We are a ministry that helps Christians develop a BIBLICAL perspective on all of life. We call that, “learning to love God with all your MIND” (Mark 12:30)
Worldview training includes:
1-2 Hour seminar: Ideal for a church youth group, Christian school class, pastors meeting, university student group,
1 Day seminar (3-5 hours): Ideal for “Pro D” development for Christian school teachers, youth workers, ministry leaders.
10 Session seminar: Seminar participants meet 1 evening per week, for 10 weeks. All 6 major worldviews shaping the world are analyzed and critiqued in 10 areas (Theology, Philosophy, Ethics, Biology, Psychology, Sociology, Law, Politics, Economics and History).
1 Week course: (University accredited). This comprehensive course is 36 hours of worldview comparison and analysis. It is loaded with apologetics instruction, critical thinking techniques, and lots of class discussion about current issues affecting our culture and society today. (University credit is available through Liberty University, VA
( www.liberty.edu )
Some seminar topics include:
- Why Should We Think? – What does the Bible say about the mind? What is Biblical thinking? This workshop examines some of the distinctive theological and philosophical features of a Biblical worldview.
- The Christian Mind Today – The Bible presents a comprehensive worldview – God is sovereign over all of life. This workshop examines 5 major paradigms/ideas in the Christian mind today that prevent Christians from developing a truly Biblical perspective on every area of life.
- Authentic Christian Education: Identifying, Asking, and Answering Life’s Questions – Authentic Christian education addresses and answers the questions of life in every area of society. This requires critical thinking skills. Many Christian educators and students today do not have these skills, and as a result become “captive” to the false, anti-Biblical philosophies and ideas that dominate our culture. This seminar will help participants learn the principles and method of critical thinking.
- Should Christians Change Cultures? – The charge is sometimes heard that Christianity “ruins” other cultures. What is “culture”, and how are cultures shaped and directed? This workshop examines the philosophical basis of culture, and culture-building, illustrating why cultures will often “clash.”
- What’s Biblical about Your Curriculum? – Christian education needs to focus on content, not just process, or character formation. This workshop examines the 10 major disciplines that form the foundation of Western education (eg. politics, economics, law, history, sociology, biology, philosophy, psychology, theology, ethics). Christian education involves teaching a distinctly Biblical perspective in each of these areas.
- Reformation, Not Just Revival – What is the church’s goal in history – revival, reformation, or both? This workshop examines 2 major themes in the Bible in reference to whole nations – “healing” & “blessing” (from 2 Chronicles 7:14, and Genesis 12:1-3) and shows that God’s purposes in history may be bigger than we have previously thought.
- Understanding the role of ideas in shaping cultures and nations – The diverse cultures and nations of the world reveal the worldviews that have produced and shaped them. This workshop examines the role and impact that both Biblical and non-Biblical ideas have on cultural development. Christians must learn to shape cultural development, not just follow it.
- Identifying contemporary philosophies: Some of the “Isms” influencing the West Today There are many philosophies competing in today’s world for the attention of our youth. Christians must be equipped to identify some of the major paradigms and beliefs shaping the West, and learn to counter them with Biblical thinking.
- Addressing contemporary ethical issues As Christians, we must learn to identify and address the issues affecting the direction of the West today. This workshop seeks to equip participants with the analytical and philosophical tools needed to address some of the main ethical issues shaping society today.
- International Relations: Towards A Biblical Perspective Many Christians are confused about the political events happening around them, and thus often have difficulty explaining why war and revolution seem to occur constantly among nations. Christians need to be able to recognize and understand the ideas and philosophies that shape political leaders and influence their decisions. Ideas can cause war, revolution, and international chaos among nations. This seminar first examines some of the non-Biblical paradigms that shape the discipline of IR, and then suggests that there is indeed a Biblical perspective on international relations, a perspective that must begin with an analysis of political IDEOLOGY.
- Law & Politics: Should Christians Get Involved? Why is it that so few Christian students feel a call to law or politics? And why do so many Christian adults view politics as either “out of bounds for Christians” or the “domain of the devil”? Is politics really a “secular” domain that Christians should avoid? This presentation examines what the Bible has to say about law and politics, and shows that Christians have always been called to be “salt & light” in every area of life – including the legal and political realms – in order to “make disciples” of the nations (Matt 28:18).
- How ideas (true & false) shape cultures and nations. Ideas have consequences. Truth sets people free, while false ideas can only produce bondage and enslavement. The diverse cultures and nations of the world reveal the worldviews that have produced and shaped them. This workshop examines the role and impact that both Biblical and non-Biblical ideas have on cultural development. Christians must learn to shape cultural development, not just follow it.
- Identifying and combating false philosophies. There are many philosophies competing in today’s world for the attention of our youth. Christian teachers must be equipped to identify some of the major paradigms and beliefs shaping the Western mind, and learn to counter them with Biblical thinking.
- “OH Canada”: Some contemporary Issues. As Christians, we must learn to identify and address the issues affecting the direction of Canada and the West today. This workshop seeks to equip teachers with the analytical and philosophical tools needed to address some of the main issues (Political, Social, Ethical, Economic) shaping Canadian society today.