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Weigh-in (worldview discussions)

What is worldview?

Worldview can be classified as the framework of what you believe which forms and informs how you live your life.

Michael Goheen and Craig Bartholomew in their book, Living at the Crossroads, summarise worldview as “an articulation of the basic beliefs embedded in a shared grand story that are rooted in a faith commitment and that give shape and direction to the whole of our individual and corporate lives.”

So, how does one determine what those “basic beliefs” are? Well-respected Christian apologist, Ravi Zacharias, says that any coherent worldview can be divided into four categories:

Origin (where you come from)

Purpose (what gives your life meaning)

Morality (knowing right from wrong)

Destiny (how it will all end)

What is your worldview?

There is the story of a professor who walks into a lecture with a jar that he places on his lectern. In the jar are four rocks which seem to take up most of the space. The professor proceeds in asking his students if there could be space for anything more. Most answer yes, to the disdain of the professor, so he takes out a cup full of gravel and pours it into the jar.

“Is the jar full now?” the professor asks.

The students reply with hesitant indifference.

Finally, the professor pours a cup of water into the jar, full to the brim, and asks the same question.

“Yes!” is the unanimous reply from everyone.

“What do you think is the moral of the lesson?” inquired the professor.

Only one student answered: “I guess we need to try as hard as we can to squeeze more into our lives.”

The professor, a little disappointed, concludes: “Actually, no matter how hard you try, you’ll never be able to squeeze in the rocks after the gravel and water – they must come before. The rocks are what is fundamentally important in our lives to be made first priority above the lesser priorities represented by the gravel and water.” 

Weigh-in is where you have the freedom to explore what is fundamentally important in every person’s life. It’s a space where you are welcome to critically analyse those ‘rocks’ you’ve put down which determine the decisions you make everyday. Whether you call yourself an Atheist, Agnostic, Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, Christian or otherwise; we want to hear your story.

A biblical worldview

Contrary to popular belief, the Bible is reliable. Even though it has come under scrutiny by scholars for centuries, the overwhelming conclusion is that there is more manuscript evidence for the Bible than any other known ancient document.

This means that the Bible contains Truth that can be trusted. Jesus, who is the centrepiece of God’s plan, made claims and promises which are worth exploring deeper, because believing in Him will really change the way you see yourself and the world around you.

If you’ve ever been curious about whether there could there be more to your life than what people and the culture keeps telling you, then Weigh-in is for you.