BARNA REPORT AND
VEITHŐS WORLD MAGAZINE.COM
(From Creeds to Core Values to World Views)
Ca. ½ of American preachers hold a biblical world view while infrequently informing their congregations.
Most Southern Baptists hold a biblical world view (71%).
Non Southern Baptists—51%
Charismatic or Pentecostal Churches (44%)
Mainline Protestants, e.g., National Association, Council of Churches (28%)
African American Churches (35%)
In the denominations who ordain women, only 15% of female pastors hold a biblical world view.
Those attending Seminary (45%) are less likely to hold a biblical world view (due to anti- Christian postmodern cultural/epistemological relativism which controls the academy).
Younger preachers (56%) are shaped by the relativistic maze of the 1960Ős (Margaret Mead and Thomas Kuhn) and are less likely to have a biblical world view than older preachers (50%), i.e., it is true because I believe it--Fideism).
Barna states that the figures are worse among church members. This suggests that merely preaching good sermons and offering helpful programs does not enable most believers to develop a practical and scriptural theological base to shape their lives, acquiring a biblical world view requires much more effort than memorizing James SiresŐ code list.
See the web site (http://www.worldvieweyes.org/strauss-docs.html) for the following papers:
Postmodern Science and Eschatology
Six World Views: Narrative Displacements
GodŐs Promise/Cosmos and New Age Monistic Pantheism
Creation, Covenant, and Redemption Doctrine
Architects of the Postmodern Mind