• The Longing of the Secular Mind Media Resource by

    The secular worldview is fundamentally unsustainable. It is not able to consistently and sufficiently address the pressing moral questions of life. Though maintaining that life is meaningless, it simultaneously commends that life be lived meaningfully. In this lesson, Dr. Mohler addresses the longing of the secular mind and the end results of living life “as if” it had meaning. 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

  • 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

    Romans 1:18-25

    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

  • Where is Society Headed? Media Resource by

    Romans 1:26

    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

  • Paganism in the Shadows Media Resource by

    Romans 1:25

    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

  • Only Two Worldviews Media Resource by

    What is the difference between people and animals? Where does the idea of human value come from? On issues of ultimacy what do you base your ideas on? Where do you get your concept of right and wrong; meaning and purpose; dignity and value? In this message entitled “Only Two Worldviews,” Dr. Sproul exposes the radical difference between a theistic worldview and one that embraces atheism. View Resource

  • Vanity of Vanity Media Resource by

    Ecclesiastes 1:2

    Without Christ, without hope,” this statement is one that we draw from the writer of Ecclesiastes’ verse, “Vanity of vanity—all is vanity.” In this portion of the series Dr. Sproul talks about the meaning behind this Old Testament verse, mainly—that if there is no God, then, of course, what we encounter is futility of futility. View Resource

  • Here and Now Media Resource by

    How do you view the world around you? From what perspective do you stand as you look at life? Although the secularist will disagree, answers to these questions have eternal ramifications. In this message entitled “Here and Now,” Dr. Sproul helps us understand the pervasive worldview called secularism. View Resource

  • Mere Existence Media Resource by

    Are you looking for purpose in life? Are you looking for meaning in your existence? In search for the meaning of life, philosophers have developed systems to make sense of life’s perplexing questions. Then came existentialism. But what are the dangers of this useless system? In this message, Dr. Sproul shows the uselessness and dangers of existentialism. View Resource

  • Whatever Works Media Resource by

    Is there anything practical about being pragmatic? What are the long term benefits of pragmatism? Is there anything of Christian value in this philosophy? In this message entitled “Whatever Works,” Dr. Sproul uncovers the impracticality of this American-made philosophy as he explains how pragmatism is a self-defeating system with no theoretical or practical value. View Resource

  • Driven by Pleasure Media Resource by

    Acts 17:16-21

    What is the Christian view of pleasure? Is it simply a question of moderation? Can we use pleasure to measure what is good? Examining these questions in this message, Dr. Sproul looks at an ancient philosophy that is being enjoyed by so many today. View Resource

  • When Man Is God Media Resource by

    Tracing the genealogy of humanism through the centuries, we see a long line of philosophers who have ensured the next generation of humanists. But humanism’s founding father hasn’t been given the recognition he is due. Who is the father of this ancient philosophy? And, what is wrong with humanism? In this message, Dr. Sproul traces humanism back to its beginnings and exposes the bankruptcy of its major tenets of faith, as he explains what happens “When Man is God.” View Resource

  • Do you Really Need a Savior? Media Resource by

    Luke 18:18-23

    Why is it that some people feel the need for a Savior while others don’t? Is placing faith in Christ as Savior just another option people are free to accept or reject, with no consequence? In this message, Dr. Sproul considers this as he explains the core reason why so many feel no need for a Savior. View Resource