LCA desires for our students to think, write, read, and discuss critically; to discern an author’s presuppositions and biases; to ascertain major themes and literary elements; and to ascertain to what degree they correlate with biblical truth. Our students will understand the impact literary works have or have had on historical time periods by utilizing classic works of literature as well as regularly writing original, thesis-driven analyses based on these works.
Utilizing literature, primary sources, and current events, Christian character and ethics are instilled in our students by teaching them the beliefs and principles upon which governments and societies are founded. Students will be able to analyze the past and the present, determine causes and effects of world events, and discern truth and falsehood in major cultures, philosophies, and modern day issues by applying their knowledge of a biblical worldview.
Through an intentional four-year study of the Bible and various genres of literature, students will gain a working understanding of the meaning behind each of nine worldview questions, the biblical answers for each, and will ultimately be able to apply these questions to all disciplines and to their own life experiences (e.g., literature, science, history, current events, and philosophy). The nine basic worldview questions are the following: Is there a God or gods? If so, what is he (or they) like? What is the nature or origin of the universe — its origin and structure? What is the nature of man? What is the basis of ethics and morality? What is the cause of evil and suffering? What happens to man at death? How is knowledge possible, if indeed it is? What is the meaning of history? How would the way a man answers these questions inform the way a man lives? Students will also be encouraged toward character and spiritual formation and maturity in Jesus Christ.