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Monday, July 21, 2014
Re: Series
John Stonestreet

C. S. Lewis had an amazing ability to illustrate abstract concepts through imaginative fiction, The Chronicles of Narnia most famously. In commemorating the 50th anniversary of Lewis’s death, John Stonestreet shows how Lewis was able to get across the idea of moral development through two Narnian characters, a dragon and a mouse. Click on this link and hear John explain in “C. S. Lewis, Head & Heart” how our moral compass is shaped in small, daily increments—in this case, through two beautifully portrayed characters.

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Worldview Bible
T. M. Moore

Peter is a new man, as we see in Acts 3—our Worldview Bible study for this week. When a lame man asks for a handout, Peter exercises his faith in Jesus and heals the man. The man is ecstatic, calling attention to the miracle as he very vocally praises God. This in turn leads for an opportunity for Peter to explain what’s happened: beginning with Moses and ending with Jesus, he preaches a hard-hitting sermon for repentance and faith in Christ.

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Perspectives
Glenn Sunshine

In the Middle East there’s a long history of Muslims persecuting Christians! Around five hundred years ago, a Yemeni convert to Christianity named Enbaqom rose to prominence in the Ethiopian church, and experienced firsthand some of the conflict. As Glenn recounts in this week’s Perspectives, Enbaqom’s influence extended not only to the Christian faith, but to politics, war, and matters of state. In the midst of intense persecution, this believer not only encouraged the faithful, he lent his influence to the survival both of the faith and of his country.

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Perspectives
Diane Singer

One of the promises of God that Christians cling to tightest is the one where He promises to make us like Jesus. We love this promise, yet we fight hard against it, writes Diane in Perspectives. It’s the process we kick against, because God’s process involves suffering, hardships—and waiting. “Don’t be conformed to the world; be transformed by a renewed mind” is the process God uses, one which requires our cooperation, but is His work. Hard? Yes—but God keeps His promises.

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InDepth
David Sincerbox

The book of James contains half a dozen tests by which we can test our faith and gain wisdom, according to this week’s InDepth column. Here you’ll find the second set of three of those tests: how well we love others, how we respond to the world, and whether we make plans with or without God’s counsel. Taken together, all six of these tests will be “passed” as we pray for one another, restore one another, and patiently wait for the Lord’s return.

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InDepth
Robert Lynn

Who needs theology? Some evangelical Christians downplay the need for it, yet none of us can grasp the Christian faith except by means of theology. All of us, if we’re to be well-grounded, need at least a rudimentary understanding of Christian doctrine. It’s all the more true if we’re going to be able to going to be able to communicate our faith to a non-believer, according to this week’s InDepth column. Otherwise all we can do is quote Bible verses without context.

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ViewPoint
T. M. Moore

For all the availability of Bibles and Bible preaching and Bible study material available today, where is the fruit of true hearing of God’s Word? That’s the question posed in this week’s ViewPoint columns entitled “A Famine of Hearing.” True hearing of the Word comes about only through careful study, prayer, contemplation, and preaching and teaching. And hearing the Word in this way must bring about certain fruits: repentance, holiness,  good works, evangelism, and ultimately, a changed world.

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Colson Files
Chuck Colson

Chuck often spoke of the dangers of moral relativism and multiculturalism. In a Breakpoint broadcast from 2012 called “Startling Clarity,” he tells a story of how a group of college students was unable to condemn a horrifyingly brutal mutilating of an Afghan woman who left her abusive husband. Why? Because these students lacked the moral basis for making decisions about right and wrong. We ignore moral absolutes to our peril, says Chuck. And we need to badly need to reform our educational system for starters.

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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.