• 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

  • Building a Sure Foundation Media Resource by

    Is theology needed today, or is it outdated? Sound doctrine is vital for Christian growth and is the foundation for loving and serving God rightly, but many have questioned the validity of theology in our time. This session considers the state of theology since the Reformation, explains why understanding doctrine is vital to being a Christian today, and considers why knowing theology is essential for future reformation. It also considers why providing sound theological education for every tribe and tongue should be a central goal of God’s people. 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

  • War of the Worldviews Media Resource by

    Romans 1:18-32

    In the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz, a tornado carries Dorothy and Toto to a faraway land. When they arrive, Dorothy says, “Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.” Many Christians feel the same sense of unease about the culture in which they now find themselves. Non-Christian ideologies and philosophies are now the norm. In this session, Dr. R.C. Sproul Jr. seeks to equip the church to intelligently engage this brave new world. Note: This Questions and Answers session is made available for historical archival purposes only. Further, answers given reflect the views of the individual … View Resource

  • The Fear Factor Media Resource by

    Romans 1:1-6

    In the centuries following the Enlightenment, the flood of challenges to Christianity has been ongoing, and in the last century they have increased at a rapid rate. Scientific advances have become challenges. As the world has grown smaller, encounters with other religions have also raised challenges. In this message, Dr. Michael Horton looks at the way many Christians have responded in fear rather than taking up the challenge and offering a reasoned defense of the faith. 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

  • Questions and Answers #2 Media Resource by ,

    Note: This Questions and Answers session is made available for historical archival purposes only. Further, answers given reflect the views of the individual speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Dr. R.C. Sproul and Ligonier Ministries. Here is our Statement of Faith. View Resource

  • Postmodernism and Society Media Resource by

    This message will explain the pervasive influence of postmodern thinking on every aspect of contemporary culture: politics, business, education, entertainment, etc. View Resource

  • Postmodernism and Christianity Media Resource by

    Genesis 3:1-10

    The message will examine the ways in which postmodernism has influenced the church and the ways in which Christians are responding. Note: This conference session is made available for historical archival purposes only. View Resource

  • Postmodernism and Philosophy Media Resource by

    Genesis 3:1-5

    Note: This content is no longer featured because of the teacher’s egregious sin and misconduct. For more information, see the “Report of Independent Investigation into Sexual Misconduct of Ravi Zacharias.” View Resource