The Compelling Worldview of the Christian Faith (Baraka)

Near the end of his book, He Saw That It Was Good, Sho Baraka gives a brief but helpful personal testimony about the Christian worldview. He puts it quite well - and I must say that it reflects my own testimony in some ways! I first heard the gospel message preached as a young man.… Continue reading The Compelling Worldview of the Christian Faith (Baraka)

A More Life-Affirming Worldview (Pearcey)

The following section of Nancy Pearcey's Love Thy Body is very helpful. Here are some great thoughts for Christians. ...As Christian influence wanes, will Western culture revert back to a sexual free-for-all like that of the ancient world? If so, Christians will once again need to muster their courage to be radically countercultural. And they… Continue reading A More Life-Affirming Worldview (Pearcey)

Creation Ex Nihilo: Worldview Implications (Samples)

 From time to time I run into people who believe that God is part of the world, or the world is part of God.  This is pantheism – something movies like Avatar and religions like Eastern mysticism teach.  Others believe that God and matter are co-eternal (Mormons, Greek mythology, etc.) or that good and evil… Continue reading Creation Ex Nihilo: Worldview Implications (Samples)

Worldview: Idols Have Consequences (Pearcey)

 So far I'm very much enjoying this book by Nancy Pearcey: Finding Truth.  It's a great Christian resource for evaluating various worldviews in light of Scripture.  In this book Pearcey gives five biblical principles for unmasking idolatrous "-isms" like atheism, secularism, materialism, and so forth.  This morning I was reading the section where Pearcey noted that… Continue reading Worldview: Idols Have Consequences (Pearcey)

Wisdom and Worldview (Goldsworthy)

Here's a nice section from Graeme Goldsworthy's book Gospel and Wisdom: "The Christian rejects this [naturalistic] assumption of a universe which is shut up against the God of the Bible.  He accepts rather that God is self-sufficient, personal, and in complete control.  While the atheist view of reality is a closed system of cause and… Continue reading Wisdom and Worldview (Goldsworthy)