Christian School Teachers & Administrators
“Integrate was such a gift to use in combination with our standard curriculum for online learning when our students were sent home due to COVID-19. I was able to easily incorporate the activities into Nearpod presentations and Google Classroom, and the discussion questions were well suited for breaking students out into Zoom rooms from home. Through submitted student assignments, it was evident immediately that students were being challenged to think deeply and were growing in their faith through the process.”
—Kimberly Smith, Upper School Biology Teacher, Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill in North Carolina
The time has come for Christian schools to teach biology from a scientifically credible and distinctively Christian perspective. We must encourage students to run toward science, not away from it. Integrate uniquely addresses a long-neglected curricular need for Christian schools who are serious about preparing their graduates for critical and constructive engagement in science for college, career, and beyond.
“Christian educators have a unique opportunity to help students make connections between their faith and what they are learning. At times, that can seem daunting, especially in biology class. Integrate is a great resource that makes my job easier.”
—Kara Kits, Science Teacher, Grand Rapids Christian High School, Grand Rapids, MI
“Integrate is a promising tool that will help students experience how science fits with God’s wonderful creation.”
—M. Deveaux, Home Educator, Springfield, GA
Integrating science and faith is so important for our teenagers as they are trying to form a cohesive worldview. Yet it is difficult to find a curriculum that addresses both in an intellectually fulfilling way. Integrate encourages the thinking and exploration that lead to a robust understanding of God’s world and his word. Instead of providing pat answers to questions, this curriculum encourages students to think through hard questions that don’t always have easy answers.
“Integrate provided the structure I needed to have the kinds of conversations I wanted to have with my teenagers. Graciousness is woven into this unique curriculum, and that graciousness became a guiding principle for our conversations. Integrate has organized all the data and lesson plans into an easy, open-and-go format. I’m thankful for all the fruitful discussions we were able to have, and I appreciated the presence of so many additional resources, should the students want to explore the ideas further.”
—Elizabeth Trotter, Missionary and Home Educator, Cambodia
Bible Scholars, Pastors, & Theologians
“Integrating Christian faith and mainstream science has both a venerable history and a strategic importance today. The Integrate curriculum exhibits both brilliant content and pedagogical excellence.”
—Greg Cootsona, Lecturer of Comparative Religion and Humanities, California State University at Chico; Co-Director, Science for the Church, Chico, CA
We will give students a great gift if we can provide an integrated worldview where God’s Word and God’s world can both be seen in all their glory, and understood with every tool at our disposal. I know of no better curriculum to accomplish this than Integrate.
“I teach at a Christian college. As a parent, I have both public-schooled and home-schooled kids in the home. The Integrate curriculum is the resource I wish my students had in high school, and what my own kids will get to go through. Though it’s geared for high school, I also plan to use parts of it in my Genesis class when we discuss Christian views on creation. It offers a positive Christian posture toward science generally, and handles with grace and sensitivity the topic of evolution. Evidence is treated fairly, creatively, and appropriately for its target audience. Instructors will find this curriculum a welcomed resource alongside others.”
—Kenneth Turner, Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Languages, Toccoa Falls College, Toccoa Falls, GA
All too often the church has fostered a suspicion and even fear of science. As a result, many students think they must make a choice between their religious faith and science. The Integrate curriculum does just what its name implies: it erases that false choice and presents solid science in a way that fully integrates a trustworthy Christian perspective. This curriculum is an outstanding resource for parents and teachers who seek to teach the next generation to be faithful, informed Christian leaders on questions raised by science.
“The BioLogos curriculum offers an insightful series of resources to help reflect on one’s personal relationship with Earth’s evolutionary story. The curriculum succeeds by encouraging learning and thoughtful discussion, ultimately promoting a deeper sense of the world due to its respectful union of theological and scientific perspectives.”
-Richard Potts, Director, Human Origins Program, Smithsonian Institution
“It is well known that young people are leaving the church in record numbers and at record speed. The so-called ‘conflict’ between Christianity and modern science is a significant factor that contributes to this exodus. Integrate corrects this misguided perception and demonstrates to young people a peaceful and fruitful relationship between Christian faith and science, including evolutionary science. I highly recommend Integrate.”
—Denis Lamoureux, Professor of Science & Religion, St. Joseph’s College, University of Alberta Edmonton, Edmonton, Canada
“Integrate carefully and powerfully unpacks a Christian worldview as it meets evolution and the scientific study of life. It unabashedly fosters a solid biological understanding but deepens and enriches it with the perspective of faith.”
“Integrate is desperately needed in today’s ever-evolving landscape. There is a severe lack of resources for science-minded Christians that are consistent with our best science and faithful to a Christian worldview. With resources like these, I have greater hope that we can help overturn Christianity’s anti-science reputation.”
—Matthew Pevarnik, Assistant Professor of Science and Mathematics, Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA
Education Researchers & Thought Leaders
“These materials are fantastic, and I am confident they are going to be a blessing to many students and teachers!”
—David Mulder, Associate Professor of Education, Dordt University, Sioux Center, IA
“To develop strong people of faith, who also look at the world through an informed scientific lens, we have to be intentional about discussing challenging issues in the science classroom. We want students to take what they’re learning and make meaningful change in a world that’s hurting. The Integrate curriculum helps accomplish this. I highly recommend it for Christian school teachers.”
—Regina McCurdy, Assistant Professor of Secondary Education, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA
Curricula like this are rare. Integrate both upholds the rigor of the science content, while also pushing students to examine what this content means in relation to their faith. I think any teacher or parent looking to infuse their high school science teaching with the integration of faith and learning should look here.
“Schools need resources that enable students to take science seriously and take faith seriously, and not feel that the relationship between the two is a zero-sum game. This is the need that Integrate is addressing, and students and teachers alike will find helpful pathways to learning.”
—David Smith, Professor and Director of the Kuyers Institute for Christian Teaching and Learning, Calvin University, Grand Rapids, MI