In grappling with the question of what the guiding force in people’s lives is, this unit demonstrates one way that an inquiry can be developed using Christian beliefs key ideas: Christians believe that God is one God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and A Christian worldview is shaped by the biblical teaching of sin and grace.
Students investigate the profound question, what is the guiding force in life? Is it fate/God’s providence/predestination, is it freewill/choices, or random chance? Students investigate the profound reality of both through narrative as life is in itself a narrative. Looking at various philosophical principles that may apply to the question, students develop their understandings as they wrestle with the nature of life. Finally the Christian response to the problem is analysed and reviewed.
Author: Chris Bartlett
Issue date: 12 Oct 2011