Culture Informed by Worldview

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The prompt for Five Minute Friday is: CULTURE This topic has been on my mind for a couple of weeks, stimulated by a book I am reading.

Worldview: a particular philosophy of life or conception of the world

Culture: a) a particular stage of advancement in civilization b) the characteristic features of such a stage or state c)behavior typical of a group or class

Nancy Pearsey begins her book, Love Thy Body, with a discussion of worldview. Culture is informed by worldview. She explains how Darwin, Freud and other scientists/philosophers have had an effect on worldview and culture.

We as individuals living within the culture can be subtly influenced by the major worldview. When you read a novel, are you able to recognize the worldview of the author? I see a clear difference in novels written more than 100 years ago and recently written novels.

It is helpful to recognize the prevailing worldview when we interact with the culture around us.

Jesus lived out a worldview completely consistent with the word of God—and he was still gentle with the tax collector and the Samaritan woman. He invited them into his worldview.

By Carol

Carol is a follower of Jesus and a wife, mom & grandma. She worked for many years as a childbirth nurse and prenatal educator. She recently retired from clinical work. She has written articles for nursing journals and devotionals. Her novel, Aliisa's Letter, was published in 2010 and she is currently working on another project.


  1. Thank you for your excellent explanation about the meaning of culture and world view. Now to attempt to try and live the same world view, Jesus did.

  2. Hello there Carol. I enjoyed your post. Yes, both culture and worldview often are inseparable. Both Darwin and Freud shaped the mindset of many worldviews and cultural behaviors in unholy ways. But as you mention the way Christ administered His ministry shows God’s definition of how to unite them together in godliness. Have a great day and thanks for allowing me to bear witness to your faith!

  3. Only through Jesus can we have a worldview that puts our own time and place into context. Otherwise we are stuck in our own place and time. Thank you, Carol, for this thought provoking blog.

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