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Interview with Nancy Pearcey
Volume 60, Program 1
5/16/2005
Volume 60, Program 1
5/16/2005
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Christians often face opposition from those who want to separate faith from public life. Today on Home School Heartbeat, Michael Farris talks with Nancy Pearcey, who is helping believers fight that opposition.

Michael Farris:
My guest today is Nancy Pearcey, the Francis A. Schaeffer Scholar of the World Journalism Institute. She's a distinguished author, a speaker, and a homeschooling mom. Nancy, welcome to the program.
Nancy Pearcey:
Thank you, Mike.
Mike:
Nancy, you recently published a book entitled Total Truth, which really addresses the issues that have been important throughout most of your career. How would you describe the overall purpose of this book?
Nancy:
My purpose is to encourage Christians to develop a Christian worldview -- to learn how to apply their faith to every area of life, whether it's science or politics, economics, the arts, whatever. For homeschooling families (and that includes my own family), that means teaching our children from a Christian perspective in every subject area. It's my conviction that there really are no neutral areas of study, and that means if we don't intentionally teach a Christian perspective, then our children are going to absorb a non-Christian view on the subject. And when that happens, they end up with a compartmentalized faith. They can be very sincere in their religious beliefs, but secular in their mental life. It's perfectly possible to believe all the right doctrine and still live by secular principles, or to run our ministries and our businesses by secular principles. So Total Truth is about how to be a whole person as a Christian, to live with integrity. The root meaning of that word, integrity, actually is "wholeness." So we can experience God's transforming power in every area of our lives.
Mike:
Nancy, thanks so much. I'm Mike Farris.

Your teens can hear Nancy Pearcey speak at this summer's Generation Joshua camp. For more information on Patrick Henry College's Teen Leadership Camps, go to www.phc.edu/teencamps.


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Does God belong in the public arena of politics, business, law, and education? Or is religion a private matter only—personally comforting but publicly irrelevant?

In Total Truth, Nancy Pearcey offers a razor-sharp analysis of the public/private split. With examples from the lives of real people, past and present, Pearcey teaches readers how to liberate Christianity from its cultural captivity. She walks readers through practical, hands-on steps for crafting a full-orbed Christian worldview. Hardcover, 480 pages.


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