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Monday, December 22, 2014
Re: Series
John Stonestreet

In the fifth and final video of his series, In His Image, John Stonestreet tackles technology and ethics. “Remaking God’s Image” helps us understand why the ethics of our secular world aren’t able to adequately address our technological achievements. As always, it’s a matter of worldview. In the prevailing western secular worldview, people aren’t seen as inherently valuable because they’re made in God’s image, but as commodities. This worldview is concerned with the utility of people: what do they look like? what can they do for us? John offers several helpful ways Christians can respond.

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Worldview Bible
T. M. Moore

Day Two of creation. The earth begins to emerge from its “watery womb,” as T. M. puts it. This process of separating things is one that will ultimately make the earth ready to give bear life. God separates water from water, and then separates water and earth from each other. In the Worldview Bible study of Genesis 1-12, God is seen making His creation “just so,” and ordering not only the physical creation, but the laws which govern it. And when He pronounces it good, and delights in what He has made, we also receive the standards which govern how we use what He has made.

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Perspectives
David Sincerbox

One of the most puzzling commands (in the obedience) is Paul’s injunction to “pray without ceasing.” How on earth do we do this, and give attention to our loved ones, give a day’s work, give focus to the legitimate demands of the day? In Perspectives this week, David offers some thoughts from both the ancient Eastern church and from the ancient Rabbis.

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Worldview
Robert Lynn

Worldliness, says Bob, is a deeper problem than you may realize. No, you don’t do the outwardly worldly things than many in our culture do. But what’s your view of the Gospel? If you answered something like “to help me—to help me have peace, to help me be a better spouse, etc.,” chances are you’ve drunk deeply of worldliness. For the Gospel isn’t about help primarily, but about truth. In Worldview this week, you’ll see that it’s “Not How, But Who?”—that is, not How do I become better? but Who is this Man?.

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InDepth
Glenn Sunshine

Second only to the family, education is the institution that most needs resuscitating in our culture—so says Glenn in an InDepth feature from 2012. This is because virtue is developed in the educational process. All throughout the history of the church, this fact has been recognized. However, several developments occurred that have undermined education as a grower of Christian virtue. By most any measure, these developments have failed, yet we persist in pursuing them. See “The Role of Education (1)” and its follow-on for how Christians might address these failures.

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ViewPoint
T. M. Moore

Light! If any single image could capture Jesus and His Kingdom, it’s this one. The city on a hill, the lamp on a stand—light is what Jesus is, and what His Gospel came to bring us. That’s the focus of ViewPoint this week, this week when we honor the Light Who came into the world to rid it—and us—of darkness. For the light has come not just to shine alone, but to transform people into prisms, as T. M. notes: people who receive His light, and refract it back, altered through us by the light Jesus shines in us. Our task is to live as people of light, eagerly anticipating the Day when all darkness will fully and forever be replaced with light.

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Colson Files
Chuck Colson

Ironically and unwittingly, Chuck spoke of hope a number of times on his Breakpoint talks just before his death. When he broadcast “Got Hope: God’s Promises in Uncertain Times,” the country was still in the throes of economic recession. Two years later, the economy is recovering. But the need for hope in things that don’t depend on fiscal matters is as great as ever. For the hope that comes to us at Christmas defies all downturns and discouragement. Including death.

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