The Christian Worldview (3): Epistemology (a)

Books have been written on what the Bible says about epistemology, I cannot hope in a few pages to provide a comprehensive epistemology. The best book in this regard, I believe, is John Frame’s The Doctrine of the Knowledge of God: I will here highlight a few salient points of a biblical epistemology based on … Continue reading The Christian Worldview (3): Epistemology (a)

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The Moral Act of Reading: A Response to Deconstructionism

In the late 19th century, Friedrich Nietzsche captured in striking words the chaos into which the 20th and 21st century world would be plunged, writing in his The Gay Science¸ What were we doing when we unchained this earth from its sun? Where is it moving to now? Where are we moving to? Away from … Continue reading The Moral Act of Reading: A Response to Deconstructionism

The Christian Worldview (2): Metaphysics (c)

Within the Christian metaphysic, humanity has a unique role in the created order as the representatives of the creator God in the created world: we were to rule as His representatives. The biblical language for this is the image of God. Yet in the fall, all humanity is under a curse: each person is sinful … Continue reading The Christian Worldview (2): Metaphysics (c)

The Christian Worldview (2): Metaphysics (b)

The next step of the biblical story is the fall. We are told that, because of the Fall, all things have been subject to decay—that God’s good creation is now subject to death. Humanity especially is subject to sin—is by default living under the realm of Satan and devoted to rebellion against God. This is the … Continue reading The Christian Worldview (2): Metaphysics (b)

The Christian Worldview (2): Metaphysics (a)

The Bible begins with creation; this is a good place for us to start to delineate the Biblical Worldview. From the Bible’s view of creation we are given the heart of the Biblical worldview, the creator-creature distinction. There are two fundamental realities according to the Bible, God and His creation. Everything we can consider is … Continue reading The Christian Worldview (2): Metaphysics (a)

The Christian Worldview (1): Introduction

When we speak of the Christian Worldview, we refer to the ideal worldview—the true worldview, against which each of our individual worldviews is compared. As Christians, each of us has a Christian worldview which bears a close resemblance to but does not equal the Christian worldview. The Christian worldview, then, is the worldview God has … Continue reading The Christian Worldview (1): Introduction

The Irrationalism of Rational Thought

Can someone who rejects God as He has revealed Himself in Scripture be consistently rational? Cornelius Van Til, a 20th century Christian apologist and theologian, frequently demonstrated the inherent irrationalism of all non-Biblical worldviews. One of his students, John Frame, has applied this insight to many of the major philosophical thinkers and movements of western … Continue reading The Irrationalism of Rational Thought