The ViewFinder was created to help you assess your beliefs according to the Bible and develop a more robust biblical worldview. Every Christian has blind spots, may absorb cultural ideas, and has growth potential. Use your ViewFinder results to identify one or more potential growth areas in your thinking and living. Prayerfully consider what area(s) God may want you to focus on.
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Thank you for taking the ViewFinder assessment to determine your current worldview perspective. 

We have determined that your current biblical worldview perspective is:

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Developing
Maturing
Flourishing
Report Contents

Section 1:  Participant Details ...........................................

Section 2:  Overall Score ...................................................

Section 3:  Content Area - God ..........................................

Section 4:  Content Area - The Bible .................................

Section 5:  Content Area - Moral Order .............................

Section 6:  Content Area - Purpose ...................................

Section 7:  Content Area - Creation ...................................

Section 8:  Content Area - Humanity .................................

Section 9:  Additional Resources .......................................

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Participant Details
 
Age Category
Gender
State
K-12 Educational Experience

Public School

Private Christian

Private Non-Christian

Parochial/Catholic

Home School

Highest Education
Number of times in the past month have you attended a church worship service
Number of times in the past month have you read the Bible other than at a church event
Overall Score
 
 / 30, we have determined that your current biblical worldview perspective is:
[OVERALL]
Developing
You hold some views that are consistent with Scripture, but there are beliefs about topics that are unclear, undeveloped, or out of alignment with the Bible.
Maturing
You have a solid worldview in many areas, but one or more beliefs would benefit from examination and additional study to develop a biblical view on that topic.
Flourishing
You have a strong biblical worldview that aligns with Scripture in most or all areas of the assessment.
How to Leverage the ViewFinder

The concept of biblical worldview is ambiguous for some and overwhelming for others. Looking at worldview through the lens of the six categories makes it easier.

 

The simple step of categorizing worldview into six groups can help you identify areas of strengths or blind spots. To discover our worldview is valuable and a significant step toward biblical thinking and godly living.

 

What are the six areas of biblical worldview in the ViewFinder?

 
Content Area - God
This category answers questions such as, “Does God exist? Who is God? What is He like?” What comes into our mind when we think about God is one of the most important things in life. A right concept of God is critical to theological beliefs and Christian living because distorted beliefs about God lead to ungodly life choices.
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Content Area - The Bible
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This category answers critical questions about the Bible such as, “Is it true? Will I follow? Does it apply?” One of the most important aspects of biblical worldview formation is what we believe about the Bible and how the Bible shapes our living. It is not enough to know what is in the Bible; we need to develop robust confidence about the Bible.
 
Content Area - Moral Order
This category answers the questions, “Where does morality come from? Who makes the rules? What is right and wrong?” We need help making daily decisions based on the Bible. A critical aspect of biblical worldview development is wisdom. Wisdom is moral skillfulness and the ability to apply God’s truth to life.
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Content Area - Purpose
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This category answers the questions, “What is the purpose of life, work, family, education, and the government?” No one wants to live an empty or meaningless life that is wasted. Yet many individuals find life unhappy and unfulfilling. God designed life, family, education, work and the government and defines their purpose in the Bible.
 
Content Area - Creation
This category answers the questions, “Where did everything come from? What happens at death? Who is in charge of the world? How do I make sense of the world?” Our worldview is shaped by what we believe about the origin of the world, the value of humans, and what makes creation different from the Creator. What we believe about this category shapes our fundamental view of the nature of reality.
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Content Area - Humanity
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This category answers the questions, “What does it mean to be human? What is the nature of man? Why is there evil and suffering in the world?” The final category seeks to understand topics such as man’s place in the world, the value of life, the meaning of marriage, and our place in history.
Additional Resources
 

Developing

  • Francis Schaeffer. How Should We Then Live? The Rise and Decline of Western Thought and Culture (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2005).

  • C.S. Lewis. Mere Christianity (New York: NY: HarperCollins, 2001).

  • Josh Mulvihill. Biblical Worldview: What it is, Why it Matters, and How to Shape the Worldview of the Next Generation (Roanoke, VA: Renewanation, 2019).

