Trying to determine the best method to assess Biblical Worldview can be a challenge, as there are a host of ideas and opinions on the topic. The Biblical Worldview Indicator (BWVI) cuts through some of the confusion to offer a clear model of Biblical Worldview assessment. Based on the fundamental philosophical issues that form the basis for any valid worldview, the BWVI looks past cultural issues to the basic understanding of what an individual believes to be true. The BWVI does not assess political or spiritual preferences, but instead seeks to point individuals to the presuppositions that form the foundations of a Biblical Worldview, based on historically accepted interpretations of the text. It is a great fit for any school or organization that wants to measure or establish a comprehensive understanding of Biblical Worldview.
Dr. Rawls works with the conviction that the foundations of our worldview form our values, and those values, when lived out with courage and a heart for others, can positively impact the lives of people all over the world. As a researcher and author, Dr. Rawls brings various disciplines together such as worldview, social entrepreneurship, and communication, and works to identify the underlying values and philosophical structures that inform our approach to these studies. Dr. Rawls holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration, an Executive Certificate in Communication, an MBA, and a MA in Religion. He is an Online Dean at Liberty University.
Dr. Kristen Hark is an Assistant Professor of Corporate Communication at Penn State Lehigh Valley. She has worked with and studied communication for over 20 years and talked with people for even longer. All that communication led her to understand that the heart of communication, whether strategic, philosophical, interpersonal, or digital, relies on the understanding of bias so that we can week and engage people with differing, and at times competing, worldviews. Through years of teaching, speaking, and researching, Dr. Hark has become increasingly motivated to reach people three things: that “it’s not the critic who counts,” that the process should never be wasted, and that healthy, interdisciplinary communication can make an incredible difference.
Why this specific research project? Because Dr. Hark believes that well-supported ideas inform constructive dialogue and that theory IS practical and that both the academy and marketplace are better for it.
Dr. Hark is dedicated to the belief that we can be, and should be, life-long learners; that there is a process to learning well, and it begins with a commitment to well-supported ideas.