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Christian Courage and
the Struggle for Civilization

by Os Guinness,
Senior Fellow at the Oxford Centre
for Christian Apologetics in Oxford

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That, I believe, is the significance of the time in which we’re living, so I wanted to start with the challenges to the church. On this depends the future of humanity. We followers of Jesus are the last great champions and defenders of human dignity. We are the last great champions and defenders of freedom. And if you go on down the line, America has become, the West has become, a cut-flower civilization. The roots are cut in our elite circles; the flowers will die. This is an incredible hour for the people of faith to move out with unshakable confidence in the gospel and be absolutely faithful to our Lord.

[Videos of this talk (unedited), a second talk entitled ‘Renewing the American Covenant’, and Q&A from both sessions can be found at Much of the basic content presented in this talk, as well as considerable additional material, is included in Os Guinness’s book Impossible People: Christian Courage and the Struggle for the Soul of Civilization (Downers Grove, IL: IVP Books, 2016).]


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Os Guinness is the author or editor of more than thirty books, including Fool’s Talk, Renaissance, The Global Public Square, A Free People’s Suicide, Unspeakable, The Call, Time for Truth, and The Case for Civility. A frequent speaker and prominent social critic, he has addressed audiences worldwide from the British House of Commons to the U.S. Congress to the St. Petersburg Parliament. Guinness has had a lifelong passion to make sense of our extraordinary modern world and to stand between the worlds of scholarship and ordinary life, helping each to understand the other – particularly when advanced modern life touches on the profound issues of faith. He is currently a senior fellow at the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics in Oxford, though he still lives with his wife, Jenny, in the Washington, D.C., area.



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