Everything we think, say, and do reflects our worldview. Basic beliefs about God, humanity, history, and the future inevitably shape how we live. Philip Ryken, a prolific author and the president of Wheaton College, explains the distinguishing marks of the Christian worldview, helping us to engage thoughtfully with our increasingly pluralistic society. Based on the notion that ideas have consequences, this accessible resource will help you see life’s “big picture” by equipping you with a well-reasoned framework of Christian beliefs and convictions.
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If you are looking for a succinct, marvelously clear, well-illustrated introduction to the phenomenon of worldview, look no further. Philip Ryken has managed what few others in the Reformed tradition could do. He argues for the ubiquity of worldview thinking while respecting the balance between its intellectual component and its most basic attribute: love. And all of it is based on the biblical account of creation, fall, and redemption and its implication for all of life, from the arts, to education, to politics and family life. Required reading for everyone from the educated layperson to students, Christian leaders and gate-keepers.
—William Edgar, professor of apologetics, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia
Philip Ryken thoughtfully explains the ins and outs of a Christian worldview, backed by considerable biblical support and key selections from cultural touchstones. The book is a quick read but is certainly not slight. Thorough and accessible, this is a perfect resource for students who need a solid grounding or a fresh reminder of truths of the Christian worldview.
—D. Michael Lindsay, president, Gordon College
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Philip Graham Ryken has served as the president of Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois, since 2010. He earned degrees from Wheaton College, Westminster Theological Seminary, and a doctorate from the University of Oxford. Ryken was the senior minister of Philadelphia’s Tenth Presbyterian Church for nearly 15 years before becoming the president of Wheaton College. He has been ordained as a teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church in America. Ryken has authored over 30 books, including several volumes in the Preaching the Word Collection, Written in Stone, and Discovering God in Stories from the Bible.