"Getting Swept into a Secular Worldview"
We're ALL impacted by the events and repercussions of the tragic death of George Floyd, and justly so, for as Christians we do not want to be "cocooned" away from world. There ARE some major plays going on though, with various groups hoping to "make hay while the sun shines", seeing the discussions, guilt, media coverage, and activism as "opportunities" to drive change. Being the "change" our broken world needs, helping show the "light" of Christ... well, that's in our job description! Does this time present a perfect moment for Christians to join the fray? "Not so fast!" says Christian author, blogger, and mom Natasha Crain. In the newest blog posting on her website Christian Mom Thoughts (linked below), Natasha states:
"We need to open our eyes to a very important fact: research shows that those committed to a biblical worldview are now a minority. This means that if everyone around you is jumping on a bandwagon of some kind, there’s a really good chance it’s not a bandwagon rooted in values consistent with a biblical worldview.
Maybe that’s not the case in a given situation, but you won’t know unless you take the time to thoughtfully evaluate what’s going on and determine if this is a bandwagon a Christian should be on. If you don’t, you may unintentionally be espousing the values of a worldview in significant conflict with your own.
How do we do a better job of being mindful of this?"
Proper dual-track Christian "mindfulness" is a failing in many modern churches, a weakness which then is inculcated into their members who focus increasingly on "Social Justice issues while forsaking their walk along the "narrow road", inadvertently (and increasingly) casting-off doctrinal integrity.
"What I do want to focus on are the problems I’ve seen with many Christians’ response to this cultural moment. In particular, it seems Christians are getting swept into a secular worldview as they respond to Floyd’s death…without even realizing it.
Here are five ways I see that happening."
Natasha's observations about "Critical Theory" and "conflating empathy with agreement on action" are especially spot-on, and should be worth our individual consideration, reflection, and prayer. Strongly recommended: LINK: 5 Ways Christians are Getting Swept into a Secular Worldview in This Cultural Moment