Raves & Reviews
Clip #2) David Bruce, head of www.hollywoodjesus.com.
"Imagine a Christian college that is connecting its students,
and potential students, to the real world--to dialogue
about Christ...but, in a way that gets the student to
look at how the other person believes, rather
than trying to force something on other people,...sort
of understanding where they're at...then, working with
them in dialogue and bring them somehow to God."
hopeful for the Church...I think this context
(WVE Seminar) has really helped them (student participants)
to a place where they are much farther down the road than
we were at their age."
can't believe that this program, in Lincoln, Illinois,
in the middle of cornfields, can possibly be so cutting
edge. It's so great! It's marvelous really."
Bruce is writer, speaker, and web master
for HollywoodJesus.com which has been featured on "Fox News" and in Time, the New York Times, and Christianity Today.
In addition to his M.Div degree, David has always been
a student of pop culture as Production/Admin for NBC-TV.
radio station management, and a Pop Music magazine Publisher.
David Naugle, professor and author of Worldview: The History of a Concept.
"Talk about relevance and effectiveness! WorldviewEyes
has put together one of the best programs in the country
to communicate to today's youth the bottom line importance
of a Christian worldview for personal spiritual growth
and cultural transformation. Biblical answers
to the deepest questions of life are at the heart of this
innovative program, enabling students to know God and
understand the world and their place in it on the basis
of rock-solid Christian convictions. This strategic ministry
also enables young people to understand the chief worldview
competitors to Christian perspectives and the influence
these outlooks have in contemporary culture. They also
teach students how to respond to these tough challenges
with the salt and light of the whole gospel. Not only
this, but WorldviewEyes has packaged this material
in an powerful way, using insights from Scripture and
examples from popular culture in a multimedia format that
is sure to connect with student audiences everywhere.
We need more ministries to youth like WorldviewEyes
that are addressing the deeper issues of life in helpful
and effective ways. How thankful I am for vision and purpose
of this significant work!"
David K. Naugle is chair and professor
of philosophy at Dallas
Baptist University. He has a Th.D. in systematic theology
and a Ph.D. in humanities with concentrations in philosophy
and English literature. Naugle is the author of Worldview:
The History of a Concept (Eerdmans 2002), a book
that was selected by Christianity Today as the
book of the year in theology and ethics. He is also
the editor of The Worldview Church E-Report
published by the Wilberforce Forum as an information source
designed to encourage church leaders to implement a Christian
worldview in their congregations.
Harold Netland: "Is it really
possible to engage youth today in serious conversation
about life and God? In a creative and
attractive approach to Christian encounter with contemporary
culture, Rich Knopp and the WorldViewEyes Youth
Program show how young people can be challenged to think
through basic worldview issues and deepen in their understanding
of what it means to follow Christ in today's world.
This could be revolutionary!"
Harold A. Netland is professor of philosophy
of religion and intercultural studies and the Naomi
A. Fausch chair of missions at Trinity
Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois,
where he began teaching in 1993. He received the B.A.
in biblical studies and history from Biola College and
his M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy from Claremont Graduate
School, where he studied under Professor
published works include Dissonant
Voices: Religious Pluralism and the Question of Truth
Religious Pluralism: The Challenge to Christian Faith
and Mission, as well as numerous articles on missions,
religious pluralism, and apologetics. He also co-edited
Christianity and the Religions (William Carey
William Lane Craig, world-reknown Christian apologist: "The
Church has dropped the ball when it comes to equipping
our youth to meet the intellectual challenges confronting
them in high school and college. WorldViewEyes is an innovative and credible curriculum
aimed at empowering Christian youth to think through and
defend the Christian worldview."
Dr. William Lane Craig
is Research Professor of Philosophy at Talbot
School of Theology in La Mirada, California. He lives
in Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife Jan and their two teenage
children Charity and John. When he was a junior in high
school, he first heard the message of the Christian gospel
and yielded his life to Christ. Dr. Craig pursued his
undergraduate studies at Wheaton College (B.A.) and graduate
studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (M.A.,
M.A.), the University of Birmingham (England) (Ph.D.),
and the University of Munich (Germany) (D.Theol.). His
many published works include Reasonable Faith
(Crossway, 1994); Philosophical Foundations for a
Christian Worldview (InterVarsity, 2003, with J.P.
