Do you ever find yourself thinking about your “worldview”? Maybe you do if you listen to a podcast or watch something that specifically addresses this topic. For most of us, our worldview functions almost like the “operating system” on our computers. It absolutely effects everything you do anytime you work on your computer, but you probably aren’t thinking much about Leopard or Mojave or Microsoft Windows, or anything like that throughout your day working on your computer.
Today’s news and current events come our way at an astonishing speed. With the technology revolution we are bombarded with messages all day, every day. These messages are carefully crafted by the people who send them (although I doubt that sometimes when it comes to Facebook posts and Twitter!). But the messages that come our way from Washington reporters, or that draw us in as we binge-watch a Netflix series, are carefully presenting a way of seeing and understanding the world. These stories shape and affect us. It’s almost like a river that meanders through the landscape. In the moment you aren’t really thinking about the long-term effects of how that river shapes the surrounding terrain, but then suddenly you step back and realize a Grand Canyon has been formed.
We must begin to recognize the powerful rivers and currents that are shaping us, our families, our neighbors, and our world. While it’s easy to be caught up in the moment, over time we start to change. For Christians, this is actually a very good thing when we are being shaped by the right currents. When the powerful river of Scripture reading and prayer shapes us and erodes certain things in our lives, it makes us look more like Christ. However, if we aren’t pursuing these biblical habits, something else is most definitely still shaping us.
Here are some questions to consider:
What is your view of the “good life”? If I only had ___________, or if only _______________ could happen, then everything would be great.
What determines right from wrong? Is there such a thing as right and wrong, or is that for each person to determine for themselves?
Do the ends always justify the means?
How do you respond to tragedy? Why do bad things happen?
What’s your hope in life? What matters most to you at the end of the day?
Every single person on the planet has an answer to these questions. How they come to those conclusions and whether or not they are consistent with one another depends on a lot of factors. As Christians, we want to think well and understand the confusing issues of our day from a biblical lens. We hope you’ll join us on July 10th to learn more about worldview, why it matters, and how it effects our daily lives. We’ll also learn how to have purposeful, gospel-centered conversations with people who have radically different worldviews.
Please join us for Worldview: Finding Clarity in a Confusing World on July 10th at 6:30 pm (Coffee shop will be open with dinner menu at 5 pm). This will be an evening for all ages. Children's ministry and nursery will be available and all students age 6th grade and up are encouraged to sit in on the event with parents. Please pre-register here: https://www.brookstonechurch.org/events