In his 2003 book, City On A Hill, Leland Ryken described the condition of our culture as a “new barbarianism” characterized by relativism and narcissism. These two ideas are inseparable. A society rejects the very idea of truth (relativism) with disastrous results. Then, in a world void of absolute truth, every person does “what is right in his own eyes” (narcissism, cf. Judges 21:25). As churches uncritically embrace the culture, the new barbarianism seeps in and begins to metastasize.
This sermon series speaks to this situation. “Truth Matters” has a double meaning. It can refer to a series of truth-topics, such as the 32 articles of The Baptist Confession of Faith (these are the subjects of our new sermon series). Or, it can declare that truth is significant. Indeed, we believe that nothing matters more than truth.