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Title: Worldview Assessment


1
Worldview Assessment Training
  • Dan Smithwick
  • Nehemiah Institute

2
This seminar will give you
  • Education Meaning of worldview
  • Information Trends of worldview
  • Motivation The why of worldview in every
    classroom
  • Inspiration You can do it!

3
Definitions
  • Any ideology, philosophy, theology, movement, or
    religion that provides an overarching approach to
    understanding God, the world, and mans relations
    to
  • God and the world.
  • Dr. David Noebel
  • Summit Ministries

4
Definitions
  • In simplest terms, a worldview is a
  • set of beliefs about the most important issues
    in life.
  • Dr. Ronald Nash
  • Reformed Theological Seminary

5
Worldview verses
  • For my thoughts are not ______ __________,
    neither are your ways My ways, saith the Lord.
    Isaiah 558
  • and bringing into captivity _______
    _________to the obedience of Christ.
    II Cor. 105

thoughts
your
every
thought
6
Common Worldviews
  • Atheism
  • Existentialism
  • Hedonism
  • Humanism
  • Materialism
  • Nihilism
  • Pantheism
  • Polytheism
  • Postmodernism
  • Pragmatism
  • Socialism
  • Theism

7
War of Worldviews
  • Anti-Christian
  • Atheism
  • Existentialism
  • Hedonism
  • Humanism
  • Materialism
  • Nihilism
  • Pantheism
  • Pragmatism
  • Postmodernism
  • Socialism
  • Christian
  • Biblical Theism

8
Worldview Categories
Politics How we govern  
Economics How we prosper Education How
we learn Religion What we
worship   Social Issues How we relate  
9
PEERS Testing
  • A Biblical worldview assessment program designed
    to assess how one views God, man and world around
    him.

10
Limited Government-
  • Purpose of civil government

Limited?
or
Expansive?
11
Meaning of Biblical Worldview Education
  • Politics
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Religion
  • Social Issues

Objective knowledge
12
Question the significance of the Word-
  • Politics
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Religion
  • Social Issues

13
Look elsewhere for real life issues
  • Politics
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Religion
  • Social Issues

Philosophers
Scientists
Talking Heads
Politicians
Media
Word of God
14
Worldview of youth-
  • Shaped more by MTV,
  • than by KJV

15
Worldview Categories
  • Score Range
  • Biblical Theism 70 - 100
  • Moderate Christian 30 - 69
  • Secular Humanism 0 - 29
  • Socialism lt 0

16
Summary test results
  • (Scale -100 to 100)
  • Biblical Scholars (several dozen) 87.8
  • Humanists (several dozen)
    -45.4
  • Christian school faculty (500) 52.9
  • Homeschool students (700) 48.6
  • Christian school students (20,000) 27.8
  • Public school students (2000) 7.9

17
Comprehensive analysis

Christian school youth
18
Ministry Leaders
Biblical Theism
Moderate Christian
Secular Humanism
19
Humanists New Agers
Biblical Theism
Socialism
20
Influence on Society?
Two bodies of thought
Humanists
Biblical Scholars
21
PEERS Trend Analysis
Christian youth in public schools
Moderate Christian
22
PEERS Trend Analysis
Christian youth in worldview schools
23
PEERS Trend Analysis
Traditional Christian schools
24
Highest scoring schoolCovenant Academy, Boise, ID

25
Lowest scoring school

26
Your students?-
  • What are the dominant factors shaping their
    worldview?
  • Do they start with scripture?
  • Do they have a burden for truth?
  • Is secular culture shaping their views?

27
Contributing factors-
  • Curriculum selection
  • State of Christian home/church
  • Education philosophy of faculty

28
If this is so-
Two bodies of thought
Humanists
Biblical Scholars
Humanist Manifesto
The Bible
29
And if this is true-
  • God despises Humanism
  • And these shall go away into everlasting
    punishment but the righteous into life eternal.
    (Matt 2546)

30
Then this is disaster in making.
Biblical Theism
90 of Christian youth
Humanism/Socialism
31
Raise the bar-
32
The end--

Come, let us build Neh. 217
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