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Critical Theory: Its Roots and Fruits

by Joe Boot and Nathan Oblak and Ryan Eras

May 25, 2022 | Proverbs 

We conclude our introduction to Critical Theory by identifying some of the key personalities responsible for this school of thought and their major ideas. You may have heard of some of these men: Georg Lukacs, Antonio Gramsci, Herbert Marcuse, Wilhelm Reich, and Erich Fromm. From their own writing, it is clear that Critical Theory is more than an analytical tool, but is in fact a self-consciously religious worldview, complete with doctrines of sin, justice, and salvation.

 

The Place of Christian Philosophy

by Joe Boot and Nathan Oblak and Ryan Eras

March 9, 2022

After a stretch of current events commentary, we return to the main themes of this season: worldview and informational thinking. As the world around us seems to devolve at an accelerating pace, it’s important to think and act from a principled and self-consciously Christian perspective.

 

Freedom Convoys and Critical Theory

by Joe Boot and Nathan Oblak and Ryan Eras

February 2, 2022

The dispute over the meaning and extent of rights and freedoms is on display in the Canadian truckers’ ongoing protest in Ottawa, and the response to it from media and elected officials. But this dispute is also rooted in an older and deeper philosophical system known as Critical Theory. As ever, the solution is ultimately and only found at the cross of Jesus Christ.

 

How do we Think Christianly

by Joe Boot and Nathan Oblak and Ryan Eras

September 29, 2021

A distinctly Christian way of thinking means returning to the Word of God as the source of all true knowledge and insight, and building an understanding of the world from that foundation. It is our starting point that makes all the difference.

 

Darwinism and the Cult of the Expert

by Joe Boot

July 30, 2021

Joe Boot explains how intellectuals are informed by one worldview or another, which always underlies their efforts to account for either physical or social phenomena, informing the solutions they offer.

 

Christian Liberty versus Lockdownism

by Joe Boot

February 18, 2021 | Ecclesiastes 

The lockdown of life has exposed a fragility and weakness in twenty-first century Christian thought. How did this come about, and what is the task of Christians in our current cultural moment?

 

Worldview Commitments and the History of Philosophy

by Joe Boot

June 5, 2020

Fellow Danie Strauss joins us for a special interview with Joe Boot and outlines his own intellectual history, the history and origins of philosophy, and the basis of a worldview.

 

The Fake Gospel of Cultural Marxism

by Andrew Sandlin and Joe Boot

June 21, 2019

The ideology of cultural Marxism has quietly influenced the way that believers think, but this worldview is actually just a poor copy of the power, justice, and glory of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

 

An Introduction to Worldview

by Jeffery Ventrella

November 2, 2018

Jeffery Ventrella unpacks the concept of worldview, explaining how a person’s network of beliefs influences the way they understand and approach the world and every area of life.

 

Is Mindfulness Christian?

by Peter Jones

December 27, 2016

Many efforts have been made to reconcile Mindfulness with Christian belief and prayer; however these are at root opposed to one another, with radically different understandings of God, the world and the human person.