Thanks for your encouragement! I’m very much in the learning phase, how I might be able to contribute to the site.
The school is a Christian foundation. It has around 1500 pupils from 6 to 18 years of age. About 80% of them are not associated with a church. All staff are committed Christians.
I am constantly in touch with the teachers and seeking ways of encouraging them to see their teaching subjects as important for their faith. Obviously, their walk with Jesus is their biggest witness, but also If they know why they are teaching what they teach as integral to their faith, then that must also make a significant contribution to their witness.
In my opinion, the physics teachers have the easiest job in that respect: “The heavens declare the glory of God and the firmament proclaims his handiwork…Their voice goes out through all the earth…The law of the Lord is perfect reviving the soul”. If that is true, we would be stupid not to ‘listen’ to that voice and experience the excitement of discovering how God did it!
That is good for the sciences, but where is the ‘hook’ in the other subjects, the humanities? How does the Zeitgeist permeate our thinking and our teaching material? How can we respect the strictures of the German educational system without compromising our witness? etc, etc