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Philosophy has got me thinking

June 17, 2009

Okay, sorry for the bad pun, but all this study about Philosophy has reminded me a Kellerism. Thanks to Keller and Clowney’s preaching series podcast I’ve been spurred on in my Philosophy study for tomorrow’s exam by seeing its necessity for evangelistic preaching. Keller argues that people need to change their world-view before they come to know Christ. We need to enter people’s world-view (this is where philosophy comes in), show sympathy for it (rather than just calling it ‘stupid’), move from the bits of their world-view that are true to show how the Bible asserts them in a more vivid, rich and full way, then show the inconsistence of their view and finally restabilise with Christ. Best to get the full explanation (see Session 12) but there’s a taste. So, we need to keep working hard at understanding how philosophy can help us understand those who don’t yet know Christ.