The Summit Lecture Series: Making Sense of Your World with John Stonestreet, Part 17

So, over the past few weeks, we have examined Nihilism, Existentialism, Atheism, Scientism, Hedonism, Neo-Darwinism, Naturalism, Socialism, among other ideas that are competing for our attention each and every day. And, when we put together these various ideas, we derive (whether we mean to or not) certain worldviews.One such worldview is Secular Humanism.The publications that basically frame out Secular Humanism are known as the Humanist Manifesto (I, II, and III), the first of which … [Read more...]

The Summit Lecture Series: Making Sense of Your World with John Stonestreet, Part 16

To purchase the entire Summit Lecture Series, Vol. 1 on DVD, go to: summit.org. Nihilism comes from the Greek word nihilo, which means “nothing”.  Therefore it can be defined as a philosophy of “nothingism”.  Some of its most popular proponents are Albert Camu, Samuel Beckett, and in a lot of ways Friedrich Nietzsche – particularly when he said:“You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”So, where Existentialists would … [Read more...]

The Summit Lecture Series: Making Sense of Your World with John Stonestreet, Part 13

To purchase the entire Summit Lecture Series, Vol. 1 on DVD, go to: summit.org. “One can’t prove that God doesn’t exist, but science makes God unnecessary. The laws of physics can explain the universe without the need for a creator.” - Stephen HawkingThis is a quote from a guy who is considered one of the smartest, if not THE smartest man on the planet. Yet, you can see his Naturalistic predisposition embedded within his quote.You see, as the idiom goes, to a hammer, everything looks li … [Read more...]

The Summit Lecture Series: Making Sense of Your World with John Stonestreet, Part 12

To purchase the entire Summit Lecture Series, Vol. 1 on DVD, go to: summit.org.Ideas really matter.Ideas have consequences.Ideas have stories.There are actually a handful of different stories (or worldviews) that are all vying for our hearts and minds they are:Secular Humanism Christianity Marxism Leninism Postmodernism Cosmic Humanism IslamIdeas have feet.And finally, ideas have families.What I mean by this is that ideas often stem from other ideas, … [Read more...]

The Summit Lecture Series: Making Sense of Your World with John Stonestreet, part 8

As Nancy Pearcey says in her book Total Truth,"A Worldview is not the same thing as a formal philosophy; otherwise, it would be only for professional philosophers. Even ordinary people have a set of convictions about how reality functions and how they should live..."Everybody has a worldview. Therefore, it’s not just some intellectual exercise that academics do. It’s a real thing that each of us possess in one shape or another.I’m reminded of one time when I was sitting next to a woma … [Read more...]

An Examined Life with Jeff Allen 54: Atheism, Humanism, Abortion and Christian Worldview with Nancy Pearcey, part 3

[display_podcast] Nancy Pearcey, author of books such as How Now Shall We Live and Total Truth and visiting scholar at Houston Baptist University, joins us on today’s show. Jeff Allen: So, what do you have on the horizon?Nancy Pearcey: Well, I’m currently working on a book on ethical issues, such as abortion, homosexuality, and euthanasia. Most books on this subject are either about what the Bible says or moral reasoning. I’m showing the worldview, the view of the human person. You cannot r … [Read more...]