Unless you travel in very specific social circles, it’s entirely possible that you’ve never had a conversation about worldviews. Actually, that’s not true. If you’ve talked about politics, religion, parenting, education, or any kind of social issue, you’ve had a worldview conversation.
What is a Worldview?
But what exactly is a worldview? The simplest way to understand it is as the lens through which we interpret all our experiences. It is our baseline understanding of reality, the presuppositions we take into every moment that we don’t think to think about.
And for many of us, our worldview is more assumed than fully formed and developed. But Christians need to be intentional about our worldview. We need to take hold of our understanding, and reshape it into a God-centered view of the world.
Shaping (and Reshaping) Your Worldview
Over the next several weeks, The Gospel Project will be sharing several articles about the importance of having a Christian worldview, and how worldviews are confronted by the gospel. Just a few of these articles include:
- What is unique about Christianity among the world religions? By Jonathan Dodson
- Is Christianity intolerant? By Paul Copan
- What is our problem with hell? By Matt Capps
- How should we treat challenges to the Christian faith? By Gary Habermas
- Why is creation care important? By Russell Moore
- How does one develop a Christian mind? By J. P. Moreland
We’ll be adding more to this series every week. You’ll be able to find all the articles in our resource library.
Why Worldviews Matter in this Moment
We live in a fractured, divided society, and the church is not immune. The gospel calls us to focus on our worldviews because they affect how we see people. And people matter to God. So if we’re going to be on mission, if we’re going to be serious about going into all the world to proclaim Christ, we cannot make assumptions about what our friends, neighbors, and fellow believers think about the world. Instead, we need to find our points of agreement, understand our disagreements, and treat everyone with dignity and respect as we encourage all to repent and believe the good news of Jesus.
Editor’s note: this series revisits one first published in 2013.