Serving with a large organization has its perks, like partnerships with the nationâ€™s prominent seminaries. This winter, we finished Christian Worldview, the 8th of our 11 required grad-level courses. We loved it! Deism, Naturalism, Nihilism, Exis- tentialism, Monism, Postmodernism — is it just me, or does getting a new handle on these â€œismsâ€ make your brain tingle?
Worldview at Stardust
Even the worst textbooks follow certain rules. They have a table of contents, chapters to outline, and a tidy index in the back. People, however, do not.
We met Pouya at our favorite coffee shop, as our class had us try the new â€œPerspectiveâ€ conversation cards. A philosophy- major-turned-med-student whose earliest memories involve a fast exodus from Iran while grieving family killed in the bombings, Pouya had found spirituality relevant since childhood.
For two hours, we watched the â€œismsâ€ come to life in Pouyaâ€™s eclectic views on human nature, Jesus, and lifeâ€™s purpose. We havenâ€™t seen him since, but I loved his intrigue at Jaysonâ€™s con- trast between Pouyaâ€™s behavior-based reading of the Bible and the good news of Jesus as a permanent remedy for our selfish heart condition. â€œIâ€™ve never heard it put like that,â€ he told us.
Worldview in PCB, Florida
Thousands of Cru students also met worldview in real time on the beach in Panama City Beach with the spring break crowds. This monthâ€™s Big Break conference emphasized listening and asking good questions to understand peopleâ€™s views and to share the gospel in a relevant way.
We couldnâ€™t go this year, but one update reported the following:
â€œ5900 conversations and more than 2000 people heard the gospel and more than 200 were saved by him in 6 days. Praise the Only God!â€
Visit WJHG.com to see the local NBC affiliate’s coverage of the weeks.
Prayer & Praises
Pray for Pouya to hunger for truth and search the Bible for answers in the midst of a very busy schedule.
Pray for CCC staff and others serving in Japan who are trusting God to meet practical and spiritual needs.