worldview

God's Thoughts Should Be Our Thoughts: Truth Is Revealed and Knowable

God's Thoughts Should Be Our Thoughts: Truth Is Revealed and Knowable

By seeking and studying what God has revealed, we can make God’s thoughts our thoughts. We have, Paul wrote, the mind of Christ. We can know His design for human beings and for marriage and family, the purpose of government, the rightful end and object of worship, the significance of art and music and the place of science, and especially what has gone wrong with our world and what He’s doing to set it right. The ultimate goal is not to know things about God or even about His mighty acts in history. It is to know Him, and as Jesus put it, to love Him, with all our heart, soul, and mind.

What Is Your Missional Purpose?

What Is Your Missional Purpose?

I encourage you to focus today on your specific calling. If you cannot complete the sentence, “My ministry is _______________,” pray and reflect until you can. Then live every day in alignment with your missional purpose, remembering that “how we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives” (Annie Dillard).

75 Percent of Parents Want Children's Ministries to Address 'Difficult Subjects': Barna

75 Percent of Parents Want Children's Ministries to Address 'Difficult Subjects': Barna

A majority of parents in churches believe children's ministries should address current events and "difficult subjects," according to a new Barna survey.

Megachurch Pastor R.A. Vernon Argues, Some Gay People Are 'Born That Way'

Megachurch Pastor R.A. Vernon Argues, Some Gay People Are 'Born That Way'

R.A. Vernon, a prominent megachurch pastor in Cleveland, Ohio, who holds a biblical view on marriage, argued that some gay people are "born this way."

Should John Witherspoon’s Statue Remain at Princeton?

Should John Witherspoon’s Statue Remain at Princeton?

Princeton University is considering a petition, signed by nearly 300 members of the campus community, to remove a statue of John Witherspoon. According to the petition, “paying such honor to someone who participated actively in the enslavement of human beings, and used his scholarly gifts to defend the practice, is today a distraction from the University’s mission.” In place of the statue, the petition requests an informational plaque that would describe both the positive and negative aspects of Witherspoon’s legacy.

Christians Are Most Influenced by Family When Resolving Conflicts: Poll

Christians Are Most Influenced by Family When Resolving Conflicts: Poll

A new research poll from the Barna Group shows that Christians are most influenced by family members when it comes to resolving conflicts.

Beth Moore Draws Controversy for Questioning 17th-Century Theologian Jonathan Edwards' Popularity

Beth Moore Draws Controversy for Questioning 17th-Century Theologian Jonathan Edwards' Popularity

Bible teacher and author Beth Moore drew controversy over the weekend after she said she didn't understand the appeal of 17th-century theologian Jonathan Edwards and his famous sermon "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God."

Amy Carmichael, Missionary and Defender of Children

Amy Carmichael, Missionary and Defender of Children

This week marks the death of Amy Carmichael, missionary to India and defender of children. Though she died in 1951, she is a profound example of not only being faithful to the Gospel but of what being faithful to the Gospel means. Throughout history, in fact, Christians have taken the lead in defending children.

The More We Rely on Ourselves, the Less We Are Relying on God's Spirit.

The More We Rely on Ourselves, the Less We Are Relying on God's Spirit.

One of Satan’s most subtle temptations is to encourage Christians to trust in Christianity rather than in Christ. In this sense, California is a case study for the evangelical church in a secularized culture.