I’ve been thinking a lot about worldviews lately. People often talk about the Christian worldview over and against the secular worldview or the Hindu or Muslim worldview. I’ve actually been thinking about the different worldviews that exist within the Christian faith. On one hand, it seems perfectly understandable that Christians living in Africa and Christians living in Asia would have some differences in their outlook. The “worldview” differences are shaped by their cultural context, no doubt. Not only is it understandable, I think that’s okay… as long as those cultures do not take away from the gospel or gospel mission, go to it! And if you want to contextualize things so that you can incorporate cultural practices for the sake of God’s mission, cool!
So while there are different “worldviews” within different Christian cultures, there are also different worldviews found within the lives of Christians that are, in my estimation, in direct opposition to a truly Christian worldview. Here’s an example of what I mean: [Read more…]