Thriving in Babylon: Why Hope, Humility, and Wisdom Matter in a Godless Culture

Collin Hansen | August 7, 2015


What’s your perspective?

The way we ask that question implies that we want to know each other’s opinions.

  • What do you think about that link I sent you from Twitter?
  • About that video our friends liked on Facebook?
  • About that story I saw on the news?

But this one word, perspective, carries multiple meanings. Perspective is what we find when we can climb to a higher vantage point and see the bigger picture, the long view. Spiritually speaking, Christians have the best view. Having been raised with Christ, our life is hidden with Christ in God. So we set our minds on things that are above, not on things on earth (Col. 3:1–3). Our perspective doesn’t depend on our circumstances. We see from the perspective of eternity.

Maintaining Perspective 

If only we acted like it. Larry Osborne seeks to give Christians this perspective in his new book, Thriving in Babylon: Why Hope, Humility, and Wisdom Matter in a Godless Culture. Osborne, who has served as a senior pastor and teaching pastor at North Coast Church in Vista, California since 1980, likens America to the Babylon of Daniel’s day. The book draws lessons from the life and times of Daniel…


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