The Summit Lecture Series: Making Sense of Your World with John Stonestreet, part 20

To purchase the entire Summit Lecture Series, Vol. 1 on DVD, go to summit.orgSo, in light of all the different competing worldviews out there (Christianity, Islam, Secular Humanism, Marxism, Cosmic Humanism, and Postmodernism), I want to turn our attention to the question: How do we evaluate our own worldview?How can you understand the worldview and beliefs that you actually live out each day? In other words, how can we connect what we know is true with how we actually live, and how do … [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...]

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 15

To purchase the entire Summit Lecture Series, Vol. 1 on DVD, go to: summit.org.Previously, we discussed Scientism, Neo-Darwinism, Naturalism, Atheism, and Agnosticism.Secularism is the idea that God does not belong in the public square. He must be kept separate from all public life. He is okay, as long as He remains a private, personal belief system.An example of this is the Freedom From Religion Foundation, who fights for a strict separation of church and state among other things. I … [Read more...]