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If you are looking for a deep philosophical discussion on the finer points of worldviews, you’ve come to the wrong place. These thoughts are for someone (like me) who has never heard of the term “world view.”
Six months ago I discovered something called a “world view” operating in my life.
Everyone has a world view. Greg the gas station owner, Jennifer my personal banker, Osma the Islamic terrorist, my neighbor Rodney, a farmer who doesn’t believe in using chemical weed control…everybody.
In layman’s terms, it is how I look @ life….how I process reality.
Make no mistake, you do have a world view and your worldview is a powerful force in your life.
Your world view currently shapes your emotions, your thoughts, your goals, your joys, your frustrations, things you place value on, things you consider trivial…everything….your perspectives on money, weath, capital punishment, morality, character, career, parenting….did I mention everything?
Post modernism is the belief that no one world view or belief system can claim to be “The Truth”.
Just because I profess to be a Christian is no guarantee I have a biblical “world view”. In fact, if George Barna is correct, less than 9% of Christians do. With that in, mind, I was interested to understand what would constitute a Christian worldview. Jim , a friend recommended reading a book titled Think Biblically. Here is a quote from the back cover:
“What we think shapes who we are. That’s why the Bible tells us,”Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind.” (Romans 12:2a) In a world of differing voices competing for our allegiance, we must learn to “think biblically” so we can disginguish good from evil. God is the Creator of this world; His voice- His Word- must guide our thoughts and lives.
Here is a link to that book: