JoAnna is the mother of four children. She was homeschooled as a high school student and has now been homeschooling her children for eight years. JoAnna pursued her Bachelors in History with a Minor in Writing. She has a strong commitment to teaching a Biblical worldview and to creating an understanding of truth with classical pedagogy. She is excited about teaching her favorite subjects. Listed below are some Biblical principles for the study of history that will be observed in her classroom.
- God is comprehensively sovereign over the nations.
“And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place.” Acts 17:26 (ESV)
- Jesus Christ is central in human history.
“For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities-all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.” Colossians 1:16-17 (ESV)
- God has established order, intelligence, and truth in the universe and history.
“…God, the LORD, who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and what comes from it, who gives breath to the people on it and spirit to those who walk in it…” Isaiah 42:5 (ESV)
- The Bible provides principles of ethics that guide our evaluation of people and nations. (Exodus 20:1-17)
- Man is an image-bearer of God, yet fallen and sinful.
“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” Genesis 1:27 (ESV) Also see Romans 1:18-32)
- The Bible teaches all men to recognize their human limitations. (Psalm 90)
- History illustrates the brevity of life and the reality of eternity to come. (Psalm 39:4-6)
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