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  Christian Worldview -- A Biblical Worldview -- Christian Apologetics and World View
A worldview is like a set of lenses which taint our vision or alter the way we perceive the world around us.
Our worldview is formed by our education, our upbringing, the culture we live in, the books we read, the media and movies we absorb, etc. For many people their worldview is simply something they have absorbed by osmosis from their surrounding cultural influences.
While Christianity is believed by faith, it is most definitely a reasonable and rational faith.
www.christianworldview.net   (519 words)

  What is a Christian worldview?
A worldview is the basis for daily decisions and is therefore extremely important.
A Christian worldview, on the other hand, answers the three questions biblically: 1) We are God’s creation, designed to govern the world and fellowship with Him (Genesis 1:27-28; 2:15).
Christianity as taught in the Bible is itself a worldview.
www.gotquestions.org /Christian-worldview.html   (406 words)

 Christian Worldview and Righteousness   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Worldview is simply those principles and foundational doctrines by which a person lives.
It is common for various Christian groups to teach a dichotomy between that which is sacred (church work and mission) and the rest of human activities.
Christians are the salt and the light in everything and we do not vacate any area of life.
www.ifca.org /voice/98May-Jun/MCGREER.htm   (1575 words)

 A Christian Worldview
Worldviews in Conflict has offered a satisfying "short list."  He says our worldview is our predilection to answer questions about life a certain way—questions about God, humanity, metaphysics, epistemology and ethics.
Concerning Humanity, Christians believe that humans are more than the sum of their visible material substance—that humans are created in the image of God and has a soul or spirit that is eternal and we humans have a destiny in the afterlife.
All three of these views are within the scope of the Christian worldview, but obviously in the trenches of life the difference between the first and third worldviews is so dramatic the distance between the third worldview and the non-Christian worldview is probably less than the distance between the third Christian worldview and the first.
www.drurywriting.com /keith/worldview.Christian.htm   (3311 words)

 Truth and Christian Worldview
Christians confess to be humble servants of the one true God who has revealed the truth to them and has called them to be witnesses in the world to this.
Christians further maintain that because of God's general revelation to all humanity, there is no reason to believe that the ethical systems of other religions should be totally different from Christianity's.
Christianity claims to be the only religion to offer a realistic analysis of the fallenness of the human condition, and only Christianity knows of how this fallen condition has been solved.
www.inplainsite.org /html/truth_and_christian_worldview.html   (4765 words)

 Worldview Education for Christian Living (with love, ethics, character, ...)
A private school with a Christian foundation can provide an environment that is spiritually edifying, with curriculum and instruction designed to achieve the explicit goal of helping its students develop a Christian worldview and apply this worldview in all of life, inside and outside the classroom.
Christian Teachers can openly share their faith and teach their worldviews in Christian schools (and in home schools, of course!) and they can live Christianly, in their teaching quality and their relationships with students and colleagues, in public schools.
A person's "Christian worldview" is influenced by their beliefs and faith, and also by many other factors — their inherited characteristics and abilities, background experiences and life context, the values, attitudes, and habits they have developed, and more — and these vary from one person to another.
www.asa3.org /ASA/education/views/wvb.htm   (2493 words)

 CLASS - Worldview - Philosophy of Christian Education
Christian parents have the unique opportunity and privilege to train up their children in the fear and admonition of the Lord.
Christian education is a part of God’s purpose to put everything in creation under the feet of Christ.
The purpose of Christian education is not primarily to meet human needs or develop human potential, but preeminently to labor to the greater glory of God, the honor of the name of Christ, and promote the development of His kingdom.
www.homeschools.org /worldview/philosophyOfChristianEducation.html   (3049 words)

 Christian worldview - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Just as there are various versions of the Bible accepted as canon, there are varieties of Christian worldviews and even disputes of the meaning of the concept of a Christian worldview.
Worldviews embrace the world as it exists in one's time, but only in relation to how the world is pictured by this or that person, this or that community or institution, tainted by possible agenda.
For example, Christian worldviews reflected in British 19th Century Imperialist doctrine can strike the contemporary reader as patronizing and magnanimous in tone, reflecting both the need to reinforce the higher moral purpose of British hegemony but the largesse that the British Empire received from implementing this worldview.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Christian_worldview   (717 words)

 Two Books on the Christian Worldview
Christians know this command as the "cultural mandate." Most varieties of Christianity have unfortunately downplayed this Biblical teaching and separated this cultural mandate from the great commission, a separation that has also encouraged the trivialization of their religion.
Every worldview, she explains, must provide a theory of how the world came to be, explain what has gone wrong with humanity, and point to some hope of redemption.
If believers allow Christian truth claims to be pushed into an "upper story" of mere opinion, while suggesting that science and other forms of knowledge deal with "facts," we surrender the integrity of faith itself and are reduced to offering Christianity as a form of spiritual therapy rather than as a message of transforming truth.
www.monergism.com /thethreshold/articles/onsite/worldview_books.html   (2948 words)

