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with a Christian perspective on today’s news and trends. Our daily BreakPoint commentaries, co-hosted by Colson Center President John Stonestreet, air on some 1,400 radio outlets with an estimated weekly listening audience of eight million people. Its "BreakPoint This Week" counterpart, also hosted by Stonestreet and Shane Morris includes a weekly conversation with leading Christian writers and thinkers on topics ranging from the sanctity of life to marriage, religious liberty, and the restoration of virtue and ethics to public life. Over at BreakPoint.org, Stonestreet is joined by other thoughtful Christian writers through columns and feature articles equipping believers to live and defend the Christian worldview. Check us out online for great worldview content and resources, including book reviews for teens and preteens, need-to-know news headlines and more.

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If God wants us to do something, He’ll never require us to sin to get it done. How small is our view of God if we think ...
09/29/2020
Jerks for Jesus: Doing the Lord's Work the World’s Way - BreakPoint

If God wants us to do something, He’ll never require us to sin to get it done. How small is our view of God if we think His purposes on earth are contingent upon us being rude on Twitter?

If God wants us to do something, He’ll never require us to sin to get it done.

As a parent, I know how impossible it feels to moderate smartphone and social media use when it seems no one else is. St...
09/29/2020
Rethinking Social Media - BreakPoint

As a parent, I know how impossible it feels to moderate smartphone and social media use when it seems no one else is. Still, based on every available metric to measure the outcomes of social media use, there’s no questions, it’s a net negative.

As a parent, I know how impossible it feels to moderate smartphone and social media use when it seems no one else is.

The furor over the president nominating a justice 40-some days before an election has nothing to do with constitutionali...
09/29/2020
Why the Left Is Attacking Amy Coney Barrett - BreakPoint

The furor over the president nominating a justice 40-some days before an election has nothing to do with constitutionality. Nothing to do with precedent or principle. It has everything to do with politics. And our politics have been deeply poisoned by the evil of abortion.

The furor over nominating a justice 40-some days before an election has nothing to do with constitutionality. It has everything to do with politics.

Register now for this Wednesday as Bob Fu leads a devotional and prays about the state of our nation. https://hubs.ly/H0...
09/28/2020

Register now for this Wednesday as Bob Fu leads a devotional and prays about the state of our nation. https://hubs.ly/H0x21qz0

The controversy over the sexualization of young girls in the Netflix-aired film "Cuties," is the latest incarnation of t...
09/28/2020
The Myth of the Sexual Revolution: "The Kids Will Be OK" - BreakPoint

The controversy over the sexualization of young girls in the Netflix-aired film "Cuties," is the latest incarnation of the pervasive myth of the sexual revolution: "The kids will be ok."

No-fault divorce? The kids will be ok. Graphic sex education at a young age? The kids will be ok. Letting kids determine their own gender identity, same thing.

Well, the kids are not ok. Today on the BreakPoint Podcast, we re-air an interview John Stonestreet conducted with Helen Alvare of the George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School. She is the author of Putting Children's Interests First in US Family Law and Policy, and discusses the catastrophic consequences of the law shifting from protecting children and families to catering to adult sexual preferences. https://hubs.ly/H0x3dLw0

The controversy over the sexualization of young girls in the Netflix-aired film “Cuties,” is the latest incarnation of the pervasive myth of the sexual revolution: “The kids will be ok.”

The controversy over the sexualization of young girls in the Netflix-aired film "Cuties," is the latest incarnation of t...
09/28/2020
The Myth of the Sexual Revolution: "The Kids Will Be OK" - BreakPoint

The controversy over the sexualization of young girls in the Netflix-aired film "Cuties," is the latest incarnation of the pervasive myth of the sexual revolution: "The kids will be ok."

No-fault divorce? The kids will be ok. Graphic sex education at a young age? The kids will be ok. Letting kids determine their own gender identity, same thing.

Well, the kids are not ok. Today on the BreakPoint Podcast, we re-air an interview John Stonestreet conducted with Helen Alvare of the George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School. She is the author of Putting Children's Interests First in US Family Law and Policy, and discusses the catastrophic consequences of the law shifting from protecting children and families to catering to adult sexual preferences.

The controversy over the sexualization of young girls in the Netflix-aired film “Cuties,” is the latest incarnation of the pervasive myth of the sexual revolution: “The kids will be ok.”

Especially in this time of pandemic, social unrest, and political turmoil, the world, community by community, needs the ...
09/28/2020
Christians “Running into the Plague” - BreakPoint

Especially in this time of pandemic, social unrest, and political turmoil, the world, community by community, needs the Church to be the Church, seeing the needs people have, and meeting them in Christ’s name.

