How To Read Slowly

Insights from works by people from other worldviews?

James W. Sire addresses another excellent question from Micheal Hickerson, ESN Blog Contributor: Should Christians worry if they find themselves enjoying or gaining insight from artistic, literary or academic works by people from other worldviews? I know that this has beenRead more…

Naming The Elephant

Does worldview theory lead to relativism?

James W. Sire addresses another excellent question from Micheal Hickerson, ESN Blog Contributor: Is there a danger that acknowledging different worldviews will lead to the position that “all truth is relative”? Yes and No. Yes. If in fact there are differentRead more…

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Jim Sire on “Finding common ground with someone radically different.” Part II

James W. Sire digs deeper into Micheal Hickerson‘s Worldview question: How can we find common ground when someone has a radically different worldview from our own? In the previous blog post, I argued that as Christians we know that weRead more…

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Jim Sire on “Finding common ground with someone radically different”

The Worldview Question-and-Answer series with Jim Sire continues with the question: How can we find common ground when someone has a radically different world view from our own? — Micheal Hickerson, ESN Blog Contributor James W. Sire’s response: As aRead more…

Rim of the Sandhills

What keeps Jim Sire believing?

What keeps me believing, what holds my faith, is not the way I understand Scripture, but the fantastic way Scripture explains me to myself. I am particularly struck by the way Jesus, who amazes me every time I think ofRead more…

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Jim Sire addresses: “Is there still a place for propositional logic in apologetics or worldview studies?”

Last week, the Emerging Scholars Network began a James W. Sire Worldview Question-and-Answer series with Is Atheism a Worldview? As I have considered the development of Sire’s thought on worldview, I continue to be struck by the importance of lifeRead more…

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Jim Sire: Excerpt from “Rim of the Sandhills”

Yesterday, the Emerging Scholars Network kicked off a Worldview Question-and-Answer series withJames W. Sire.* As I have considered the development of Sire’s thought on worldview, I have come to even more deeply embrace the importance of how one’s life story is understoodRead more…

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Jim Sire Addresses: Is Atheism a Worldview?

I’ve had the privilege of knowing James W. Sire, Ph.D., since my college days. Sire served as a senior editor at InterVarsity Press and authored a number of books published by InterVarsity Press including The Universe Next Door: A Basic WorldviewRead more…

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What comes after Postmodernism?

A question from friends at Evangelical Seminary: What comes after Postmodernism? What does James W. Sire have to offer in response to the $64 Question — now by inflation the $64 Million Dollar Question? ————————- This question is easy for me to answer.Read more…

Why Good Arguments Often Fail

What is the biggest challenge to today’s apologist?

James W. Sire addresses: What is the biggest challenge to today’s apologist? — A question received by email inquiry. I doubt that there is a “today’s apologist.” Every person engaged in presenting the Christian faith is “today’s apologist.” Moreover, IRead more…