Is the idea, “Don’t think just believe Biblical?” How do you test another worldview? How does Christianity give us a perspective on every area of life? What do you do with doubts? What do you do if you are a Christian simply because your family is? How essential is it that we learn the secular worldviews of those around us? Does every worldview outside of Christianity have an idol? What should parents do when trying to raise their children in a Christian worldview? Should students just adopt a Christian worldview simply because it is from the Bible?
Those are the important questions we are going to be talking about today in this podcast with Nancy Pearcey,author of Total Truth: Liberating Christianity from Its Cultural Captivity, which was a 2005 ECPA Gold Medallion Award winner, and How Now Shall We Live? (coauthored by Harold Fickett and Chuck Colson), which was a 2000 ECPA Gold Medallion Award winner. Her latest book is Finding Truth: 5 Principles for Unmasking Atheism, Secularism, and Other God Substitutes.
Formerly an agnostic, Pearcey studied under Francis Schaeffer at L’Abri in Switzerland. She earned an MA from Covenant Theological Seminary and pursued further graduate work in History of Philosophy at the Institute for Christian Studies in Toronto.
Heralded as “America’s pre-eminent evangelical Protestant female intellectual” (The Economist), Pearcey is professor and scholar in residence at Houston Baptist University. She is a fellow of the Discovery Institute and editor-at-large of The Pearcey Report. As founding editor of the radio program BreakPoint, she also coauthored a monthly column with Chuck Colson in Christianity Today.
Pearcey has contributed to several books and published more than a hundred articles. She has spoken in the US Capitol and the White House; at universities such as Princeton, Stanford, and Dartmouth; to actors in Hollywood and artists in New York City; on NPR and C-SPAN. Her earlier books include The Soul of Science and Saving Leonardo.