Webster’s Dictionary defines a worldview as “a comprehensive conception or apprehension of the world especially from a specific standpoint.” Personally, I like Chuck Colson and Nancy Pearsey’s definition of a worldview in their book, How Now Shall We Live. They defined a worldview as “the sum total of our beliefs about the world, the big picture that directs our daily decisions and actions.”
What is your worldview? What is the worldview of your children? If you are a Christian do you have a biblical worldview? You probably would answer “yes”. However, you would most likely be wrong. Researcher George Barna found that less than 10% of self-proclaimed “born-again Christians” in America have a biblical worldview. Even more astonishing, he found that only 51% of America’s pastors have a biblical worldview. The questions below can help to assess your worldview. Answer the questions below and then click here to find out what kind of worldview you possess. Let me know the results. If you are interested in a good resource to help you develop a biblical worldview there are many out there. I am currently reading Dr. Voddie Baucham’s new book, Family Driven Faith, and it is an outstanding resource. And if you would like some online information on how to help your children to develop a biblical worldview click here. As Christians it is absolutely imperative that we develop and possess a biblical worldview and that we teach our children to have a biblical worldview.
First, Why is there something rather than nothing?
Second, How do you explain human nature?
Third, What happens to a person at death?
Fourth, How do you determine what is right and wrong?
Fifth, How do you know that you know?
Sixth, What is the meaning of history?