BreakPoint This Week: Advent, Sacred Time, and Worldview

[display_podcast] By Colson Center for Christian Worldview. Discovered by e2 media network and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not e2 media network, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. It is time to prepare for Christmas. But I don’t mean at the shopping mall. I mean sacred preparation. This upcoming Sunday marks the beginning of Advent, the time historically “set aside by the Church to help believers prepare to receive the fullness of Jesus’ coming.” And t … [Read more...]

The Summit Lecture Series: Making Sense of Your World with John Stonestreet, Part 19 (Marxism)

To purchase the entire Summit Lecture Series, Vol. 1 on DVD, go to summit.org Let’s talk about Marxism.The key work of Marxism is the Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Frederick Engels. Its controlling idea boils down to class struggle and Materialism. Now, Materialism is similar to Naturalism, but they put all their weight on “stuff” and “resources”.So, what Marx believed was that the entire history of the world could really be understood through the lens of “those who had resources … [Read more...]

The Summit Lecture Series: Making Sense of Your World with John Stonestreet, Part 18

To purchase the entire Summit Lecture Series, Vol. 1 on DVD, go to: summit.org “As humanists we urge today, as in the past, that humans not look beyond themselves for salvation. We alone are responsible for our own destiny, and the best we can do is muster our intelligence, courage, and compassion to realize our highest aspirations.” - Paul Kurtz, “The Humanist Manifesto, 2000” The problem at the core of this statement is the matter of whose aspiration we ought to aim for. Throughout the past … [Read more...]

A Christian Approach to the 2016 Presidential Election

As a child, I remember hearing so many adults warn me to never speak of money, politics or religion in public circles, out of respect of others’ opinions.But, I’m afraid times have changed.Today, our nation is overflowing with individuals drowning in debt, with no light at the end of the tunnel. Maybe, if there were more healthy discussions about money, this crisis could have been at least tampered, if not averted.Politically, polls repeat time after time that millions of Americans fe … [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...]

An Examined Life with Jeff Allen: Christian Worldview with Nancy Pearcey, part 2

[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: You have stated before that you were a skeptic and at one point slipped into a period of nihilism. Could you explain this period? Nancy Pearcey: When I was 19, I went to L’Abri and they knew the questions I had better than I did. As Christians, they had studied worldviews enough that they understood secular tho … [Read more...]