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Transcript of Total Truth
Total Truth What is Total Truth about? Conclusions by Nancy Pearcey Upper Story Lower Story Heart Brain Values Facts Rational Non-rational Private Sphere Public sphere Binding on everyone Personal preferences Post-modernism Modernism Subjective Relative Social norms of particular group Objective Universally valid Binding on all Publically verifiable truth Socially constructed meanings So what? The upper/ lower divide is intellectually dishonest and false
Because there is such a thing as Truth with a capital T Recommended reading
Enjoyable, but dense
Prepare to be challenged Examples:
Gravitational force is
9.8m/s per s
Pride and Prejudice is Jane Austen's best novel "The orthodox Christian holds a unified field of truth, because the God who acts in our hearts is also the God who acts in history.
The holistic unity of Christian truth has to be at the heart of our message when we engage in evangelism in a postmodern age." All the earth is the Lord's and everything in it
Evolution is the process by which organisms evolve from simpler ones in to more complex organisms as a result of the natural laws and random chance. Where do values come from?
e.g. compassion, justice, truth
Rationality is good, but limited Philosophical Naturalism = Materialism = Darwinism/ Evolutionary theory
All things in the universe are explained by natural law, random chance, environmental pressure. Everything has a material/ naturalistic explanation.
Thus...Evolutionary psychology, evolutionary jurisprudence, E. educational theory Universe God Laws of Nature Values Holy Omnipotent Omniscient Loving Compassionate Just Providence Relationship Personal Creation Transcendent Imminent The books challenged me intellectually and forced me to examine the consistency of my worldview as well as others.
Christianity is INTELLECTUALLY FULFILLING!!!!
God wants our heads and our hearts- both are valuable and are being redeemed. Creative Pre-existant