Welcome to the third post in a series in which we explore with Mary Poplin her 2014 publicationÂ Is Reality Secular? Testing the Assumptions of Four Global Worldviews?Â (InterVarsity Press). In earlier posts Mary provided:
- perspective on why she wroteÂ Is Reality Secular?
- a brief snapshot of the four global worldviews she writes about inÂ Is Reality Secular?
In this piece Mary Poplin responds to my question, “What do you desire to be the topÂ takeawaysÂ for readers ofÂ Is Reality Secular?” In future posts Mary will offer particular illustrations of engaging in and “toolkits” to enter/sustain dialogue with those who embrace (even advocate) competingÂ worldviews.
Mary: First, I want to plant into everyoneâ€™s mind the fact (or for secularists, at least the suspicion) that reality is not secular. It is not adequate then to work only within the secular mindset. Christian faculty must engage this; what is true and what is false in my field – because all dominant theory and research have been secularized for half a century and more. I hope Christians will ask others to consider the same question; I find very few people realize that secular thought dominates our culture and fewer have asked themselves if this is really true. [Read more…] about Takeaways from “Is Reality Secular?”