By: Richard Hart
Schaeffer’s analysis of his culture, and his expression of the Christian faith in a coherent system helped me to apply biblical understanding to all areas of life. Meanwhile, Rebecca and I talked about theology, sang in a gospel group, played golf, studied, enjoyed Boston, and became engaged. We married in 1971 while I was a Ph.D. candidate at Princeton Theological Seminary. In 1973 we took our first two children to France, where I taught New Testament at La Faculté Libre de Théologie Réformée d’Aix-en-Provence, in a cooperative agreement with Mission to the World (PCA). There I taught, wrote, spoke, and helped start a Christian school and a church. We had five more children. We were extremely happy in France, where food, friends and fun in the sun added extra joy to fulfilling the tasks God had given us to do.
In 1989, a letter broke into our peace. It asked me to consider moving back to the US to teach. After much prayer and reflection, I decided to accept an invitation to teach at Westminster Seminary in California. But America was not the same country I had first seen in 1964 (when the Beatles landed on US shores). The culture shock I experienced upon re-entry led me to publish the Gnostic Empire Strikes Back (1992). What I first identified as “New Age” was far more than a left-coast fad. A new spirituality had taken over America. Several years of research led to the publication of Spirit Wars (1997, reprinted in 2001 as Pagans in the Pews), which explores the nature of the new spirituality and its manifestations in society and the church. In an attempt to make the message available to younger readers and to groups, I published Gospel Truth, Pagan Lies:Can You Tell the Difference?(2000). The DaVinci Code craze led me to write Cracking DaVinci’s Code with Jim Garlow in 2004 and this led to a book that analyzes the Gnostic vs. the Christian Jesus, entitled Stolen Identity: The Conspiracy to Reinvent Jesus. In 2006, I published two more books: The God of Sex: How Worldview Determines Sexuality, and Capturing the Pagan Mind: Paul’s Blueprint for Thinking and Living in the New Global Culture." (extract from truthxchange.com)Truthxchange needed a web video to state simply the premise for their ministry and the central point in Dr. Peter Jones thesis on their being two basic religious worldviews: "Oneism and Twoism". Succinctly stated you either believe one or the other, and the web video frames the discussion in easy to understand modern terms.