Date of class: June 12, 2010
Teacher: Brenda Reninger
Topic: Having a Biblical Worldview
Key verses for this topic: Romans 12:2, Colossians 2:6-8, Romans 1:18-23, Psalm 127:4, Proverbs 22:6.
- The class was about having a proper worldview and the importance of instilling that worldview in our children. Each student was given a sample worldview test, based on the Worldview Weekend Worldview Test. You can look into this further at: worldviewweekend.com. The Nehemiah Institute also offers similar tests.
- Categories that make a worldview: Theology, philosophy, biology, psychology, ethics, sociology, law, politics, economics, and history.
- Worldview is defined as: "How I see the world."
- The question was asked, "Why are all the young people leaving the church?" Answer for yourself, but we discussed how, perhaps, we are not instilling in them a truly biblical worldview.
- "Nothing is secular- you must look at everything as sacred."
- "Look at the world through God, don't look at God through the world."
- "Ideas rule the world. Ideas have consequences."
Some eye-opening statistics:
- 70-88% of students from "Christian" homes deny their faith before graduation from college. (barna.org)
- Only 9% of Evangelicals have a biblical worldview. (barna.org)
- Instead of preparing their children for life, the vast majority of parents are waiting for social institutions to train their kids. (barna.org)
- Only 9% of young people under age 24 base their moral choices on the Bible. (barna.org)
- In 2006, 91% of Evangelical kids said, "There is no truth apart from myself"- that's up from 52% in 1994. (barna.org)
- Only 33% of churched youth say the church will play a part in their lives when they leave home. (Josh McDowell, 2006)
- In the 1970's only 5% of 15-year-old girls had sexual intercourse; by 1997 it was 38%. (Columbia University Report, 1997.)