Understanding the “How” of Worldviews

transforming worldviewsAs part of my studies at Fuller, I’m currently reading Paul Hiebert’s Transforming Worldviews: An Anthropological Understanding of How People Change. Because this doctoral degree is essentially focused in intercultural, mission and leadership studies, our professors want us giving some of our time to the field of anthropology, or the study of peoples.

This work has been excellent thus far. Not because it simply lays out bullet-point beliefs of other peoples or religions. Rather, Hiebert’s work emphasizes the point of how people have come to hold the worldview they hold. Continue reading

Ravi Zacharias in Belgium

Tonight concludes a 3-day visit from Ravi Zacharias, where he will have spoken each of the 3 evenings in 3 different venues across Belgium. We were told in a pastor’s gathering a few months back that it takes 3 years to reserve a speaking engagement from Ravi. But here he is now. (And notice the use of the #3 in this first paragraph!)

I attended the first evening at the Catholic University (KU) in Leuven. It was good to see a nice turn out with my estimations being about 700 attendees. I wasn’t sure how packed it would be, as it didn’t seem the meetings have been that greatly promoted, at least amongst the international churches. But the large lecture hall was pretty much filled from front to back. Continue reading