One of the main problems with modern Christianity is that it is reactive, rather than proactive. Christians aren’t being taught to think and act operationally. A Christian worldview is a great first step, but how does that worldview apply beyond the classroom? What does a Christian worldview look like when it is lived out and applied to daily life?
Douglas Wilson has been a worldview warrior for many decades. More importantly, he has also been applying what he has learned. Doug and his wife started Christians schools and became early leaders in the Classical Christian School movement. Doug is a long-time pastor of a church in Moscow, Idaho, and has written many books and given countless lectures on applied Christianity.
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But Doug is also quick to point out that he is the product of the work of many others. First and foremost, Doug learned worldview thinking and doing from his father, also a pastor and the reason why the extended Wilson family resides in Idaho. The elder Wilson wrote a book called Principles of War, that seeks to apply military tactics to spiritual warfare. A main lesson taught in this book is that Christians must be both “strategic” and “feasible” in their worldview thinking and living activities.
Additionly, Doug read many good books early on and learned applied Christianity from the work of diverse writers and thinkers. As both a learner and a teacher, Doug has also influenced many by his willingness to apply what he was reading and hearing.
On this episode of The Gary DeMar Podcast, Gary interviews Doug at the Fight, Laugh, Feast Conference about the beginnings of his writing and teaching ministry. They discuss the formative years of Doug’s upbringing and why he and his wife decided to start a Christian school. Doug also reveals the primary reason why his father chose Moscow, Idaho as the place to begin his own teaching ministry.