The truth is that everyone has a worldview. The tragedy is that many people think and live by their worldview and do not take the time to analyze what it is or even whether it is true. The truth is that a worldview is like colored glasses; it colors everything at which we look. This can be a grid through which one views all of life. As such it helps form our thoughts, values, and decisions. The tragedy is that most of the people do not even know what their worldview is, how they got it, and how important it is in their lives. Making Sense of Your World was not only one of the most first on this subject (in its first edition), but it is without doubt one of the best. It comes from experts in the field who have decades of experience in teaching worldviews on the college level… –Norman Geisler
About the Author
WILLIAM E. BROWN is President of Cedarville University. A graduate of the University of South Florida, he holds a master of theology degree and Ph.D. from Dallas Theological Seminary. As a nationally recognized expert in worldview, Brown has authored three books (Making Sense of Your Faith; Where Have The entire Dreamers Gone?: Observations from a Biblical Worldview; and Making Sense of Your World with Gary Phillips) and more than a hundred articles for journals, magazines, encyclopedias, and newspapers. He has also lectured internationally in Europe, the former Soviet Union, and South The united states. Dr. Brown and his wife Lynne are the parents of two children, April and Alex, and they reside in Cedarville, Ohio. W. GARY PHILLIPS is pastor of Signal Mountain Bible Church in Chattanooga, Tennessee. His degrees are from Vanderbilt University (B.A.), Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M.), and Grace Theological Seminary (Th.D.). He was Chairman of Biblical Studies at Bryan College, where he taught for twenty-four years, and was named by the trustees “Distinguished Professor of Biblical Studies.” He has received six teaching awards, has published articles and books (including Making Sense of Your World with W. E. Brown, nominated for Christianity Today s Reader s Choice book of the year), and has served as an officer in both the Evangelical Theological Society and the Evangelical Philosophical Society. Most recently he contributed several articles for The Encyclopedia of Theology (Baker) and wrote a statement entitled Judges and Ruth (Broadman & Holman, 2004). In 1985 Dr. Phillips planted a church on Signal Mountain where he served part-time for sixteen years at the same time as teaching at Bryan, and in 2001 became its full-time pastor. He and his wife Betsy have three grown children, David, Beth, and Rebecca. JOHN STONESTREET is the Director of Programs for Summit Ministries, a ministry dedicated to training Christians to take into account and live from a Biblical worldview. He is a popular speaker around the country and internationally at camps, schools, churches, and conferences to thousands of parents, teachers, and students each year on topics such as Biblical worldview, comparative worldviews, education, apologetics, leadership, and cultural issues. John holds a B.A. in Bible from Bryan College, a M.A. in Christian Thought from Trinity International University, and has been on the Christian Studies faculty at Bryan College since 2002. John and his wife Sarah have two daughters, Abigail and Anna, and they reside in Colorado Springs, CO.
Making Sense of Your World offers a basic, accessible introduction to biblical worldview that covers all of these aspects of world-view thinking. Part One compares the basic worldviews, Part Two contrasts (and seeks to defend) the biblical worldview with the others, and Part Three constructs a biblical worldview in four key areas. This book is an overview; the Christian thinker is invited to continue his or her study through the advisable readings at the end of each chapter an ongoing task Paul labels the renewing of our minds (Romans 12:2).