Welcome to The Biblical
and Christian Worldview for the 21st Century. You may be asking the
questions, "What is a Christian worldview?" and "What is a Biblical
Worldview?" Our first purpose is to answer
those questions by introducing you to a solidly Biblical
worldview that is thorough, but one that you can quickly learn.
We will design this site as a one-stop, complete worldview that
accurately and coherently reflects the truth of Scripture. You
can even skip this Home Page and go directly to specific
Biblical principles of Worldview Areas.
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God Confronts Culture: The
Almost Complete Biblical and Christian Worldview—448
pages—revised and expanded. The worldview book that summarizes this website. All
the Summary Principles of twenty (20) worldview areas along with
selected articles have been compiled in this book. These Summary
Principles allow you quickly to review a Biblical understanding
in each area. Other books require that you read through page
after page, and then you have to draw your own summaries and
conclusions. A detailed Table of Contents allows you easily to
find the subject in which you are interested.
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The first link in each Worldview Area begins with
Summary Principles so that you can get a quick overview.
Then, a discussion of these summary principles follow, so that
you know how these Principles were derived. Our
Glossary is another way to get a quick overview of the
issues, as well as provide definitions. The Glossary is
designed to be consistent with a Biblical worldview, based upon
the truth of God's word, and to
provide links for more development of terms and areas.
It is essentially a summary of worldview within itself. Then, you can go on to the full development and
discussion of each area from the links that follow. Our
target audience is the thinking high school and college student
or the adult busy with career or home who wants the essence of a
Biblical and Christian worldview that is true to its Biblical
This site is already
the most complete summary of worldview on the web, but we are
continually working to add to all areas. We have a
list of Recent Additions,
so that when you check back each time, you can see what has been
added. Areas and words in the Glossary are being added
frequently. Also, let us know how we might make the site
more navigable. Also, a book has been published to include
all the Summary Principles along with discussion of each
worldview area. You can
read about and order it below.
We hope that this education will lead you to a complete reading of
this website, as our second purpose, is to develop each
Worldview Area as fully and completely as possible, according to
the simplest, clearest, and unified principles of Biblical
understanding. Even as we try to be complete, we will not try
to overwhelm you with unlimited discussion or articles, giving you summary principles and
brief discussions. We will
provide links, if you need to go into such depth and breadth as
to write a term paper, doctoral dissertation, or just want a
broader and deeper study in some worldview area.
We hope that you can find a complete worldview that is yet concise. If some sections are not concise, it is because
we believe that the issues cannot be summarized any further
without compromising ideas, concepts, or completeness.
Basics of a Biblical
Worldview become obstacles to that same worldview, if not implemented into one's
life. There are some basic principles that are
necessary to a complete Biblical worldview, to make
progress in its development, and to remove obstacles that
prevent its being seen clearly. See the left hand column
here for the link to those basics and obstacles.
college students: You should find this site exactly what you
need. I have spent more than 30 years reading and studying
Biblical truth and the best theologians in print without a
seminary degree. This site is the culmination of that
study. Soon, my list of best resources will be posted.
I have found it quite amazing that with the thousands of
Christian books that have been published, few are
really what the layman or the theologian needs, especially for a
Biblical or Christian worldview (Biblical ethic or Biblical
ethics). I believe that seminary students will find
solid and useful summaries here, as well.
My third purpose is to be open to challenge by others. We
believe that the mind of Christ is the mind of individuals
within the Church past, present, and future. “In (Christ) are hidden all
the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” (Colossians 2:3). All
knowledge and principles must cohere within the unity that is
God ("The Lord, our God, the LORD is one" - Deuteronomy 6:4) and His Creation.
Abraham Kuyper most fully envisioned this
Mind of Christ.
We will utilize the articles, books, and websites of others in
this pursuit of the mind of Christ.
You can begin to understand such a worldview, right now, with
our title, “The Biblical and Christian Worldview for the 21st
Century," as an introduction to our Domain Name. You can get a quick idea or
overview of what a Biblical and Christian worldview consists.
“The.” For every concept and principle on this website, we set
forth the challenge that it is Biblical, under the best
principles of Biblical understanding (Hermeneutics). If you disagree, email the editor and we will
consider it. We may not respond to every submission, depending
upon the volume, its substantive nature, and its Biblical
While we set forth the best Biblical principles, as best we
understand them, we are not building our worldview as
individuals. We build upon the shoulders of other Biblical
scholars from the Church Fathers of the early centuries A.D. to
those of today. (See Kuyper, above). We will offer many links to
articles, books, and other websites. For more on
“Biblical.” The Bible is the very Word of God written:
infallible, inerrant, and as fully authoritative as its Source,
the Holy Spirit of God (II Timothy 3:16-17). For more on
“Christian.” Ah, here’s the rub. All those who believe
that the Bible is infallible, inerrant, and authoritative for
faith and action are Christians. But, all “Christians” do not
believe the Bible in this way. Every discussion that claims to
be “Christian,” as in “Christian” Worldview, is not necessarily
Biblical. For more on
“Worldview.” A word, derived from the German,
weltanschauung. Worldview is the lens or grid through which we
interpret the world, the universe, and every principle of what
is right or wrong with all individuals, families, cultures, and
nations. For more on
“21st Century.” These Biblical principles are timeless,
but they do have a particular application to each time period
and culture of history. For more on
We provide different levels of worldview presentation. This
website is a triangle with its peak pointed to the sky. At the
top is this Home Page and our Principles of Worldview areas,
allowing you to get a quick overview of what is here.
As one progresses deeper from the peak, there will be both a
broader and deeper presentation of a Biblical worldview for a
quick overview, progressing to a complete Worldview.
Level 1: This Home Page, as Introduction.
Level 2: Further explanation of the words of the title of
this website. (See
Level 3: Summary Principles of Worldview Areas (first listing
under each Worldview Area) --
current priority to place on this site.
Level 4: Articles under Worldview Areas that
develop the fullness of worldview for specific areas.
Glossary is virtually a worldview
Translation: Unless otherwise noted, Bible verses quoted are
the New King James Version.
Personal: I believe
that Christians are not as effective as they might be, by not
fully understanding of what their great salvation consists and
being creative to apply Biblical principles to their lives
personally. Therefore, I have
added the section,
The Effective Christian Life.
As a triangle, the website is also an iceberg designed to sink
un-biblical worldviews, whether by humanists or Christians.
Underneath the peak is the huge, rich, and in many ways,
untapped “riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God.”
For any problems with the
website (links that don't work, copy-editing problems, etc.) or
comments, email the Editor, Ed Payne,