The Nature of God: God is Spirit

“But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” John 4:23,24 God is Spirit. What does this mean? It implies that God is immaterial….

Christians in History: Charles Colson (1931-2012)

The life of Charles Colson is one that illustrates what God can accomplish through one who has been transformed by the Holy Spirit. His transformation was as profound as his change was real. And as the writer of Hebrews said of Abel many years ago, we can testify of him that though he is dead…

Developing a Christian worldview

How do we develop a christian perspective on various disciplines like ethics, politics, economics, etc? Sidney Greidanus offers some advice: In the discipline of ethics, for example, one can draw on the biblically revealed norms for right conduct. Of central importance here is the love commandment, but the significance of other biblical passages should not…

The Christian worldview

The Christian worldview has implications for every area of life. Christ is the Lord of all and his truth must guide how we approach every field. Below is an outline of what the Christian worldview implies for several areas of life and knowledge. It was drawn from a video series by Summit Ministries, a Christian…

Making sense of the world

We are confronted with various ills in the world today. Terrorists murder hapless individuals in Afghanistan and Nigeria. A young British soldier is mercilessly butchered in his own country. A man kills his own mother for ritual purposes. These are the ones that make headlines. But what about the less publicized but equally true occurrences?…

Scriptural Principles on the Nature of Human Government

There are two tendencies when it comes to discussing the nature and purpose of government in society. Some view the government as an encroachment on the natural liberties of the people. According to this view, human government is inherently oppressive. The less of it we have in society the better. On the other hand, we…

The Christian Worldview of Business

Christ is king of all creation.  He rules over the universe as Mediator. As the great  Dutch theologian Abraham Kuyper declared in his inaugural lecture, “There is not a square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, who is Sovereign over all, does not cry: ‘Mine!’ “. As his followers…

Elements of a Christian Worldview

What is involved in a Christian worldview? What truths or principles must one hold in trying to develop a Christian outlook on life. Below is a sketch of essential ideas and beliefs which must guide our thinking if we hope to be faithful to our calling as ‘the light of the world’ (Matthew 5:14). I…