Spiritual Reality
June 17th, 2021
1 Corinthians 10:31 "So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God."While recently listening to a podcast, the subject of the “spiritual” side of reality came up. We are surrounded by the physical realm of reality at all times, which we perceive with our five senses (seeing, hearing, touching, smelling, and tasting). There has always been a spiritual side of reality,...
C.S. Lewis and the Coronavirus
May 27th, 2021
In one way we think a great deal too much of the atomic bomb. “How are we to live in an atomic age?” I am tempted to reply: “Why, as you would have lived in the sixteenth century when the plague visited London almost every year, or as you would have lived in a Viking age when raiders from Scandinavia might land and cut your throat any night; or indeed, as you are already living in an age of cancer...
Purpose: God's Larger Story
May 13th, 2021
“If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next. It is since Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world that they have become so ineffective in this.” - C.S. Lewis...
Gentle Boldness
April 29th, 2021
As we develop a World View that is founded on God being the ultimate authority for our life, purpose, reality, humanity and ethic, how do we relate and communicate with a world and culture that is so contradictory to what we believe? We have to hold fast to the truth that we know, but not lose that connection with our "neighbor," who desperately needs to hear the gospel! Even though we grasp the t...
Worldview for the Next Generation: Part Two
April 16th, 2021
Adapted from a blog post by Josh Mulvihill who provides a good resource for parents and the church with his book, Biblical Worldview: What it is, Why it Matters, and How to Shape the Worldview of the Next Generation (In the Library soon)In our current culture our children are bombarded with information overload that is actively undermining the foundations of a biblical worldview and the ability to...
Worldview for the Next Generation: Part One
April 8th, 2021
Adapted from a blog post by Josh Mulvihill who provides a good resource for parents and the church with his book, Biblical Worldview: What it is, Why it Matters, and How to Shape the Worldview of the Next Generation. Many Christian young people are unprepared to navigate the tidal wave of unbiblical ideas that confront them. If George Barna is correct, over 70% of Christian young people will rejec...
The Dangers of Redefining Reality
March 18th, 2021
There is a movement today attempting to erase the distinctions of male and female, so this week’s worldview watch is designed to help us think Biblically and respond compassionately. From the beginning of creation Satan has been trying to redefine reality. It started when he spoke seeds of doubt to Eve by asking: “Did God really say….?” Redefining reality is still happening today. God made it cle...
The Reality Pyramid
February 26th, 2021
Whose reality are you living in?Reality = the world or the state of things as they actually exist.What makes up reality? What is shaping your reality?Here is what Francis Schaeffer said about reality:“God has communicated to man, the infinite to the finite. The One who made man capable of language in the first place has communicated to man in language about both spiritual reality and physical real...
WW: Week Six
February 19th, 2021
In 2021 there have already been approximately 5.8 million abortions worldwide. As John Stonestreet likes to say, ideas have consequences and bad ideas have victims. Where do these ideas start and how do they lead to abortion?...
WW: Week Five
February 12th, 2021
What is your view on Humanity today? We, as a nation, have just gone through and are still in the midst of a political firestorm with plenty of names and categories to define both sides. Add to that the racial tensions, protests, marches, and angst and it is easy to get aligned with one side or the other and see the divisions being caused. These divisions have been around throughout history and hu...
WW: Week Four
February 5th, 2021
God is the infinite, eternal, and all-powerful creator and sustainer of all things. God has revealed himself and his word clearly in the Bible and in the person of Christ. Therefore, he is the only rightful ruler of the universe and his word is the only authoritative, absolute, and objective truth to guide life and practice for those he created....
WW: Week Three
January 29th, 2021
Last week our focus was on “Ultimate Authority” and the inauguration. We shared several verses that God is the one who establishes and removes kings and authorities on earth throughout history. Nate’s message from Esther was a great reminder that even though God is the ultimate authority, He (and His people/followers) have an enemy (Ephesians 6:10-12, 1 Pet 5:8)....
WW: Week Two
January 22nd, 2021
Something can become a god or idol when it becomes whatever we cannot imagine living without, whatever we most love, whatever we most trust, rely on, and believe in, and whatever is our final refuge....
WW: Week One
January 15th, 2021
Since we are already focusing on the sanctity of life, this would be a good week to highlight Humanity.As you think about humanity this week, consider how our culture answers these two questions. Also, what choices do you see people making based on how they answer these questions about humanity. We have two examples listed below:WHO AM I?Gen. 1:26 Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, afte...