Thinking Clearly in a Messed-Up World

Stuart Briscoe

Every day, in every part of the world, we’re reminded that things aren’t how they’re supposed to be. Political, social, and spiritual division dominates the headline news, and stories of injustice and persecution are just as common. The path of peace and good will seems all but abandoned, and evil appears to be winning the day.

So how do we process these unnerving events? Does the Bible give any hope, help, or guidance?

Drawing from Romans 12, Stuart shows how you can respond with wisdom and courage to the day’s most distressing circumstances. For the Spirit of God is ever faithful—active in the renewing of your mind... and giving grace for thinking 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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