Higher math is a ladder to His majesty!
All subjects have a unique biblical worldview in which they can be taught. Math is certainly no exception. In fact, understanding the concepts under girding math will bring you so close to God that I call it the “cheek kissing zone.”
Here are some of my favorite worldview and apologetic authors:
C. S. Lewis
Francis A. Schaeffer
R. C. Sproul
St. Augustine of Hippo
William A. Dembski
The Universe Next Door: A Basic Worldview Catalog, 5th Edition
For more than thirty years, has set the standard for a clear, readable introduction to worldviews. In this new fifth edition James Sire offers additional student-friendly features to his concise, easily understood introductions to theism, deism, naturalism, Marxism, nihilism, existentialism, Eastern monism, New Age philosophy and postmodernism. Included in this expanded format are a new chapter on Islam and informative sidebars throughout.
Naming the Elephant by James Sire
Many of my worldview students will remember our first class on theology and the analogy of the “elephant.” Sire’s book will delve deeper into the concept and attach the proper worldviews to the proper theology. All is not one!
Worldviews in Conflict: Choosing Christianity in a World of Ideas
This world is a battlefield in the arena of ideas. The prize is the heart and mind of humankind. In this book, Ronald Nash outlines the Christian way of looking at God, self, and the world. He holds that worldview up against the tests of reason, logic, and experience, particularly discussing the problems of evil and the alleged ‘nonsense’ of the historic Christian doctrines and of Jesus’ incarnation and resurrection. He finds the Christian worldview sound and urges Christians to equip themselves intellectually to defend the faith on that battlefield. He particularly hits the attractions to our generation of naturalism and the New Age movement, pointing out their weaknesses and pitfalls as well as those of older worldviews. ‘Christian theism,’ he writes, ‘is a system that commends itself to the whole person’; but he stresses that a great difference exists between ‘belief that’ and ‘belief in.’
Creation Regained: Biblical Basics for a Reformational Worldview Al Wolters (Eerdmans)
The Transforming Vision: Shaping a Christian Worldview Brian Walsh & Richard Middleton (IVP)
Subversive Christianity: Imaging God in a Dangerous Time Brian Walsh (forward by N.T. Wright) (Alta Vista Press)
Total Truth: Liberating Christianity from Its Cultural Captivity Nancy Pearcey (Crossway)