A worldview is, simply put, the way you view the world. You can think of it as a pair of glasses through which each of us sees and understands the world around us. Everybody has a worldview, a point of reference about the world from which they operate. Not everybody thinks about their worldview or how it compares to other people’s. You could think of other people’s worldview like an iceberg: you can only see the 10% that’s above the surface. How you understand the big truths (the “why”s) informs how you live your life.
While math, English, and history are important; being ready to deal with the ever-changing nature of our society without being swayed by “every wind of doctrine,” is an invaluable skill. Students develop this ability by recognizing God’s hand in everything. Math works because God is a God of order. We learn to communicate well because God has communicated with us through His Word. Ultimately, Jesus is the Word. The Greek word logos means “word” or “reason.” We want to learn to reason things out in imitation of Him. Science records His design for our world and the people it.
And then there’s the Bible itself. “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,
And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” The Bible informs us about what true wisdom is. It clearly defines for us the way of the wise and the way of the foolish. “The fear of the Lord prolongs days, But the years of the wicked will be shortened”. At OCS, we encourage students to understand the Biblical worldview and see how it answers the big questions about the world. We want students to have confidence that the Bible is sufficient for the world ahead.