Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Christian Worldview

How committed are you as a parent to a Christian/Biblical Worldview? What even IS a Christian worldview? A worldview is the lense through which we interpret the world around us. Therefore, a Christian/Biblical worldview seeks to view life through the lense of the Bible and honor the Biblical perspective across all areas of life- all disciplines of education. So- science- from the perspective of the Bible begins with creation and includes the great flood as it interprets physical evidence, looks at history as God's story, HIS-story, and so on. If you do not have a Biblical worldview yourself, it will be difficult to pass on to your children. There is a quiz you can take to assess your OWN worldview. It is enlightening (and HUMBLING!) to find gaps in our view.

George Barna's research shows that a person's worldview is set by the age of 13. Without a major catalyst- it will not change. (See his book Transforming Children Into Spiritual Champions: Why Children Should Be Your Church's #1 Priority for more on this.) As a parent, this says to me, I must be considering my children's worldview from day 1 and helping them to learn and know Scripture so they can view and interpret their world according to it.

A couple of resources we've found helpful to aid in this- Answers in Genesis ministry for creation science.

Wallbuilders ministry for rich, American history which is deeply rooted in faith.

It is not easy to walk counter to the step and pace of our culture. As Christian parents, we must ask ourselves, do we want our children to be a product of the culture, or the product of a distinctly Christian home. It won't be easy, but it will be worth it. God bless you as you seek to make disciples at home.


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting this! Chris and I have been talking about what kind of children we hope to be raising as we discuss private school vs home school. I took the quiz, now I'm going to have to get him to take it :)



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