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Do You Have Civic Courage?

During World War II, German pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer led Christians to defy the Nazis with what he called "civic courage." In 1978, Alexander Solzhenitsyn warned America that it was headed for danger if we did not recover  "civil courage." Is the American church up to the task?

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In recent years, Christians have been cowed to silence when it comes to the application of faith to life in the public square. That’s beginning to change, as more and more believers are becoming aware of the vast claims of the Gospel of the Kingdom and the reliability of Christian truth as a viable worldview.

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From the Colson Library
article Loss of Virtue
Diby Anderson
article "A World Split Apart"
Alexander Solzhenitsyn
article The Necessity of Moral Absolutes in a Free Society
Clarence Thomas
article Now What? Confronting Our Power
Tim Keller & David Koepsell
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Doug, thanks for your comment. All: The comments he is referring to are probably the ones at the original YouTube site. (The videos you see posted here are imbedded views of the Two Minute Warning videos at There are often very vigorous comments at that location. This video got a lot of comments, many negative. You can view here: (paste into your browser) Feel free to comment there, here, or in both places.
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Mr. Colson's worldview is obviously different that most of those making comments here. He has a high view of Biblical authority and accuracy, as do I. My only comment for those who call him names is that if you are living like there is no God, you better be right.