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Worlviews in CONflict Battle for The Minds

Part 3 of 3 Video Series on 6 Worldviews.  Back in the early 1990s, Dr. James Dobson and Gary Bauer sought to identify what they saw happening to Christian young people in the United States. Their conclusion was that “nothing short of a great Civil War of Values rages today throughout North America. Two sides with vastly differing and incompatible worldviews are locked in a bitter conflict that permeates every level of society.”[i] The war, as Dobson and Bauer put it, is a struggle “for the hearts and minds of people. It is a war over ideas.”[ii] For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.  1 Corinthians 2:1-9 Understanding Six Worldviews that Rule the World By Dr. David Noebel On one side is the Christian worldview, the foundation of Western civilization. On the other side are five worldviews: Islam, Secular Humanism, Marxism, Cosmic Humanism, and Postmodernism. While these worldviews don’t agree in every detail, they unanimously concur on one point-their opposition to biblical Christianity. deanbible.org chafer.edu As in any war, there are casualties, and anti-Christian ideas are taking their toll. Recent surveys indicate that up to 59 percent of “born again” college students drop out of that category by their senior year.[iii] According to George Barna’s research, nine out of ten “born again” adults do not have a biblical worldview.  To effectively engage this battle of ideas, Christians must...

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Worldview’s in Conflict Video Series

Part 2: A video series of 3 lectures by Dr. David Noebel.  Notes & Links for Summit Ministries Worldview excellent resources.“A worldview is, first of all, an explanation and interpretation of the world and second, an application of this view to life. In simpler terms, our worldview is a view of the world and a view for the world.”1 “The term worldview refers to any ideology, philosophy, theology, movement, or religion that provides an overarching approach to understanding God and the world. Specifically, a worldview should contain a particular perspective regarding each of the following ten disciplines: theology, philosophy, ethics, biology, psychology, sociology, law, politics, economics, and history.”2 For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified. 1 Corinthians 2:1-9 From Summit Ministries Worldviews in Conflict – Part 2 of 3 – Dr. David Noebel deanbible.org chafer.edu Worldview Chart Source Worldview: Christianity Discipline: Theology Trinitarian theism (one God exists as three persons)  Worldview: Islam Discipine: Theology Unitarian theism (one God exists as only one person)  Worldview: Secular humanism Discipline: Theology Atheism (there is no God)  Worldview: Marxism Discipline: Theology Atheism (there is no God)  Worldview: Cosmic humanism Discipline: Theology Pantheism (God is everything, and everything is part of God. However, He is not personal.)  Worldview: Postmodernism Discipline: Theology Atheism (there is no God)  Worldview: Christianity Discipline: Philosophy Supernaturalism (the physical and spiritual exist)  Worldview: Islam Discipline:...

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What’s a Worldview Defined Video Series 6 Worldviews

Part 1: A video series of 3 lectures by Dr. David Noebel.  Notes & Links for Summit Ministries Worldview excellent resources.“A worldview is, first of all, an explanation and interpretation of the world and second, an application of this view to life. In simpler terms, our worldview is a view of the world and a view for the world.”1 “The term worldview refers to any ideology, philosophy, theology, movement, or religion that provides an overarching approach to understanding God and the world. Specifically, a worldview should contain a particular perspective regarding each of the following ten disciplines: theology, philosophy, ethics, biology, psychology, sociology, law, politics, economics, and history.”2 For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified. 1 Corinthians 2:1-9 From Summit Ministries Worldviews in Conflict – Part 1 – Dr. David Noebel deanbible.org chafer.edu “A world view is a way one views the whole world. And since people have vastly different views of the world, depending on the perspective from which they view the world, it is clear that one’s world view makes a world of difference. A world view is a way of viewing or interpreting all of reality. It is an interpretive framework through which or by which one makes sense out of the data of life and the world.”3 “So what is a world view? Essentially this: A world view is a set of presuppositions (assumptions which may be...

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