World View Starting Points

Course #:

WV

4-510

Division:

Humanities

Department:

World View

Suggested Age:

12-18

Prerequisites:

none

World View Starting Points

Course Description:

Purpose

The Starting Points course is preparatory to the high school courses World Views of the Western World I, II, and III. Although Starting Points is not required before taking World View, it is an advantageous introduction. Starting Points can also stand alone as an introductory apologetics course. If a student could take only one World View class, this should be the one because it lays the foundation for a biblical understanding of the world.


This is a 2-credit course: English and Bible.


Process

Starting Points – Where Our Thinking Begins

  • Provides the Basic Foundation of the Biblical World View

  • Provides Practice in Examining Literature from the Biblical World view

  • Provides Three Approaches to Apologetics

  • Provides an Examination of the Foundations of the United States

The Apostle Paul, writing in 1 Thess.5:21, explains that Christians are to "examine everything carefully." We are to examine ideas – testing and proving all things – discerning which ideas are true from the vast array of ideas that are flowing from society. Paul then explains that we are to "hold fast to that which is good."


EXAMINING….. EVALUATING…. EMBRACING…. EXTENDING

These four words represent the focus of STARTING POINTS.

Curriculum/Materials:

  • Starting Points,  by David Quine

  • Booklist will be provided with the course syllabus.