The truth of the matter is that we cannot separate beliefs and values from any form of knowledge. This means that the beliefs and values of the teacher will be closely attached to any subject matter which that person presents to students (p. 130).”
This statement applies to any adult (parent, teacher, coach) that has a role of influence in the lives of children.
My daughter is an avid fan of the NFL Carolina Panthers. We recently attended the team’s training camp in South Carolina. The flow of the daily practice included specific drills repeated multiple times with varying groups of players. This was followed by small group scrimmages that allowed the implementation of these drills, then remediation of skills as needed, followed yet again by another series of small group scrimmages.
The day’s practice ended with a full team, full-contact scrimmage. I found it quite interesting that in this highly competitive professional sport the support demonstrated by teammates for one another. When a teammate fell or failed to perform the skill as designed, that person was helped up and encouraged.
This cycle of learning a skill, practice, encouragement, and implementation of what was learned was a wonderful illustration of what takes place in a classroom as we seek to prepare our students for the eventual full contact they will have with the world after graduation.
It is our sincerest desire that our students learn to love the Lord with all their heart, mind, and soul and that we support them along the way with needed encouragement and practice in applying a biblical worldview lens that conforms to the Truth of God’s Word.
We are honored that you have chosen to partner with Cornerstone Prep in educating your child and look forward to the year ahead as we continue to develop the lens through which we see.