Moreland); Hard Questions, Real Answers (Crossway,
2003); Creation Ex Nihilo (Baker, 2004, with
Paul Copan); and To Everyone an Answer (InterVarsity,
2004, with Francis Beckwith and J. P. Moreland). (For
a more complete list of Craig's publications, click
Francis Beckwith: "You
have a wonderful ministry, and I am honored that you asked
me to contribute to it. I've already told J.
P. Moreland about Lincoln and its terrific faculty ...."
Francis J. Beckwith is Associate Director of
the J. M. Dawson Institute of Church-State Studies, and
Associate Professor of Church-State Studies, at Baylor
University, where he is also Associate Editor of the Journal
of Church & State. He has M.A. and Ph.D. degrees
in philosophy from Fordham University and an M.J.S (Master
of Juridical Studies degree from Washington University
in St. Louis.
His books include (w/ W. L. Craig, J. P. Moreland) To
Every One An Answer: A Case for the Christian Worldview
(InterVarsity Press, 2004); Law, Darwinism, & Public Education: The Establishment Clause and the Challenge
of Intelligent Design (Rowman & Littlefield,
2003); (w/ C. Mosser & P. Owen) The New Mormon
Challenge: Responding to the Latest Defenses of a Fast-Growing
Movement (HarperCollins/Zondervan, 2002); (w/ G.
P. Koukl) Relativism: Feet Firmly Planted in Mid-Air
(Baker, 1998); and (w/ L. P. Pojman) The Abortion
Controversy 25 Years After Roe v. Wade: A Reader
annual report has been reviewed and approved. It
is clear that WorldViewEyes has matured significantly
over the last several years and is hitting its stride.
The number of young people you reach remains impressive.
I am also delighted in the project's careful evaluation
and with the ways you are using these insights to strengthen
the program. Good work!"
Coble, Religion Program
Director, Lilly Endowment Inc.
want to thank you for your "WorldViewEyes" ministry. Bethany has shown so much fruit from your's and
the other professors' labor.... [and] Becky said,
'I learned that I need to look at 'things' from another
frame of reference--and that sometimes we don't see things
accurately just because we only see them from one perspective.'
I was amazed!! Great work!"
Delp, Senior Minister,
Union Avenue Christian Church, Moberly, MO. [commenting
on the effects of the seminar on two girls from his church]
"As much as I have fought over my college decision,
there has only ever been one answer to my prayer for God
to show me where He wants me to go. I have
never felt more myself than this summer at WorldViewEyes
Lincoln. My heart and mind were
engaged in a way that I have only been able to dream of
in high school. Even as I push away the
idea of going across the country this fall, God shows
me all the reasons not to reject the best educational
choice I can make."
Hebert, from the state
of Washington, is a 2002 WVE seminar grad ("Creation
& Psychology") AND a 2003 WVE Seminar grad ("Christian
Faith, Competing Worldviews and Contemporary Culture")
. She is currently a junior @ Lincoln
"My experiences at the WorldViewEyes
seminar in New England honestly changed my life. Being around amazing Christian mentors and seeing
God work in other students lives led me to seek out and
submit to God’s will for my own life. I would
encourage anyone who wants to see God work in incredible
ways to attend one of the seminars."
Miller is a 2001 &
2002 WVE Summer grad ("Church Planting in the Modern
World") and currently a senior student and President
of the Student Council @ Lincoln
first of all want to thank you for being such a
big part in arguably the most valuable experience of my
life. I could talk for hours on my experience,
just ask my parents--six hours non-stop ...."
from Roswell, NM (attended "Worldviews
and Contemporary Culture" seminar)
you again for the seminar. I believe it to be the highlight
of my summer and possble summers to come. God
really was doing a wonderful work in my life during that
week which He is continuing even after I'm back now. God
bless you for all you've done. Thanks again."
from Lindenhurst, IL (attended "Worldviews and Contemporary
just wanted to let you know what a great time I had. I
got home and it was all that I could talk about to everyone. It was such a wonderful experience that brought
be closer to God. And having to write our personal mission
statements really made me think about what direction God
was pointing me in. Thank you so much for a wonderful
from O'Fallon, MO (attended "God's
Creation and Human Psychology" seminar)
David Bruce of
HollywoodJesus.com talks about how
WorldViewEyes is "connecting students to the real world"