What is a Worldview?
Every person in history has asked themself a few basic questions: ‘Who am I?’ ‘Why am I here?’ ‘Is there a God?’ ‘What is the purpose of life?’
Your answers to these questions make up your worldview — your set of beliefs about the nature of reality. But more importantly, because your worldview consists of your answers to the big questions, it determines your behavior in all areas of life — how you worship, how you relate to those around you, the way you study, how you work, how you use your abilities, the way you view sex, whether you get married, how you treat your spouse, the way you train your children, how you vote, the way you treat human life and even the way you deal with death.
What’s the bottom line? Your worldview is not only the most critical component of your thinking — it’s the most critical component of your behavior.
Think of a house. If your life is built on the foundation of bad assumptions, your behavior is going to reflect that. In other words, the structure of the house will fail — either ethically, relationally, or practically. For the house to stand, it has to be built on the right assumptions, or true answers to the big questions of life.
That’s why The Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview exists. We provide the answers you need to build a strong foundation. But this is more than just a website or a radio broadcast to provide information. It’s a movement.
Your worldview is not only the most critical component of your thinking--it's the most critical component of your behavior.In order to rebuild a strong foundation for the thinking and behavior of our world, we need you to join us — we need you to take action. And we’ll show you right here how to do that.
specific resources for different groups, look here). The Colson Center and its sister sites offer something for everyone, whether you're interested in quick, pithy analysis of the current news from a Christian perspective, or in-depth study on what it means to build a life and society on the foundation of faith. Below we've listed some of our most popular features across all of our Colson Center sites. Start by choosing the group which best describes you, then begin exploring.
On the Colson Center family of sites, you will find some of the most cutting-edge, in-depth material available on worldview—whether it comes to the Christian perspective on the latest news and events or timeless subjects relevant to the Christian life through the ages. But this is more than just a source of information. It’s a movement. We want your participation, your input and your effort in specific ways as we not only proclaim Christ to our culture, but reclaim our culture for Christ.
At the Colson Center for Christian Worldview and its sister sites, you will find a powerful arsenal of resources designed to build your thinking upon the right foundation. BreakPoint and The Point focus on thinking biblically in daily life by offering radio/podcast commentaries on the latest news and events, feature articles, columns, and book and movie reviews from top Christian thinkers, as well as breaking news pertinent to the Christian life. You will also find ways to plug into the movement through intense worldview training in the Centurions Program, as well as a cornucopia of tools for pastors at the Worldview Church, and a new ethics phenomenon, Doing the Right Thing. On this site, you can access the Colson Library, a searchable catalog of thousands of articles on every topic relating to the Christian worldview. You will also find the Christian Worldview Journal, which offers fresh thinking on in-depth topics through columns, features and regular newsletters, in addition to courses, curriculum, and our popular audio and video resources, like Two Minute Warning.
...we’re asking you not just to think according to the foundation we help you lay, but to act according to it.
Because the Colson Center for Christian Worldview is about much more than information, we’re asking you not just to think according to the foundation we help you lay, but to act according to it. We want you to build your whole life upon the assumptions of a Christian worldview, and help others to do the same. That’s why we've made involvement such a cornerstone of this movement. Our vision is to see a self-aggregating Christian worldview community which influences and equips churches, families, schools and even government. Here are a few ways you can start. For many more, visit our rapidly-expanding Get Involved Page.