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Does Christianity provide answers to issues that seem completely secular in nature? How should the Christian approach these kinds of issues? Join Michael Farris and Nancy Pearcey as they talk about the total truth of Christianity, today on Home School Heartbeat.
Nancy, the title of your book, Total Truth, summarizes everything we've been discussing this week. Why did you choose this title, and how is Christianity really the total truth?
The message of the title is that Christianity is not just a matter of religious truth; it's true about all reality. That's what I mean by total truth. And the reason this is such an important message today is that many Christians do still keep their faith compartmentalized. "It's a Sunday thing," one Christian lawyer once told me. The result is that we live the rest of the week by secular principles. The book opens with a story of a young woman who went to work for Planned Parenthood. Or in extreme cases we get a Kenneth Lay, the CEO of Enron, who was a church trustee, who was privately enriching himself while lying to the public about the health of his company. The message of the title is that Christianity is not just true about part of life; it's true about all of life. That's what I mean by total truth.
What can parents do to help their children understand the total truth of Christianity?
Well, the most effective way of teaching, of course, is by modeling. We have to show that we take God's Word seriously in every area of our lives. And then we have to do the homework to explain a Christian view of the subjects that we're teaching. We can't give what we don't have. So, parents, we ourselves need to have the conviction that Christianity is not just a matter of religious truth; it is total truth.
Nancy, thank you so much for being with us this week. 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/.