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Christian Parent, Crazy World

with Catherine Segars

What Worldviews Are Competing with Your Kids' Faith? - Episode 7

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Today, we’re getting brainy. But we’re also going to have a lot of fun. The subject of worldviews can be overwhelming and confusing. But you and your kids are going to need to understand these concepts. I break down each main worldview in easy-to-understand terms and have a ton of resources to help you explore and explain these worldviews to your kids.

When it comes to worldviews, the question we have to ask ourselves is: “Which worldview best represents and explains reality?” We don’t want our kids to believe the Christian faith just because we told them to, but because they have investigated other worldviews and believe Christianity is the best explanation of reality.

We want our kids’ beliefs to be:
Sound, Logical, Cohesive, Coherent, and Convincing

When you combine all of that with a personal relationship, your kids will have a really solid faith.

If you missed Episode 6, be sure to go back and check it out.

So, what are the various worldviews?

1. Naturalism
2. Pantheism
3. Theism or Monotheism
4. Spiritism and Polytheism
5. Postmodernism
6. Pluralism
7. Moralistic Therapeutic Deism

MORE RESOURCES ON WORLDVIEW:

- Xenos.org article, “Five Worldviews,” by Dennis McCallum:
https://www.xenos.org/essays/five-worldviews

- Chart on worldviews: https://rw360values.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Six-Worldviews.pdf

- Cheat sheet on existentialism: https://www.dummies.com/education/philosophy/existentialism-for-dummies-cheat-sheet/

- MIT Physicist Ian Hutchinson quote on scientism: https://www.ligonier.org/blog/what-worldview/

- Pew Research Center statistic on belief in God: https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/04/25/key-findings-about-americans-belief-in-god/

- Ligonier Ministries article “What is a Worldview” by James Anderson: https://www.ligonier.org/blog/what-worldview/


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May 10, 2021
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Catherine Segars is an award-winning actress and playwright—turned stay-at-home-mom—turned author, speaker, blogger, and motherhood apologist. This homeschooling mama of five has a master’s degree in communications and is earning a master’s degree in Christian apologetics. Catherine helps parents navigate through dangerous secular landmines to establish a sound Biblical foundation for their kids. Author of the e-book Five Myths about Motherhood That Make You Feel Mere, And Why They're Wrong, Catherine is also passionate about helping mothers see their worth in a season when they often feel overwhelmed and irrelevant. You can find Catherine’s blog, dramatic blogcast, and other writings at www.catherinesegars.com and connect with her on Facebook.
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