Clearwater Christian College desires our students to possess a Biblical worldview which provides a framework of
reality grounded in God's true view of things. Possessing such a worldview affords students the ability to make sense
of life and the world around them from God's perspective. A reality grounded in God's true view of things will be
tethered to a proper understanding of God and his work in this world. Equipped with a Christian Worldview, a student
will be able to recognize and confront worldviews around them that are opposed to the Christian worldview. It will
also provide a basis for correcting their own wrong thinking and provide a roadmap for making lifestyle decisions
that reflect Christ's transforming work in their life.
One way the College addresses this is through this academic minor interwoven into every degree program offered
by the institution. Courses identified below cover the issues associated with a Biblical worldview from
theological, philosophical, and practical standpoints.
- BIB 107 Introduction to Christian Worldview (2)
An introduction to worldview, highlighting the nature, importance, and critique of worldviews. Special emphasis is placed on developing a Christian worldview as informed by a biblical and intellectual framework for the application of God's truth to all of life.
- BIB 101 Old Testament Survey (3)
A brief summary and introduction to each book of the Old Testament, tracing the chronological development of the nation of Israel.
- BIB 103 New Testament Survey (3)
A foundational survey of the world as it existed in the New Testament times. Primary focus is on the content of the New Testament with emphasis on the special characteristics and the key passages of each book.
- BIB 203 Basics of Biblical Interpretation (2)
A survey of the basic rules and methods of biblical interpretation which enable a student of the Bible to lead out the truth that God intended. Attention will be given to the nature of the Bible and the historical schools of interpretation. Included will be both theory and practice.
- BIB 303 Survey of Bible Doctrines (3)
A systematic study of the doctrines of the Christian faith, including Bibliology, Theology Proper, Anthropology, Hamartiology, Christology, Soteriology, Pneumatology, Ecclesiology, and Eschatology.
- BIB 304 Personal Evangelism and Apologetics (2)
A focus on the material and means by which Christians can communicate the Gospel message and answer the most common arguments against Christianity. Topics will include Scriptural methods of witnessing and leading persons to a saving faith in Jesus Christ, some history of apologetics, methods of defending the Christian faith in the face of diverse cultures, opposing worldviews, and competing religious belief systems. A program of personal discipleship will be integrated into the course for students to gain practical experience.
- BIB 440 Christian Ethics (3)
This course focuses on the foundation and principles of biblical ethics. It also includes a survey of alternative ethical theories, and the application of Christian ethics to contemporary issues.
This curriculum will be implemented with the 2013 fall semester.
As a sophomore psychology major, Lydia is learning how to combine Biblical perspectives and clinical psychology. "Throughout high school, I knew that
I wanted to attend a Christian college and study psychology. I wanted an atmosphere that promoted genuine Christian growth in my personal life and I
also wanted to gain a balanced perspective on psychology, one that emphasized biblical counseling as well as clinical psychology, and sought to prove
that true science and the Bible work together. There were several schools that offered these ideals, but I was sold on Clearwater after I visited and
saw how friendly and approachable the professors and students were and learned about the college's focus on personal discipleship. God has definitely
used Clearwater in my life to draw me closer to Him."