This semester I discovered that my diagram for contrasting a biblical worldview with the worldview that surrounds us was not working for people too deeply entrenched and bitter about things. One student in particular was bitterly antagonistic toward the Green V worldview because she saw it as nothing more than the Red Pyramid world turned … Continue reading Podcast: Visualizing A Biblical Worldview
How do we make sense of medical decisions from a godly perspective—which procedures should we pursue, and which shouldn’t we? The Red Pyramid world around us seems full of contrasts and contradictions until we remember the desperation to live in a body in a material world in this time only. Some people spend hundreds of … Continue reading Making medical choices
After so many weeks of considering the differences between two models of the world, how then shall we direct our thinking? If we see ourselves as souls regenerated in the image of Christ by the Word/Spirit of God living in Green V world, what are we doing in a body in Red Pyramid world? Jesus … Continue reading What are we doing here?
We hear a lot of talk about love. But what is love? In Red Pyramid world the word love actually means hate—to sacrifice nothing for the sake of another. In Red Pyramid world, a desperate material human will do anything to consume anyone or anything that he suspects will provide happiness. In Red Pyramid world, … Continue reading What is love?
For the past several weeks, we’ve defined some key words, based on world view. We’re down to our last two definitions in this series: next week we’ll consider love, but today, we’ll define sex. In Red Pyramid world, “sex” could mean gender, but since gender has become an artificially constructed notion open to anyone’s self-determination, … Continue reading Defining “sex”
Last week, we considered how world view shaped your definition of what male is. So, how is female defined? In Red Pyramid world, being female means being either sad or angry. To be a woman in this model has always meant either suffering or fighting (which includes suffering). Held down, tyrannized, and forced about, the … Continue reading Male vs. female, part 2
How does world view affect how you define male and female? This week we’ll consider male, and next week, we’ll take a look at female. In Red Pyramid world, everything is either accidental (arbitrary) or artificially imposed by other people who came to power before us. “Male” is considered only on a material basis, but … Continue reading Male vs. female, part 1
We now know what evil means. What about WICKEDNESS? Most people assume that “wicked” is just evil of greater magnitude. In Red Pyramid world, because “evil” is what gets in the way of my happiness, wickedness is a kind of evil that really gets in the way or stays in the way, like a god … Continue reading What is Wicked?
Last week, I presented the definition of good, based on your world view. Now, how about evil? Good and evil are parallel to and inseparable from life and death. In Red Pyramid world, whatever keeps me from being happy is evil, most of all other people’s contrary opinions and rules. What is especially evil in … Continue reading Defining Evil
What is good? What does that word mean? Red Pyramid world is the product of evolution and is therefore accidental. There is no God or design in creation by which to know what is good. Might makes right. A person has very little time in a strictly material and intensely competitive world; everyone is trying … Continue reading What is good?