Why College Matters To God Analysis

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Why College Matters to God In the introductory chapter of Why College Matters to God, the author focused on what a worldview is and why it is important in a Christian college setting. According to the author, “A worldview is a framework of ideas, values, and beliefs about the basic makeup of the world.” One point made was that worldviews are more about actions, not just beliefs. It is something that affects how we perceive everything in this world. Our worldview is “pre-rational and instinctive.” This means that we make decision based on our worldview without even being aware of its effect on us. Everyday we look at the world through the lenses of our worldview. Often we are unaware of how it shapes our perspective, but that does not mean it is non-existent. The author argues that our Christian worldview should always be open for revision as we encounter new people, ideas, and experiences. We should learn to use a pencil more often than a pen when deciding what we believe. As an example, the author compared our worldview to that of a crossword puzzle. The argument was that each answer only fits if it works with the surrounding answers. One word might fit, but will not support the answer connected to it. This argument showed that although someone might think they have the answer in their Christian walk, there is always room to erase and…show more content…
The author mentioned how secular schools are different because they don’t weave in a Christian worldview. Is that beneficial or hurtful for someone’s Christian walk? Another topic to discuss from the reading would be the idea of how to articulate when to write a belief in pen vs. pencil. The article was not firm on how to determine permanent views on a topic. Lastly, a topic of discussion could be how much should Christian colleges weave a Christian worldview into their academics. What are the advantages and disadvantages of
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