Romans 12:2 “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”
We all have a worldview. A worldview is a particular philosophy of life or conception of the world. Christians are encouraged to have a Biblical worldview, seeking to live our lives in accordance with God’s Word and His will. One of the best ways to do that is to study the Bible, but how do we interpret the Bible? And, better yet, how do we use it to interpret the culture around us? Here is where we can find some help, and I want to direct you to some resources that I find useful in formulating a conservative Christian worldview.
1) Listen to good preaching/teaching. Alistair Begg and John MacArthur top my list, and their sermons/teachings are easily found. Whatever else we do, we need a good Biblical foundation.
2) Listen to Al Mohler’s podcast “The Briefing” from Monday through Friday. It is also available online at albertmohler.com/the-briefing. Dr. Mohler looks at the issues of the day that have some bearing on a Christian worldview.
3) Subscribe to or frequent the website of World magazine (world.wng.org). They seek to report “the news from a Christian worldview—interpreting world events under the reality of the Christian faith.” It is also helpful to sign up for their email updates. I prefer them to Christianity Today.
4) There is a new website that wants to have daily news of importance for Christians: disrn.com. Their motto is “Brief, smart, faithful.” This is a legitimate news service being offered by the creators of christiandailyreporter.com and the babylonbee.com. I’m looking forward to seeing how well this works.
As the world gets wackier and wackier, resources like these will help us to understand the culture that we live in and how to respond in a Biblical manner. In the immortal words of Red Green, “I’m pulling for you. We’re all in this together.”