It was a beautiful day on the playground. My daughter and her friend, just first graders, were swinging side by side. Little did they know, but they were on a path toward a head-on collision. Not swing crashing into swing, but a clash of worldviews.
“I don’t believe in God.”
“But, you have to! He created you!”
“No, my mommy and daddy made me.”
Young or old, rich or poor, known or unknown; each has a worldview– a set of core beliefs that provide the view to our understanding, interpretation and response to life’s questions.
Where did we come from? Why are we here?
What is the nature of man? What happens when we die?
These BIG questions have answers, and the answers to these questions are woven into our society, culture, history, and science. The answers are on tv, the radio, at the movie theater, and in books. The answers are found in our worldVIEW.
Three worldviews vie for dominance today: Naturalism, New Age Pantheism, and Christian Theism. I look forward to exploring these worldviews and their impact on our lives as I begin a series on worldviews.
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