Thinking Clearly in a Messed Up World

Stuart Briscoe

Every day, in every part of the world, we hear stories that remind us that things are not how they are supposed to be! Political, social, moral, international, and spiritual conflicts rage. Injustice and persecution are common. Evil seems to be winning. 

So how do we deal with these disturbing events? Does the Bible give us any guidance? As Stuart teaches in this rich series, we can understand the turmoil around us and find courage to respond wisely and courageously by discovering what Scripture says about these challenging circumstances. Listen as Stuart uses the theme of renewing our minds from Romans 12 to help us think clearly in a messed up world.

Messages From This Series:

  1. 2. Thinking Clearly About Myself

    Stuart Briscoe

    The renewed mind thinks clearly about “the self.” This is important because, as John Stott points out, “Our ‘self’ is not a simple entity that is either wholly good or wholly evil, and therefore to be either totally valued or totally denied. Instead, our ‘self’ is a complex entity of good and evil, glory and shame, which on that account requires that we develop more subtle attitudes to ourselves.”

    Scripture:  Romans 12:3

  2. 4. Thinking Clearly About What's Good

    Stuart Briscoe

    Modern culture places great emphasis on looking good and feeling good. Less concern is shown about doing good and being good. In fact “do good-ers” are often disliked and “being good” is sometimes dismissed as prudery. But Scripture says “Cling to what is good.” What is “the good” and how do we cling to it? 

    Scripture:  Romans 12:9 - 12:13

  3. 5. Thinking Clearly About Christians and Society

    Stuart Briscoe

    Richard Niebuhr said, “It is helpful to remember that the question of Christianity and civilization is by no means a new one, that Christian perplexity in this area has been perennial, and that the problem has been an enduring one through all the Christian centuries.” (Christ and Culture) That being the case, it is unlikely we will solve the problem but we can do some clear thinking about it.

    Scripture:  Romans 12:14 - 12:21

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