Especially in this time of pandemic, social unrest, and political turmoil, the world, community by community, needs the Church to be the Church

Hope for E.T. springs eternal, despite the definitive lack of evidence for his existence. After decades of peering throu...
09/28/2020
Life on Venus and Why ‘Settled Science’ Is Often Hot Air - BreakPoint

Hope for E.T. springs eternal, despite the definitive lack of evidence for his existence. After decades of peering through telescopes, listening with giant radio antennae, and hurling probes to distant worlds, astronomers have yet to find even a hint of life beyond earth. So, instead of looking for actual evidence of life, some scientists have begun looking for conditions that could theoretically be associated with life. And when they find that, they hold press conferences.

Without more and better evidence, speculation about little E.T.s on Venus is like its sweltering atmosphere… so much hot air.

09/26/2020
Louisville Erupts Over Grand Jury's Breonna Taylor Decision

John Stonestreet and Shane Morris discuss the news of the week from a biblical worldview perspective. As expected, riots broke out in Louisville and across the country in the wake of the grand jury's decision in the Breonna Taylor case. Are we caught in a self-perpetuating cycle of violence and injustice--real and perceived?

John and Shane also discuss a new bill in Congress to protect women from having to compete against biological male athletes--even if it doesn't pass, it opens a debate that transgender activists insist on shutting down.

They start the show, however, with a discussion of the legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the implications of replacing her before the election.

John Stonestreet and Shane Morris discuss the news of the week from a biblical worldview perspective. As expected, riots...
09/25/2020
Louisville Erupts Over Grand Jury's Breonna Taylor Decision - BreakPoint

John Stonestreet and Shane Morris discuss the news of the week from a biblical worldview perspective. As expected, riots broke out in Louisville and across the country in the wake of the grand jury’s decision in the Breonna Taylor case. Are we caught in a self-perpetuating cycle of violence and injustice–real and perceived?

John and Shane also discuss a new bill in Congress to protect women from having to compete against biological male athletes–even if it doesn’t pass, it opens a debate that transgender activists insist on shutting down.

They start the show, however, with a discussion of the legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the implications of replacing her before the election.

John Stonestreet and Shane Morris discuss the news of the week from a biblical worldview perspective.

"In an age in which we’re so tempted to reserve admiration and forgiveness for our particular tribe alone, it would be w...
09/25/2020
Selective Rage in a Tribal Age - BreakPoint

"In an age in which we’re so tempted to reserve admiration and forgiveness for our particular tribe alone, it would be wise of us to practice that lost civic virtue of honesty, which forces us to look with charity on the other even as we look with scrupulosity on ourselves."

Finding the faults in others is easy, very easy. Seeing it in ourselves, in our own “team,” that’s the challenge.

In 2019, on Easter Sunday, Islamic extremists bombed Zion Church in the nation of Sri Lanka. The terrorists may have tho...
09/25/2020
Psalm 23 Is Music to Our Ears, in Any Language - BreakPoint

In 2019, on Easter Sunday, Islamic extremists bombed Zion Church in the nation of Sri Lanka. The terrorists may have thought that the act of violence would break this Christian family, but they were mistaken.

In 2019, Islamic extremists bombed Zion Church in Sri Lanka. The terrorists may have thought that the act would break them, but they were mistaken.

Everywhere euthanasia has been legalized also had “very strong safeguards,” which are eventually ignored, violated, or e...
09/25/2020
Dutch Euthanasia Doctor Warns Britain Against . . . Euthanasia - BreakPoint

Everywhere euthanasia has been legalized also had “very strong safeguards,” which are eventually ignored, violated, or even discarded. Dr. Bert Keizer, having witnessed this up close and personal, is now warning British lawmakers to think twice before legalizing assisted suicide.

Everywhere euthanasia has been legalized also had “very strong safeguards,” which are eventually ignored, violated, or even discarded.

You’re in a conversation and someone says, “I don’t like abortion but I don’t think we should make it illegal. We should...
09/24/2020
I Don’t Like Abortion, but Should it be Illegal? - BreakPoint

You’re in a conversation and someone says, “I don’t like abortion but I don’t think we should make it illegal. We shouldn’t use the federal government to impose our beliefs on others.”

What would you say?

Many people say they don’t “like” abortion, but they don’t think it should be illegal.

It’s important to realize that when they say they don’t “like” abortion, they are not making a moral claim, they’re making a preference claim. A preference claim is just about what you like better, as if you were talking about flavors of ice cream or your favorite sport.

Moral claims, however, have to do with what is right or wrong.

So, the next time a friend says that he personally opposes abortion, but wants it to remain legal, remember these three steps:

First, legal decisions should be based on morality, not preferences.

Second, laws are designed to limit those things that are wrong.

Third, the government is not, and cannot be, neutral about abortion.

Many people say they don’t “like” abortion, but they don’t think it should be illegal.

