This video-based course features Chuck Colson and Glenn Sunshine discussing the idea of worldview and why it matters.
All around us a conflict of worldviews is heating up. Radical Islam is growing bolder and more aggressive; entrenched secular materialism continues to propagandize its views through the media and schools; and a rising postmodern sentiment—individualistic and pragmatic—guides politicians and pervades the popular culture. In the midst of this, the followers of Jesus Christ continue to maintain a viable and important presence in our society, although one which has found them increasingly marginal with respect to the great moral, social, and cultural issues of the day.
One reason for that Christianity has become marginalized is that many—perhaps most—of its adherents have failed to grasp the essence of the faith, and are living, out of the deepest sincerity, a mere shadow of what the Bible teaches we should expect.
Meanwhile, aggressive unbelieving worldviews continue to make progress across the social and cultural landscape, occupying territory formerly developed by the followers of Jesus Christ.
What distinguishes these different worldviews? How can we tell them from one another, and what difference does it make whether we do or not?
Worldviews permeate all aspects of thinking and living. How we understand the world—the perspective from which we look out on our lives each day—will determine how we live. Many Christians, while professing a sincere faith in Jesus Christ, have been influenced in their thinking and lives by false worldviews of the day. The result is a faith that lacks power and reality, a faith that is more a cultural accoutrement than a living and growing spiritual adventure in following Jesus.
The six sessions in this series will help you to understand the nature and importance of worldviews, and will guide you in beginning to live your own faith in Christ in a more comprehensive, holistic, transforming, and exciting manner.
- What is Christianity?
- The Conflict of Worldviews
- What is Truth?
- Worldviews Compared
- A Test Case—What is Justice?
- Worldview All Around Us
This course runs for 12 weeks - meeting on the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month at 8pm EST. The cost is $75. Students participate in teleconferenced discussions moderated by an instructor. A study guide is provided.
Please note that the first class in on the third Monday of April.
Students who successfully complete the course will receive a CD containing a leader guide and presentations to teach the material to others.