Our second Core Value is integrity; and there are two types of integrity that interest me: moral integrity and structural integrity.
In our ICSB community, I am confident that we recognize that our moral integrity is based on several Biblical worldview beliefs. There are absolute truths. Although sinners, we are created in the image of God. Through Christ, we can live lives of integrity. God has given us His Word to help us know how to live holy lives.
This is not an exhaustive list, but it allows us to see that ICSB’s source of moral integrity comes from God.
Structural integrity comes from the engineering field and has the purpose of making sure that various structures are able to perform as intended. Complete structural integrity takes into account normal use and potential changing situations. This is where I see the two types of integrity intersecting.
Most people live in integrity without much trouble under normal circumstances. It becomes much more difficult when things that used to be recognized as absolute truth are now often seen as suggestions. This means that our integrity WILL be challenged. The question is, will our moral integrity be able to withstand the ever-changing cultural landscape?
At ICSB, we strive to model integrity for several reasons:
1. We want to be pleasing to God.
“I know, my God, that you test the heart and are pleased with integrity.” - I Chronicles 29:17a
2. We want to model integrity to our students and families.
“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” - Matthew 5:16
3. We want our students to live lives of integrity as well.
“Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.” - I Corinthians 11:1
Yes, I did turn in the wallet so that it could be returned to the rightful owner.