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Introduction to Christian Apologetics and Worldviews.

Introduction to Christian Apologetics and Worldviews.

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    what does john have to say about it?
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  • LOOK CULTURE EVERYONE THINK, LIVE, MAKE DECISIONS, BIBLICAL
  • LOOK CULTURE EVERYONE THINK, LIVE, MAKE DECISIONS, BIBLICAL
  • so is world view important?
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  • 1. Slides provided by: Ben LaCorte WordTrax. (919) 796-4346 Ben@wordtrax.com www.wordtrax.com | www.facebook.com/benlacorte | Twitter: @truthontrial
  • 2. Slides provided by: Ben LaCorte WordTrax. (919) 796-4346 | Ben@wordtrax.com www.wordtrax.com | www.facebook.com/benlacorte | Twitter: @truthontrial For nonprofit educational purposes, this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License Scriptural references taken from the following and their respective copyrights retained: NIV: THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION® NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society® NASB: Scripture taken from the NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE®, Copyright © 1960,1962,1963,1968,1971,1972,1973,1975,1977,1995 by The Lockman Foundation. ESV: The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®) Copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. HCSB: Holman Christian Standard Bible® Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003 by Holman Bible Publishers. NLT: Holy Bible, New Living Translation copyright © 1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation.
  • 3. World ViewsWorld Views & Apologetics& Apologetics
  • 4. World Views & ApologeticsWorld Views & Apologetics BTW - We’re Off June 24th !BTW - We’re Off June 24th ! Our goal is to make this a safe environment Open to ideas Open to questioning Open to skepticism But your thinking will be challengedBut your thinking will be challenged
  • 5. World Views &World Views & ApologeticsApologetics Objectives: To learn to critically engage the culture Think Logically Think Critically Think Biblically
  • 6. World Views &World Views & ApologeticsApologetics Ready ?
  • 7. The Really InterestingThe Really Interesting QuestionsQuestions
  • 8. Who am I ?Who am I ? Where did I come from ?Where did I come from ? Why am I here ?Why am I here ? What is the meaning of life?What is the meaning of life? Where am I going?Where am I going? We’re Going to Attempt to AnswerWe’re Going to Attempt to Answer The Really Interesting QuestionsThe Really Interesting Questions ?
  • 9. 9 weeks - how are we going9 weeks - how are we going to get there from here?to get there from here? • What is “Apologetics” • What does it mean to have a World View? • The Problem of Evil • Reliability of the New Testament • The Resurrection • Faith and Science • Evolution • How then shall we live?
  • 10. What Does Apologetics Mean?What Does Apologetics Mean? Are we going to learn how to apologize? Where does “apologetics” come from? Why should we be ready to defend? Yet with what? Is that hard to do?
  • 11. What Does Apologetics Mean?What Does Apologetics Mean? What’s the end game anyway? “…to smash the other guy is NOT the endgame, it's to love him into the Kingdom."
  • 12. What Does Apologetics Mean?What Does Apologetics Mean? “Go forth and make _________”
  • 13. What Does Apologetics Mean?What Does Apologetics Mean? Greek word “apologia” from 1 Pet. 3:15 “to give an account” Apologetics is opening doors, knocking down barriers, removing the rubble Yet with what? Is that hard to do?
  • 14. World Views & ApologeticsWorld Views & Apologetics So What is a World View:So What is a World View: 1. The overall perspective from which one sees and interprets REALITY. 2. A collection of beliefs about life and the universe.
  • 15. World Views & ApologeticsWorld Views & Apologetics So What is a World View:So What is a World View: A World View makes a of difference
  • 16. World Views & ApologeticsWorld Views & Apologetics Week 1 - What’s A World View?Week 1 - What’s A World View? how many of you were alive in 1997?
  • 17. World Views & ApologeticsWorld Views & Apologetics Top Stories of 1997Top Stories of 1997
  • 18. World Views & ApologeticsWorld Views & Apologetics So A World View Is:So A World View Is: How you LOOK at the world LET’S EXPLORE A LITTLE MORE ABOUT WORLD VIEWS don your red glasses LET’S EXPLORE A LITTLE MORE ABOUT WORLD VIEWS don your red glasses
  • 19. World Views & ApologeticsWorld Views & Apologetics So A World View Is:So A World View Is: How you LOOK at the world don your purple glasses don your purple glasses
  • 20. World Views & ApologeticsWorld Views & Apologetics So A World View Is:So A World View Is: How you LOOK at the world
  • 21. Do We See Our WorldDo We See Our World View ?View ? do we “see” our world view ... or do we see through it ? what if you were BORN with Blue contacts? Would you KNOW you were wearing red contacts? what if you were BORN with Blue contacts? Would you KNOW you were wearing red contacts?
