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2 The New Weird Order: The World of Worldviews The New Weird Order: The World of Worldviews

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5 “This is pure, unadulterated evil…” US News and World Report

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8 Does it have meaning? How should I live? What happens when I die? Where do we come from? Who am I?

9 Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player That struts and frets his hour upon the stage, And then is heard no more. It is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing. Macbeth act V, scene V Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player That struts and frets his hour upon the stage, And then is heard no more. It is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing. Macbeth act V, scene V LIFE 101: Meaningless?

10 The secret of life is a good cup of coffee The secret of life is keep your eye on the ball The secret of life is a beautiful woman The secret of life is in Sam's martinis The secret of life is in Marilyn's eyes The secret of life is in Monday night football, Rolling Stones records, and mom's apple pies. The secret of life is there ain't no secret The secret of life is nothin' at all “The Secret of Life” Faith Hill LIFE 101: Meaningless?

11 “It is meaningless that we are born, it is meaningless that we die.” Jean Paul Sartre “It is meaningless that we are born, it is meaningless that we die.” Jean Paul Sartre “The person who regards his own life and that of his fellow creatures as meaningless is not merely unhappy but hardly fit for life.” Albert Einstein “The person who regards his own life and that of his fellow creatures as meaningless is not merely unhappy but hardly fit for life.” Albert Einstein LIFE 101: Meaningless?

12 We’re all alone, we’re on our own, in this horror show. -Third Eye Blind We’re all alone, we’re on our own, in this horror show. -Third Eye Blind LIFE 101: Meaningless?

13 “If you could live forever, would you and why?” “ I would not live forever, because we should not live forever, because if we we’re supposed to live forever, then we would live forever, but we cannot live forever, which is why I would not live forever.” ---Miss Alabama (1994 Miss USA contest)

14 “ Whenever I watch TV and see those poor starving kids all over the world, I can’t help but cry... I mean I’d love to be skinny like that but not with all those flies and death and stuff.” --Mariah Carey

15 “ Smoking kills. And if you’re killed you’ve lost a very important part of your life.” --Brooke Shields

16 Teens should have the right to trial by a jury of their peers in matters where the value in question exceeds $20. For example, when parents refuse to spend $80 for sneakers, a teenage jury will determine if said refusal is justified by common sense or if it violates the teen’s inalienable right to have what everybody else has. -Elizabeth Lee, 16 Swarthmore, PA If there was a “Teenage Bill of Rights” Parade Magazine June 30, 2002

17 “I would rather *** be on a coach flight with ‘N Sync at the back of the plane in the last row in them seats that don’t go back, just stuck there with the bathroom out of order... than get married again.” Marshall Mathers (Eminem) Rolling Stone

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19 “Cheshire Cat,” she began, rather timidly… “would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the cat. “I don’t much care where…” said Alice. “Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the Cat. “Cheshire Cat,” she began, rather timidly… “would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the cat. “I don’t much care where…” said Alice. “Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the Cat.

20 WORLDVIEWS The World of Worldviews

21 WORLDVIEWS The World of Worldviews

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23 Weltanschauung Immanuel Kant - Critique of Judgment (1790)

24 What is a Worldview? “... the central systemization of conceptions of reality to which members of the culture assent (largely unconsciously) and from which stems their value system” Charles H. Kraft Christianity in Culture “... the central systemization of conceptions of reality to which members of the culture assent (largely unconsciously) and from which stems their value system” Charles H. Kraft Christianity in Culture “A people’s world view is their way of thinking about life and the world, coupled with the values they set for themselves in the context of that way of thinking.” Nicholas Wolterstorff “A people’s world view is their way of thinking about life and the world, coupled with the values they set for themselves in the context of that way of thinking.” Nicholas Wolterstorff “... A comprehensive framework of beliefs that helps us to interpret what we see and experience and gives us direction in the choices that we make as we live out our days.” Richard T. Wright “... A comprehensive framework of beliefs that helps us to interpret what we see and experience and gives us direction in the choices that we make as we live out our days.” Richard T. Wright

25 What is a Worldview? “A worldview is first of all an explanation and interpretation of the world, and second, an application of this view to life.” W. Gary Phillips and William E. Brown Making Sense of Your World, p. 29.

26 Your worldview Your view OF the world EXPLANATIONEXPLANATION INTERPRETATIONINTERPRETATION

27 Your worldview Your view FOR the world APPLICATIONAPPLICATION

28 Worldview Values Behavior

29 Your worldview answers the ULTIMATE questions… Your worldview answers the ULTIMATE questions… ORIGIN: Where did everything come from? MEANING: Why are we here? MORALITY: How should we live? DESTINY: What happens when we die? ORIGIN: Where did everything come from? MEANING: Why are we here? MORALITY: How should we live? DESTINY: What happens when we die?

30 O R I G I N M E A N I N G M O R A L I T Y D E S T I N Y

31 O R I G I N M E A N I N G M O R A L I T Y D E S T I N Y E L T

32 The Biblical Challenge “... Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” - Matthew 22:37 “... Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” - Matthew 22:37

33 The Biblical Challenge Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ revealed. - 1 Peter 1:13

34 The Biblical Challenge Therefore, I urge you brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God - this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not be conformed any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind... - Romans 12:1-2

35 The Biblical Challenge Test everything. - First Thessalonians 5:21 Do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God. -First John 4:1

36 The Biblical Challenge.... men of Issachar, who understood the times and knew what Israel should do Chronicles 12: men of Issachar, who understood the times and knew what Israel should do Chronicles 12:32

37 The Biblical Challenge To these four young men God gave knowledge and understanding of all kinds of literature and learning... In every matter of wisdom and understanding about which the king questioned them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and enchanters in his whole kingdom.” Daniel 1:17,20

38 “My strong advice to you is to soak, soak, soak in philosophy and psychology, until you know more of these subjects than you ever need consciously think. It is ignorance of these subjects on the part of ministers and workers that has brought our evangelical theology to such a sorry plight. When people refer to a man as ‘a man of one book,’ meaning the Bible, he is generally a man of multitudinous books, which simply isolates the one Book to its proper grandeur. The man who reads only the Bible does not, as a rule, know it or human life.” -Oswald Chambers “My strong advice to you is to soak, soak, soak in philosophy and psychology, until you know more of these subjects than you ever need consciously think. It is ignorance of these subjects on the part of ministers and workers that has brought our evangelical theology to such a sorry plight. When people refer to a man as ‘a man of one book,’ meaning the Bible, he is generally a man of multitudinous books, which simply isolates the one Book to its proper grandeur. The man who reads only the Bible does not, as a rule, know it or human life.” -Oswald Chambers

39 “Get to know everything so that if you meet a godless man or a man with evil intentions, you can answer him properly, and his wicked and impious words will not befog your young mind.” The Adolescent (A Raw Youth) Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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42 Where did everything come from? How do we know if an action is right or wrong? What happens when we die? Why are we here?

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47 What is a Worldview? “A worldview is first of all an explanation and interpretation of the world, and second, an application of this view to life.” W. Gary Phillips and William E. Brown Making Sense of Your World, p. 29.

48 Your worldview Your view OF the world EXPLANATIONEXPLANATION INTERPRETATIONINTERPRETATION

49 Your worldview Your view FOR the world APPLICATIONAPPLICATION

50 Worldview Values Behavior

51 Worldview Resources MOVIESMUSIC

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