Having imprisoned millions of Uighurs in concentration camps to eradicate their religious and ethnic identity with only ...
09/24/2020
First the Uighurs, Now the Tibetans - BreakPoint

Having imprisoned millions of Uighurs in concentration camps to eradicate their religious and ethnic identity with only a bit of moderate resistance from the rest of the world, Beijing saw what they could get away with.

So far in 2020, Beijing has pushed “more than 500,000 Tibetan rural laborers into recently built military-style training centers.”

We so often say things like, “but other than pray, what can we do?” Praying is doing something. The chaos of the cultura...
09/24/2020
Repentance Sunday - BreakPoint

We so often say things like, “but other than pray, what can we do?” Praying is doing something. The chaos of the cultural moment is all the reason we need to pray that we could possibly need.

The chaos of the cultural moment is all the reason we need to pray that we could possibly need.

09/23/2020
Justice Ginsburg's Legacy; the Difference Between Freedom of Speech and Expression

Why have so many Christians taken to social media to praise legacy of Justice Ginsburg--a monumental figure no doubt--but a person who championed many causes contrary to what Christians know to be good?

And what is the difference between freedom of speech and freedom of expression? More fundamentally, what is freedom itself?

John and Shane tackle readers' questions from a Christian worldview.

Listen to the audio here: https://bit.ly/3kIlgrT

09/23/2020
I Don’t Like Abortion, but Should it be Illegal?

You’re in a conversation and someone says, “I don’t like abortion but I don’t think we should make it illegal. We shouldn’t use the federal government to impose our beliefs on others.”

What would you say?

Many people say they don’t “like” abortion, but they don’t think it should be illegal. It’s important to realize that when they say they don’t “like” abortion, they are not making a moral claim, they’re making a preference claim. A preference claim is just about what you like better, as if you were talking about flavors of ice cream or your favorite sport. Moral claims, however, have to do with what is right or wrong.

So, the next time a friend says that he personally opposes abortion, but wants it to remain legal, remember these three steps:

First, legal decisions should be based on morality, not preferences.
Second, laws are designed to limit those things that are wrong.
Third, the government is not, and cannot be, neutral about abortion.

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Further Reading and Resources:

Klusendorf, Scott. The Case for Life: Equipping Christians to Engage the Culture. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 2009.

Thank you to Scott Klusendorf and Megan Almon for their contributions to this video.

Christians often bemoan the divided state of the Church in our day, but how often do we stop to think about the cost? Or...
09/23/2020
All One Body: A Devotional with Kelvin Cochran - BreakPoint

Christians often bemoan the divided state of the Church in our day, but how often do we stop to think about the cost? Or, even more so, how often do we consider that in some ways this is more than a tragedy – it’s an act of disobedience to Christ. What is at stake and what can we do?

As the world reels from the events of the past few months and looks anxiously towards whatever this autumn will bring, the Colson Center is sponsoring a weekly moment of prayer. Each Wednesday, a guest will share in leading us in a time of devotion and corporate prayer.

This week our guest was Kelvin Cochran. He was the most decorated firefighter in the United States. Growing up in Shreveport, LA, he rose to the ranks of the US Fire Administrator, which is the highest post for firefighters in the United States. Appointed there by President Barack Obama in 2009. Then he returned to Atlanta and becoming the fire chief of that city.

As part of his devotional time, he pointed to the vital role of unity in our calling as Christians.

Kelvin Cochran joins the Colson Center's John Stonestreet for a time of devotion and prayer.

We would like to invite you to another prayer initiative, scheduled for this Sunday. The Colson Center is honored to joi...
09/23/2020
Participating Leaders

We would like to invite you to another prayer initiative, scheduled for this Sunday. The Colson Center is honored to join a number of other ministry leaders and pastors encouraging the church to pray, repent, and ask for God’s help during this season. https://hubs.ly/H0wP4KC0

On Sunday, September 27th, join with thousands of churches throughout America in dedicating time for prayers of repentance and revival during Sunday gathering or a special evening service in your local church. This solemn assembly, carried out by the pastor or elders within a local church, is being....

If you asked a random person on the street what the Bible says about physical intimacy, they’d likely reply with somethi...
09/23/2020
What Does God Think of Sex? Juli Slattery on the Strong Women Podcast. - BreakPoint

If you asked a random person on the street what the Bible says about physical intimacy, they’d likely reply with something like, “Not much, but it’s against it!” Anyone who’s read the Scriptures know that that’s just nonsense, but I think we’d have to admit that there are times we can slip into the same silly thoughts ourselves.

Dr. Juli Slattery joined Sarah Stonestreet and Erin Kunkle, hosts of the Strong Women Podcast, to talk about her study of God’s Word and what this revealed not only about our culture’s false views of sex but God’s good intentions for us.

