Here at the Disciple Nations Alliance we are fans of Ken Myers and his Mars Hill Audio Journal. Ken helps us understand what it means to live Coram Deo in our deeply secular 21st-century world. Many Christians live in the sacred-secular divide which leaves them in one of two unacceptable positions: on the
A real problem for many in the Church today is a tendency to divide the world into mutually exclusive compartments. One component is labeled “sacred” and has to do with the spiritual life. Everything else goes into a “secular” category. For those who hold this divided view of reality, the consequences are profound.
I had a stimulating discussion last week with the leadership of the Desiring God International Outreach ministry. During the course of our conversation, they asked for my opinion on the distinction between worldview and theology. The by-line of the international outreach ministry is “Theological Famine Relief for the Global Church.”
The Aesthetic That God is the first and perfect artist is attested by the beauty of creation. The fact that “in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” establishes the metaphysical foundation for all of the arts (painting, writing, composition, sculpting, dance, etc.) and for human creativity. Beauty
Avoiding “The Europe Syndrome” In my last two blogs, we looked at the essential roles of families, churches and civil government in fostering healthy societies, and how socialist and communist states are defined by the encroachment of the civil government into the roles of both families and churches. The result
James Davidson Hunter, the William R. Kenan Professor of Sociology and Religious Studies at the University of Virginia, has written a profound book that helps us understand the impact of language on moral development. In his book, The Death of Character: Moral Education in an Age without Good or Evil,