We have been together approximately a month, and you might be wondering where this project is heading.
So far, we talked about what a Christian worldview is, how ideas have consequences and worldviews can change the trajectory of even entire nations, what the public square is and how to interact in it and why it is important for the public square to remain free.
Now we’re going to transition to a new phase of this project. With a solid foundation established, we can now look at the world around us and begin our job of actually contending for certain ideas.
In general, each week will be dedicated to presenting a Christian perspective on a particular topic. Of course, some particularly difficult issues might take a little bit more time, or I might do a short one day interlude on a totally different topic than I had been writing about if it is something particularly important.
Remember that the entire purpose of this website is to help Christians engage in the public square. Therefore, my goal is to first of all provide a Christ centered perspective on the world that we find ourselves in. However, I’m not doing that in my diary; I am doing this in the public square myself because it is important to make sure that we are acting as ambassadors for Jesus Christ.
I like to think about it this way. It is easy to ignore the truth if you are never confronted with it. Think about being a high school athlete. It is not hard to be the best athlete in a small school in rural Vermont, and if you never look beyond your particular school, it is easy to believe that you are the best athlete ever.
However, that myth can be easily shattered at the first basketball game of the year when your ankles are broken by an opponent’s crossover. There very well might be better athletes outside of your town. You then have a decision. You can accept the reality of the fact that you might not be the best athlete ever, or you can be in denial.
Worldviews are the same way. All I can do is faithfully present the truth of Christianity, and when people are confronted with that which is true, they can accept it or remain in denial.