World View Starting Points
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.
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.
Starting Points, by David Quine
Booklist will be provided with the course syllabus.