  • 22. Apologetics and World ViewsApologetics and World Views what does it matter ? aren’t they all the same ?
  • 23. World Views & ApologeticsWorld Views & Apologetics What’sWhat’s YourYour World View?World View? How do you look at the world? What color are your glasses? How do you make decisions about what’s real? How has your upbringing influenced the way you think?
  • 24. Haven’t you been exposedHaven’t you been exposed to all the same stuff ?to all the same stuff ?
  • 25. World Views & ApologeticsWorld Views & Apologetics WhatWhat shapes your attitude about: GodMorality Man Reality Knowledge
  • 26. World Views & ApologeticsWorld Views & Apologetics Is there such a thing asIs there such a thing as absolute Truth ?absolute Truth ?
  • 27. World Views & ApologeticsWorld Views & Apologetics Or is it all just a matter of opinion ?Or is it all just a matter of opinion ?
  • 28. World Views & ApologeticsWorld Views & Apologetics TRUTHTRUTH But I thought: “only the Sith deal in absolutes” tell dentist storytell dentist story
  • 29. World Views & ApologeticsWorld Views & Apologetics TRUTHTRUTH There is objective truth but not based on feelings. “Luke”
  • 30. “Person is a label we apply socially, with legal ramifications. We get to define what a person is. . . The moment we choose will always be arbitrary, whether it is conception, birth, any point in between. What we call personhood entails certain rights and obligations, which can be applied gradually during pregnancy. It is in our hands.”
  • 31. “. . . you conclude that accepting that personhood is socially defined means I agree with Hitler . . . no I don't agree with Hitler's classification of Jews as non-humans”
  • 32. World Views & ApologeticsWorld Views & Apologetics TRUTHTRUTH What is Universal Truth ? That which true at allpeople at all times.
  • 33. World Views & ApologeticsWorld Views & Apologetics TRUTHTRUTH where must absolute truth come from? from within ourselves? why or why not? if not from us, from whom?
  • 34. World Views & ApologeticsWorld Views & Apologetics TRUTHTRUTH TranscendentTranscendent SourceSource You Me Truth Same Truth
  • 35. World Views & ApologeticsWorld Views & Apologetics TRUTHTRUTH You MePersonal Opinion ?? MeMe SourceSource Opinion
  • 36. World Views & ApologeticsWorld Views & Apologetics TRUTHTRUTH absolute truth to be absolute must come from beyondbeyond absolute truth must come from the Source of all Truththe Source of all Truth
  • 37. World Views & ApologeticsWorld Views & Apologetics TRUTHTRUTH “for this reason I came into the world, to bear witness to the truth.” Jn 18:37
  • 38. Then Where Should OurThen Where Should Our World View ComeWorld View Come From:From: What does the Bible say about it? Romans 12:2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. John 17:14-16 I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world. My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. what does john mean by “world” what does john mean by “world”
  • 39. Then Where Should OurThen Where Should Our World View ComeWorld View Come From:From: 1 John 2:15 Do not love the worldworld or anything in the worldworld. If anyone loves the worldworld, love for the Father is not in them.
  • 40. But Be Careful !But Be Careful ! Your Biblical World View Might SetYour Biblical World View Might Set You Apart:You Apart:
  • 41. ““Take Home” forTake Home” for TonightTonight A World View is how you ____________ at the world. Our world View is formed by our ______________ . _____________ has a World View (including who?)
  • 42. ““Take Home” for TonightTake Home” for Tonight As Christians we should have a ____________ WORLD VIEW
  • 43. have a great week and . . . and one more encouragem ent . . .
  • 44. “ ”
  • 45. But What Makes YoursBut What Makes Yours Better Than Another’sBetter Than Another’s
  • 46. But What Makes YoursBut What Makes Yours Better Than Another’sBetter Than Another’s Can’t we ALL be right?
  • 47. World Views & ApologeticsWorld Views & Apologetics Week 3 - Why Do We Study WorldWeek 3 - Why Do We Study World Views?Views? What’s the best way to engage others? How can we become aware others’ Pre- Understandings? Should we become aware of our own? How do we know which one is right? If we become aware of the cracks, can we fill them for ourselves and our friends?
  • 48. Slides provided by: Ben LaCorte WordTrax. (919) 796-4346 Ben@wordtrax.com www.wordtrax.com | www.facebook.com/benlacorte | Twitter: @truthontrial