Introducing a Biblical Worldview Math Curriculum

frustrating_mathMath seems to have a negative connotation for many. It has the reputation of being a subject to survive—a painful exercise in manipulating numbers to no apparent purpose.

Yet math is more than numbers on a piece of paper! It’s a tool given to us by God to describe His creation! In fact, the very reason we can work with numbers abstractly and then apply them to a concrete situation is because the biblical, faithful Creator God is sustaining all things in a reliable manner.

Math doesn’t have to be a dry, meaningless exercise. Instead, it can be an exciting journey of discovery—a journey that points students to the Creator.

I’m excited to be partnering with Master Books on Principles of Mathematics: Biblical Worldview Curriculum, a junior high math curriculum that teaches math concepts in connection with history, science, and real-life applications, giving students a new appreciation for math and how it points to the Creator.

Watch for more details soon. In the meantime, feel free to check out the overview video below that shows just a glimpse of how math can be seen and taught biblically.

We’d cherish your prayers as we work to finish up the curriculum…and we’d love to hear your comments in the field below!

By God’s Grace,

Katherine Loop

 

Forget the Chicken and the Egg

chickenI once wrote “Forget the chicken and the egg–which came first, the air or the lungs, the heart or the blood…male or the female, water or thirst, food or the stomach? Stop the confusion. Read Genesis again for the first time?” Frankten Goethe (presumably a believer in Darwinian evolution) stepped up to the plate and answered each question, ending with “science has evidence for its answers.”

Frankten believed that air came first. But if the air came first, where did it come from, and how was it that it had just the right amount of oxygen to sustain human life? While human lungs were evolving how did we breathe? Why did they evolve if life was already sustained without them?

Next he believed that our incredibly complex blood formed before the heart. Why did it do that, and how did it get around the body if there was no heart to pump it?

Frankten believed that male and female (for some reason) evolved at the same time, over time. They had to because they needed each other to survive, as did each of the millions of species, each of which have male and female. Why and how did evolution cause these millions of different species to evolve as male and female, each with different (but corresponding) reproductive parts? How did they reproduce while these parts were supposedly evolving?

waterNext he believed that water evolved before thirst. We know that we can’t live without water, so how did we (and the millions of animals) survive if we had no thirst?

Frankten also believed that food evolved before the stomach. So eggs, wheat, beef, cabbage, potatoes, tomatoes, apples, and a million and one other amazing foods evolved but we couldn’t eat anything because the stomach hadn’t evolved. Nor had our teeth, tongue, taste buds, epiglottis, esophagus, digestive juices, as well as small and large intestines.

I am amazed at how such an unthinking and unthinkable unproven and unprovable theory has survived for all these years, and that some have the gall to believe that it’s even slightly scientific.

Genesis simply and plainly tells us that all creation was brought into being at once by the hand of Almighty God. And that’s not a pleasant thought for sin-loving sinners.

Check this: www.evolutionVsGod.com

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Christmas Traditions Around the World!

I’ve always been fascinated by Christmas… the sense of wonder the season creates and God’s precious gift… I’ve also come to love learning about the different customs celebrated around the world. I searched out just a few to share with you here. ENJOY!

BangladeshBangladesh: Bengali Christians celebrate Christmas day as Boro Din, or Great Day. Family and friends are greeted by saying Shubho Boro Din, or Greetings of the Great Day, and offer traditional sweets and pithas (traditional Bengali cakes).

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Bodie Hodge Speaks About The War on Christmas

139786707_aWorking at a publishing company means being surrounded by books. LOTS of books.
Have I mentioned that I love books?
I also love Christmas.

And as this Christmas approaches, I am understandably reminded of the first book that was shared with me when I was hired last November, The War on Christmas.  Written by Bodie Hodge of Answers in Genesis, it was, and still is, one of the most incredible books on Christmas I’ve ever read.   If you’ve ever had questions about the changes in Christmas traditions and beliefs throughout history, you would probably feel the same.  War on Christmas answered questions I didn’t even know I had and from the first time I picked it up, I wanted to know more. Recently I was finally granted an opportunity to ask Bodie Hodge a few of my many questions. Continue Reading →

Moms of Master Books Top 5 of 2014

Well ladies and gentlemen, another year has flown by and it’s December yet again. The Moms of Master Books and I would like to extend our gratitude to you all for your continued support. The team works very hard all year long reviewing a new book each month, sharing their work through blog posts and social media, and attending monthly parties all in an effort to share new Master Books products with you.  That’s a lot to do on top of their busy homeschool schedules but it’s all of you that make it worth it so we want to say THANK YOU.

Thank you for coming each month.
Thank you for sharing in the fun.
Thank you for spreading the word about Master Books!

Top-5-300x200As we do every year, we are taking a break for the month of December.  Instead of a party, these ladies are taking the time to share their Top 5 favorite products from all of 2014.  we hope that they’ll soon be joining your list of favorites too!

Whether you’re a veteran party attendee or you’re just learning about our monthly parties for the first time, you’ll want to watch closely on our Master Books Facebook page to see what new and exciting materials the Moms will be reviewing in 2015!

 

 

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