The values that we will be examining during this webinar describe American culture as it now exists and how these ideas and values affect Christians. Also, we do not live in a culture that is uniform, where only a single definable value system is operating. The result has been that many different beliefs and philosophies compete for acceptance within our society.
It was Socrates who said that the unexamined life is not worth living. To examine one’s life is to think about it. It is to evaluate. To evaluate requires examining values and value systems. We all have values. We all have some viewpoint about what life is all about. We all have some perspective on the world we live in. We are not all philosophers but we all have a philosophy. Perhaps we haven’t thought much about that philosophy but we live it out. How we live reveals our deepest convictions about life.
The primary source material for our time together will be an excellent book titled “Lifeviews,” written by R. C. Sproul; and we will examine these cultural values: secularism, pessimistic existentialism, sentimental humanism, pragmatism, positivism, pluralism, relativism, hedonism, and Marxism.