School of Biblical Christian Worldview
Where do you come from? Why are you here? Where are you going?
These are foundational questions every generation asks. They are worldview questions and the School of Biblical Christian Worldview (SBCW) will help you answer them for a generation looking for relevant answers.
Truth is truth and all truth is God’s truth. No matter where you go in the world, you should be able to see the fingerprint of God. Discovering truth, putting it into practice and teaching others to do so is a key element in this important training. Nations are God’s idea and the Bible is full of principles to live by in every sphere of society. Discovering them is what the SCBW will help you to do and will challenge the student to see the world the way God sees it.
“…Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is just, whatever is sacred, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good report – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me – put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.” Philippians 4:7-9.
“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2
These are foundational verses in the Bible for the SBCW. This school will challenge to you to think and act in a more biblical way.
The SBCW gives insight into the thinking behind current social and political changes. We want to come to terms with the prevailing trends and worldviews, tackle current sociological issues, and look at their historical and philosophical origins.
The School of Biblical Christian Worldview offers a genuine platform to deal with honest and important questions regarding God, being human, reality, life, etc.
You will have opportunities to closely examine your worldview which is one of the main factors to form and influence your life and actions. You will also explore the prevailing worldviews to shape and impact the world. You will review history of various areas of discipline in order to understand the times and cultures of the present days and to be faithful and responsible in the world. 1 Chronicle 12:32 – “men of Issachar, who understood the times and knew what Israel should do.”
What’s your worldview?
It is estimated that only 7-14% of Christians have a biblical worldview. We live in a time where people are asking deeper questions of life and wanting to know the truth. But how do we define truth? How do we answer the questions of where we come from, why are we here and where are we going?
Surveys are showing that college young people are searching for answers and are not afraid to talk about religion. Is the church ready for this challenge? Can we adequately dialogue with the main issues of our day? What do we do with questions regarding the refugee crisis, gender issues, political and economic changes?
The School of Biblical Christian Worldview will help equip you to tackle the major questions of our day. You will learn how to analyze a worldview and determine its implications. Together, we will look at various forms of media and art such as books, music, articles, movies, paintings and advertising to discover the implied worldview and re-interpret through a biblical lens.
Students leave the school with a clearer understanding of the Biblical worldview applied to all spheres of society and tools to determine the ultimate consequences of any worldview/philosophy.
Come learn how to love God with all your heart and mind. Developing a solid biblical worldview will give you the confidence and tools to talk about any issue in the world today with wisdom and in love.
Some course topics:
Comparative Worldviews/Religions; Arts and Music
View of Man & Ethics
Understanding our time – Poverty, Importance of History, Politics/Law
History of thought
Science and Mission
Environment & Stewardship
Where are we going? Christian responsibility in the Kingdom of God
++ This 12 week course is registered with the University of the Nations (UofN). 12 credits are awarded towards a degree in any of the 7 faculties/colleges of the UofN. The SBCW (or equivalent) is considered a core-course and is required for a UofN degree. The DTS/CDTS is a prerequisite for SBCW credit but not a prerequisite to take the school.
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UPDATE: There will be an optional 3 day field trip to Wittenberg, Germany in conjunction with the 500 year celebration for the Protestant Reformation. The dates are October 26-29, 2017. Cost is approximately $500. Contact us for details. firstname.lastname@example.org