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What is a Classical Christian Reformed Worldview?

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I'm glad you asked. A classical Christian (or reformed Christian) worldview is a set of philosophical and theological principles based on the concepts set forth in Gods revelation to mankind—the Bible. These principles were first clarified by Jesus Christ and his apostles and were later expounded upon by church fathers such as Augustine in the 5th century A.D., the great reformers of the 16th century, and puritanical writers of the 18th century such as Jonathan Edwards.

Modern reformed Christian philosophers and theologians include Francis Schaeffer, R.C. Sproul, and Herman Dooyeweed. If you want to know more about reformed theology, I recommend What is Reformed Theology? by R.C. Sproul. But for now I will zero in on the aspect of the theology most relevant to Mirificam Press—vocation.

Vocation: The Means by Which We Fulfill Our Purpose

The classical Christian reformed worldview rejects the idea that any one vocation is more sacred than another. All moral human endeavors are the fulfillment of mankind's purpose as prescribed by the transcendent God to the first created human beings. Although our ability to realize this purpose was broken when sin entered the world; through God's wonderful saving grace in the sacrificial work of Christ, we are again able work toward the goal of harnessing the created order for the glory of God and the good of his people.

With that view of vocation in mind we come to the conclusion that a right biblical worldview should be humbly applied to all work and every situation. There should be no contradiction between theology and work philosophy.

How Does This Affect the Writing on Mirificam Press?

Now that you know a little bit about the reformed view of vocation, you're probably wondering just exactly how this will affect the writing on Mirificam Press. Let me start by saying that this is not an intensely Christian blog. Meaning, I won't present the gospel or even talk about God in every post. I'm going to post good industry information that will help web design professionals do their job better. Any ideas or commentary, however, will be presented from a biblical Christian worldview. In reality, all ideas and opinions proceed from an underlying worldview; though they may be cleverly hidden under the cloak of secularism. I will be honest about my worldview and spend time describing how I arrived at my conclusions.

If you have any questions that weren't adequately answered here, refer to my flagship six part series on worldview and design. Each article is listed below. Also, please use my feedback form to contact me if you have any additional questions or comments.

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