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The Power of a Lens: Worldview Matters

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Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you had known me, you would have known my Father also. From now on you do know him and have seen him.” (John 14:6–7).

Do you wear glasses of any kind? Our eyes are the windows we look at the world through. Putting on a pair of glasses can change the way we see the world or certain parts of it. If you are a fisherman, you might use polarized glasses to cut the glare. If you are a welder, you want dark lenses to protect your eyesight. If you go to a 3D movie, your reading glasses won’t help you enjoy the experience. Glasses help us see things in ways that are helpful when used in the right way.

We can think of glasses as an analogy for our worldview. When we experience the world, we are constantly analyzing those experiences through our beliefs about the world. But just like the wrong glasses, if we have the wrong worldview, we won’t see the world properly. Whether we recognize it or not, the way we look at the world around us has a huge impact on the way we think and behave. The wrong worldview can have grave consequences.

In this interactive workshop, you will experience how different glasses can enhance or interfere with seeing things clearly. Most people today look at the world through “evolutionary glasses.” But if we put on “biblical glasses,” we will see the world quite differently: the way God intended for us to see the world.

Roger Patterson: Roger Patterson earned his BS Ed degree in biology from Montana State University.

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