History of WorldView Eyes

WVE began in 1999 with a $30,000 planning grant from the Lilly Endowment of Indianapolis. The primary objective was to develop a program to attract high school youth to pursue Christian theology and ministry. Since then, WVE has received six grants from the Lilly Endowment totalling $1,027,530.

Since 2016, WVE has partnered with the Room For Doubt program, which shares many of the same objectives of WorldView Eyes.

The Mission of WorldView Eyes

WorldView Eyes helps students and adults EXPAND their Christian mind, ENGAGE their multimedia culture, EVALUATE various beliefs, and EMBRACE a consistently-lived Christian worldview.

WVE (1) produces multimedia presentations, (2) offers educational experiences (e.g., seminars, retreats), (3) provides “worldview curriculum,” and (4) maintains a website for program resources.


Developing a Christian mind is not an option for a devoted disciple–it is a priority. We are to love God with our heart, soul, MIND, and strength (Mark 12:30).

The Christian mind is a renewed mind (Rom. 12:2) that is not taken captive by other philosophies (2 Cor. 10:5) and is even able to demolish arguments against God (Col. 2:8). It takes every thought captive for Christ (2 Cor. 10:5).


Having “worldview eyes” means that we think more consciously and consistently about our culture. Everything should be examined (e.g. TV, movies, music, videos, social media). We want to detect and promote what is true and commendable (Phil. 4:8). We want to “test the spirits” of influence in our life (1 John 4:1).  We want a compassionate understanding of culture and also use it to develop a compelling Christian witness.


There are thousands of different philosophies and religions. We want to expose and evaluate the BIG differences between non-Christian worldviews and the core claims of Christianity as presented in Scripture.

Why should anyone want to be (or remain) a Christian and not something else?


Biblical faith is not merely believing the “right things.” It requires a personal and persistent commitment to live with integrity (in beliefs, attitudes, speech, actions, and desires).  A Christian worldview is not so much something we HAVE; it is a way of life we choose to LIVE.

Our Leadership

Dr. Richard Knopp

Director of WorldView Eyes and Room For Doubt

Dr. Zach Breitenbach

Associate Director of Room For Doubt

Hannah Brimner

WorldView Eyes and Room For Doubt Technology Specialist