The Big Picture Podcast 78: Black Lives Matter & National Police Regulations from a Christian Cop’s Perspective

[display_podcast] So much has been thrown at us, as a society, such as biased media pushing their agenda instead of objectively reporting the truth, Black Lives Matter and police officers being shot and killed on a regular basis. It begs the question: how do we deal with this, as Christians? As followers of Jesus, we want to deal with it in the proper manner – in a way that is pleasing to God and that serves our fellow man. In my pursuit of an answer to this, I haven’t seen anyone asking police … [Read more...]

The Summit Lecture Series: Making Sense of Your World with John Stonestreet, Part 11

I had the extreme pleasure of doing some speaking engagements in New Zealand. The first time that I spoke there, I had the time of my life. But, my return flight didn’t go as I had expected.Have you ever had one of those moments when you have a great spiritual experience, but you are also physically exhausted?I’ve found that when you put these two together, you can quickly lose touch of reality. After having the time of my life, I quickly realized at the Auckland Airport that I was about … [Read more...]

The Summit Lecture Series: Making Sense of Your World with John Stonestreet, Part 10

There was a recent study with collegiate grad students in a variety of fields: biology, history, education, economics, law, politics, religion, theology, healthcare, engineering, etc.. Now, higher education (masters and doctorate level) does not have very many values left these days. But, there is one big value that is held throughout higher education: Do Not Plagiarize!It is commonly held throughout all of higher learning that you may not turn somebody else's work as your own. So, if anyone … [Read more...]

Summit Lecture Series: Making Sense of Your World with John Stonestreet, Part 9

Our description and prescription of the world is based on what we think about these basic believes. But what are these basic beliefs? Our worldviews are made up of what we fundamentally think about questions in a couple of different areas. First of all, questions about origin: Where did everything come from? What's the story of the world? Is the world an accident or is the world a creation? Is the world designed? Is the world not designed? Is the world an illusion, like certain branches of … [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...]

The Summit Lecture Series: Making Sense of Your World with John Stonestreet, Part 2

It’s often said that, “It doesn’t really matter what you believe, but it does matter.Ideas have consequences. As G.K. Chesterton said, “The modern habit of saying ‘This is my opinion, but I may be wrong,’ is entirely irrational. If I say that it may be wrong, I say that it is not my opinion. The modern habit of saying, ‘Every man has a different philosophy, this is my philosophy and it suits me,’ – the habit of saying this is mere weak-mindedness.” Does that not almost exactly describe the … [Read more...]