Worldview Quotes

A world view is a way of looking at the world. Your worldview is like the eyeglasses through which you view and interpret your experiences... A worldview seeks to answer the Big Questions in life, such as Who am I? Where did I come from? What's most important in life? It's a whole mountain of assumptions of which you may or may not be aware upon which your conclusions are based.

Worldview is not the same as culture. Culture is the sum total of language, behaviors, social hierarchies, religion, customs, taboos, and punishments for acting outside the social norms. In traditional cultures, everyone pretty much accepts one controlling worldview say Karma, or Communism. But in contemporary cultures, where people have significantly more lifestyle and belief options, you can have neighbors living side by side who share a similar culture (say southern California suburban) but who have completely different worldviews...

If you want to be an ambassador for Christ in this world, you need to know how to decode and interact with a wide assortment of viewpoints and worldviews, and that begins with the ability to identify them...

I wonder how much of the disconnect we feel with unbelievers is a listening problem - an inability on our part to understand and empathize with where people are coming from... [and] why they think the way they do.

- Bayard Taylor (www.cru.org/content/dam/cru/legacy/2012/02/Worldview.pdf)

If we are going to live our faith and share it effectively in our current environment, we must understand worldview.. Worldview is defined as the assumptions people make about the nature of reality...

Every single person holds a set of beliefs about the way the universe exists that is so foundational that every other belief that they hold is influenced by it. These beliefs are so basic that most people are not even aware that they hold them. They just assume that the belief they hold about reality (their worldview) is true.

Worldview gets at people’s foundational beliefs. Knowing the specifics of other people’s beliefs makes it possible for us to be more effective in understanding and interacting with those who hold a faith different than our own...

An understanding of worldview will provide Christians with knowledge which helps spiritual growth in two different ways. First, it can give us confidence that our Christian faith is the actual truth about reality. This confidence helps us stand strong in the face of any difficulties and opposition we may face. Secondly, it gives us the knowledge we need in order to share a credible witness with non-Christians, no matter their belief background. In our modern day, spiritual maturity can be greatly enhanced by a solid knowledge of worldview.

Excerpt From: Davis, Freddy. “Spiritual Maturity Handbook.”