Ethics and the Good Life – Timothy J. Keller and Philip Kitcher at Columbia University

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Ravi Zacharias – How do you know that Christianity is the one true worldview?

Exclusivity is one of the most popular charges leveled against the Christian faith. Here, author and apologist Ravi Zacharias and RZIM speaker John Njoroge challenge the assumption that Christianity is alone in making exclusive claims.

You look at the other world religions and see how these 4 questions are dealt with:

  1. Origin
  2. Meaning
  3. Morality
  4. Destiny

These 4 questions have to be answered in 2 ways. Every particular answer has to correspond to truth, either through empirical form of measurement or through the logical reasoning process. And when those 4 answers are put together, they must cohere  and not be incoherent. So, the two tests: Correspondence and coherence. I guarantee you, only in the Judaeo Christian world view will you find these 4 questions answered with corresponding truthfulness and with a coherent worldview.

April 12, 2012 Uploaded by Ravi Zacharias International Ministries

2. Is God concerned with our happiness?

A young man asks Ravi Zacharias an interesting question at Columbia University. Uploaded by Ravi Zacharias International Ministries

Chuck Colson – How God turned around Nixon’s hatchet man

President Nixon meets with China's Communist P...

Nixon with China's Mao Tse Tung

This video is from Veritas Forum at www.veritas.org of Cambridge, Massachusetts (though they have offices across the country). Veritas Forums are university events that engage students and faculty in discussions about life’s hardest questions and the relevance of Jesus Christ to all of life. This is a great resource to help University Students and parents, and very worthy of our support.
If you are not familiar with Chuck Colson’s story you can read a short bio here. Today Chuck Colson, besides writing several books, in 1976, Colson founded Prison Fellowship Program, which, together with churches of all confessions and denominations, has become the world’s largest outreach to prisoners, ex-prisoners, and their families, with ministry taking place in 113 countries around the globe.

Chuck Colson started adulthood as a lieutenant in the marines, fighting in the Korean War. Afterwards he went to law school at night while working as administrative assistant (one of the youngest at that time) to a U.S.Senator. In 1968 he left his law practice to serve in the Richard Nixon White House Administration (again as the youngest assistant ever) as Special Counsel(he was 38 years old). Colson ran the next presidential campaign for Nixon and Nixon won by the largest landslide vote victory to date, in 1972. At that point he decided that he wanted to return to his law practice, due to the exhaustion he experienced and he started to feel empty.

Chuck Colson grew up in as he calls it „Unitarian” New Egland. Yes he did go to Sunday school as a kid and learned all the lessons, and yes he was dragged to church, as he describes it, a few times, yet in his adulthood he did not even believe in the existence of God, let alonehis son Jesus Christ or the fact that man can have any kind of relationship with Him.

Mere Christianity

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One day he walked into another White House aide’s office and Colson asked him why he seemed different, at which the aide replied that he had given his life to Christ and then asked to read him a chapter „VICE” from C S Lewis’s Christianity. Then he prayed with Colson. Colson walked out to his car, but could not drive away because he couldn’t see; he was crying so hard. He knew nothing of evangelicalism or of any sinner’s prayer-he just talked to God and that night he knew there was a God. The days to follow, the lawyer in him sat down with the Mere Christianity book and made 2 columns -pro and con, about different things he would investigate. At the end he could state that the reality of Jesus Christ’s life and work is more real than his own reality.

But, just then the Watergate scandal blows up and for the next year, Colson’s „conversion” is front page fodder for the Nation’s newspapers.

Here is Chuck Colson at Columbia University in 2008 talking to students and doing a Question & Answer session afterwards:

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