One of the main intellectual focuses in evangelical circles today is on worldviews. There is quite a bit of good, open discussion about how one’s worldview affects the way we see and interpret the world around us. It is beneficial to be able to (a) understand that other people see the world differently, and (b) take the time to charitably and sympathetically look at how the world looks to another person. Aristotle says it this way, “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” This is an important skill for our children to learn.
One thing that is less well discussed is how to critically examine worldviews. Your worldview is neither an arbitrary nor a personal choice. The goal of a worldview is to match the way your mind thinks to reality. However, this means that we need a way to properly judge between worldviews.