 The Challenge of the Christian Worldview
Biblical Christianity is a probing light, which exposes all the blind assumptions and pitiful justifications used to defend all non-Christian worldviews.
In the Christian worldview this sort of radical inconsistency on the part of the unbeliever is understandable.
In the Christian worldview, the laws of logic are universal and unchanging because they reflect the nature and decree of the living God.
www.solochristo.com /theology/Apologetics/challenge1.htm   (2075 words)

 WorldNetDaily: Christian students lack biblical worldview   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
A worldview is the lens, framework or grid through which you look at the world and every issue and aspect of life.
Your worldview is the foundation of your ideas and values, and your ideas and values are the foundation of your conduct.
The majority of Christian adults and teens cannot articulate a biblical position on the lottery, abortion, private-property rights, animal rights, economics, the proper role of civil government, education, the welfare state, crime and punishment, drug abuse or euthanasia.
www.worldnetdaily.com /news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=26406   (1072 words)

 Building A Christian Worldview
And if we hold this worldview we live in a universe that is ultimately silent, with no meaning or purpose, with no basis for law and morality, with no concept of what it means to be human and of the value of human life.
The New age worldview recognizes that there is something desperately wrong with the world but the solution will be gained by a societal transformation of consciousness; by an enlightened knowledge that we are all gods and have the ability to change our world for the better.
Christianity is not some myth that has taken place in quasi-history where miracles, fairy tales, and resurrections all occur without the slightest raise of the eyebrow.
www.thecollegechurch.org /building_a_christian_worldview.htm   (11282 words)

 Books & Culture's Book of the Week: The Catholic Church's Regime Change - Books & Culture
He's convinced that the church needs worldview thinking to help "believers understand the cosmic dimension and all-encompassing implications of biblical revelation." As a one-person philosophy department at a Baptist university, he is committed to bringing an intellectually robust Christianity to his students, many of whom no doubt view faith as a private spiritual matter.
With his expansive, textured view of worldview discourse as it weaves its way through diverse Christian theological and Western philosophical traditions, Naugle shows that it is just as important to explore Kant's and Wittgenstein's understanding of worldview as it is to study Abraham Kuyper's or Francis Schaeffer's.
The second is that Naugle seems to dismiss the potential abuse of worldview analysis a little too quickly (the danger that Heidegger observed, for example, that worldview thinking has transformed the human being into a "subject" that defines, explains, and masters the world as an "object").
www.christianitytoday.com /books/features/bookwk/030818.html   (1152 words)

 Abraham Kuyper: A Christian Worldview   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
This Reformed worldview is always needed, even though a Christian political party is not suitable for America today (as it was one hundred years ago in the Netherlands).
He had organized the Christian school movement known as the School with the Bible, and was the leading founder of a Reformed university called the Free University of Amsterdam.
He felt that in a democratic society it was appropriate for believers to organize on the basis of Christian principles with a common agenda to protect the Christian basis of society.
www.opc.org /new_horizons/NH99/NH9901d.html   (1523 words)

 A Christian Worldview   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Christians who don't have a distinctively Christian philosophy—a view of the world informed by biblical truth—will easily be suckered into living by the world's philosophies.
Kuyper argued that if Christians are going to stand against the philosophies of secularism, they must articulate their philosophy as fully as the secularists.
This means we must see Christianity not simply as a personal relationship with Jesus, not simply as a faith system or a belief, not simply as a religion, but rather as the truth about all of life.
www.ccojubilee.org /resources/theology/wvcolson.html   (852 words)

 Developing a Christian Worldview
A worldview is a set of presuppositions or assumptions that we hold (consciously or subconsciously) about the basic makeup of our world.
Christians are faced with a virtual menagerie of worldviews, all of them claiming to represent reality.
It outlines the competing worldviews as well as provides practical guidelines that will enable us to think through our own worldview and then bring that worldview into harmony with Scripture and reality; the way things really are.
www.focusonthebible.org /seminars/worldview.php   (170 words)

 Worldview Weekend.com - Books, resources and conferences on Biblical Wordview, Christian Worldview and Apologetics.
Your worldview will be tested in the area of law, economics, civil government, religion, social issues, sociology (family issues) education and science.
We have a wide range of worldview books, videos and teaching material for junior high through adult that can be purchased on our online bookstore at www.worldviewweekend.com.
This test is not meant to frustrate you, but rather to challenge and be a tool to show where your worldview is strong and where it needs improvement.
www.worldviewweekend.com /test/register.php   (1000 words)

