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About the Theme of the Week
Each week on Colson, BreakPoint Radio and, and other channels we publish a great deal of new content around a vital theme. The ReSeries, John Stonestreet's video commentary, is often (but not always) the cornerstone of the weekly theme.

Faith: The First Theological Virtue

"St. Paul Writing His Epistles" Valentin de Boulogne, 1600
What is faith? For Christians, this is one of the most important questions in life. But Christians aren't the only ones who have faith. Like all of the other virtues, whether Theological or Cardinal, "vertical" or "horizontal," faith is only as good as the object in which is placed.

For most of the world (all of whom have faith, as John Stonestreet and Dr. Timothy George argue in this week's Two-Minute Warning), faith rests in life or material possessions or earthly relationships. But as John Chrysostom, an early saint of Christian history demonstrated in his courageous stand against Emperor Arcadius, our faith as Christians is imperishable, placed instead in eternal life, heavenly treasures and our relationship with Jesus Christ.

This week at the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, John Stonestreet, T. M. Moore, Dr. Timothy George and Eric Metaxas dive into the virtues most explicitly taught in the Christian New Testament, beginning with faith. St. Paul, in 1 Corinthians 13, sets forth what have come to be known as the "Theological Virtues" as the defining characteristics of a Christian. Join us as we discover what it means to relate to God in this first of these virtues, and how through faith we  seek not to "escape from the world, but to trust in the One whose world this is."

Explore This Week's Theme

Virtue_of_Faith In this week's Two-Minute Warning, John Stonestreet and Timothy George define faith as trust, something which they say all people do. It might surprise some, but none of us are total automatons. We all have faith in something. The question is in what?  >>Watch now.
TalkingPoints In this week's Talking Points, T. M. Moore explores the dual component of faith as expressed in Hebrews 11:1. The "assurance of things hoped for," he says, constitutes the invisible aspect of faith by which we trust in Christ and God's revelation. The "evidence of things not seen," on the other hand, constitutes the manifestation (evidence) of faith exercised in our lives and relationships. >>Read more.
BreakPoint_Daily_Commentary_Stonestreet In Thursday's BreakPoint Commentary, John Stonestreet offers a shining example of faith in the witness of an ancient Christian saint who defied a Roman emperor with his unshakeable faith in Christ. That same defiance in the face of evil and persecution, John says, can be ours today as it was in the infancy of the Church.  >>Read more.