UNIT 1: Building the Biblical Worldview
Unit 1 provides a basic framework for identifying and articulating a Biblically based Christian worldview.
Questions addressed include: What is the source of Truth? What is the basis of ethics and morality? What is God like? What is the nature of man? Why does man need a Savior? What is the nature of the universe? Why is there evil and suffering? What is the meaning of history? What is God's plan for man? What is the destiny of mankind?
TEXTBOOKS FOR PART 1
The Story of Reality, by Gregory Koukl
Know What You Believe, by Paul Little
MAJOR ASSIGNMENTS DUE
ESSAY ONE "MY PERSONAL WORLDVIEW" (WEEK 12)
1 Thessalonians 5:21
But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good;
Each person must be fully convinced [in matters of faith] in his own mind.
Philippians1: 9-10 NLT I pray that your love will overflow more and more, and that you will keep on growing in knowledge and understanding [judgment, keen insight, discernment]. 10 For I want you to understand what really matters, [approve things that are excellent, learn to sense what is vital and of real value] so that you may live pure and blameless lives until the day of Christ’s return.
"Every person carries in his head a mental model of the world--a subjective representation of external reality." -Alvin Toffler
"George Barna, a research expert, recent study revealed that less than 1 in 10 believers possess a biblical worldview as the basis for his or her decision making and behavior."
"Worldview really matters, and every one has one. It's not a questions of whether you have one or not, the question is do you have a Biblical one?" -- Worldview by Greg Laurie