"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen, not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else." ~ C.S. Lewis
As a relational learning community under the authority of divine revelation–creation, Scripture, and the incarnation of Jesus Christ – we recognize the universality of human inquiry (see “Life’s Universal Questions” below). Throughout our entire program, students are encouraged to fairly consider varying perspectives while seeking greater understanding through Christian thought and practice. As a capstone learning experience, seniors participate in a thesis project that engages the The Covenant 100 – a collection of books and art recognized as having special insight that shape human life from a distinctly Christian perspective. Through this process, students learn to dialogue on essential matters with a posture of charity while at the same time expressing personal conviction.
- Knowledge: What is my experience?
- Purpose: Why do I exist?
- Identity: Who am I?
- Society: To whom do I belong? What is my responsibility to my others?
- Creation: What is the nature of the universe?
- History: What is the significance of human history?
- Beauty: What is the meaning of beauty?
- Goodness: What is a good life? How do we understand and respond to evil?
- Truth: What (and how) do we know?
- Origins: Where do we come from?
- Destiny: Where are we going?
- God: Is there a God? What is he like?