Relativism, political correctness, and cancel culture increasingly permeate our world. None of this is new – consider Genesis 3 and a passage such as Psalm 2. Ultimately, relativism is impossible and untenable, forcing its own absolutes on the world. Better to fear the Lord which is the beginning of wisdom. To those who say “all truth is relative” a first response can be “are you absolutely sure”?
Symbols have a powerful impact on the mind. Our cultural shift is changing the meaning of some symbols used in the Bible such that evil appears good and good appears evil. Worse yet, there is an assault on our children’s minds through the books they read and the movies they watch. We need to grow in spiritual maturity such that we can discern good from evil.
The New Age Movement, in a multitude of forms and variations, has attracted many people. What are the origins? What makes it so attractive?
Healing via “energy fields” is increasingly common. What are the origins and assumptions of such practices? How do we assess these practices in terms of Christian theology and science?
New Age and Eastern Healing practices typically rely on “energy fields” that pervade the universe. Healing therefore involves correcting such energy imbalances or disruptions. Reiki, Reflexology, and Therapeutic Touch are common examples. What are the core assumptions and how could Christians begin discernment in this?