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Why Biblical Worldview Matters in Our Classroom

by Taylor Browning on June 3, 2024

Simply put, a worldview is how you view the world. It is the beliefs you hold—whether consciously or subconsciously—about life. A biblical worldview is viewing the world through the lens of God's Word and treating the Bible as the authority for truth. Teaching a biblical worldview must be more than adding a memory verse or applying a truth about biblical morality to the lesson. Teaching a biblical worldview is showing students in every subject that the Bible is the basis for all truth.

Here are three reasons why the biblical worldview is crucial in the classroom:

  1. It is not optional.

    Worldview is everywhere. Our students are getting it from the books they read, the music they listen to, the shows they watch, and the people they look up to. It’s not a question of if they have a worldview; it is a question of which worldview they have. The typical student spends 15,000 hours in school—dwarfing the amount of time spent in church. As Christian educators, think about the worldview our students are absorbing from our classroom. Teaching a biblical worldview is not optional: “We will not hide them from their children, but tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might, and the wonders that he has done” (Psalm 78:4).

  2. It gives students the foundation that will not crumble.

    By teaching from a biblical worldview, we are helping our students build their lives on the foundation of truth. If we are not intentional in teaching a biblical worldview in the classroom, the secular worldview will prevail. Students need to be taught to compare what they hear, see, and learn to what God says is true. The foundation of man’s word will change as the shifting sand, but the foundation of God’s Word will never crumble.

  3. It equips students for spiritual battle.

    Training students with a biblical worldview equips them with the answers to the barrage of questions they are going to face from without and from within. Jesus said to build our life on the rock so that when the storms come, the house will not fall. This training should not shield students from the lies of the world but teach them how to confront them. The last thing we want is for students to enter college without having heard about lies such as evolution. Exposing the lies of the enemy now within the safe environment of our classroom prepares them for the coming storms. By giving them critical thinking and discernment skills now, we are giving them a better chance for a future of spiritual maturity.

We also have a responsibility as Christian educators to continue developing our own biblical worldview so that we may be equipped for our students. We need to ask ourselves the question, “What is true about [fill in the blank]?” Then we must study God’s Word for the answers. This will prepare us to stand firm in telling the next generation about the glorious deeds of the Lord, “so that they should set their hope in God and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments” (Psalm 78:7).

For more encouragement in your call to serve through education, consider joining us at Answers for Educators, July 2024.

Answers in Genesis is an apologetics ministry, dedicated to helping Christians defend their faith and proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ.

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