The word muse means to think. If you put the letter “a” in front of it you get amuse. The “a” is a negation which makes the meaning literally “to not think.” I think we’d all agree that most of us spend far too much time being amused. Let’s think for a change.
Don’t spend your weekend in mere amusements. Don’t let your brain sleep ’til Monday. Redeem the time by thinking about life from a biblical perspective. See the gospel by seeing through it like a pair of glasses allowing it to inform your vision of the world.
For serious students of the Bible, I think it is fitting and appropriate for you to aspire to, as one minister said, “hold your Bible in one hand and your newspaper in the other and be able to rightly interpret them both.” Worldview analysis is not a substitute for Bible study, but it is an expression of a maturing faith that longs to see all of the world from a biblical vantage point.
Each Friday I will send out a list of links to articles, essays, reviews, and videos that I consider to be interesting or important from a biblical worldview perspective, mostly in the categories I spend a lot of my research time thinking about: apologetics, philosophy, worldview analysis, cultural engagement, and the Inklings. Any work that I point to is not an endorsement, but rather an invitation for you to think deeply about your faith and the world around you.
As you read the following links consider how their content relates to the biblical categories of creation, fall, redemption, and glorification. What do they say about God, Scripture, nature, man, morality, life after death, et cetera? Bon appétit!
⊕ What Fewer Christians in America Means for Christian Parents, (Natasha Crain)
⊕ All Scientists Should Be Militant Atheists, New Yorker (Lawrence M. Krauss)
⊕ Philosophy Should Be Funny, Huffington Post (Michael F. Patton)
⊕ The Coddling of the American Mind, The Atlantic (Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt)
⊕ A Beautiful Question: Finding Nature’s Deep Design by Frank Wilczek
∴ Review #1: Washington Post
∴ Review #2: The Telegraph
∴ Review #3: Financial Times
∴ Review #1: National Review
∴ Related #2: Wall Street Journal