Monday, December 14, 2009

Christian Worldview and Kids

Teaching Christian worldview to children can be a challenge, because parents are required to find creative ways to simplify profound Biblical truths or respond to questions like “Why can’t I see Jesus?” or “Why is hell hot?” that test our knowledge of basic fundamentals of Christian faith.

For our kids, we've found movies an effective way to introduce worldview. We teach our 5-year-old daughter the concept of “opposites” by showing her characters that are acceptable and unacceptable, and we're training her early to find messages behind what she sees onscreen. We had one of our best moments as parents of young children when our daughter said the other day, “Every time I see a bad person in a movie it reminds me of how good God is.”

How about you? How do you teach your children or teens Christian worldview?

(Originally posted on The Point blog)


  1. Hard to teach 'worldview' when we are so often tangled up with it...which is why C.S. Lewis gave this advice on reading: "We all…need…to keep the clean sea breeze of the centuries blowing through our minds, and this can be done only by reading the old books..." And 'never allow yourself another new book until you have read an old one...'
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    One of the great tagedies of 'worldview' where the light of Christ briefly shown was the Christmas Truce of 1914...a great story for children as well as adults.


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