• Paganism in Today’s Culture Media Resource by

    Many consider paganism a dead religion that was practiced thousands of years ago. However, paganism’s ideas still affect us today. In this session, Dr. Peter Jones describes how paganism continues to be a force in today’s culture. He points out places where pagan thought affects the world’s way of thinking, and he describes how Christians can guard against that influence. He also explains ways that Christians can renew their minds and live as children of God among a twisted generation. View Resource

  • Pre-Conference Panel Discussion Media Resource by , ,

    Tim Challies, Peter Jones, and Rosaria Butterfield joined Lee Webb to further discuss their pre-conference messages. View Resource

  • From Personal Spirituality to Worldview Media Resource by

    The New Age movement focused on the individual’s spirituality, but over time certain individuals sought to develop their experiences into a worldview for everyone. This worldview rejects both Christianity and atheism, but rather than presenting a novel alternative, it merely rearticulates the ancient pagan worldview. This lecture will show how this worldview developed and its basis. View Resource

  • Carl Jung’s Alternative Spirituality Media Resource by

    In the last lecture, we saw the growth and decline of secular humanism. This ideology had a powerful effect on religion in the West, but the spiritual void that it left was quickly filled by a new spirituality. In this lecture, Dr. Jones demonstrates that Carl Jung, the Swiss psychologist, was essential in the development of this so-called new spirituality. He espoused a pagan ideology that emphasized the joining of opposites, and thus relativized right and wrong, male and female, and other relationships. View Resource

  • Articulating a Biblical Worldview Media Resource by

    In the previous lesson, we looked at ways in which Christians should not react to the hostility of modern culture. In this lesson, we will see what Christians should do. They must first understand the opposition’s worldview (a major goal of this series), and then they must clearly affirm the superiority of the Christian worldview with its twoist view of reality. View Resource

  • Living in Holiness Media Resource by

    When surrounded by a culture that indulges itself in much sexual perversion, how should Christians respond? In his letter to the Romans, the Apostle Paul addresses a context similar to the one believers face today. He argued that Christians must live holy lives, which not only pleases God, but also provides an example of godliness for the wider world. In this lecture, Dr. Jones explores what it means to live in holiness, and what that looks like in our many contexts. View Resource

  • Paganism in the Spotlight Media Resource by

    The 1960s saw what some have called a pagan revival, and what others have described as a cataclysmic change. It was a period in which the influence of Christianity waned and alternative spiritualities filled the void. Many modern spiritual movements began during this time, and embodied the pagan ideology of Carl Jung. By examining the history and influence of these religions, one can better grasp their similarities and understand how they have had such an influence on modern culture. View Resource

  • Explaining Modern Culture Media Resource by

    During the 1960s, the United States underwent a paradigm shift in religion. A oncedominant Christian worldview was supplanted by a New Age spirituality that was anything but new. It was, rather, a rearticulation of ancient paganism. This pagan belief system is not limited to certain late-twentieth-century religions; it is the fundamental belief system of all non-Christian religions. One can thus draw a sharp distinction between Christianity, which worships the Creator, and paganism, which worships the creation. In this lecture, Dr. Peter Jones shows that there are only two possible religions. By better understanding other religions that share a common foundation, … View Resource

  • The Rise & Fall of Secular Humanism Media Resource by

    We live in a society that has seen tremendous development in science and technology. This development has been intimately tied to an ideology called secular humanism, which views human reason as the ultimate authority and rejects the supernatural. Modern culture, however, is very open to the supernatural and countless forms of spirituality. In this lecture, Dr. Peter Jones explains the development of secular humanism, tracing its origin, rise to dominance, and eventual decline. By understanding this influential ideological movement, you will be better prepared to understand the modern culture in which you live. View Resource

  • Where is Society Headed? Media Resource by

    With society’s acceptance and adoption of a pagan worldview, one may ask where society is headed. It is becoming increasingly hostile to the Christian worldview, which clearly distinguishes between Creator and creation. It seeks to eliminate this distinction in all areas of life and culture. In this lecture, we will see where society may be heading if it continues to worship the creation rather than the Creator. View Resource

  • Thinking with a Discerning Mind Media Resource by

    Unbelieving thought is based on a worldview that is completely antithetical to the Christian faith. The previous lessons have sought to articulate some of the core beliefs of this pagan worldview, and this lecture aims to look specifically at pagan, oneist thinking, and to contrast it with Christian twoism. View Resource

  • Paganism in the Shadows Media Resource by

    The multitude of religions that we encounter in modern culture may seem novel, but they are simply the latest manifestations of the ancient pagan traditions that have been known throughout human history. In this lecture, Dr. Jones surveys numerous religions, ancient and modern, and demonstrates that they share the same essential commitments. View Resource

  • Unbiblical Responses Media Resource by

    In light of the cataclysmic cultural changes that have occurred during the recent past, Christians have responded in a number of ways. While some have sought to separate themselves completely from culture, others have attempted to make the Christian faith and worldview less objectionable by conforming it to the tastes of modern culture. In this lecture, we will see some ways that Christians have failed to maintain the distinctively Christian worldview, and why Christians cannot compromise on Christian worldview distinctives. Compromising the Christian worldview leads to compromising the gospel itself. View Resource

  • Pagan Sexuality Media Resource by

    Together with the radical spiritual changes that took place in the 1960s, there was a sexual revolution. Christian notions of sexuality were jettisoned in favor of pagan ideals that sought to eliminate gender distinctions and any idea of right or wrong with regard to sexuality. In this lecture, you will see the origin, nature, and character of this sexual revolution, and you will better understand why it has and continues to be such a powerful force in modern culture. View Resource

  • A Gnostic Gospel Media Resource by

    Americans are incurably “spiritual,” but this spirituality expresses itself in ways that are incompatible with biblical Christianity. It expresses itself in ways that are essentially Gnostic. The American church has not been immune to the influence of this American Gnosticism. In this message, Dr. Peter Jones compares this private, mystical, and inward religious mentality with the corporate, doctrinal, and visible faith of orthodox Christianity. View Resource