  • Christian Overman. Assumptions That Affect Our Lives, 8th Edition (Bellevue, WA: Ablaze Publishing, 2012).

  • Gary Phillips, William E. Brown and John Stonestreet. Making Sense of Your World: A Biblical Worldview (Salem, WI: Sheffield Publishing Company, 2008).

  • James W. Sire. The Universe Next Door: A Basic Worldview Catalogue, 5th Edition (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2009).

  • Charles Colson and Nancy Pearcey. How Now Shall We Live (Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 1999).

 

Maturing
 

  • Darrow Miller. Discipling Nations: The Power of Truth to Transform Cultures, 3rd Edition (Seattle, WA: YWAM Publishing, 2018). 

  • Brian J. Walsh and Richard J. Middleton. The Transforming Vision: Shaping a Christian Worldview (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1984).

  • Albert Wolters. Creation Regained: Biblical Basics for a Reformational Worldview (Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans, 1985). 

  • Vishal Mangalwadi. The Book that Made Your World: How the Bible Created the Soul of Western Civilization (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2011).

  • Harry Blamires. The Christian Mind: How Should A Christian Think? (Vancouver, B.C.: Regent College Publishing, 2005).

  • Kevin DeYoung. What Does the Bible Really Teach about Homosexuality? (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2015).

  • Josh Mulvihill. Preparing Children for Marriage: How to Teach God’s Good Design of Marriage, Sex, Purity & Dating (Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R Publishers, 2017).

  • Christian Overman. God’s Pleasure At Work: The Difference One Life Can Make (Bellevue, WA: Ablaze Publishing, 2016).

  • Kevin DeYoung. The Ten Commandments: What They Mean, Why They Matter, and Why We Should Obey Them (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2018).

  • Josh Mulvihill. Biblical Grandparenting: Exploring God’s Design for Disciple Making and Passing Faith to Future Generations (Bloomington, MN: Bethany House Publishers, 2018).

  • Rob Rienow. Visionary Parenting: Capturing a God-Sized Vision for Your Family (Nashville, TN: Randall House Publishers, 2018). 

  • Glen Schultz. Kingdom Education: God’s Plan for Educating Future Generations (Nashville, TN: LifeWay Press, 1998).


Flourishing
 

  • Nancy Pearcey. Total Truth: Liberating Christianity from its Cultural Captivity (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2005).

  • John MacArthur. Think Biblically! Recovering a Christian Worldview (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2003).

  • R.C. Sproul. Making a Difference: Impacting Culture and Society as a Christian (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 1986).

  • Gary DeMar. God and Government: A Biblical, Historical and Constitutional Perspective (Powder Springs, GA: American Vision, 2011).

  • Millard, J. Erickson. The Postmodern World: Discerning the Times and the Spirit of Our Age (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 2002).

  • Vishal Mangalwadi. Truth and Transformation: A Manifesto for Ailing Nations (Seattle, WA: YWAM Publishing Company, 2009).

  • William Lind and Richard Hawkins. Politically Correct: A Deceptive and Dangerous Worldview, 2nd edition. (Winter Garden, FL: Nehemiah Institute, 2019). Available at NehemiahInstitute.com.

  • David Noebel. Understanding the Times: The Collision of Today’s Competing Worldviews, 2nd Edition (Manitou Springs, CO: Summit Press, 1991).

  • J. W. Richards. Money, Greed and God: Why Capitalism is the Solution and Not the Problem (New York, NY: HarperCollins, 2010).

  • Eugene E. Veith Jr. Postmodern Times: A Christian Guide to Contemporary Thought and Culture (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 1994).

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We hope the biblical worldview discovery and development tool encourages you to continue growing as a follower of Jesus Christ and develop a stronger biblical worldview that makes a difference in the world. Here is a short list of recommended reading broken into three categories: developing, maturing, and flourishing. The books are not in any specific order and the list is meant to be introductory, not exhaustive. Choose a realistic number of books to read and be blessed!
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