Personal Worldview Inventory
Grand Canyon University
A worldview is a connection of ultimate beliefs, expectations, morals, and philosophies about the universe and the role of humans in it that forms how a person understands their life and experiences (and the lives and experiences of others) and how that person behaves as a response to that (Crossway, 2016). As there are many different values, beliefs, personalities, religions, et cetera, many different people have various worldviews. There is no same worldview anywhere on the entire Earth. When formulating worldviews, there are 5 main components, otherwise known as TAKES. The first component of a worldview is theology, or the study of God. This is simply what the person thinks of God. Is God real? Is he fictional? Is he really all-knowing? Is he perfect? It is through theology that a person comes to realize the first part of their worldview. The second part would be none other than A, Anthropology. Anthropology is the study of human beings. What are human beings? Where did we come from? How are we all unique? Do we all have a purpose on Earth? This is the part of a worldview where your thoughts on not only God, but everyone around you begins to show. This is when you start to think about the human race around you. Next there is knowledge. Here, you simply ask yourself about knowledge, how to obtain it, and how to keep it for a long time. The next step is ethics. Is morality objective or subjective? Why should we try to be good, anyways? Are we ultimately accountable to anything or anyone for the way we live? Lastly, there’s salvation. Here, salvation is taken in a generic sense and not in a religious way. Therefore, when discussing salvation, it means the basic human problem and the solution to that problem. What is humanity’s most basic problem? Are there multiple solutions? What part (if any) does God play in solving the problem?