We hope the Equip Night was a help to those who attended last night. We are excited to offer more nights like these on a variety of relevant topics later this summer. Again a special thanks to Terry Hollifield who served as our guest speaker. (You can follow Terry at www.whatandwhy.life or Find him on Facebook)
Here's a few takeaways from last night:
A worldview is the way someone views the world, and is what they use to navigate life.
A worldview is like a puzzle. It's important that it fits together properly and God has given us the "box top" of the puzzle to make sense of the world. It's important to consider whether the individual pieces of a worldview make sense when put together.
We should also consider whether a worldview fits with reality. Four important tests of truth for any worldview would be science, sound reason, history, and livability.
Thinking in terms of worldview is useful for growing as a disciple of Jesus as well as "taking the roof off" for unbelievers.
Current issues and hotly debated topics are the outworking of deeply held worldviews. It's important to get to the roots of what particular worldview is driving the laws, decisions, etc. that dominate the news cycle.
What’s Your Worldview? (James Anderson)
Smooth Stones-Bringing down the giant questions of apologetics (Joe Coffey)
The Gospel of our King: Bible, Worldview, and the Mission of Every Christian (Bruce Ashford/Heath Thomas)
Tools & Websites:
ERLC (www.erlc.com)- features articles and videos about a variety of worldview topics and current events
Right Now Media (www.brookstonechurch.org/rightnowmedia)- Everyone at Brookstone has free access by creating a username/password online. Features hundreds of videos from experts on worldview.
The World and Everything In It Podcast (www.worldandeverything.org)- Subscribe to a daily news podcast that features news through a biblical worldview.
The Briefing Podcast (https://albertmohler.com/the-briefing)- A daily podcast by Dr. Albert Mohler dissecting current events and Worldview implications.
The Colson Center (https://www.colsoncenter.org)- Features a multitude of resources to help you be further equipped in a Biblical Worldview.
Bruce Ashford Evangelical Guide on How to Watch a Movie- (http://bruceashford.net/2017/how-to-watch-a-movie-an-evangelical-guide/)
Ravi Zacharius Ministries (https://www.rzim.org/listen/ask-away)- Ask Away Podcast is a great tool
Summit Ministries (https://www.summit.org/curriculum/)- offers Worldview curriculum for children and teens.
Please make plans to join us for the next Equip Night coming up on August 7th:
“Making Sense of Suffering: Where is God in the Midst of My Pain?” Learn more and register here: https://www.brookstonechurch.org/suffering