Do we need to engage in “worldview training” with our children and grandchildren? What difference does it make? Isn’t all of that “worldview” stuff just for philosophers who use big words that my kids and I can’t understand anyway? Isn’t it enough to just follow Jesus and leave worldview to others?
“My friend’s daughter went off to college, and now she’s a totally different person. It’s so sad.” How many times have you heard this story? I used to wonder how simply going to college could effect such a sudden and drastic worldview shift. I mean, going to a school couldn’t possibly change such a large thing as a worldview, especially one that has been held since childhood, right?
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Tagged Bible, Christianity, College, Do Not Be Conformed To This World, education, faith, university, Worldview
It’s incredibly awkward when you’re in an important worldview conversation with a friend, and you don’t know what to say. You can’t figure out the right facts or convincing words to combat their argument, and worse, the conversation ends with you questioning your own beliefs.
I've often heard the term "worldview" compared to a pair of glasses—your worldview is the lens that sits right in front of your spiritual eyes and affects the way you see everything. If your glasses are scratched, the whole world will look scratched. If your glasses are smudged, the whole world will look smudged. And if your glasses are pink-tinted, the whole world will look pink. And so, the best way to deal with someone who insists the world is pink is not to endlessly debate back and forth about any particular object whose color you disagree about, but rather to change out their glasses for a pair that lets them see the world as it really is.
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Tagged America's Declining Biblical Worldview, American values, Arizona Christian University, Biblical worldview, Cultural Research Center, Dr. George Barna, National Opinion Research Center, NORC, University of Chicago, Wall Street Journal, Worldview
Any parent knows that trying to raise children is difficult. Especially if you are trying to raise your kids in the nurture and admonition of the Lord in a post-Christian society, such as our own. Everywhere you turn it seems like the world is trying to destroy any semblance of innocence in the hearts and minds of the youngest in society. How is a parent supposed to compete when the world is so dark?
For Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, “Turn out the lights, the party’s over.” That’s particularly embarrassing for her because a sitting mayor is supposed to be reelected. She failed to impress voters, yet announced that Chicago moved forward during her term. Voters disagreed. Opponents pointed out the rise in crime and a consistently divisive leadership style.
So who is next up?
What do you expect from your church? Biblical preaching? A community where biblical values are exemplified by clergy and laity alike? A recent poll from George Barna’s Cultural Research Center (CRC) indicates that these are no longer reasonable expectations in American churches.
Critical Race Theory is hard to understand, perhaps deliberately so. Its advocates use common terms differently than do the rest of us. For example, almost everybody associates “racist” with someone who thinks one race is superior to others. But to these advocates, every American is automatically racist, even if no racial intent exists at all.
Even Christians are being deceived by Critical Race Theory. For example, one religious college held a conference that claimed “there is no such thing as being white and being a Christian.” This statement underscores the need to understand the claims of Critical Race Theory and how it impacts Christianity.
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Tagged Alex Nester, Alissa Widman Neese, Bible, Christopher Rufo, Critical Race Theory, Dennis Prager, Dr. Nicki Cole, George Orwell, Ibram X. Kendi, Janel George, Jarrett Stepman, Jason Ryan, John Hannam, Jr., Julie Barrett, Karl Marx, Kelly BUrton, Kevin Roberts, Laurie Higgins, Luna Castelli, Martin Luther King, Marxism, Mateo Castelli, Michael Ginsberg, Neil Shenvi, Nicole Solas, Oliver Perry, Philippe Lemoine, Robert Rector, Robin DiAngelo, Sam Dorman, Sarah Zielinski, The Heritage Foundation, Tom Knighton, Trofim Lysenko, Worldview
Why Christians must engage the culture on sexual ethics or be responsible for our civilization’s demise
As a Christian pastor, I am seeing a dangerous trend among American Christians: There seems to be a philosophical and theological framework developing in reaction to a culture that is becoming increasingly hostile to a Christian worldview. In many cultural spaces, the Christian worldview is considered laughable and openly despised. The response of a large segment of evangelicals is to privatize faith and talk publicly only about issues that don’t ruffle cultural feathers.
This is most profoundly seen in the cultural conversations on sexuality. …
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Tagged Brian Johnson, Deistic societies, Equality Illinois, Gender Fluidity, J.D. Unwin, Joy Pullman, lgbt agenda, Manistic cultures, Marriage, Rationalistic cultures, Sex and Culture, sex and gender, Worldview, Zoistic societies
If you are planning to assault a stronghold, you’d want to weaken its defenders prior to your attack. I discussed a weakening strategy in my prior post [i] about patriarchy and gender roles. I described how reducing the public’s valuation of “what is a family” is vital for establishing a Marxist society.
Another weakening strategy is to silence opposition to your plans. Whether society’s defenders are silenced through force, or are shamed into not speaking up, there will be few objections to your plans to change things, and less opposition to your propaganda.
This article describes how some of these …
The father of our country understood something important about education—and we would do well to heed his wisdom today
I find it odd when I refer to an atheist’s worldview and he adamantly denies he has one. This sense that “worldview” is an insult has puzzled me for quite a while; why would atheists think it’s an insult to have a consistent, coherent view of reality? As I’ve talked to them more about this, I think I may have finally figured out why many of them view the term “worldview” so negatively, and it has to do with their identity as atheists.
At the University of Illinois “Pride Festival” you can learn:
“…how to use verses from the Bible to debunk the “homosexuality is a sin” message — and how to make downstate Illinois more LGBTQ supportive. [i]”
To make you like them they want to change you and your worldview. Why is changing your worldview so important to them, and to you?
Your very own worldview
Worldview is just a fancy word describing what you’ve learned, the experiences you’ve had, and your future expectations. For example:
- You know some parts of the Bible better than many other people, but