Flying at night, over a stratus layer, all sense of the planet may disappear. You know that down below, beneath that heavenly blanket is the earth, factual and hard. But it's an intellectual knowledge; it's a knowledge tucked away in the mind; not a feeling that penetrates the body. And if at times you renounce experience and mind's heavy logic, it seems that the world has rushed along on its orbit, leaving you alone flying above a forgotten cloud bank, somewhere in the solitude of interstellar space.
Charles A. Lindbergh, 'The Spirit of St. Louis,' 1953
Somehow we have allowed the culture to tell us that the physical world is all that really matters. Science reinforces the assumption that what we can see and touch is the only part of life that is real, or that we can really know. We go along with it – separating the spiritual from the "real world." But that’s not how it’s meant to be.
The Christian worldview recognizes that the most important part of our humanity is the part that no one can see or touch – or completely explain. A holistic view of the universe honors both the seen and the unseen as having laws inherent to its proper operation. Flying is a metaphor for that kind of worldview and that kind of life. There is something about flying that makes everything else you do seem different – a perspective that puts the mundane peculiarities of this life on earth back where they belong – under the clouds. But just because they’re under the clouds does not mean they go away. We can’t dwell only in the "factual and hard." But we can’t stay up in the "solitude of interstellar space" forever either. We were made of, and for, both. And where they meet is the True Horizon -- the unmoving frame of reference by which we should evaluate all we do and think.
Knowing that will change your life. Living that will change the world.
True Horizon exists to equip believers and pre-believers to understand and seek what Christ meant for them when he said that he "came so that they may have life and have it to the full." The aim is to provide insight and understanding about a life that:
- Exhibits a holistic connection between the physical and spiritual parts of our personhood.
- Rejects the modern notion that: faith and reason, science and religion, or facts and values, are mutually exclusive.
- Believes in and adheres to the reality of objective truth and morality.
- Values its creation in the image of God (Imago Dei) and, on that basis, defends and protects the sanctity of human life at every stage.
- Seeks to reflect the character of Christ by taking the call to discipleship seriously.
- Understands that being "transformed by the renewing of your mind" must, by definition, not mean that having faith requires that you check your brain at the church door.