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Gain practical understanding of our Christian response to life’s issues and to work towards human flourishing as God has intended.


This core course of the U of N aims to present, examine, and celebrate God’s truth and work in every area of life, in alignment with Philippians 4:8, an exhortation to meditate on “whatever is true, honorable, just, sacred, lovely and of good report.” It encompasses the humanities and science and technology, looking at the achievements and failures of individuals, societies, and nations, past and present. The course allots eight weeks of study to humanities, and four weeks to science, though the goal is an integrated approach. Topics include: the history of civilization from ancient times to the present, the meaning of worldview, language and culture, history of science, the practice of science, stewardship principles, appreciating literature and art, world politics and justice issues. This course meets the U of N Core Curriculum requirement for Applied Christian Thinking.

Core Focus

If we look carefully at this world with open minds and hearts, we will see God’s character revealed everywhere.  He is in the created order, in the amazing events of human history, in great works of art, in the highs and lows of human experience and in the richness of cultures.

This course takes us on a journey to find out more about the God who speaks through all of these, and then challenges us to renew our minds and take a thoughtful Christian view into the world, our world, and make a lasting difference. It includes the humanities and science and technology, looking at the achievements and failures of individuals, societies, and nations, past and present.

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We’ll consider the following:

The True: The development of a Christian mind through the analysis of prevalent philosophies and worldviews. Science as a way to find truth.

The Noble: An examination of humanity, individual and corporate, as made in the image of God. The biographies and achievements of famous men are women are explored from a biblical point of view. Various views of sociology and anthropology also may be discussed.

The Just: A biblical analysis of law, economics, politics and international relations. A similar approach is applied to issues in science and technology, such as stewardship of the world resources, bioethics, and the impact of new technology on society.

The Sacred: The redemptive work of God in all areas of life through His people in history.

The Lovely: Literature, art and music as seen from a Christian perspective.

The Good Report: God at work in human history from ancient to modern times, and the study of how nations and cultures have used and abused their distinctive giftings from God.

Course Outline

In-depth studies in Biblical Worldview

History of Ideas & their impact around the world

God at work in history

God, Justice, and Society

Public Policy: A Biblical Framework

Current World Affairs & International Relations

Poverty, Entrepreneurship and Economic Justice

Creative Arts, Literature and Culture

Environmental Stewardship

Science & Missions

Bio-ethics: A Biblical Worldview in Medical Ethics

Other activities include: o Developing a comprehensive ‘Framework for Action’ Using tools for social transformation

Networking opportunities in areas of passion

School Information


Sept 27th – Dec 19th, 2018








Completion of a DTS with an outreach.


Outreach and internships are optional. We have an integrated approach that helps you identify your core vision, develop concrete action steps, and utilize our extensive network for opportunities to work in sphere of interest.

Our goal is to create a platform that guides, resources, and generates global opportunities for you. We want to see your burning vision activated.

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THE UNIVERSITY OF THE NATIONS IS NOT ACCREDITED BY AN ACCREDITING AGENCY RECOGNIZED BY THE UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF EDUCATION. Admission to the University of the Nations (U of N) and any of its sponsored programs is open to qualified individuals regardless of race, color, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, and educationally unrelated handicaps. U of N reserves the right to change schedules and course offerings as deemed necessary.