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1 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, wherever is noble, whatever is right, what ever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things. Phil. 4:8 I gladly admit that we number among us men and women whose modesty, courtesy, fair-mindedness, patience in disputation and readiness to see an antagonist's point of view, are wholly admirable. I am fortunate to have known them. But we must also admit that we show as high percentage as any group whatever of bullies, paranoiacs, backbiters, mopes, milksops, etc.. The loutishness that turns every argument into a quarrel is really no rarer among us than among the sub-literate; the restless inferiority-complex (“stern to inflict” but not “stubborn to endure”) which bleeds at a touch but scratches like a wildcat is almost as common among us us among schoolgirls. CS Lewis.

2 Nehemiah (Chief-Engineer of Wall Reconstruction) God Calls Us to be agents: Of Peace and Reconciliation For Justice For the Flourishing of the Natural Creation For Beauty For Knowledge For the Growth of other people

3 Where we find a difficulty we may always expect that discovery awaits us. Where there is cover we hope for game. CSL

4 However, this impulse to pursue the intellectual life must be kept "pure and disinterested," for the alternative is to "come to love knowledge-our knowing- more than the thing known: to delight not in the exercise of our talents but in the fact that they are ours, or even in the reputation they bring us". Get wisdom, get understanding; do not forget my words or swerve from them. Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you. Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding. Esteem her, and she will exalt you; embrace her, and she will honor you. She will set a garland of grace on your head and present you with a crown of splendor. Prov. 4:4-8 We must not think Pride is something God forbids because He is offended at it, or that Humility is something He demands as due to His own dignity -- as if God Himself was proud. He is not in the least worried about His dignity. The point is, He wants you to know Him: wants to give you Himself. And He and you are two things of such a kind that if you really get into any kind of touch with Him you will, in fact, be humble -- delightedly humble, feeling the infinite relief of having for once got rid of all the silly nonsense about your own dignity which has made you restless and unhappy all your life. He is trying to make you humble in order to make this moment possible: trying to take off a lot of silly, ugly, fancy-dress in which we have all got ourselves up and are strutting about like the little idiots we are.

5 Can a truly thinking person be a Christian? Does the Gospel conflict with scientific knowledge and modern discoveries in other fields? How can Christians achieve intellectual / scientific integrity? Independence / obedience, honesty, humility, fairness… The supreme end of education is expert discernment in all things - - the power to tell the good from the bad, the genuine from the counterfeit, and to prefer the good and the genuine to the bad and the counterfeit. Samuel Johnson Let integrity and uprightness preserve me. Psalms, 25,21

6 Found in Faith-Lost in Matters of Learning and Intellectual Integrity.

7 "What is the main idea of...?" "What if...?" "How does...affect...?" "What is the meaning of...?" "Why is...important?" "What is a new example of...?" "Explain why...." "Explain how...." "How does...relate to what I've learned before?" "What conclusions can I draw about...? "What is the difference between... and...?" "How are... and... similar?" "How would I use... to...?" "What are the strengths and weaknesses of...?" COOPERATIVE LEARNING

8 Becoming An Engineer Competence Responsibility Integrity Writing Speaking Pr. 1:7

9 Writing General Suggestions 1. Learn All You Can (Furnish Your Mind) 2. Think Hard About The Subject (Exercise Your Mind) (Interesting, Creative Ideas) 3. Avoid Distractions (Quiet Your Mind) 4. Take A Break (Refresh Your Mind) 5. Save Time For Reflection (Free Your Mind) 6. Associate With Creative People (Stimulate Your Mind) 7. Keep Writing In Your Log Book (Tune In To Your Mind) 8. Notice Your “Crazy” Ideas (Respect Your Mind) 9. Be Quick To Question Authority/Professor (Alert Your Mind) 10. Trust God (Surrender Your Mind)

10 Creation, Fall and Redemption: A Controls Systems Perspective Creation Cosmos Human Life History, Culture Providence RedemptionConsummation Cultural Mandate FALL Word of God (Laws, Commands, Structure) Redeemed Creation CREATIONREDEMPTION - ++ + + Unfolding Redeeming Creation Language exists to communicate whatever it can communicate. Some things it communicates so badly that we never attempt to communicate them by words if any other medium is available. C.S. Lewis Graphics

11 Creation Fall Redemption Mathematics Creation, Fall and Redemption: A Mathematical Perspective The reason that some intuitive minds are not mathematical is that they cannot at all turn their attention to the principles of mathematics. But the reason that mathematicians are not intuitive is that they do not see what is before them …since they are accustomed to the exact principles of mathematics… and are lost in matters of intuition where the principles do not allow of such arrangement. Blaise Pascal

12 Positive interdependence. Team members are obliged to rely on one another to achieve the goal. Individual accountability. All students in a group are held accountable for doing their share of the work and for mastery of all of the material to be learned. Face-to-face interaction. Although some of the group work may be parcelled out and done individually, some must be done interactively, with group members providing one another with feedback, challenging one another's conclusions and reasoning. Appropriate use of collaborative skills. Students are encouraged and helped to develop and practice trust-building, leadership, decision-making, communication, and conflict management skills. Group processing. Team members set group goals, periodically assess what they are doing well as a team, and identify changes they will make to function more effectively in the future. COOPERATIVE LEARNING

13 Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name. Ps. 86:11 "As for you, my son Solomon, know the God of your father, and serve Him with a whole heart and a willing mind; for the LORD searches all hearts, and understands every intent of the thoughts. (1 Chr. 28:9)

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