John Cooper of the rock band Skillet returns to the podcast to discuss his forthcoming book, Wimpy, Weak and Woke. He explains how a spirit of entitlement and victimhood has pervaded Western society, with its philosophical roots in Hegel, the tragedy of Christians abandoning the truth of the Bible to capitulate to postmodern and politically correct assumptions, and offers a solution that begins at home, but grows outward to express the Kingdom of God in every area of life and society.
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. Register for the Christianity and Culture Colloquium, October 18-21. This episode originally aired…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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 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.
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.