Doctrinal Precision: Too Great A Price For The Worldview?

Most worldview champions would probably argue doctrine does matter to one’s worldview. But, if this is the case, then how Catholics, Protestants, and Eastern Orthodox, much less Lutherans, Calvinists, and Pentecostals, share a worldview is unclear. At best, it seems contemporary evangelicals use the idea of Christian worldview much like liberal Christians once used the phrase “Fatherhood of God and brotherhood of man”—a large accommodating umbrella sheltering delimited political and social expressions of Christianity. Theological details matter peripherally to the big-picture picture possibility of redeeming the culture. Building and managing cultural unanimity take priority over disciplined habits, to some even boring habits, of older theological forms. These older theological forms gave rise to confessions and creeds. They speak to particular details, but at price worldview proponents do not want to pay, namely, the collapse of consensus and visible unity in a democratized religious climate.

—Jason Wallace, “Whose Worldview? Part 2

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