This course is designed to elucidate the worldviews that are behind and in the biblical text. The people of God in the Bible had to face the worldviews of their surrounding cultures. In addition, within the cultures of the Old Testament Israelites and the New Testament Christians, there were diverse worldviews. Some of them were commended but others were criticized by the biblical writers. By examining these worldviews, the students will gain insights with which they can discern the worldviews of the contemporary cultures and foster more adequate and authentic Christian worldview that is faithful to the Bible. For each term a particular Biblical text, such as the book of Exodus, will be selected in order to do in-depth study.
One or more Christian leaders are invited from the church and other areas, sharing their experience, knowledge and wisdom on how to live Christianly and apply the biblical worldview to their ministry and vocational areas. In addition to the active class interaction with the leaders and the leaders’ biographical sketches, students are expected to write reviews for the books that moved the leaders’ lives and ministry and biographical sketches for the figures that significantly influenced their career.
Christianity and Culture
Gain practical ministry experience through an internship experience in a local ministry context.