 The Christian Worldview, the Atheist Worldview, and Logic.
The Christian worldview states that God is the author of truth, logic, physical laws, etc. Atheism maintains that physical laws are properties of matter, and that truth and logic are relative conventions (agreed upon principles).
The Christian worldview states that God is absolute and the standard of truth.
The Christian worldview maintains that the laws of logic are absolute because they come from God who is Himself absolute.
www.carm.org /atheism/logic.htm   (985 words)

 Faith and Theology: Is there a “Christian worldview”?
It has become fashionable in recent years to speak of “the Christian worldview.” Some theologians claim to be able to articulate the contours of this worldview, while some apologists devote their energy to defending this worldview against other worldviews.
The history of Christian theology shows that faith can in fact exist alongside and within a great diversity of worldviews; it can adapt its language and conceptuality to these worldviews; it can use these worldviews to express the gospel; but all the while it remains something wholly other, something radically distinct from all such worldviews.
Of course there is a Christian world view - and the basis for deciding what that world view is can only be the basis on which we know what truth is, vis.
faith-theology.blogspot.com /2005/08/is-there-christian-worldview.html   (281 words)

 Worldview Weekend - The Christian Arsenal
Concerning American Christians and their belief in laws based on biblical truth, Barna writes: "Notice that in several instances there is a large gap between what people say is morally acceptable and what they say should be legal.
Families, who hold a major responsibility for shaping the moral values and attitudes of children, are ill-equipped to do that job in relation to a Christian worldview or on the basis of a comprehensive and coherent notion of faith-based truth.
The modern Christian is constantly bombarded with information and opinions by the media, the schools, and the government.
www.christianarsenal.com /Apologetics/worldview.htm   (501 words)

 Christian Worldview
The authors of the Worldviews in Focus series are David A. Noebel, president and co-founder of Summit Ministries, and Chuck Edwards, an instructor and writer for Summit Ministries.
Though the Christian worldview curriculum on this page is recommended for high school and up, you may want to do this along with your junior high students.
The Christian worldview is explained in these 10 disciplines: theology, philosophy, biology, psychology, ethics, sociology, law, politics, economics, and history.
www.lamppostpublishing.com /christian_worldview.htm   (748 words)

 Christian Reformed Campus Ministry - Christian Worldview
We have found these books to be helpful in cultivating a consistent Christian worldview in the midst of higher education.
Christian scholarship is a witness to the Lordship of Jesus Christ in the world of higher education.
The Maclaurin Institute, a Christian Study Center at the University of Minnesota.
publish.uwo.ca /~mwagenma/ChristianWorldview.html   (309 words)

 Truth, Christian Worldview
A person's worldview is his understanding of how all three of these branches come together and harmonize.
A worldview refers to how one looks at the world and life, and how that view influences the way one lives.
A Christian Philosophy of Education The Myth of Neutrality 2 by Gordon H. Clark
www.monergism.com /thethreshold/articles/topic/truth.html   (1049 words)

 AFR - American Family Radio -- Christian World View This Week
Worldview and Evangelism is the topic on this week's Christian Worldview This Week.
Ray, a Christian Worldview conference regular, and Brannon talk about the Terri Schiavo question and how its related to a Christian worldview.
Dr. Noble of Summit Ministries explains the postmodern and humanist agendas and how they relate to the Christian worldview.
www.afr.net /newafr/thisweek.asp   (180 words)

 Christian Worldview — Blogs, Pictures, and more on WordPress
Christian Worldview — Blogs, Pictures, and more on WordPress
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More "Is It Christian or Not," Day 3 — 2 comments
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 What is a Christian Worldview?
However, the Christian doctrine of creation also teaches that the world is good and to be enjoyed, and that humans are created in God's image.
Formulating a Christian worldview is nothing other than submission to the Biblical command to make every thought captive to the obedience of Christ (II Corinthians 10:5).
This is the aim of a Christian education.
www.stratfordcca.org /scca_page.php?page_id=21   (313 words)

 CCHS | About Us | Christian Worldview
Many believe that receiving a Christian Education means being sheltered from the secular world.
On the contrary, at Covenant, teachers strive to critically examine all of life - from art to archeology, physics to foreign language.
Believing that every intricate detail of our world was both designed and is currently held in balance by Christ, Covenant teachers encourage students to analyze each subject in light of Biblical truth.
www.covenantchristian.org /about/cwv.htm   (89 words)

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