The traditional Christian approach to “worldviews” has generally been to join with other like-minded believers to “discuss” opposing views in a polemical approach, with little effort to genuinely understand and respectfully engage the other views. This approach is not serving a generation that has direct access (information and social networking) to other worldviews and to the people that hold them. Failing to engage other views accurately and respectfully leaves students ill-prepared for when they inevitably encounter the “real thing” outside the Christian classroom or discussion group.
Another common mistake is to confuse apologetics (defense of a particular viewpoint) for worldview (understanding different ideas and viewpoints), with the outcome that many students head off to college thinking they are ready to defend their faith when they actually lack sufficient understanding of their own worldview in the context of other worldviews. TPS offers many Bible, Apologetics and Worldviews courses, designed to meet a variety of needs at every level.
Suggested Bible and Worldview courses
To find more details on these and related courses, please select the “Bible and Worldview” category in our Course Catalog.