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Introduction to Biblical Worldview
International Alliance for Christian Education

Introduction to Biblical Worldview

Brought to you by the International Alliance for Christian Education, this course introduces the concept of worldview and equips you with a foundational knowledge of a Christian worldview and the skills to assess competing worldviews encountered in the culture today.

At a Glance

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Define worldview, explain various paradigms of worldview, and list the ultimate questions worldviews answer
  • Discuss the narrative contours of a Christian worldview and evaluate its strengths and weaknesses in relation to other competing worldviews
  • Critically assess worldviews represented in one’s own cultural context and relate these to the Christian worldview
Intermediate
120 hours


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More Details

Utilizing lectures from John Stonestreet, this course examines the nature and function of worldviews. You will learn about the foundational questions about life all worldviews serve to answer and explore four different non-Christian worldviews: naturalistic, transcendental, postmodern, and theistic. In the process, students are given a broad vision of the Christian life and the way it equips them to live according to God’s purposes in every sphere of culture.



Course Outline

      • Unit 1: Introduction to Worldview
      • Unit 2: Categories of Worldview
      • Unit 3: Naturalistic Worldview
      • Unit 4: Expressions of Naturalism
      • Unit 5: Transcendental Worldview
      • Unit 6: Postmodern Worldview
      • Unit 7: Theistic Worldview
        - Midterm Exam
      • Unit 8: Christian Worldview
      • Unit 9: The Image of God – Part 1
      • Unit 10: The Image of God – Part 2
      • Unit 11: Evaluating Worldviews
      • Unit 12: Virtues
      • Unit 13: Worldviews and Culture – Part 1
      • Unit 14: Worldviews and Culture – Part 2
        - Final Exam


Recommended Textbooks for the Course

  • Tawa J. Anderson, W. Michael Clark, and David K. Naugle, An Introduction to Christian Worldview: Pursuing God’s Perspective in a Pluralistic World (Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2017). ISBN: 978-0-8308-5123-2
  • John Stonestreet and Brett Kunkle, A Practical Guide to Culture: Helping the Next Generation Navigate Today’s World (Colorado Springs: David C Cook, 2020). ISBN: 978-0-8307-8124-9

About the Technology

Course Teaching Lectures By

John Stonestreet serves as President of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview. He’s a sought-after author and speaker on areas of faith and culture, theology, worldview, education and apologetics. John is the daily voice of BreakPoint, the nationally syndicated commentary on the culture founded by the late Chuck Colson. He is also the voice of the Point, a daily one-minute feature on worldview, apologetics and cultural issues. John has co-authored four books: A Practical Guide to Culture, Restoring All Things, Same-Sex Marriage, and Making Sense of Your World: A Biblical Worldview. John holds degrees from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (IL) and Bryan College (TN)