Right thinking doesn’t always insure right action. But wrong thinking or inaction in perilous times can be downright fatal.
As a case in point, you’d have to be comatose or living in a cave to fail to see the mounting threats to our once Christian nation. Day-by-day the assaults on common sense and reality grow preposterously more outrageous.
From deranged proposals to defund police and empty our prisons to multi-trillion dollar Leftist proposals that will erode national security and burden future generations with unsustainable levels of national debt, you wouldn’t think things could get much crazier.
And yet the recent move to eliminate “master bedroom” from our vocabulary because of ‘racist’ overtones provides just one example in a growing litany of insanities and absurdities that make the survival of civilization as we’ve known it increasingly dubious.
And if you think the insanity is going to stop any time soon, I’d cordially invite you to think again. I’m confident you and I haven’t seen the worst of it.
That’s why taking a stand has arguably never been more important. And why your partnership with CRI this month is especially critical.
You see, our problem as Christians in today’s culture and sanity wars isn’t that we don’t have the solution. It’s that far too few Christians are willing to actually act on their beliefs.
While multitudes have embraced escapist fantasies — that the worse things get the better they’re actually getting because it means the Rapture will soon take place — others have embraced an unbiblical and potentially deadly belief that the kingdom of God has nothing to do with culture and human flourishing.
The naïve and biblically illiterate belief that “It’s all up to God…” and that we’re just impotent, passive spectators in some apocalyptic drama, or that we can do nothing but wait helplessly until the next election cycle to cast our vote, effectively signals our surrender to these assaults and assures the near certain collapse of all the freedoms we’ve cherished as Americans and Christians.
Yet CRI has not taken these assaults sitting down. In fact, with your help, here’s just a glimpse of what we’ve done to encourage and equip fellow believers to think biblically and to be agents of kingdom change at home and around the world:
- Launched in 2017, Hank Unplugged now has 120 episodes and counting. This podcast is now distributed on over 20 platforms including CRI’s website, Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Spreaker, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Audible, Amazon Music, and YouTube. Thanks to the support of friends like you, we’ve gone from 40,000 downloads in 2018 to over 307,000 last year!
- Along with downloads in the U.S. and Canada, growing numbers of downloads in the United Kingdom, Sweden, Germany, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and India are equipping Christians to be salt and light in their families, their churches, their communities and their nations.
And to promote unity and overcome the tribalism that continues to divide us as Christians and undermine our effectiveness as witnesses and agents of positive change, we’ve had guests from all Christian traditions, from Nathan Jacobs, Bradley Nassif, Frederica Mathewes-Green, to Joe Dallas, Lee Strobel, Gary Habermas, Jack Graham, Gary DeMar, Paul Nelson, and Michael Behe, Jay Richards, Benjamin Wiker, Marcellino D’Ambrosio, Ryszard Legutko, Tristan Azbej, and Francis Chan.
What’s more, we’ve covered a wide range of highly relevant topics including Intelligent Design, Bible Reliability, End Times, Resurrection, Islam, Biblical Sexuality, Christian Persecution, Christian Unity, suffering and illness, the Church Fathers, Eastern Orthodoxy, and the sanctity of life.
In short, NONE of this broad spectrum of mind-shaping
and life-changing work would have happened without the support
of friends and ministry partners like you.
And while your support is always important to all of CRI’s outreaches,
your support during the month of June is nothing short of CRITICAL.
As the last month of our fiscal year, support from partners and friends in June determines not only how we end this fiscal year, but our financial health and strength going into the fiscal year ahead.
So if you’ve personally benefitted from CRI’s resources or simply want to make a difference ‘24/7’ in equipping fellow believers to stand against the mounting assaults on our beliefs and values by militant secularists, here’s a chance to make a vital contribution to our work together.
From our broadcasts to podcasts and from the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL to CRI’s vast website resources, it’s no exaggeration to say that these would all quickly disappear without friends like you.
So please take just a moment to review our fiscal year end giving page. Then, please do all you can with a generous gift today to ensure that CRI’s outreaches and resources remain available to those eager to ‘fight the good fight’ of faith.
For all that your partnership means at this critical time as we strive to stand courageously for life and truth, I’m more grateful than you know!
…because Life and Truth matter,
P.S. To continue equipping you to “think and live Christianly,” we’re offering some handpicked resources as our way of saying thanks for all that you make possible in so many lives each and every day of the year!