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A running list of news posts and announcements, posted by the Colson Center for Christian Worldview. News on some of the major issues we look at every week, with a brief commentary and perhaps a few links to what some of our writers or speakers are saying about these issues.
Let’s face it, 2012 was a rough year. For those of us here at the Colson Center, of course, we lost our founder, our mentor, and our friend, Chuck Colson. The political campaigns were positively brutal. So called “gay” marriage advanced, folks in Colorado and Washington thought it was a good idea to legalize pot. Hurricane Sandy. I could go on.
And so far, well, 2013 hasn’t been off to a great start, either. The country breathed a momentary sigh of relief when we avoided the fiscal cliff, only to be reminded that there’s this thing called the debt ceiling we’re smack up against. A champion of human rights, evangelical Pastor Louis Giglio, had to step aside from delivering the benediction at the presidential inauguration because gay activists found out he thinks homosexual behavior is a sin. Then there’s the HHS mandate, with Hobby Lobby’s Christian owners facing crippling, multi-million dollar fines because they won’t pay for abortion-inducing drugs for their employees.
And yet . . .I have never been more excited to be a part of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview. I am utterly confident in the God of History. And I’m seeing His hand at work in the Church—awakening the Church to the simple fact that we have strayed, fallen short, in preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom of His Son.
Chuck explained the cultural commission this way in one of his “BreakPoint” commentaries:I spoke to a gathering of pastors about engaging the cultural battles of the day. Afterward, the pastors had a lot of questions -- but they were also a bit confused. One asked: "But won't engaging the culture this way interfere with fulfilling the Great Commission? Isn't this our job -- to win people to Christ?"