The Concept, Purpose, and Goals of this assignment
To continue the development of your personal world view, I encourage to you to take the online course, b4worldview. Why do I think this course is important for you?
Christians are at RISK!
It's not so much the problems of
But rather it is the conflict between the beliefs in our head and the actual core assumptions in our heart.
- declining RELIGIOUS LIBERTY, or
- decaying CULTURE, or
- deficient THEOLOGY
Dr. Jeff Myers, of SUMMIT Ministries, explains in his recent book that "people who are Christians don't think Christianly" - that Christians have "secret ideas" contradicting what they say they believe. This may not be surprising, but it emphasizes the gaps that exist between what people say they believe and what they actually believe.
It is God's desire to transform our lives by renewing our minds. This is the purpose of b4worldview, Starting Points and World Views of the Western World. But you may be asking, "How does this transformation happen?"
God has given us thoughts and ideas that we could never come up with on our own thinking. The transformation process begins in our personal lives by knowing and thinking about the Word of God. It is the process called assimilation which is just a fancy word for the idea of absorption. You can think of it like a sponge soaking up water. We begin by bringing God's ideas into our mind. But absorbing the Word of God is not all that needs to take place. Let me introduce you to another fancy word, accommodation. Accommodation can be thought of as "giving way to." If there is dirt in the sponge, then it cannot hold as much water. The dirt needs to "give way to" the water. In the renewing process, our deep pre-existing thoughts (our core assumptions) need to "give way to" (be replaced by) the core assumptions spoken of in the Bible. However, this is not as easy as it might seem. Because the thoughts of God are not the thoughts of man, there is an internal struggle and conflict when we begin to accommodate the Word of God into our lives. Our mind does not naturally want to "give way to" the thoughts of God. However, when we do "give way to" the assumptions explained in the Bible, then our lives are being transformed at the deepest levels. Assimilation and accommodation with the accompanying internal conflicts is a life long process. "Giving way to" is what moves beliefs to convictions at our deepest levels - our core assumptions.
Without proper core assumptions our faith will be vulnerable when we face the onslaughts of the secular world in college and the business world.
Renewing minds and transforming hearts is at the core of Starting Points and World Views of the Western World. The b4worldview course is a continuation of this process. b4worldview is an online college-level course that explores the topic of "Worldview" at the core assumptions level. It is now available to teens and their parents!
What can you do to better prepare them to defend themselves against the onslaught of the secular influences they will face in college?
That's what the b4worldview course will teach them!
Do you sometimes wonder how to get them to better own their faith and make it more relevant in their everyday lives?
That's what the b4worldview course does for them!
We hope that now you see why this course might be very important for your teen.
To continue the development of your personal world view, I encourage you to take the b4worldview online course!
(And for those who wish to do a little more work and pay an additional fee to Colorado Christian University, there is a dual-enrollment option to give you 2 college credits for this b4worldview course that are transferrable to most colleges and universities. See below for details.)
Founder, Cornerstone Curriculum