Your worldview—how you understand and experience all of life and reality—is one of the most important things about you. It affects virtually every aspect of your life. As such, the Christian worldview is formed by the powerful, all-consuming story of the Bible. This course discusses the concepts of worldview and story, and how these two realities are brought together in shaping a person’s whole outlook on reality, influencing the way they live and experience everyday life. As well, the concepts of religious pluralism and dualism—key aspects of contemporary secular culture—will be discussed.
This is an introductory course, with brief technical analysis in various parts. Attention is given as well to implications for the church and discipleship. Each Session contains a 20-25 minute video lecture, along with notes and discussion questions. Some visuals are provided on a white-board in the videos, which you can emulate in the extra space in the notes, as well as your own note-taking.
WHY LEARN WORLDVIEW?
WHAT IS WORLDVIEW?
THE POWER OF STORY
APPLYING THE BIBLICAL STORY WORLDVIEW
DUALISM AND THE BIBLICAL STORY
RELIGIOUS PLURALISM & THE GOSPEL
Derek Hiebert is a Western alumnus, Director for the Western Seminary Seattle Teaching Site, husband to an amazing wife, and father of three daughters. He and his family live in Parkland, WA and minister bi-vocationally with Soma Church.