The Spoken Word
Last week super-model Kylie Bisutti shocked the fashion world when she announced her time as a Victoria's Secret lingerie model was over. Bisutti won a nationally televised competition, earning the right to a contract in lingerie modeling with Victoria's Secret in 2009. Bisutti comments, “Victoria's Secret was my absolutely biggest goal in life, and it was all I ever wanted career-wise. I actually loved it while I was there, it was so much fun and I had a blast. But the more I was modeling lingerie, and lingerie isn't clothing, I just started becoming more uncomfortable with it because of my faith...I'm Christian, and reading the Bible more, I was becoming more convicted about it.”
It appears that the Spirit of God was working through Bisutti's commitment to read scripture on a routine basis. Bisutti began to convert her prior beliefs about lingerie modeling, making those thoughts obedient to Christ. The conflict apparently was irreconcilable and she chose to convert her actions away from the world.
Bisutti's story is similar to a famous scientist named Antony Flew. Flew gives a testimony of what directed him away from militant athiesm to Christ. Not a fashion icon modeling bed-room attire, Flew was one of the strongest opponents to Chrisitianity in the science field during the the years of C.S. Lewis and into the 70's and 80's. A precursor to Richard Dawkins, Flew did not fully understand the comprehensive approach that intelligent design and the Creation story give to the scientific evidence in the world.
These two examples speak to our desire at Hillcrest to show students God's communication to the world through general revelation and divine revelation.
Flew operated in a scientific world and the examples of design grew to an ominous foe against his long-standing athiesm. Eventually, he couldn't deny the shouts of God through his creation that speak of a need for an intelligent designer.
Bisutti wrestled with the conflict of her faith and her everyday life. Routine time in scripture led her to question whether she was honoring God with her life. The world of photo-shoots and a comfort-filled lifestyle seemed far removed from the inappropriate barrage of sexuality foisted upon students and adults in shopping malls. However, God spanned that gap through His word and Bisutti and her husband have made steps toward life-long commitment.
At Hillcrest, we desire to see the same heart-change that Bisutti and Flew underwent. With our daily instruction in the word of God and daily teaching of God's world and how it operates, students are faced with realities that they need to work out. With the 1:6 committed Christian teacher-to-student ratio, parents can be assured that their Biblical worldview is being encouraged in their students at Hillcrest Academy. This is another example of how students and parentes at Hillcrest are recieving so much more than a diploma.