School of Biblical Christian Worldview
Renewing Our Minds
Do you know what you believe and why you believe it?
Do know what you don’t believe and why you don’t believe it?
How do you know what you believe is true?
The bible commands us not to conform to the ways of world, but rather to be transformed, so that we may know God’s will. How does this transformation happen? Through the renewal of our minds (Romans 12:2). This means that an essential aspect of Christian discipleship is the training of the mind: learning to think how God would have us think – Bible based critical thinking (putting on “the mind of Christ” – 1 Corinthians 2:16) – so that we know how to live how God would have us live.
In the School of Biblical Christian Worldview, you will have your mind renewed as we study the practical principles of Scripture. You will be equipped to deal with hard questions of life, and learn what it means to take responsibility in all spheres of life (family, economy, politics, church, media, science & technology, education, and the arts).
When people begin living how God intended – with renewed minds and Godly character – they can transform their families, their communities, their nations, and even the world!
Who am I? Is there meaning and purpose in life? What is a human being? Where do concepts like human rights, equality, social justice, and freedom come from? What happens after we die? How do we know truth?
In the School of Biblical Christian Worldview, you will learn how different worldviews, both religious and secular, answer these kinds of questions. You will gain a working Biblical understanding of the prevailing worldviews in society today, and the ways in which certain aspects of them do, and do not, line up with Biblical worldview as the standard of truth set forth by Scripture.
Throughout this course, you’ll learn how to dialogue about questions such as these:
- Since when is environmental care a biblical mandate? Hasn’t the “Christian West” been exploiting the earth for resources wantonly in the name of progress?
- Christianity is anti-science. Why would I want to associate with a religion that is so fundamentally opposed to something that has brought about so much good to the world?
- The “Christian West” has been oppressive and racist throughout history… but doesn’t the bible speak against oppression of the poor, women, foreigners, and the marginalized?
- Everyone has their own truth. What works for you might not work for me. Why do you think it’s okay to force your truth on to people? Isn’t it rude to assume your ideas and way of life is better than everyone else’s?
The Good News of Jesus Christ is about much more than personal salvation. It’s relevant in all areas of life and society. The Bible holds within itself the truth to transform not just individual hearts, but the destiny of cultures and nations!
Pre-Requisites: Successful completion of DTS and DTS outreach
What To Expect?
Expect to have your thinking challenged about what God wants for nations and how to work for it. Expect lively discussions and hard work, lots of laughter, and for transformation to begin with you.
2023: May 29-August 19
Tuition covers the cost of meals, lodging, guest speakers, and books. SBCW on has a 3 month lecture. There is no outreach portion.
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