Foundations for the Christian Worldview
*Updated for 2019-2020!(Previously offered as WDVW100 - Foundations for the Christian Worldview. Credit for this course can be applied to the 1.0 credit graduation requirement for worldview studies.)
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This one-year course will introduce supporting evidence for the Christian faith. During the first semester, students will develop an understanding of the contours of a worldview including components such as the nature of belief, faith, reason, truth, and the nature of a worldview in light of the Christian perspective. Students will be introduced to the Christian answers for creation vs. the theory of evolution, the existence of God, miracles, and the problem of evil. During the second semester, students will investigate supporting evidence for the reliability of the Bible, the testimony of the Gospels, as well as the historical life and bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Due to the significant reading and writing required in this course, it is suggested for 11th and 12th grade students.
From the Teacher
Churches often do a great job teaching what is in the Bible, but they do not always tell how the Bible relates to life. Apologetics is often absent from a Christian’s training. Christians need to be able to see how their Christian beliefs impact life.This class does not just cover what we believe; it covers why we believe and why those beliefs are so important. If I could pick one class that is the most needed, this class would be the one. We need to see how the Bible integrates with science, sociology, philosophy, psychology, history, law and so much more. Only when we study a biblical worldview, can we see how and why our beliefs should clash with other worldviews . This class can help give a rock solid starting point for teens getting ready to face the world and its various belief systems.