A definition of synoptic as it relates to the following passages is also a characterisation of our John Knox Christian School community:
Synoptic: Presenting or taking the same or common view.
While the Apostles were very different from each other in their roles and giftings, Matthew 28: 6, Mark 16: 6, Luke 24: 6 offer a common view and account of the resurrection of Christ and is reiterated in the following verse in the book of John: John 20: 17
Jesus said, “Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.”
The core purpose of the synoptic Gospels is to proclaim the good news that Christ has risen and he has taken the burden of our sins.
We are a community, like the Apostles, that is made up of many differently gifted members and with a core purpose of proclaiming the good news.
What better time than this!!
In our numerous planning meetings that will shape the remainder of the offsite learning program, the following community characteristics keep surfacing: collaborative, synergistic, team culture, student anticipation, stories, care before content, and again I think of the apostles … and us.
Christ has risen indeed!
Paul Tigchelaar, Principal