We recently began the season of Lent. One of the practices most associated with this season is giving up something as an act of sacrificial discipline.
John Stonestreet is President of The Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview and BreakPoint co-host.
March 12, 2019, 3:14 PM EDT
March 5, 2019, 2:30 PM EST
I became convinced, after watching my wife endure a 31-hour labor, that women have a kind of strength men don’t have. There’s no question in my mind that after less than five of those full-on labor contractions, we’d be crying like a baby instead of delivering one.
February 28, 2019, 5:14 PM EST
For generations, U.S. churches sent missionaries around the world, preaching the Gospel and planting churches in places such as Africa, South America, and Asia. Today, many of the millions of Christians and churches that resulted from those missionary efforts are more biblically faithful than their American forebears. This is especially true of certain denominations and certain issues.
February 25, 2019, 4:32 PM EST
The wings of a bird, the colors of a butterfly, and the patterns on a seashell defy the theory of Darwinian evolution. Many of us intuit, simply by looking at the splendor that permeates the natural world, that there must be some agent involved other than blind mutations or mere survival-of-the-fittest mechanisms. And now, it seems, some scientists are beginning to accept that intuition, finally admitting that beauty cannot be explained by the theory of evolution, at least as we know it.
February 21, 2019, 4:30 PM EST
One of the defining features of God’s Word is how often it points us to God’s world. Much of Scripture, in fact, assumes a level of understanding about nature. So, it would seem, if we fail to go outdoors, if we fail to experience and engage in God’s creation, our faith could suffer.
February 20, 2019, 3:07 PM EST
We’ve mentioned in the past on BreakPoint about “zombie abortion arguments.” You know, those arguments that just won’t die? They continue to be repeated long after they should have been “dead and buried.” Like zombies in movies, these arguments continue shuffling along, seemingly impervious to the reality that they are dead.
February 13, 2019, 2:23 PM EST
Believing that the impossible becomes possible by congressional mandate is the essence of what Jacques Ellul called “the political illusion.” That illusion was on clear display last week when freshman New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Massachusetts Senator Edward Markey released what they call the “Green New Deal.”
February 11, 2019, 4:08 PM EST
Last autumn, a Chinese scientist named Dr. He ignited a rhetorical firestorm when he announced he’d used the technology CRISPR to genetically alter human embryos, which were implanted and brought to birth.
February 5, 2019, 3:47 PM EST
A couple of years ago, Jeremiah Johnston and his wife binge-watched the HBO series “The Man in the High Castle.” The series is set in a world where Nazi Germany and Japan won World War II and now occupy the United States.
February 1, 2019, 2:41 PM EST
Since 1932, 323 players, managers, executives and umpires have been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. What they all have in common is that none of them, not even Babe Ruth, Willie Mays, or Joe DiMaggio, were elected unanimously.
January 30, 2019, 3:24 PM EST
On election night 2018, while most of the nation’s attention was focused on the Democrats taking the House and the Republicans expanding their Senate majority, few noticed a funny smell wafting in from the Midwest.
January 28, 2019, 4:17 PM EST
Last week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the most radical pro-abortion bill our country has seen in a very long time. The so-called “Reproductive Health Act” removes abortion and, get this, the murder of a pregnant woman’s baby, from the state’s criminal code.
January 25, 2019, 3:04 PM EST
To the sound of supporters chanting “free abortion on demand, we can do it, yes we can,” the New York legislature just passed the terribly named “Reproductive Health Act.” It’s the most radically pro-abortion state-level initiative in recent memory.
January 23, 2019, 4:09 PM EST
No one at Twitter, Buzzfeed, or The Washington Post got gum stuck in their hair, or fell into a mud puddle or got stuck with lima beans for dinner – at least as far as I know. But still, last week wasn’t great for the American news media.
January 17, 2019, 4:48 PM EST
This month marks the 46th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, which made abortion-on-demand the law of the land. It also marks the 45th anniversary of what is arguably the most courageous act in pop culture history.
January 16, 2019, 4:30 PM EST
For most of human history, the mystery of life’s beginnings were tucked away inside the womb, safe from prying eyes and meddling hands. But in the last few decades, new technologies have changed all that.
January 14, 2019, 2:46 PM EST
If you trust journalists and what you hear and read in the daily news media, you’re among a distinct minority.
January 11, 2019, 3:12 PM EST
A new report on boys and men from the American Psychological Association reminded me, again, why worldview is so important. The report is the first of its kind from the APA, which has previously issued guidelines for girls and women, as well as for so-called “sexual minorities.”
January 4, 2019, 11:51 AM EST
Et Tua, Trevor Lawrence?
December 12, 2018, 2:44 PM EST
When yet another Christian celebrity fails to give a straight answer on a hot-button moral issue, it reveals a deeper problem.