David Shormann, Ph.D.
“Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life.” Proverbs 4:13
Hi! I’m Dr. Shormann. I am an educator, author, and scientist. I love studying God’s Word and exploring His Works (Creation). My passion is to ignite a desire in my students to DIVE deeper by teaching that math and science are tools for understanding God’s Word and the world He created. My goal is not only to equip students to excel academically but also to be servant leaders who take dominion for Him!
HOW IT ALL STARTED …
My wife Karen and I began homeschooling in 1994. After finishing my Ph.D. in 1996, God called me to serve the homeschooling community by teaching college preparatory math and science classes from a Biblical foundation. I taught eight classes each day, in five different locations around the Houston-metro area, averaging 300 students per year.
However, I soon found that many students struggled with learning all their lessons for the week in one day. In 2000, God answered our prayers for these students by revealing a revolutionary way to teach using digital whiteboard lectures recorded on CD-ROM. Students could now view their lectures for each lesson at home, with the added bonus of pausing, rewinding, and fast forwarding the teacher. DIVE Into Math was born!
Since that time over 100,000 families around the world have used DIVE CDs to give their children an excellent college preparatory math and science education.
WHAT I BELIEVE …
As a Christian and a research scientist, I believe God directs Christians to do science in Genesis 1:26-28. But I'm also a natural history researcher, and I believe a biblical framework provides us with the most rational interpretation of the past. I believe God created the world, and everything in it, in six calendar days, as described in Genesis 1, and confirmed in Exodus 20:11 and elsewhere. I believe God created man, from dust, and in His image, as described in Genesis 1, and confirmed in I Cor. 14:49 and elsewhere. I believe the covenantal and genealogical aspects of Scripture help us know the earth is thousands, not billions of years old. I believe nature confirms our recent past, and am happy to discuss earth history with those who may have doubts about a recent creation.
I believe God created different kinds of organisms, as described in Genesis 1, and confirmed in I Cor. 15:39 and elsewhere. I believe that since Creation and the Flood, life has had limited descent with modification, best described as adaptation. Science confirms this. I also believe mathematics is the language of science, and is a tool God gave us to help us unlock the mysteries of His creation.
Finally, I believe the Bible is the inerrant, inspired Word of God, that Jesus is the Son of God, fully God and fully man. I believe salvation is a free gift of God’s grace alone, through faith alone, to do good works (Ephesians 2:8-10). And through these works, God shows us that our chief end is to glorify Him and enjoy Him forever!
"I just want you to know how much we appreciate you. I can tell my son to watch and see how you always look for God’s hand at work; not just in the order and laws of the universe, but also I the way he orchestrates peoples lives. You never fail to give Him praise. How blessed we are to be able to say that to our son. All I can say is THANK YOU!"
MY FAMILY …
My family and I live in Magnolia, Texas. In 2010, our son Kenny was married. Now we have two daughters, Ashley and Ellie! We have been praying for Kenny’s wife for more than 20 years. Praise God for His faithfulness. Kenny and Ashley are now the proud parents of twin boys, our precious Otto and Owen. We are active members at Christ Church in Katy, Texas. Exploring God’s awesome Creation is our favorite family activity. We love swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing, wakeboarding, snowboarding, skiing, hiking, fishing, kayaking, and paddleboarding. Come on over to my blog, at DrShormann.com to learn more about our adventures.