Not Afraid to Pursue Truth

St. Augustine said, “Where I found truth, there found I my God, who is the truth itself.” We seek truth through the process of rational inquiry, believing our world to be a world capable of being understood, in which we can use our God-given minds to ascertain what is “the good, the true, and the beautiful.” In doing so, we operate according to the Reformed Christian tradition, which seeks to make the secular sacred.

According to the doctrine of Common Grace, all good things come from God, explicitly or implicitly. By grappling with the reality of the world around us as depicted in great books, students are able to develop wisdom and character that will carry them into their adult lives.

As we encounter God through the truth He has revealed about Himself in history, in the Bible, and in Christ, we experience the possibility of inner transformation (change of mind, heart, and will). The means by which we experience that encounter with God is through the study and contemplation of the truth He has revealed. By studying and contemplating the truth God has revealed, our minds can be transformed (we can think right), our hearts can be transformed (we can feel right), and our wills can be transformed (we can choose right). The result is an individual empowered to live well through his or her encounter with the Living Truth.

The more extensive our encounter with God’s truth, the greater its impact on us, thus, the importance of studying and contemplating God’s revelation. That revelation includes not only the Bible, but also encompasses the whole of creation and history. All truth is indeed God’s truth. To sum up, we believe in the relentless pursuit of the truth wherever it leads knowing that when we get there we will find God waiting.