The Importance of Forming a Christian Worldview

Nov 6, 2023 4 min read
The Importance of Forming a Christian Worldview

As we live out our faith in a world that is increasingly hostile to Christianity, being grounded in a Biblical Christian worldview is essential. This doesn't happen by accident. We must work to develop and nourish it in ourselves and in our families.

One of the principal reasons my family and I created Equip the Faithful was to help provide tools and resources for Christian believers to enrich their walk with God and to equip them to live in faithfulness through trying times. Helping facilitate the formation of a robust Christian worldview in each of our readers is our ultimate goal.

Christian Worldview Development For Adults

A major focus for me this year has been the maintenance and enhancement of our companion site, Providence Report. It has undergone significant technical improvements to reduce load times and support a greater variety of content types. Every week, I curate stories from a host of sources to present important news and information of direct interest to Christians. Faithful readers will notice that Providence Report features content from a spectrum of viewpoints. Inclusion of a snapshot means that I believe it is important for a Christian to be aware of and adds value to the reader. It does not necessarily mean that I endorse all of the views espoused by that contributor. It is still necessary for the Christian reader to use discernment and filter the information provided through a Biblical lens.

It is my belief that reading the articles, listening to the podcasts, and watching the videos on each Weekly Digest will go a long way towards informing our readers and helping them develop and strengthen a Biblical Christian worldview.

As we've warned previously, Providence Report is not intended for children as it includes material discussing many of the evils facing our nation and world today. However, I believe that every Christian adult has an obligation to be aware of what is happening in our culture and to be doing their part to be salt and light in a sinful and dark world (see Matthew 5:13-14). We, like Paul, are empowered by the Spirit to destroy strongholds, to destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and to take every thought captive to obey Christ (see 2 Corinthians 10:4-5). The only way we can effectively fulfill this obligation is to be informed and to develop a robust Christian worldview.

Christian Worldview Development For Our Children

As a Christian homeschooling family, we are personally committed to teaching our children to think Biblically and to measure any and all claims against the teaching of Scripture. We want them to respond to claims of truth like the Bereans of Acts 17:10-12, examining the Scriptures to see if these things are so.

We know that not all of our readers have children in the home, but for those that do, I want to take a moment to discuss the importance of intentional worldview development for our children. It has become obvious to many Christians that public schools are no longer a safe environment for children or a healthy place for them to develop their worldview. The enemies of our Faith understand that the best way to attack Christianity is to undermine the faith of our children and to ultimately turn them against the God of the Bible. Infiltrating public education has afforded our enemies an opportunity to shape the minds of millions of our nation's children. Sadly, we've allowed a hostile movement to reshape our schools to the point where they are now indoctrinating children to adopt an explicitly anti-Christian worldview.

In recent years the homeschooling movement has grown, in part bolstered by the events of the pandemic. Another of our main focuses this year has been to develop support material for homeschooling families. We have been highlighting one author each month as well as providing enriching activities developed by my wife for use by parents and their children.

I believe that in present day America, homeschooling is the best option for Christian children and should be the normative practice for Christian families. When homeschooling is not possible, I encourage enrollment in a Biblically based Christian private school as an acceptable alternative. I also understand that external factors have made providing a Christian education a difficult choice for many, and some feel that they have no choice but to keep their children in public schools. While I would encourage parents to prayerfully consider doing whatever it takes to get their children out of public education, I pray for God's grace in helping Christian families develop a Biblical worldview no matter their circumstances and hope that the materials on this website provide a benefit to all.

In the coming years it is our family's hope and desire to greatly expand both Equip the Faithful and Providence Report. We pray that these tools will be used by God to inform and encourage Christians around the world and prepare them to take a bold stand for Christ in a hostile world. If you wish to support us in this effort, please consider a membership or a one-time donation.

Thanks and God bless!

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