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January 16, 2020
Join Me and Believers from Across America for a Ten-Day Fast; Where Do We Stand on Abortion?; His Sister Was Sex-Trafficked for 6 Years — Here’s How He’s Devoted His Life to Fighting It; C.S. Lewis: The Most Reluctant Convert; Tolkien’s Deadly Dragons; China Sentences Pastor Wang Yi to Nine Years in Prison and more, in this issue of Christian Union's bi-monthly email brief.
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For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; He also is to be feared above all gods.
— 1 Chronicles 16:25


Join Believers from Across America for a Ten-Day Fast

By Matthew W. Bennett
From ChristianUnion.org
01 wrightWho can stand against the living God when He chooses to act? No matter where our culture is currently, everything will change in a heartbeat when the God of the nations acts - and He acts when His people rise up, repent of sins, pray and fast and seek His face. What could be better than joining with so many others across the U.S. to fight in the spiritual realms through prayer and fasting?

Learn More About Christian Union's Upcoming Ten-Day Fast, or Sign Up Today >

Where Do We Stand on Abortion?

By Dr. R. Albert Mohler Jr.
From AlbertMohler.com
Dr. R. Albert Mohler Jr., the president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, suggests that Christians "have to look at the issue of abortion not only politically and morally, but theologically." In yesterday's episode of The Briefing, Dr. Mohler addresses five issues in the abortion debate.


His Sister Was Sex-Trafficked for 6 Years — Here’s How He’s Devoted His Life to Fighting It

By Rachel del Guidice
From The Daily Signal
03 princetonfootballIlonka Deaton was trafficked into sex slavery at the age of 12. She suffered for six years before finally getting free. Now, her brother, Jaco Booyens, runs a film company that brings the darkness of sex trafficking into the light. He’s released a film called “8 Days.” Read the interview or listen...

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C.S. Lewis: The Most Reluctant Convert

By Nathan Barlow
From Christian Union: The Magazine
For students involved in campus evangelism, the life of C.S. Lewis offers an interesting case study as his path from apostasy to faith took place in the halls of the academy. Last fall, the Fellowship for Performing Arts brought its one-man play, C.S. Lewis: The Most Reluctant Convert, to the Roone Arledge Auditorium at Columbia University. The event was sponsored by several ministries, including Columbia Reformed University Fellowship, Christian Union at Columbia, and the Veritas Forum...

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Tolkien’s Deadly Dragons

By Joseph Loconte
From JosephLoconte.com

05 yaleFor its 1937–38 “Christmas Lectures for Children,” the Natural History Society of Oxfordshire announced forthcoming talks on coral reefs, birds, whales, horses — and dragons. The latter topic was taken up by J.R.R. Tolkien, a professor of English literature who had just published The Hobbit, an immensely popular book involving a dragon. Tolkien’s lecture, before an audience...

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China Sentences Pastor Wang Yi to Nine Years in Prison

By Thomas Kidd
From The Gospel Coalition
From Paul Mozur and Ian Johnson, at The New York Times:

A secretive Chinese court sentenced one of the country’s best-known Christian voices and founder of one of its largest underground churches to nine years in prison for subversion of state power and illegal business operations, according to a government statement...

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Prayer Requests

As students return to their universities for the spring semester, please pray that God would burden students' hearts to pray. Please specifically pray for students with a passion to lead in prayer at each of the schools where Christian Union works.


Please pray for our January 17 forum, Carpe Diem Redeemed: Seizing the Day, Discerning the Times. Please pray for Dr. Os Guinness, who will be our speaker for the evening. He will speak on the supreme importance of understanding our world through the eyes of Christ and using our time faithfully.


Pray that all of us who follow Christ in this land would be gripped by an abiding spiritual hunger for God and His purposes. Pray that biblical action would flow from this hunger by the grace and power of God’s Spirit. And please pray that many would sign up to join the ten-day fast (see above).

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