WHAT IS A BIBLICAL WORLDVIEW?
Put simply, a worldview is a set of lenses through which we see reality. Our most basic assumptions about life (called “presuppositions”) make up those lenses. Brook Hill believes that Christian presuppositions provide the best lenses, allowing students to clearly see reality.
So where do we find such presuppositions? Brook Hill emphasizes four major sets of Biblical themes: (1) Creation, (2) Fall, (3) Redemption, (4) Restoration.
- Creation – Humanity was created good in the image of a good and creative God. Humanity’s original purpose included productive work and supportive relationships.
- Fall – Because humanity chose to rebel against its creator, brokenness entered the world. That brokenness included broken relationships, non-productive work, and other forms of suffering.
- Redemption – The life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ makes possible new relationships for human beings between each other and between themselves and God. Jesus provided a model for these relationships as well as making them possible.
- Restoration – The triune God (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) work together with humanity in building and spreading the Kingdom of God. The rules of this Kingdom encourage the healing of brokenness, but the final healing will not take place until the return of Jesus Christ. The Kingdom of God also changes how humans understand the purpose of work.
WHAT ARE THE GOALS FOR BROOK HILL’S WORLDVIEW PROGRAM?
The worldview program will provide a variety of resources focusing on the what, why, and how of a Biblical Worldview. These resources will express what the Bible teaches about key themes, why these teachings are both believable and relevant, and how to communicate these ideas to others. Worldview resources include parent events, faculty trainings, and classroom instruction for students.