Nancy Pearcey is a disciple. Finding prominence by co-writing the popular How Now Shall We Live? with Chuck Colson. Pearcey used her time at the Swiss-based L'abri in 1971 and '72 to sharpen her understanding of the world. L'abri was started by the Christian revolutionary Francis Schaffer as a Biblically-based, Christ centered retreat in the Swiss alps where seekers could experience hospitality and enhance their cultural awareness as they sought to build community with God and one another through the power of the Holy Spirit and time spent in the Scriptures. Pearcey used that instruction to co-write How Now Shall We Live? which would move her to two other best sellers Total Truth and Saving Leonardo: A Call to Resist the Secular Assault on Mind, Morals, & Meaning.
Pearcey's perspective in the video above serves as a rally cry for us at Hillcrest Academy. This weekend marks the annual Reason Rally in Washington DC. Speakers include Richard Dawkins; world-renown speaker on evolutionary biology and ethology, Tim Minchin; musician, composer, songwriter, actor, comedian and writer, Adam Savage; Co-host of Mythbusters, Jessica Ahlquist; High school activist and successful plaintiff in the case ofAhlquist v. City of Cranston, Paul Provenza; Host and producer of The Green Room with Paul Provenza on Showtime and producer of the movie The Aristocrats (with Penn Jillette) and Bad Religon; legendary rock band fronted by singer/songwriter Greg Graffin.
The dynamic of the Reason Rally is that it not only promotes athiesm, but it unashamedly communicates a world where God is not welcome in the areas of science, entertainment, cinema, education, broadcast journalism and contemporary music.
The Dutch theologian Abraham Kuyper and declared:
"...no single piece of our mental world is to be hermetically sealed off from the rest, and there is not a square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, who is Sovereign over all, does not cry: 'Mine!'"
We agree with Pearcey and Kuyper, that a comprehensive Biblical worldview causes one to engage culture because the culture belongs to the Creator. This perspective has caused Hillcrest students to agressively pursue their God-given abilities to serve wholeheartedly in the move to communicate God's grace to the world. Whether through science or artistic expression, this active participation in the world is what God uses to make students feel they are living a life of significance.