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"If God is sovereign, then his lordship must extend over all of life, and it cannot be restricted to the walls of the church or within the Christian orbit." Abraham Kuyper Common Grace 1.1.

Friday, 28 December 2007

(Re)thinking worldview 5

This should have appeared before 6!

The second part of the book turns from worldview – thinking - to wisdom - living. A worldview provides a context, wisdom ‘plays a central role at the heart of Christian living’ (p 21).

This section on wisdom is replete with wisdom. Bertrand makes some excellent observations on seeking guidance:

Seeking counsel is wise, but it’s not the same thing as abrogating responsibility for one’s own decisions.

If knowing God’s will was that easy, why bother with all that wisdom literature in the first place?

Chasing after fleeces and green lights and open doors, whatever its virtues, can have the unintended effect of displacing the text in the hunt for a deeper subtext.

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