Everyone has a worldview, a way of making sense of the world and our lives in it. A worldview consists of many different spheres of knowledge and information. These constitute the categories of truth, the disciplines of study, and the arenas of life in which we live out our worldview. Among the most prominent worldview spheres are:
- Relationships - family, friends, neighbors, associates
- Culture/Institutions - language, church, state, music, ethics
- Community/Government - nation, state, community, neighborhood
- Creation/Environment - the creation and the use we make of it
- Economics/Vocation - jobs, income, economic activities
- Science/Technology - tools, technologies, ways of knowing and using the creation
- Religion/Spirituality - Christianity, Islam, atheism, church, spiritual life
- Education/Development - formal schooling, life experience
While there is a certain independence to each of these spheres - where their own rules and protocols must be observed - all the worldview spheres intersect and overlap. The ways we engage these spheres determine how we see the world. Some might not be as well developed as others, but we all operate within them all.
What then is a Christian worldview? A simple definition might be, "practicing the Kingship of Jesus", that is, living every area of our lives in obedience to and for the honor of Jesus Christ our Lord. Revelation 4:11: Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created. God is the Author and Sustainer of all things. Jesus Christ, His Son, is the Redeemer, Savior, and Lord of all creation and all people. To practice the Kingship of Jesus is to know and serve Him in every area of our lives, drawing on the resources and making the most of the opportunities in all the various worldview spheres so as to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.