Trending Faith: Why is Jesus So Important?

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On this week’s Trending Faith, GCU Pastor and Dean of Students Tim Griffin and College of Theology Dean Jason Hiles, PhD, discuss why Jesus is so important to a Christian worldview, when the ethical teachings of Christianity are so similar to other worldviews.

Dr. Hiles summed up his answer: “On the Christian view of the world, relationship precedes ethics.”

It isn’t the motivation of ethics that causes us to act morally, but rather it is the love and pursuit of our Lord Jesus Christ; living a life as He commanded us better serves and glorifies Him.

Hear more about this topic by watching the full video below:

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