Western Thought: An Introduction to Worldview


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6 Lessons

1-2 Hours Per Lesson


Certificate of Completion

Course Description

Saint or secularist, everyone has a worldview. More powerful than a philosophy, a worldview is set of beliefs embedded in a larger metanarrative, that seeks to live out its answers - for good or for bad. Unfortunately, the “world story” informing many Christians is one that is contradictory to the biblical one, and this serves to undermine their influence in the kingdom of God. For many Christians who have roiled over the cultural and societal developments occurring over the past few years, you will learn the worldview underpinning the manifestation of these issues has been at work for more than two-hundred years.


Course Lessons

  1. The Power of a Worldview
  2. The Biblical Worldview
  3. The Roots of Modernity
  4. The Full Inculcation of Modernity
  5. The Signs of Our Times
  6. Mission at the Crossroads

Meet Your Instructors

Peter Worrall

Peter Worrall is an Associate Professor of Education at Moody Bible Institute. He received his Bachelor’s from Exeter University, England and his Master’s Degree from Moody and National Louis University in Bible and Teaching. He is in the final stages of his Doctoral Degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Peter has written a book with his wife, Kelli, 20 Things We’d Tell Our Twenty Something Selveswhich is available from Moody Publishers. He attends Grace Community Bible Church where he also occasionally preaches.

Emily Morales graduated summa cum laude from California State University, Fresno, with a BS in molecular biology and a minor in cognitive psychology. As an undergraduate, she conducted research in immunology, microbiology, behavioral and cognitive psychology, scanning tunneling microscopy and genetics - having published research in the Journal of Experimental Psychology, and projects in scanning tunneling microscopy. Having recently completed an M.Ed. from University of Cincinnati and a Certificate in Apologetics with the Talbot School of Theology at Biola University, Emily is currently an instructional designer for Moody Bible Institute and teaches organic chemistry and physics. As a former Darwinian evolutionist, Emily frequently contributes articles for Salvo Magazine, often defending the superior arguments for origin of life proffered by intelligent design scholarship.