How would your life be different if you had been born into another home, culture, or religious faith? Your perspective of life is influenced by your culture, your background, and your life experiences. This is called your worldview. The Worldview Basics course will compare seven major worldviews and examine what makes a biblical worldview so unique. Dig in and discover how worldviews influence you and others in ways you and they may not always be conscious of.
- Accurately define what is meant by the term “worldview.”
- Identify by name and concept seven worldviews commonly held in the world today.
- Explain how each worldview answers these questions: “What Is Real?,” “Who Am I?,” “Where Did I Come From?,” “Why Am I Here?,” “What Is the Basis for My Values?,” and “What Does the Future Hold?”
- Discern comparisons and contrasts between each worldview on topics of reality, identity, origins, meaning, ethics, and the future.
- List the six distinctives of a biblical worldview and explain to someone else the internal consistency of a biblical worldview in contrast to the other worldviews examined.
- Explain how part of God’s truth can be found in each worldview.
- Make a decision concerning which worldview you feel to be the most consistent with truth.
Most of my “worldview” courses have been in the context of world religions but considering that the majority of our population is becoming more and more “non-religious”, I found this to be extremely enlightening in understanding other thought patterns of belief.Kelsi
I came into this with a solid understanding of the Biblical Worldview, but not a great understanding of the others. This course was a great introduction to the major worldviews and was organized in a way that helps one compare and contrast all layers of each worldview.Ryan
This course especially helped me to see how each worldview has some truth in God’s Word, and thus give connecting points in conversations with others having different worldviews.Julianna
Very interesting – it provided me with a much-needed background on the other religions and worldviews.Paul
Loved it! It has made me want to dive deeper in understanding why people believe what they believe and how do I best work with them to show them the Gospel.Shane
Great course, thank you.Sterling
This course provided a very strong and helpful explanation of the various worldviews.Will
Gave a broad view of the worldviews which further soldified my faith in Jesus.Ty
Confusing at times and hard to follow. A chart would be nice to see it all laid out side by side with comparisons.Jo beth
I have enjoyed interacting with other students in the course. Overall I have enjoyed this course.Monica
The course clarified my thinking on what constitutes a Biblical Worldview.Dr graham
This was one of my favorites. Thank you!Jason
I really enjoyed this class. The six different worldviews were clearly explained. I especially liked learning how they all agree with a part of the biblical view, they just distort it and mislead people. It all starts with God!Russ
I felt the course was deeper and more sophisticated than expected. It was worthwhile and stimulated a lot of thought. I appreciated the conciseness of the worldview definitions and the printed materials.Donald
This lesson allowed me to realize how others are thinking as well as some views that I personally should look into from the BibleRhenald
Amazing thank you so much.Jordan
Very good course. Worldviews are important for us to understand.Billy
I appreciated this course. Overall it sharpened my understanding of the different worldviews. It will make me a better ambassador of Christ to understand more about what other people believe.Nathan
I appreciated the course and felt it was organized reasonably well.
I do wish the writing of the text/video script was less rigid. It seemed to be written for “special English” which made it a bit boring to listen to.Joyce
This was good but very difficult for me to understand. I have been around only Biblical worldview and had no base for just about any of the others but is good to have a base to know where people are coming from as I try to share the gospel.Jeremy
All the classes were interesting and very applicable to our present day situation and times in which we are, I was blessed by it.Aliome
Interesting and informative – brought all world views together as being fragments of the Biblical view.Glen