Some Christian/Biblical Worldview Groups

Awana, Rorheim Institute and Worldview
Our goal is to equip churches with Awana leaders, other kids’ ministry workers and parents who have cultivated a sound biblical worldview…and possess the shepherding skills to infuse this worldview into the young people…

Rorheim Institute’s Teaching Notes
2b. Deepen the biblical worldview of children and youth and of those that care for them—parents and church leaders.

George Barna and The Barna Group
Biblical Worldview is a major focus of George Barna who in 1984, founded The Barna Group, a market research firm, which “seeks to use our strengths in partnership with Christian ministries and individuals to be a catalyst in moral and spiritual transformation in the United States.”

Many Evangelical groups (Like Awana’s Rorheim Institute mentioned above), put credence in and base decisions on The Barna Group’s data.

A Biblical Worldview Has a Radical Effect on a Person’s Life, December 2003

Only Half Of Protestant Pastors Have A Biblical Worldview, January 2004

Most Adults Feel Accepted by God, But Lack a Biblical Worldview, August 2005

Think Like Jesus, George Barna, 2003 
In Think Like Jesus, Barna describes what his research revealed about the people who think and behave on the basis of a biblical worldview. He also tells how to help people develop a biblical worldview.

George Barna, grew up Catholic, and has a bachelor degree from the Jesuit Boston College, two Master’s degrees from Rutgers and a doctorate from Dallas Baptist University. [He is said to have converted to Evangelicalism—see this Christianity Today article for more information.]

Christian Worldview Network, WV Conferences & WV Weekends
Bios of Christian Worldview Folk

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AFA American Family Association
Summit Ministries
Slice of Laodicea Blog
Christian Ministries International
Point of View Radio Talk Show, Kerby Anderson
Kerby (graduate of the Jesuit Georgetown University) and the Point of View team, cover the full spectrum of issues and current events that affect our faith, family, government, education, and basic freedoms from a Christian perspective.

Coalition on Revival, Promoting the Biblical/Christian Worldview
Founded in 1984, by Dr. Jay Grimstead, the Coalition on Revival (COR) is a network of evangelical leaders from every major denominational and theological perspective who share a vision for and a commitment to worldwide revival, renewal, and reformation in the Church and society, that will practically implement the Biblical and Christian Worldview. 

COR’s basic mission is to encourage and help the universal Church of Jesus Christ obey God’s Cultural Mandate and the Great Commission.

Dr. Jay Grimstead called 112 national Christian leaders to…mobilize the Body of Christ around four tasks including:
1. To create 17 Biblical Worldview Documents which would outline the Church’s biblical tasks in…law, government, economics, education, the media, science, the arts, and outline a biblical view of evangelism, discipleship, helping the hurting, pastoral renewal, and so on.

4. To offer the Church-at-large models, pathways, plans, and documents from our consensus wisdom about how to impact every area of life with the Biblical Worldview as stated in these consensus documents…

From 1984 through 1986, the COR Steering Committee, and about 200 volunteers…created 17 Biblical Worldview Documents

Drive Thru History America, Values-Based Curriculum
The National Day of Prayer in partnership with historian David Barton and Coldwater Media, is proud to present Drive Thru History America, a new, cutting-edge, multi-media curriculum that teaches the history of our nation from a Christian Worldview…

King’s College
King’s College, a four-year Christian college in New York City, emphasizes writing, history, theology, philosophy, economics, and political theory.

“Through its commitment to the truths of Christianity and a biblical worldview, The King’s College seeks to transform society by preparing students…and by supporting faculty members as they directly engage culture through writing and speaking publicly on critical issues.”

Some faculty members of King’s College: Marvin Olasky, King’s provost and also chief editor of World magazine; Peter Kreeft, who also teaches at the Jesuit Boston College; Udo Middelmann, head of the Francis Schaeffer Foundation…

John Mac Arthur: Think Biblically, Recovering a Christian Worldview, Gen. Editor John MacArthur, and Master’s College Faculty, 2003

John MacArthur and other scholars and teachers from The Master’s College confront the false worldviews that dominate our postmodern world. The authors provide models for cultivating a biblical mind-set on worship, psychology, gender, science, education, history, government, economics and literature…

What’s Your Worldview? Abridged from Think Biblically! pages 13-17
by John MacArthur, Ph.D. May 2, 2006

David Naugle, Worldview: The History of a Concept
David Naugle, head of the philosophy department at Dallas Baptist University, and supporter of Neo-Calvinism, is considered to be an expert on the Christian Worldview.

