Most of us answer to our name because of our parents. From day one we learned who we are based on sociological influences. Later, religious groups, groups we bound ourselves to, helped us see the value of our name. Churches, Boy Scouts, schooling, the roster on our t-ball team, these groups helped us see the value in our individual name. As we grew we likely started to find joy when we heard our name called. A friend, lover, or respected person could flutter our heart or make our shoulders go back in pride simply by saying our name. We all believe things because of outside influences. But outside influences aren't enough to believe something important, like a worldview.
In building a solid worldview for our students we often sit down on a logical explanation. Our answer to our students' questions of faith point to truth. We test ideas on their consistency, coherency, and completeness in the world. Evolution doesn't stand a chance against this logical approach. But what about God's goodness? How does one logically explain why God allows the evil person to succeed in the face of a righteous man? Logic can only take us so far before we become utilitarians. A Biblical worldview is needed.
A Biblical worldview does more than simply look at God's created order to answer questions. While God has revealed himself in general revelation, a Biblical worldview gives a more wholistic answer to some of the largest questions that face us and our students.