Smith According to Scripture, true wealth is a tool to advance the Kingdom of God created by our hard work and good stewardship, not only for our own benefit, but to help others I Corinthians
Christian Worldview August 14, This is the second of three in our series on the state of Christian Higher Education as presented by Dr. David Dockery Christian higher education seeks to help students learn to think well and to think Christianly. And in noting these two points, I want to say that they must be both emphasized together.
Making this observation recognizes that it is possible to be quite thoughtful without being Christian, and that it is possible to be a Christ follower without being thoughtful. Christian higher education attempts to bring together these two spheres.
What is challenging is to love God with our minds in vigorous and vital ways, without failing to love God with our hearts, while also loving others.
I believe, however, that such an integrated approach to life and thought is precisely what is needed at this time in the work of Christian higher education, in the church, and in the culture. Christian Thinking When I suggest that Christian thinking is at the heart of the work of Christian higher education, it does not mean that one only thinks about Christian matters.
The way one thinks, however, should be thoroughly shaped by Christian teaching as well as by the pattern of Christian truth. Such thinking is foundational for shaping a Christian worldview, which will encourage the exploration of a wide, complex, and diverse range of topics.
Such exploration implies more than being a serious-thinking person about life in general, even among persons who claim to follow Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Christian higher education seeks to prepare women and men to think in light of a worldview framework, developing an intentional way to process ideas, issues, and information, learning to think in a Christian manner on a consistent basis.
The Influence of the Great Commandment Christian higher education desires to encourage students to love God with their hearts, souls, and minds Mt.
Learning to love God with our minds or learning to think in Christian categories will help to shape the way we think about all aspects of life and learning. To shape Christian higher education according to a Christian worldview means that Christian educators will seek to think differently about the way we live and love, the way we worship and serve, the way we work to earn our livelihood, and the way we learn and teach.
A serious commitment to Christian worldview thinking and to the renewing of minds involves authentic exploration and genuine intellectual struggle while wrestling with the culture-shaping ideas of the past and the issues of the present.
Impact on Teaching and Learning The challenges facing Christian colleges and universities cannot be neutralized simply by adding newer facilities, better campus-ministry opportunities, and improved student-life programs, as important as these things may be.
Our 21st century context must once again recognize the importance of serious Christian worldview thinking both necessary and appropriate. For the well-being of Christian academic institutions such worldview thinking serves as a guide to truth, to that which is imaginatively compelling, emotionally engaging, aesthetically enhancing, and personally liberating.
I believe that the Christian faith, informed by scriptural interpretation, theology, philosophy, and history, has bearing on every subject and academic discipline. The pursuit of the greater glory of God remains rooted in a Christian worldview in which God can be encountered in the search for truth in every discipline.
The application of this pursuit will encourage members of Christian college and university communities to see their teaching, research, study, student formation, administrative service, and trustee governance within the framework of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Faculty, staff, and students will work together to enhance a love for learning that encourages a life of worship and service. Christian worldview thinking informed by the Christian intellectual tradition enables all of us better see the relationship between the Christian faith and the role of reason, while encouraging Christian educators and students to seek truth and engage the culture, with a view toward strengthening the church and extending the kingdom of God.
This vision helps us understand that there is a place for music and the arts because God is the God of creation and beauty.Secular vs. Christian Worldview Which Do You Follow.
Part I. This Bible study will focus on the differences between Christian Worldview and the Secular Worldview.. Both teach a fundamentally different worldview and depending on which one you subscribe to will determine your outlook to life.
To shape Christian higher education according to a Christian worldview means that Christian educators will seek to think differently about the way we live and love, the way we worship and serve, the way we work to earn our livelihood, and the way we learn and teach. as well as expand our awareness of how wealth is produced and good.
Wealth and A Biblical Worldview by Craig R. Smith According to Scripture, true wealth is a tool to advance the Kingdom of God created by our hard work and good stewardship, not only for our own benefit, but to help others (I Corinthians ).
3 Christian Worldview - Should a Christian Maximize Shareholder Wealth? Christian CEO’s in today’s business world may find it more challenging than ever to meld their own personal belief system with that of the company they have signed on with. But the truth is that wealth must be created before it can be distributed and utilized.
Natural phenomena such as flood, drought and conflagration also cause poverty. A worldview that legitimizes poverty or “nurtures fatalism among the poor and respond approximately and positively to the issue of poverty.
Biblical and Christian. The Biblical and Christian Worldview for the 21st Century: Home. Worldview Areas. Complete Listing.
Glossary. Worldview areas intertwine. The tithe of one’s increase in wealth over a period of time is owed to God (Malachi ), whether a person is a Christian or not.