This assignment is designed to help you understand the term worldview, and how important it is
to have a consistent, coherent, and adequate worldview as you interact with others. Everyone has
a worldview, though none of us have a perfectly consistent worldview, especially in how we
apply it to our decision-making. There are five worldview questions that can help you know your
own worldview and the worldviews of others. The Biblical Worldview uses the Bible to help
answer these questions (2 Timothy 3:16). However, it is one thing to know how the Biblical
Worldview would answer a question, and quite another to use that worldview to answer
practical, contemporary, questions (2 Timothy 3:17; 1 Corinthians 10:31).
For this assignment you are to define the term worldview (75 100 words), answer the five
worldview questions from a Biblical Worldview (400 500 words), and apply that Biblical
Worldview to two of four practical questions from a list of options (100 150 words). You are
writing a research paper, so this assignment should be written in paragraph format. Headers may
be used to introduce each part.
Cover page This is the first page to be included in your paper. (This should be
formatted according to the style (APA, MLA, Turabian) that you will be using for this
assignment. See the sample paper in the Writing Style Guide link for formatting
instructions). If you are using APA, an Abstract is not required.
Content pages These pages will contain your content and fulfill the requirements as
Note: Add the word count after each part.
Part 1 (75 100 words) What is a worldview? Define what the term worldview
means. Use descriptive phrases to support your definition. Use and cite content from
at least one or two sources in this part to define the term.
Part 2 (400 500 words) Articulate the biblical worldviews answer (what is
believed) for each of the following five questions*. Support your biblical content with
scripture (Bible references). A minimum of two relevant biblical references needs to
be used to support the content for each of the five questions below. Do not write out
the verses as it takes up too much of your word count. Just state the biblical idea and
cite the biblical text to support it. Use the Writing Style Guide sample paper for how
to cite scripture. Each of the five questions must be answered in a separate paragraph.
The Question of Origin (What is the origin of the universe etc.? How did
humanity come into existence?)
The Question of Identity (What does it mean to be human? Are humans more
important than other living things?)
The Question of Meaning/Purpose (What is humanitys purpose?)
The Question of Morality (What is meant by right and wrong? How is morality
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The Question of Destiny (What happens when a person dies?)
*An overview of these specific worldview questions can be found in chapter 4 of Finding
Your Worldview: Thinking Christianly about the World.
Part 3 (100 150 words) Choose two of the following questions below and answer
them from a biblical worldview belief system. (Use and cite scripture to support your
How might/should a biblical worldview influence the way you…
1. …think about and treat a person who doesnt hold your beliefs?
2. …vote in local or national elections?
3. …act toward a family member who is hard to get along with and is unkind?
4. …decide what to do when asked to do something unethical at work?
Bibliography/References/Works Cited page
a. In addition to the in-text citations, a Bibliography/Reference or Works Cited page
must be included.
b. A minimum of three different sources must be used and cited in the body of your
paper and added here.
1. Use academic sources for your paper. (For example, do not include blogs,
social media, opinion pages, or Wikipedia.)
2. At least one of the sources must be outside of the materials used in this
course (this would include the Bible, any required reading or videos, and
the required textbooks).
c. You are also encouraged to view the Writing Style Guide located in the Student
Responsibilities tab of the Course Overview. Once you access the Student
Responsibilities area, scroll down to locate the link to the Writing Style Guide.
You will then visit the official style guides (i.e., APA, MLA, or Turabian)
required in formulating your assignment.