WORLDVIEW MATTERS:

Understanding and Communicating the Gospel in a Pluralist Society


A worldview is a set of beliefs and practices that deeply influence the way people and groups approach the fundamental issues of life.  Worldviews are based on a commitment of the heart and basic assumptions about what is possible and real.  As Christians living in a world where many worldviews vie for our commitment, we must become aware of why the Christian worldview makes the best sense of life and be able to communicate our reasons to others. 

 

This six-week class will provide each participant with an understanding of the concept of worldview and show how our worldview makes a difference in how we think, imagine, and act in our day-to-day lives. We will compare and contrast the Christian worldview with other popular views and discuss reasons for why the Christian worldview is true.

 

 The class sessions include:

  • Why Do Worldviews Matter?
  • How Do We Evaluate Worldviews?
  • Exploring the Christian Worldview
  • Seeing From a Naturalist Point of View
  • Looking to the East: Pantheism
  • Considering a Monotheistic Alternative: Islam

Sessions will include a combination of presentations, video, and discussions. Bill Smith and Ryan Brown will be the lead instructors for this class. Guest speakers and contributors will contribute on a weekly basis.

 

Recommended reading for this class:

  • Gregory Koukl

    The Story of Reality: How the World Began, How It Ends, and Everything Important That Happens in Between (Basic)

  • Mary Poplin

    Is Reality Secular?: Testing the Assumptions of Four Global Worldviews (Intermediate)