but in your hearts honour Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defence to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect 1 Pet 3:15 ESV The text is clear that believers are to be ready with a “defence” (apologia) for the hope that is within them. They are called to be “apologists”, that is, one who can … [Read more...]
This teaching stream explores Worldview.
A worldview is an overall view of the world. It’s an all-encompassing perspective on everything that exists and matters to us.
A person’s worldview, knowingly or not, reflects how they would answer the “big questions” of human existence: who and what we are, where we came from, how we ought to live and the meaning of life. In short, a person's worldview answers the questions of origins, meaning, morality and destiny. A worldview inclines us toward certain kinds of answers and away from others. Like spectacles with coloured lenses, they affect what we see and how we see it.
Worldviews determine people’s opinions on matters of ethics. What a person thinks about abortion, euthanasia, same-sex relationships, environmental ethics, economic policy, and so on will depend on certain underlying pre-commitments, their worldview.
Worldviews play a defining role in our lives. They shape what we believe, how we interpret our experiences, and how we behave and relate to others. Our thoughts and our actions are conditioned by our worldview.
Read more: The Problem of Knowing