Reversing Sloppy Thinking What does it mean to think like a Christian? What are the benchmarks of a Christian worldview, and its implications?
"Right behavior begins with right thinking," writes Allan Moseley, professor at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. He outlines a conservative biblical framework to interpret society's values, and calls churches to embrace "faithful thinking."
"Christians have an appalling lack of knowledge of, and commitment to, the Bible," he writes. Later he adds that in our culture, "An anti-intellectual bias has matured just as the need for a coherent and convincing biblical worldview is urgent and its issues are pressing."
Moseley believes that those who want to see with a Christian worldview must understand the reliability of biblical truth, live in accord with that truth, and think in a manner consistent with that truth.
He covers plenty of ground, giving an overview of modernism, postmodernism, and religious pluralism, as well as his interpretation of a biblical response to politics. Moseley also covers the traps of materialism, sex, homosexuality (including a brief discussion of the nature/nurture debate), abortion, and environmentalism.
Christians looking for guidelines on hot-button issues will find them here.
Cindy Crosby is the author of By Willoway Brook: Exploring the Landscape of Prayer (Paraclete, 2003).
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Reversing Sloppy Thinking
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