Think Like A Christian

As Andrew Hughes has prompted us to do through his Street Life posts, I have spent time thinking about the idea of a worldview. So much of how we interpret life and the events that take place all around us rests upon our worldview. Without even recognizing it, we evaluate the most dramatic and publicized world events to the most mundane and personal events based upon our worldview. It is so important that we are analyzing, interpreting, and drawing conclusions about all of life with a Christian worldview! We need to have the right “set of lenses” in place as we gaze at this world in order to have the right conclusions.

I happened across these quotations on a site for a grade school promoting Classical Christian Education. I found them to be extremely helpful as we consider our worldview, and we make sure that the “lenses” we use are properly focused.

“There is not one square inch of the entire creation about which Jesus Christ does not cry out, ‘This is mine! This belongs to me.'” – Dutch Reformer Abraham Kuyper

“The effort to think like a Christian is . . . an effort to take seriously
the sovereignty of God over the world he created,
the lordship of Christ over the world he died to redeem,
and the power of the Holy Spirit over the world he sustains each and every moment.
From this perspective the search for a mind that truly thinks like a Christian takes on ultimate significance,
because the search for a Christian mind is not, in the end, a search for the mind but a search for God.”

—Mark Noll, The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind, p. 253 (my emphasis)

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