October 2, 2020

Understanding the ‘Sacred Secular’ Split

SERIES: Interview with Nancy Pearcey Nancy Pearcey

“The heart is what we use for religion, the brain for science.” This idea is commonly accepted today. How, then, do we teach young people to love God with all their minds if their minds don’t belong in theology? 

Christians often limit Christianity to the sacred realm, things like Bible study, church and prayer, but don’t see its relevance to leisure, politics or work. And this is a problem globally as Western missions have taken the split around world. People are hungry for something that applies to all of life.

In this interview series bestselling author Nancy Pearcey highlights modern challenges Christians face in taking the Gospel to the world.

Nancy Pearcey

Nancy Pearcey

Nancy Pearcey is the author of "Love Thy Body: Answering Hard Questions about Life and Sexuality." Her earlier books include "The Soul of Science," "Saving Leonardo," "Finding Truth," and two ECPA Gold Medallion Award Winners: "How Now Shall We Live" (co-authored with Harold Fickett and Chuck Colson) and "Total Truth." Her books have been translated into eight languages. She is a professor and scholar in residence at Houston Baptist University. A former agnostic, Pearcey has spoken at universities such as Princeton, Stanford, USC, and Dartmouth. She was highlighted as one of the top five women apologists by Christianity Today and hailed in the Economist as "America's pre-eminent evangelical Protestant female intellectual."

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