Dr. Naugle’s book Worldview: The History of a Concept (Eerdmans 2002) was selected by Christianity Today Magazine as the 2003 “Book of the Year” in the theology and ethics category.

David Noebel, Summit Ministries, and Understanding the Times: The Religious Worldviews of Our Day and the Search for Truth

In 1994, David Noebel wrote, “Understanding the Times: The Religious Worldviews of Our Day and the Search for Truth,” and according to his bio on the book cover, he was a member of the Council for National Policy.

Chapter 1 begins with a quote, “Nothing short of a great Civil War of Values rages today throughout North America,” from James Dobson (ecumenical and political leader of evangelicals who focuses on the family and values) and Gary Bauer (who has a law degree from the Jesuit Georgetown U.).

After quoting Dobson and Bauer, Noebel goes on to say, “To be more precise, it is a battle between worldviews. On one side is the Christian worldview. On the other is the Humanist worldview divided into three easily definable branches: Secular Humanism, Marism/Lenninism, and Cosmic Humanism or the New Age movement.”

On page 12, Notre Dame professor Alvin Plantinga’s defense of the existence of a Christian worldview is used as one of the examples of a Christian scholar supporting that there is a need for a Christian worldview.

Summit Ministries

David Noebel is founder and president of Summit Ministries, a Christian leadership training center that offers conference programs to develop a biblical worldview.

Mind Seige: The Battle for Truth in the New Millennium
by Tim LaHaye (Author), David Noebel, 2000

Authors Tim LaHaye and David Noebel…insist that the conflict is between the biblical Christian and the Secular Humanist worldviews…(Inside cover flap)

Back cover endorsements by Bill Bright, Campus Crusade, Dr. James Kennedy, Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, Joseph M. Stowell President, Moody Bible Institute, Tim Hutchinson, US Senator, Arkansas, Dr. David Jeremiah, Josh McDowell, Mark Souder, congressman, Indiana

The Battle for Truth: Defending the Christian Worldview in the Marketplace of Ideas, David A. Noebel, 2001

…The Christian worldview is under attack from many directions. Competing worldviews have infiltrated every area of modern society—education, politics, business, the media—and exercise a powerful influence on the way we think and behave. In such a battle, there is no room for ignorance…

Nehemiah Institute Worldview training for all the world
Nehemiah Institute offers a complete worldview training program for students to learn how to think biblically about major areas of life, a worldview testing program, and several items for teaching on biblical worldview understanding.

The mission of the Nehemiah Institute is to unleash a massive spiritual awakening within the Christian community, by helping Christian organizations and the individuals and families they serve, establish quantifiable standards for worldview education and a personal plan for each individual to achieve and maintain a Christian worldview.

David Quine, World Views of the Western World
A Biblical worldview curriculum enabling your children to expose false ideas of the secular culture…

Regis University (regis.edu/)
Regis University is a Jesuit University that says it educates men and women of all ages to take leadership roles and to make a positive impact in a changing society.

Standing within the Catholic and United States traditions, we are inspired by the particular Jesuit vision of Ignatius Loyola…We seek to provide value-centered undergraduate and graduate education, as well as to strengthen commitment to community service…

Consistent with Judeo-Christian principles, we apply knowledge to human needs…We encourage the continual search for truth, values and a just existence…we examine and attempt to answer the question: “How ought we to live?”

As a consequence of Ignatius Loyola’s vision, particularly as reflected in his Spiritual Exercises, we encourage all members of the Regis community to…think logically and critically, identify and choose personal standards of values…We further encourage the development of the skills and leadership abilities necessary for…contributions to the improvement and transformation of society.

Southern Evangelical Seminary and Bible College
Southern Evangelical Seminary was co-founded in 1992 by Ross Rhoads, Pastor of Calvary Church in Charlotte, and Jesuit educated Norman Geisler, long-time Seminary professor and apologist.

