The Truth Project - week 1; TRUTH

Well it's official, fall has begun and so has one of our Life Long Learning Groups; The Truth Project. We will be using this blog to discuss some of the the things that we have been talking about in class in the coming weeks. Look for new posts throughout each week and feel free to share what you are unsure about, questions you might have, or exciting new  discoveries that you are making.  Let's make sure that this is indeed a discussion and not an argument. We are all on a journey and all of us are striving to understand God better and allow his word to transform us as we pursue him and his truth. So with that lets talk about week one.

As you might have guessed, Truth is central to what this class is all about. We will be taking a worldview tour with this class and the truth is what at the core of what should make up our worldview. So this week, since it is THE foundational piece of this class, we looked at Truth and what truth is.

What I will be doing each week is posting a list of several questions that should spark some good discussion and I am encouraging you to field some or all of the questions with any thoughts you might have and I would also love for you to use this as a place to post some of your own questions.  The goal of this kind of class is to draw closer to God and begin developing a truly biblical worldview as opposed to a mixed or even a primarily secular worldview.

So with that here are some questions and thoughts to get us started:

1. Jesus stated plainly that He had come into the world "to testify to the truth" (John 18:37). Exactly what did He mean by this, and how is this claim connected with those other aspects of Jesus' Mission - For example, forgiveness, salvation, redemption, and healing - that we more naturally associate with the ultimate purpose of His advent?

2. How does one's concept of truth affect or determine one's concept of faith?

3. What is the key point of distinction between the biblical concept of truth and popular cultural ideas about truth? And how is this point related to the concept of insanity?

4. Read 2 Timothy 2:24,26 and Colossians 4:5,6. Why does Paul advise believers to be "gentle" rather than "quarrelsome" in their dealings with outsiders?  How does our understanding of the Cosmic Battle affect the way we relate to non-believers?

5. Dr. Tackett poses the question, "Do you really believe that what you really believe is really real?" How can we know what we really believe?

I am very excited to see where the conversation takes us over the next several months. I hope that this class will inspire us to pursue God like we never have before, and that we will develop our worldviews in a way that is God honoring and ultimately helps us to point others toward Christ. Here's to the journey.