In this episode, J.P. and Stan discuss worldview and life-view and why evaluating the contents of these thoughts deserves our attention and reflection. How do we go about that process? They discuss the ways we can notice what we attend to and examine how our attention can shape our worldview. This episode is for anyone who needs resources and strategies to help with developing and sustaining a Christian worldview.
In this podcast, we discuss:
- What is a worldview?
- Why should we give serious thought to the idea of worldview?
- What kind of questions should we ask as we evaluate our worldview?
- What is the “worldview-as-glasses” metaphor and why is it unhelpful?
- How does a constructivist view fail to account for the different ways of knowing?
- What is the value of articulating our worldview?
- How does what we notice shape our worldview?
- What does it look like to train what we attend to and notice on purpose?
- What is the role of suffering in shaping our worldview?
- What are some clues that our worldview has veered into unchristian territory?
- How can we cultivate curiosity around worldview?
Resources and citations:
- James W. Sire, The Universe Next Door: A Basic Worldview Catalog
- J.P. Moreland, Why it is Harmful to Depict a Worldview as Glasses
- Paul C. Vitz, Faith of the Fatherless: The Psychology of Atheism
- Walter Brueggemann, The Prophetic Imagination
- College Faith Podcast – Episode #23 – How to Watch a Movie
- Ronald Nash, Worldviews in Conflict: Choosing Christianity in a World of Ideas
- James W. Sire, Naming the Elephant: Worldview as a Concept