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About the Theme of the Week
Each week on Colson Center.org, BreakPoint Radio and BreakPoint.org, WorldviewChurch.org 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.

Theme of the Week: The World Hasn't Ended.

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After yesterday's election, half of the country is rejoicing while the other half mourns. In these next few days, perhaps more than at any other time in the election cycle, we see the political errors of illusion and disillusionment vividly on display. While the members of one party predict the end of America's problems and see a bright future ahead, the ranks of the other wonder if the country can even survive the next four years.

But as John Stonestreet points out in this week's "Two-Minute Warning," nearly every election brings these kinds of reactions, and every time, history marches on, bringing good times and bad. Our government, culture and society as a whole are undeniably in trouble, but our duty as Christians is to don neither rose-colored nor black glasses, but to see things through the clear lens of several important truths:

TMW-Screenshot_Political_disillusion_575First of all, we need to be thankful. As John contends, despite the many problems we face as a nation, we just witnessed yet another free election, devoid of violence and wrapped up graciously by both presidential candidates. Many in today's world cannot say the same. Recession, foreign war, unpopular legislation, crushing public debt and girdlocked government are certainly problems. But they hardly compare to those faced by many around the world, for whom violence, poverty, famine and disaster are daily, personal realities.

Secondly, Christians must remember what's really real. Though we may find ourselves disappointed by the outcome of this year's election, we nevertheless have the assurance that Christ is risen, and that His Kingdom is beyond the power of presidents and politics. No matter what transpires in the coming years, we serve a God without whom no government comes to power, and whose purposes cannot be thwarted, even by the largest majority of voters.

As this election cycle winds down, we here at the Colson Center for Christian Worldview encourage you to take Chuck Colson's wisdom to heart, understanding that our duty in politics and life is to serve God and contend for righteousness with all our strength, while placing our hope not in the occupant of the White House, but in the Occupant of Heaven's throne.

We have a lot of work to do as Christians in this nation. We at the Colson Center hope to equip, inspire and join you in that work, and to make sure that Christ's Church, through biblical thinking and loving persistence, remains a force to be reckoned with in this world.


Explore This Week's Theme

TMW_Icon_small Regardless of whether your candidate won or lost, John Stonestreet asserts that Christians should continue doing the work God has set before us: working for human dignity and the reformation of morals. This is the second of a two-part discussion on politics. >>Watch now.
TalkingPoints In this week's Talking Points, T. M. Moore reminds us that though our circumstances change, though politicians come and go, and the economy rise or fall, come what may, our goal remains the same and we are always able to realize it. >>Read more.
BreakPoint_Daily_Commentary_Generic In Wednesday's BreakPoint commentary, Eric Metaxas asks the question, "What's next?" After an election victory which has left half the nation depressed and half the nation jubulant, Christians will be called upon more urgently than ever to work for what we believe. It's not time to run for the hills. Not by a long shot. >>Read more
the_point In Thursday's Point Commentary, John Stonestreet recognizes that no matter who ends up in office after elections, the fate of American society depends on our principles, not our politics. >>Read more.
BPTW_icon_small On our latest edition of BreakPoint this Week, John Stonestreet interviews Mary Kay Beard and Garland Hunt about a program close to the heart of Chuck Colson, and reflective of the purpose of prison ministry. >>Read more.




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Woe is me, for I am ruined.
Because I am a man of unclean lips
And I live among a people of unclean lips.