What Is a Biblical Worldview? with George Barna

Staci S. Wright

If you have adopted my content for any amount of money of time in the previous calendar year, you have listened to me converse repeatedly about the jarring statistics associated to the shrinking % of Us citizens who have a biblical worldview (this was specially suitable history context for my most recent e book, Faithfully Diverse: Regaining Biblical Clarity in a Secular Lifestyle). I’ve penned and talked about a great deal of different research and figures, but two of the most pertinent information points are these: 65% of People in america self-establish as Christians, but exploration on people’s genuine beliefs and actions reveals that only about 6% have a biblical worldview. This huge hole has a lot of implications for the church right now. 

But how accurately do researchers outline a biblical worldview? How do they get to that 6% estimate? And is it genuinely a reliable picture of the place we are as the church in The us? In this episode, I get into all the specifics with the guy powering the exploration: Dr. George Barna, who is the Director of Research for Arizona Christian University’s Cultural Investigate Center.

Dr. Barna answers issues this kind of as:

  • How his staff arrived at their set of 54 inquiries (across 8 perception and habits categories) to measure the biblical worldview in The usa
  • Why behavioral concerns are an significant part of measuring worldview (and not only beliefs)
  • Whether “secondary issues” this sort of as denominational particulars and views on the age of the Earth/evolution are part of the biblical worldview definition used
  • How a consultant sample is selected
  • What the parameters are for employing study answers to categorize persons as owning a biblical vs. other worldview
  • What we can do as the physique of Christ to increase the percent of self-recognized Christians who keep to a biblical worldview

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Talked about IN THIS EPISODE

2017 Worldview research executed by the Barna Group and Summit Ministries: https://www.barna.com/investigation/competing-worldviews-affect-todays-christians/

Exploration on “syncretism” as major worldview in The usa:
https://www.arizonachristian.edu/2021/04/13/broad-majority-of-people-stitch-alongside one another-patchwork-worldview-of-conflicting-beliefs-building-syncretism-prime-worldview-amongst-u-s-grownups/

Latest analysis knowledge on the worldview of pastors:
https://www.arizonachristian.edu/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/CRC_AWVIRelease_07_Electronic.pdf

Signal up for research updates from the Cultural Investigate Center:
https://www.arizonachristian.edu/culturalresearchcenter/most recent-investigation/

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