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Monday, April 13, 2015
Re: Series
John Stonestreet

Sometimes Christians seem embarrassed when the morals of post-modernity conflict with those of the Bible. All too often we silence ourselves, thinking that acts of service will somehow speak loud enough to win people to Christ. But that doesn't work, says John Stonestreet in a video from earlier this year. In "The Walk Plus the Talk: Why Truth and Love Are Inseparable,” he explains why. There's no need to make this "devil's bargain"—for the truth of the Bible needs no apology.

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Worldview Bible
T. M. Moore

Witnessing—too hard for me! That’s the opinion of many Christians, but you might change your mind after working through the Worldview Bible study this week. Here’s where you’ll see not only how John bore witness to Jesus, but how Jesus did the same, and how we can too. John fulfilled his mission to testify to the Light; it’s also our mission, and we must learn ways to do this that are “audible” to our culture.

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Perspectives
David Sincerbox

Distress. Who doesn’t find him or herself in this predicament? Whether trivial or great—losing car keys or losing someone beloved—God cares enough about our stresses and distresses enough to give us both patterns and specific prayers. These means of grace, says David in this week’s Perspectives article, are enough to lift even the strongest of palls which can rob our joy or even our faith.

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InDepth
Diane Singer

One of the unwelcome guests in a failing culture is fear. All kinds of fears, says Diane in her third InDepth article in the “Righteous Living in a Doomed Nation” series. Some fears are appropriate; many are not. For Christians the kind of fear that’s never warranted are the ones that paralyze us: what will happen to me? what if? and the like. The only antidote: a robust, constantly practiced faith in God and in His promises. There’s no alternative: either we succumb to the enormous pressures of culture, or we choose actively to rest in the “unseen things” that are our inheritance.

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Worldview
Robert Lynn

“We live in a time when we face an avalanche of words on a daily basis,” wrote Robert in a 2013 Worldview piece. And it’s not just words per se, it’s information, music, visual images—noise in every sense of the word. The noise is so pervasive it undermine our ability to process any of it, he says in “Shhhh! The Word Made Flesh: Why Our Words Matter to God.” The remedy: silence and meditation. Our salvation depends on it (Isa. 305:10). We must learn these disciplines so that when called on to speak, “we may speak words that really matter.”

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ViewPoint
T. M. Moore

Did you know that you’re living by promises—dreams, expectations, hopes that draw you forward into the future? If you’re dissatisfied with the future you’re arriving at, you’re not living by God’s promises, but by ones of human origin. Drop them! says T. M. in “Covenant Promises,” this week’s ViewPoint study. Try on the promises God gave to Abraham four millennia ago, and begin to experience the quality of life Jesus called “abundant.” For these promises are unimaginably great, beyond all we can ask or think, and they are guaranteed to us by Jesus’ death and resurrection.

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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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http://www.colsoncenter.org/the-center/columns/worldview/20714-the-word-made-flesh-why-our-words-matter-to-god-11

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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.