As you know, the term “rose-colored glasses” is used to describe someone who sees the world in an optimistic fashion. It provides a good word-picture because the lens we use to see the world certainly impacts how we perceive it.
In the same way, our worldview influences how we see culture and life around us.
In today’s broadcast, we’re featuring a conversation I recently had with John Stonestreet, who works as the executive director of the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview.
“Christian worldview” may seem like a lofty phrase only philosophy students use, but I can assure you it’s more down-to-earth than you might think.
Worldview is part of our everyday life.
Let’s take the comedy sitcoms we enjoy on TV as an example.
Ideas have consequences
During our program, John illustrates how TV shows have chronicled culture’s changing views on family. On the surface, “The Cosby Show” was about a doctor and lawyer raising their kids. But what it taught on family was that it is a place to go to solve problems.
The next decade, we see how the popular show “Seinfeld” was, on the surface, a show about nothing – but we know there’s no such thing. In reality, “Seinfeld” showed family as a source of problems.
Today millions watch as “Modern Family” provides three different family options – traditional, blended and same-sex. The lesson? That the definition of family is fluid. And it’s pretty obvious where the idea that family is whatever you want it to be has taken us.
As C.S. Lewis noted, there are two levels when it comes to ideas: what is being argued, and what is being assumed – and the danger lays in the assumption.
What does a Bible-based worldview on marriage look like?
Ask a hundred people on the street how they define marriage and family, and you’re sure to get a great variety of answers. In too many instances, their answers will reflect what they’ve learned from sitcoms, secular university or Disney films.
But what does the Bible say?
Today’s broadcast, “Building a Biblical Worldview of Marriage and Family” will help you look at these fundamental institutions through “Bible-colored” glasses. You can listen on the radio, via our free app, or online.