On the latest episode of Keep Asking, the Lifeway Research team talks about their recent research on worldviews. We discuss the extent to which honor and shame are a driving force for Americans, seeing the Bible through different worldviews, and how Jesus addresses the most pressing concerns of each worldview.
“We think of America, Western society, as sort of that guilt innocence culture. But even among Americans, when we ask, “Which of these feelings do you seek to avoid the most?” we’re asking guilt, fear, or shame, and 31 percent say guilt, 30 percent fear, 38 percent shame. Shame was still the number one, and there’s a pretty even split between people who are trying to avoid each of those the most.”
“The beauty of the Gospel is that Jesus Christ addresses all of these. He removes our fear. He covers our shame. Again, that’s both individual and collective shame that sin has brought on mankind. Thankfully, He removes our individual guilt, as well.”
(See the full transcript for the episode –with links–on next page)