Where do we come from? Why are we here? What’s our basis for hope? Our greatest problem? The solution? Where are we headed?
These are the basic questions of worldview. Through the answers we give them we orient ourselves in the world; and there are a host of ways to answer them. This Ten Turning Points series offers a biblically-informed set of answers—answers that make all the difference in how we understand and navigate our way through reality.
This series was written for a “next-level discipleship class” at my church. For that reason my approach is to assume that readers, like these class members, have some basic knowledge of Christian teaching on these topics. My purpose here to raise new questions and topics for discussion, to help readers and class members think about these things in new and deeper ways — always affirming and building upon basic biblical truths, of course.
The one overall point I’m making is this: Given that the Bible speaks truth on these matters, it’s still the case that they happened a long time ago. Yet they still make an absolutely crucial difference. These truths touch everything; they transform everything — in ways Christians don’t always recognize. So we’re exploring the impact of these truths in the world we live in today.
1. The Creation
2. Created in God’s Image
3. What’s Our Problem?
4. The Calling of God’s People
5. God’s Ongoing Revelation
6. The Incarnation of Christ
7. The Crucifixion of Christ
8. The Resurrection of Christ
9. The Coming of the Holy Spirit
10. The Promised Return of Christ