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Stonestreet on FLOW: A ‘Terrific Series’ For Times of ‘Increasing Cultural Pressure’

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FLOW-house-evanAs the Acton Institute’s latest film series continues to reach churches, colleges, and communities, the positive reviews continue to pour in. Andy Crouch calls it “the best treatment of faith & culture ever put on a screen.” Byron Borger calls it “artfully expressed” and “thoughtfully inspiring.” The Gospel Coalition ranks it in the top 10 best resources of 2014.

Today on BreakPoint radio, John Stonestreet of the Colson Center calls For the Life of the World “quirky and yet compelling,” “entertaining and yet thought-provoking,” answering the basic question of whole-life stewardship and cultural restoration “better than any other resource I know”:

I’ve not been this excited about a resource for Christians in quite some time. This series of seven video lessons, each lasting 15 to 20 minutes, is quirky and yet compelling; entertaining and yet thought-provoking. And it’s all based around that question: “What is our salvation for?” I’m not just a fan… I’m a client. And by that I mean I’ve been co-teaching an adult Sunday School class using this material for the last few months.

The series begins calling Christians to think through the provoking Greek word oikonomia — from which we get the English word “economics” — and through a creative package of humor, retro furnishings, top Christian thinkers, and original music, it calls us to wrestle together with what it means to apply our faith in the various spheres of human life.

Underlying the series is the belief that Christians are called, as Chuck Colson believed, to live out Christ’s Lordship everywhere—in family, government, the arts, science, and in church. It all belongs to God and it must all be offered back to Him. As the great Dutch statesman Abraham Kuyper declared, “There is not a square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, who is Sovereign over all, does not cry out, Mine!”

…What else is there to say except that, especially now, as we face increasing cultural pressure, it’s the perfect time for families, churches, and small groups to go through For the Life of the World.

Listen to the whole thing below or read the full transcript.

Watch the trailer for the series below and order your copy today.

Joseph Sunde

is an associate editor and writer for the Acton Institute. His work has appeared in venues such as The Federalist, First Things, The Christian Post, The Stream, Intellectual Takeout, Foundation for Economic Education, Patheos, LifeSiteNews, The City, Charisma News, The Green Room, Juicy Ecumenism, Ethika Politika, Made to Flourish, and the Center for Faith and Work. Joseph resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota with his wife and four children.