Worldview

Counsel for a Friend Who Wonders Which Christian Forest He’ll Land In

"I also know that evil dwells within me, as Romans shows, and that good dwells even among my enemies. God causes his common grace to fall on the unjust. And I find this to be such helpful knowledge. It takes from my shoulders the pressures of an impossible worldview." - Mark Ward

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“There is no oughtness in a world that just is.”

"He wrote me an eloquent letter in which he used his training in philosophy to wonder out loud if Christianity is merely a set of Jungian archetypes, a set of myth-making stories that echo something deep in the human psyche that somehow over evolutionary millennia we have found useful. ...Here was my response." - Mark Ward

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Two Incompatible & Mutually Hostile Worldviews

"I’m not sure these researchers fully engage [the worldview concept] and the complexity that often arises.  For example, is morality based on a transcendent absolute or do we make it up for ourselves? OK, we can see that social conservatives believe the former, while social liberals believe the latter. But..." - Gene Veith

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“Politics and grievance are the cheap substitutes for cultivating young minds when meaning and theology have left the building”

"Despair is what results, and it’s what I heard beneath my neighbor’s lament. Such despair and empty moral imperatives also are on display in global protests over climate change." - WORLD

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Does “real kingdom work” only happen when we volunteer at church or get paid from a nonprofit organization?

"'My dream is to one day ...quit my job and do real kingdom work.' ...But at the same time, I cringe at the false dichotomy I hear in statements like this. As if 'real kingdom work' only takes place when one is volunteering at church or getting a paycheck from a nonprofit organization." - Daniel Darling

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Materialism and scientism: no space for beauty and wonder

"Paul Gould’s new book Cultural Apologetics addresses these issues by setting forth a fresh model for cultural engagement, rooted in the biblical account of Paul's speech on Mars Hill, which details practical steps for reestablishing the Christian voice, conscience, and imagination." - Breakpoint

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