Leadership and Worldview – 3 Great questions to ask about every slice of the worldview pie!

If you read “Leadership and the Worldview Pie – What does the crust have to do with it?” then you understand the concept of “The Crust”. But how do we develop a worldview? Many people say they believe one thing but live a totally different worldview!

Below are some questions that I have found very helpful in developing my worldview. If you have some additional thoughts or questions to ask please post below!

CRUST:

Theology – is the Crust of the Worldview Pie

  • What do I believe about God
    • Do I believe there is a God?
    • If not, do I believe there could be a God?
    • If there is a God, which God?

SLICES:

There are the 9 Slices to the Worldview Pie:  

Philosophy the study of the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and existence, especially when considered as an academic discipline.

  • Based on my understanding of God what I do I think about Philosophy?
    • Knowledge – how is it attained? Where does it come from?
    • Reality – how should it be understood?
    • Existence – Is there a general purpose? What is it? How does that influence others?

Ethics moral principles that govern a person’s behavior or the conducting of an activity.

  • Based on my understanding of God what do I think about Ethics:
    • Where did morals come from?  
    • Why should one behave with any set of morals?
    • How should one behave? Why is that necessary?

Biology is the natural science that involves the study of life and living organisms, including their physical and chemical structure, function, development and evolution.

  • Based on my understanding of God what I do I think about Biology?
    • Where does life originate?
    • Are we a cosmic accident?
    • Do animals have purpose? If so, to do what?  

Psychology the scientific study of the human mind and its functions, especially those affecting behavior in a given context.

  • Based on my understanding of God what do I think about Psychology?
    • What is the purpose of your mind?
    • How does your mind control your actions?
    • Do your actions matter? If so, why?

Sociology the study of the development, structure, and functioning of human society. (as well as social problems.)

  • Based on my understanding of God what I do I think about Sociology?
    • Should humans follow a specific set development process? If so, why?
    • Does societal structure matter? If so, why?
    • What is proper human society? Why and how did you come up with that?   

Law the system of rules that a particular country or community recognizes as regulating the actions of its members and may enforce by the imposition of penalties.

  • Based on my understanding of God what I do I think about Law?
    • What is the purpose of law? Why does that matter?
    • Where does law come from?
    • Why is law necessary for humans?

Politics the activities associated with the governance of a country or other area, especially the debate or conflict among individuals or parties having or hoping to achieve power.

  • Based on my understanding of God what I do I think about Politics?
    • Why should a group of people use political systems?
    • Whom should benefit from a political system?
    • Do the masses or individuals matter more to the body politic.

Economics the branch of knowledge concerned with the production, consumption, and transfer of wealth.

  • Based on my understanding of God what I do I think about Economics?
    • What role does economics play in a society?
    • What should economics matter?
    • Who should benefit in an economic system?

History the study of past events, particularly in human affairs.

  • Based on my understanding of God what I do I think about History?
    • Does history have a point?
    • Why does history matter?
    • How does history affect a culture?

After working through the questions on each slice of the worldview pie what did you find? Is your worldview consistent? What are additional questions that may be helpful to ask?  

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