By Chris Whiting The Problem The exercise of authority in the life of the Believer has been the focus of much thought and prayer over the centuries. The relationship between Church and State was at the core of persecution of the early church because the Christian confession “Jesus is Lord” was a direct contradiction to Rome’s requirement that “Caesar is lord”. A Roman … [Read more...]
This teaching stream explores Worldview.
A worldview is an overall view of the world. It’s an all-encompassing perspective on everything that exists and matters to us.
A person’s worldview, knowingly or not, reflects how they would answer the “big questions” of human existence: who and what we are, where we came from, how we ought to live and the meaning of life. In short, a person's worldview answers the questions of origins, meaning, morality and destiny. A worldview inclines us toward certain kinds of answers and away from others. Like spectacles with coloured lenses, they affect what we see and how we see it.
Worldviews determine people’s opinions on matters of ethics. What a person thinks about abortion, euthanasia, same-sex relationships, environmental ethics, economic policy, and so on will depend on certain underlying pre-commitments, their worldview.
Worldviews play a defining role in our lives. They shape what we believe, how we interpret our experiences, and how we behave and relate to others. Our thoughts and our actions are conditioned by our worldview.
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The West is engaged in a war to the death. But this is not a war of guns and rockets. Rather it is one of ideas. The battle lines are drawn between two opposing worldviews: Christian Theism and Secular Humanism. The defining idea of Humanism is that of self-determinism. In the words of Protagoras, it is “Man as his own measure”. Despite God’s clear revelation to him, man, in … [Read more...]
We live in an unprecedented time of sexual chaos, promoted and celebrated not only in the surrounding culture but also, tragically, in the church. In the name of liberation the sexual revolution advances the deconstruction of the family, including no-fault divorce, pre-marital sex, abortion as contraception and the sexualisation of children, and the deregulation of sexual … [Read more...]
What is it to be human? There is much at stake in how this vital question is answered. How one answers will differ according to one’s view of reality. And one’s view of reality, with its particular understanding of human nature, directly shapes and governs the values by which one seeks to live. The prevailing evolutionary worldview of secular humanism in the West over the … [Read more...]
In the face of an aggressive secularist vision gaining continuous momentum throughout the Western world, without a clear biblical vision of God's sovereign purpose in history it is easy to become disillusioned and discouraged, inclining Christians to either a capitulation to the culture or a pietistic retreat from it. Combating both these tendencies, these 5 books will equip … [Read more...]