Bridging the Great Divides in America

2016-10-26T10:14:08+00:00 Sep 24, 2016|

“If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.”  —Jesus (John 8:31-32)

The past days have reminded us of the great, seemingly irreconcilable divides in America.  Black men were killed by police officers in Tulsa and Charlotte, leading to riots in the latter.  Islamists tried to murder people in New York and St. Cloud, MN.  The NCAA cancelled sports events in North Carolina due to the state’s law that people must use the bathroom corresponding to their biological sex.  And the presidential election rolls on with two diametrically opposed visions for America.

Worldview is the core issue of these great divides: blacks vs. police and whites; Islamists vs. Westerners; homosexual activists vs. traditionalists and Christians; liberals vs. conservatives.  One side strongly believes one narrative; the other the opposite.

Watching these divisions play out can leave one concluding, “How can there ever be reconciliation and harmony with such polar opposite perspectives?” and “Does the truth in any given divide even matter?”

This weekend on The Christian Worldview, we’ll discuss how strongly and longly held beliefs, ideas, and values—one’s worldview—can change.