Southern Evangelical offers undergraduate and graduate levels specializing in Apologetics, Biblical Studies, Church Ministry, Christian Education, Islamic Studies, and Philosophy. Each of these unique concentrations integrates classical theology, philosophy, and apologetics for a comprehensive and coherent worldview.

Summit Ministries
“Summit is an educational Christian ministry that exists as a response to the current post-Christian culture. The ministry functions as a catalyst to counteract the current trend by training and equipping Christians to have a posive influence on the culture in which they live.”
—from American Family Association Journal April 2007, p. 6

In 1962, David Noebel founded The Summit, a small series of camp-style conferences, hosting an average of 350 students each year.

In 1991, the curriculum department of Summit launched a year-long program
for Christian high school seniors…to teach Christians how to analyze competing worldviews and to defend their faith. Each year 3,500 high school seniors graduate from this program. Curriculum materials for Sunday schools, home schools, middle schools, and elementary schools, are offered.

Summit’s High School, Understanding the Times Curriculum
Understanding the Times is a one or two semester video-based curriculum for 12th grade that brings a host of Christian worldview and apologetic experts into your classroom. This class will help students clearly understand the tenets of the Christian worldview and how it compares with the tenets of other leading worldviews of our day…

Summit’s Worldview Products

The Christian Worldview radio program is a nationally syndicated weekly show hosted by author and Summit guest speaker David Wheaton.

Endorsed by:
Dr. James C. Dobson, Focus on the Family
Dr. D. James Kenedy, Coral Ridge Ministries
Josh McDowell, Josh Mc Dowell Ministries
Dr. Norman L Geisler, Dean Southern Evangelical Seminary
Chuck Colson, Prison Fellowship Ministries

Some faculty
Dr. Francis Beckwith, Ph.D in Philosophy form the Jesuit Fordham Univ.
Dr. Norman Geisler, PhD in philosophy from the Jesuit Loyola U. in Chicago
Scott Klusendorf, president of Pro-life training institute, has lectured at over
70 colleges and universities, including Jesuit Loyola Marymount Law School
Dr. Robert Linden has taught Organization Management at Jesuit Regis College

Summit is an evangelical, non-denominational Christian ministry. (Their Doctrinal statement.)

Vision Forum, Doug Phillips
Vision Forum Ministries is dedicated to the restoration of Christian
Family culture.

Vision Forum’s, Vision for Building Christian Culture (14 books listed)
5. Building a Culture of Virtuous Boyhood and Girlhood
7. Understanding Family Culture as Religion Externalize
8. Teaching History as the Providence of God
9. Developing Biblical Worldview Through Presuppositional Thinking

San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival
…The vision of the Jubilee Awards and the San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival is to make one of the many steps needed to lead men to Christ, to train Christians to actually think like Christians, and to take back the culture for the Lord Jesus Christ in the area of film…Doug Phillips

Doug Phillips is the director of Vision Forum Ministries, a ministry designed
to communicate a vision for the restoration of the Christian family and the rebuilding of culture for the glory of God.

Wallbuilders Profamily Legislature Conference
At the 2008 conference, David Barton, founder and President of WallBuilders, will discuss How to Develop a Biblical Worldview in Every Area of Life.

This current generation is the first in American history that has been culturally trained to compartmentalize its faith—the first to be taught that the Bible is to be kept at home or church but is not to influence economics, education, law, medicine, transportation, etc. Learn the paradigm of previous generations that enabled them to think Biblically and to incorporate Biblical principles into every area of life and living.

Worldview Weekend Family Reunion
Click here for information on the Worldview Weekends from 2003 to 2009

YWAM, School of Biblical Christian Worldview Dec. 2007

In the School of biblical worldview (SBCW). We want to question our perspective and come to terms with the biblical understanding of reality…in all areas of society and life (Family, Business, Media, Politics, Sports, etc.).

To have a biblical worldview means to see the world “through God’s eyes”. If you want to allow God to challenge you to have clearer vision, the SBCW is the right place for you…

The Good News of Jesus Christ is about much more than personal salvation. We believe that a biblical view of reality is effective in all areas of society. It generates and transforms life—and it transforms society! We want to discover how we can meet the challenges of the 21st Century with a perspective of hope…

[This post is research to go along with “The Real Presence in the Eucharist: Evangelization of America through Culture” post on my Justthebook blog.]

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