Study Guide 1.1

EDU600 Introduction to the PS78 Teacher Education Program

Lesson 1: Sure Foundations--Program Basics

Video Part 1: Impress Them On Your Children


I. Biblical mandates for instructing children

            A. Implications for education

            B. Delegated authority (in loco parentis)

II. Challenges to biblically informed teaching

            A. Modern educational ideas

            B. Past experiences of teachers

            C. Man’s fallen condition

III. Foundational ideologies

            A. Task of all Christian scholarship

            B. Not hiding, but telling

            C. Tale of two foundations

            D. Tale of two classrooms


  1. According to the Bible, who has the ultimate authority for the instruction and discipline of children? Give a biblical passage to support your answer.

  2. What is the meaning of the Latin phrase, “in loco parentis”?

  3. Which biblical passage calls Christians to take every thought captive to obey Christ?

  4. Which biblical passage calls Christians to be transformed by the renewal of their mind?

  5. What three things challenge the role of faith in the day-to-day activities of the classroom?

  6. According to Piper, what is the task of Christian scholarship?

  7. Which biblical passage is referenced by PS78Teachers? What lesson can teachers learn from that passage?