• Secularism •
November 21, 2008
Why do Christians lose their institutions? American history is full of institutions and organizations founded on orthodox Christian conviction that eventually abandoned their ideological and theological origins. On today’s program, Dr. Mohler notes how a recent visit to Harvard University’s Divinity Hall raised this question again.
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November 13, 2008
Contemporary therapeutic culture is obsessed with doing away with any sense of shame, arguing that it has a crippling effect on the human ego and sense of self-worth. However, as Dr. Mohler notes on today’s program, the Christian worldview argues that there is in fact a sense of shame that is entirely biblical and to…
October 10, 2008
Worldviews are constantly in motion. New issues arise and new questions present themselves. In one sense, worldviews operate as idea factories, as primary ideas work themselves out into related ideas. The basic framework of convictions that lies at the heart of a worldview always works outward toward implications of those key convictions.
August 21, 2008
The subversion of moral responsibility is one of the most significant developments of recent decades. Though this subversion was originally philosophical, more recent efforts have been based in biology and psychology. Various theorists have argued that our decisions and actions are determined by genetics, environmental factors, or other forces. Now, Scientific American is out with a report on a study linking determinism and moral responsibility.
August 19, 2008
July 14, 2008
Why do you do what is right, rather than what is wrong? That is hardly a new question. It troubled the minds of the ancients. Some felt that humans are naturally drawn to virtue, but they were hard-pressed to explain why some individuals seemed to resist this impulse. Others argued that society had to make a firm impression upon the young, inculcating a desire for virtue and character that was more external than internal.
July 2, 2008
The news out of New York City has to do with Leona Helmsley, a woman whose name (plastered all over Manhattan) became synonymous with the materialistic excesses of the 1980s. Helmsley, who died last August, still manages to make the news — this time with regard to her instructions concerning the multi-billion dollar trust she left behind. Her instructions: The entire trust is to be spent on dogs. Billions of dollars.