Dr. Slattery is a clinical psychologist, author of more than 10 books, the president and cofounder of Authentic Intimacy, which is a ministry that takes a deeper look at God’s design for sexuality and why that matters. And she’s the host of a weekly podcast called Java with Juli.

While our culture preaches an increasingly fractured sexuality, God calls us to integration.

The live prayer webinar with Steve Green starts in 30 minutes. Join us on the Colson Center page as we pray for...
09/23/2020

The live prayer webinar with Steve Green starts in 30 minutes. Join us on the Colson Center page as we pray for the nation! https://hubs.ly/H0wLZhC0

The live prayer webinar with Steve Green starts in 1 hour. Join us on the Colson Center page as we pray for the...
09/23/2020

The live prayer webinar with Steve Green starts in 1 hour. Join us on the Colson Center page as we pray for the nation! https://hubs.ly/H0wLP3s0

There are 30 million refugees in the world. While the scale of the need can be paralyzing, Christians around the world r...
09/23/2020
The Church Being the Church Gives Hope to the World - BreakPoint

There are 30 million refugees in the world. While the scale of the need can be paralyzing, Christians around the world refuse to sit idly by.

There are 30 million refugees in the world. While the scale of the need can be paralyzing, Christians around the world refuse to sit idly by.

"Your party winning won’t usher in the Eschaton, and your opponents’ victory won’t bring on a new Dark Age. Keeping our ...
09/22/2020
Fealty to the True King - BreakPoint

"Your party winning won’t usher in the Eschaton, and your opponents’ victory won’t bring on a new Dark Age. Keeping our focus on the limited role of the state and the enduring testimony of God’s Word grants us the freedom to work for the common good without fearing compromise with the all too ordinary evil of politics."

The purpose of the state is not to bring forth the New Heavens and New Earth

Kim Colby, Director of the Christian Legal Society’s Center for Law and Religious Freedom, joins John Stonestreet to dis...
09/22/2020
The Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Roe v. Wade, and the Future of the Court - BreakPoint

Kim Colby, Director of the Christian Legal Society’s Center for Law and Religious Freedom, joins John Stonestreet to discuss the legacy of a truly historic figure, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. As Colby tells us, Ginsburg was a champion of women’s equality, who, sadly, equated women’s advancement with abortion.

What happens next with the Court? What are the precedents for Supreme Court nominations so soon before a presidential election? And why does abortion and the Court’s disastrous ruling in Roe v. Wade loom over–or, rather, poison–every judicial nomination?

What's next for the Supreme Court after the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg?

"Racism is a major issue in America and in the Evangelical church today, but, if we are going to have a productive discu...
09/22/2020
Defining Racism - BreakPoint

"Racism is a major issue in America and in the Evangelical church today, but, if we are going to have a productive discussion of it, it is helpful to define our terms. There are at least three definitions of the word racism, and, if we are to think about the issue biblically and clearly, we need to assess each carefully."

Defining our terms is the first step in seeking a solution.

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The truth is a powerful thing.

We live in a moment of cultural confusion. Fewer and fewer of the things that give meaning to our lives come easily. Family, community, beauty, truth seem to be constantly eroding around us—while our news feeds are full of despair, anger, and division.

How are Christians to make sense of the world around us? How can we make sure we have clarity in our daily lives?

Welcome to BreakPoint. A program of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, our commentaries offer incisive content people can’t find anywhere else; content that cuts through the fog of relativism and the news cycle with truth and compassion.

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Founded by Chuck Colson (1931 – 2012) in 1991 as a daily radio broadcast, BreakPoint provides a Christian perspective on today’s news and trends. Today, you can get it in written and a variety of audio formats: on the web, the radio, or your favorite podcast app on the go. Or right here on Facebook.


  • Daily: BreakPoint audio commentaries, hosted John Stonestreet, air on more than 1,200 outlets with an estimated weekly listening audience of eight million people.

  • Weekly: Breakpoint This Week, featuring John Stonestreet and Shane Morris, is a weekly in-depth, 30-minute conversation on the news and major issues of the week.

  • Throughout the week: The BreakPoint Podcast, available on iTunes and major podcast apps, puts both of the above in one place, plus dedicated podcast interviews with leading thinkers and doers.

  • In addition to all the audio above, and The Point 60-second updates, BreakPoint.org hosts written posts and helpful links on both current events and issues relevant to culture, family, the church, and the things that define our lives.
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    The Colson Center for Christian Worldview is a ministry that equips Christians to live out their faith with clarity, confidence, and courage in this cultural moment. Every day, we work to:


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  • Provide training that unlocks every believer’s calling to restore culture.

  • Resource and activate a movement of Christians committed to cultural restoration.
  • Want to go deeper, with webinars, short courses, conferences, and the Colson Fellows Program?

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