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The term worldview is used often in Christian jargon, but many people don't understand what it means. Today on Home School Heartbeat, Michael Farris and Nancy Pearcey discuss the importance of defining your worldview.
Nancy, many Christians talk about having a certain worldview, but often that's not very well defined. How would you define a worldview?
Well, everyone has a worldview -- a set of ideas about the world that hangs together more or less consistently and that gives them the basic guidelines for making their choices in life. In fact, the idea that we're guided by a worldview is actually rooted in biblical teaching. Think about it. The Marxist says we're driven by class conflict. The Freudian says we're driven by repressed sexual urges. Or the Western secularist says it's all economics; we're just driven by our pocketbooks. The Scripture says what's most basic in human nature is what or who we worship -- our ultimate beliefs, our worldview.
So Nancy, how important is it for homeschooling parents, and really all parents, to impart a strong worldview to their children?
What drives my own vision for homeschooling is the conviction that we're all called to be consistent with our beliefs across the board. And the only way to do that is with a Christian worldview. It's simply not an option. It's a matter of obedience to the cultural mandate (that's the command in Genesis to multiply and subdue the earth). What this means is that God's original intention for the human race was to build cultures, build civilizations, so that all our work is obedient to God's original command.
Thank you, Nancy. I'm Mike Farris.
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