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Monday, March 23, 2015
Re: Series
John Stonestreet

We continue our re-run of John Stonestreet’s series, In His Image. This week it’s Part 4: “What Happened to Man When God Died?” One of the tragic consequences of losing our belief that humans are created in God’s image, John notes, is eugenics—the belief that society can solve its problems through technology. In this case, it’s the belief that certain “undesirable” people can be eliminated, prevented from having children, or just plain prevented from living. One of the chief influences, says John, is America. Once again we see that ideas, in this case, Darwinism, do indeed have consequences.

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Worldview Bible
T. M. Moore

The first people to hear the story of Genesis were the Israelites, newly emancipated from Egypt. As Moses forges a charter (under the Spirit’s inspiration) for this new nation, he takes them back to their ancestor, Noah. That’s where T. M.’s Worldview Bible study in Genesis 1-12 has brought us this week. Noah emerges from the ark, post-flood, and begins again the work God originally assigned to Adam and Even in Genesis 1. Moses’ account highlights certain individuals and events through three different genealogies, so as to give God’s people a sense for what He has been doing in the past, and more importantly, what He will require of them in the future.

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Perspectives
Robert Lynn

One of the hardest questions to grapple with for both believer and non-believer alike is God’s seeming hiddenness. Albeit from different perspectives, both struggle at time with a need for some proof, even some evidence that God is there, is present. The angst may be intellectual, the agony may be experiential, but painfully real in either case. Bob addressed this problem in a Perspectives piece from last year called “What Your Net Doesn’t Catch, May Still Be Fish.”

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Worldview
Diane Singer

Sometimes a film can capture a biblical concept in ways that the written word just can’t. So it is with “Babette’s Feast.” Although it’s based on a short story, the film is able to convey the Feast in astonishing ways. And in so doing, writes Diane in a column from 2009 formerly called Changepoint, now Worldview, we get a glimpse of the power of food and hospitality, talents put to use for God’s purposes, and how art (culinary in this case) can bring the abstract qualities of truth, beauty, and goodness to life.

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InDepth
Glenn Sunshine

This week in InDepth Glenn finishes his series on “The Believer’s Three Callings.” He takes a deeper look at the third of these callings, the Cultural Mandate (which with the Great Commandment and the Great Commission make up the Christian’s calling). This final installment explores two areas of that Mandate, work and politics. Both of these areas are profoundly affected by the Mandate; a believer and a non-believer will approach them very differently. All three areas of our calling are linked to the others, and a Christian will find balance by focusing on them together.

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ViewPoint
T. M. Moore

In a culture increasingly resistant to the words of the Gospel, what’s left by way of our witness? Plenty, says T. M. Our lives—“Lived Truth” as he calls it in this week’s Viewpoint study. If we commit to living the Gospel over time before our non-Christian neighbors, there just might be an opening for words. The principles by which we life are found, oddly enough, in the life of Isaac. He’s the “in-between” patriarch (between father Abraham and son Jacob) about whom little text is given. Yet his choices and commitments to live his life before his pagan neighbors led to blessings for all, just as they will for us.

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Colson Files
Chuck Colson

So why do Americans hate politics? One reason, according to James Q. Wilson, is that the federal government has its fingers in nearly every area of life imaginable. Back in 2008 Chuck did a series of BreakPoint commentaries he called “The Biblical Task of Government”. In the third one, “Why Americans Hate Politics,” he analyzes Wilson’s writing on the proper role of governments. Looking briefly at ancient history and biblical writings, he concludes that one of the roles Christians should play is “where to draw [government’s] limits.”

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The Christian Worldview Journal is a significant part of the Colson Center's content program. Journal articles help you develop a powerful foundation in understanding culture in the light of Scripture and historic Christian worldview. More importantly, Journal readings can help you develop your spirutal life and Christian discipleship.