Episode 42: Developing a Christian Worldview with Israel Wayne

Israel discusses his new book, the fundamental thing missing from the traditional school system, whether education is morally neutral, and the importance of developing a Christian worldview.

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Summary

Does God have an opinion on education? In this episode, Robert welcomes back Refining Rhetoric’s first returning guest, Israel Wayne, who has spent decades researching the answer to this question. Together, they discuss Israel’s new book Foundations in Faith, sharing homeschooling responsibilities with one’s spouse, the fundamental thing missing from the traditional school system, whether education is morally neutral, and the importance of developing a Christian worldview, while also sharing helpful resources to help listeners get started along this path. After their conversation, Robert uses the classical tools of learning to analyze Brazil and China’s recent agreement to trade oil outside the U.S. dollar, followed by a “Classical Crypto” segment on bear markets vs. bull markets.

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“In order for there to be a category of truth in the universe, there has to be a fixed reference point for truth. . . And so, when it comes to moral truth, there has to be something that is higher than you and I and our opinion; otherwise, there can’t be objective truth. This is why it is so important for us to emphasize the standard that God has set in his own personhood, that God in Himself and his nature and character is the standard by which we judge all moral truth.”

Israel Wayne

Topics

  • Intro to Israel Wayne [0:58]
  • Israel’s definition of truth [1:38]
  • Israel’s new book Foundations in Faith [3:20]
  • Balancing running a business with being a parent of eleven children [7:47]
  • Israel’s family and the importance of scheduling time alone with your spouse [10:46]
  • What homeschooling looks like for Israel’s family; how he and his wife balance homeschool responsibilities [13:21]
  • The fundamental thing missing from the traditional education system is the fear of the Lord [18:55]
  • Why many Christians have taken the view that education is morally neutral [21:50]
  • What resources Israel has found helpful in developing a Christian worldview [23:05]
  • Homeschool resources for encouraging students to develop a Christian worldview [25:52]
  • Why is having a Christian worldview important? [30:01]
  • The relationship between a Christian worldview and Christian apologetics [32:08]
  • Farewell to Israel [34:40]
  • “Current Events Discussion”: Brazil and China agree to exchange oil outside the U.S. dollar [35:42]
  • Ad: ActorsBible: 15% discount! [40:11]
  • “Classical Crypto”: Bear Markets vs. Bull Markets [40:57]
  • Outro [45:54]

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