We live in a post-Enlightenment age. What that means is that everything is colored, to one degree or another, by the over-rationalizing tendency of the Enlightenment. As James K.A. Smith would say, we have de-chanted the world … removed all sense of enchantment from life. Life is just one big math equation. Of course, we’re now in the midst of a post-modernism that rejects much of this, not in favor of biblical truth, but rather a hyper-individualism that has no fixed roots at all.
This is a short discussion that gets at this over-rationalization as it relates to worldview. The term ‘worldview’ and what it describes can be a glorious, biblical truth. And yet, it often has been used to describe an over-intellectualizing of the Christian faith … a faith that is only and all propositional truth … if we can just get it right in our heads, we’ll be OK.