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Founded by Chuck Colson in 1999, the Colson Center helps everyday Christians live and defend the Christian worldview through the proclamation of Truth, leadership training, and collaboration with like-minded organizations Our on-radio and online cultural commentaries help believers apply sound Christian worldview thinking to key issues of the day. Colson Center programs include “BreakPoint” with Eric Metaxas and Colson Center President John Stonestreet. Stonestreet also hosts a one-minute daily radio commentary, “The Point,” and a half-hour weekend interview show known as “BreakPoint This Week.” Our Colson Fellows program (formerly the Centurions Program) teaches and mentors Christians to become leaders in their spheres of influence through a year-long, intensive worldview course. The Colson Center is also committed to building and resourcing a movement of Christians and Christian organizations across the denominational spectrum to advance the Kingdom of God. We partner with groups and individuals focusing on the critical issues of our day, such as the sanctity of human life, the defense of marriage, the protection of religious liberty, and the restoration of virtue and ethics to public life. Visit us at colsoncenter.org for more worldview information and resources.

One way of expressing why Israel is an outlier when it comes to fertility is that it's an outlier in an even more import...
10/08/2018
BreakPoint: Israelis Treasure Children - Break Point

One way of expressing why Israel is an outlier when it comes to fertility is that it's an outlier in an even more important sense: It is a society with a telos, a purpose: a haven for a people whose history, as one wag put it, is “paranoia confirmed by events.”

Israel is an outlier when it comes to fertility

FREE on-line webinarFeaturing Abdu Murray to discuss his new book: "Saving Truth: Finding Meaning and Clarity in a Post-...
10/08/2018
Abdu Murray & Warren Cole Smith — Saving Truth

FREE on-line webinar

Featuring Abdu Murray to discuss his new book: "Saving Truth: Finding Meaning and Clarity in a Post-Truth World"

Tomorrow | 12 noon ET

Welcome to the Post-Truth world. A world where feelings matter more than facts. Where truth is in the eye of the beholder. Happily, a profound Christian worldview thinker, Abdu Murray, has written an insightful book to help us live out Truth in a world that no longer recognizes it. It’s called Sav...

"Something is different about the accusations of sexual assault against Kavaanaugh, the Senate’s all-day public barbec...
10/07/2018
Why the Kavanaugh Controversy Feels Different - Break Point

"Something is different about the accusations of sexual assault against Kavaanaugh, the Senate’s all-day public barbecue of both him and his accuser, and the rage that consumed the Internet and news cycle afterward."

Political anger from both sides of the aisle seems to have built up behind this moment like a dam

Confession is a regular element of the Christian life, but in some ways it’s more than this. There’s a sense in whic...
10/07/2018
Father, Forgive Me. - Break Point

Confession is a regular element of the Christian life, but in some ways it’s more than this. There’s a sense in which confession defines the Christian life. When we confess our sins to God, we live out in full our Christian hope, a hope articulated as the Christian Worldview.

In confession we live out the gospel in miniature.

What to pray for this week1) Jeremiah saw weeping in Ramah, as the Jewish matriarch Rachel figuratively wept for her los...
10/06/2018

What to pray for this week

1) Jeremiah saw weeping in Ramah, as the Jewish matriarch Rachel figuratively wept for her lost children as the nation was judged for its sin.

2) Yet the passage points to another Jewish Child, Jesus of Nazareth, whose coming as a baby was accompanied by more suffering as Herod the Great tried to s***f out His life (Matt. 2:16-18).

3) Jesus escaped Herod’s clutches, but later He voluntarily gave up His life on a Roman cross to pay the penalty for our sins—including the sin of abortion.

4) Ask God to give us a fresh realization of our sins so that we can be properly grateful as we share this good news with others. Ask Him to allow us to weep for our lost children, as well.

Download 21 Days of Prayer for Life! http://www.breakpoint.org/21days/

FREE on-line webinarFeaturing Abdu Murray to discuss his new book: "Saving Truth: Finding Meaning and Clarity in a Post-...
10/06/2018
Abdu Murray & Warren Cole Smith — Saving Truth

FREE on-line webinar

Featuring Abdu Murray to discuss his new book: "Saving Truth: Finding Meaning and Clarity in a Post-Truth World"

Monday, Oct. 8 | 12 noon ET

http://bit.ly/2OoMZBv

Welcome to the Post-Truth world. A world where feelings matter more than facts. Where truth is in the eye of the beholder. Happily, a profound Christian worldview thinker, Abdu Murray, has written an insightful book to help us live out Truth in a world that no longer recognizes it. It’s called Sav...

Online short course begins Tuesday. Spots limited.  Register now.
10/06/2018
Freedom: Can It Be Sustained?

Online short course begins Tuesday. Spots limited. Register now.

Colson Center Announces a New Short Course: Freedom: Can It Be Sustained? Featuring Os Guinness, Ryan Anderson, and Kristen Waggoner Have you ever noticed that when some people use words, they use them to mean something different than what you think they mean? Here at the Colson Center, we call that...

"Something is different about the accusations of sexual assault against Kavaanaugh, the Senate’s all-day public barbec...
10/06/2018
Why the Kavanaugh Controversy Feels Different - Break Point

"Something is different about the accusations of sexual assault against Kavaanaugh, the Senate’s all-day public barbecue of both him and his accuser, and the rage that consumed the Internet and news cycle afterward."

Political anger from both sides of the aisle seems to have built up behind this moment like a dam

Confession is a regular element of the Christian life, but in some ways it’s more than this. There’s a sense in whic...
10/06/2018
Father, Forgive Me. - Break Point

Confession is a regular element of the Christian life, but in some ways it’s more than this. There’s a sense in which confession defines the Christian life. When we confess our sins to God, we live out in full our Christian hope, a hope articulated as the Christian Worldview.

In confession we live out the gospel in miniature.

What to pray for this week: 1) In Jeremiah’s time, the nation faced judgment for its sin.2) Judah’s leaders bore muc...
10/05/2018

What to pray for this week:

1) In Jeremiah’s time, the nation faced judgment for its sin.

2) Judah’s leaders bore much of the responsibility by rejecting God’s Word and encouraging the people to go their own way. They were so used to their sin that they had forgotten how to blush. It is a terrible condemnation of the nation’s leaders.

3) Yet many who claim to lead the church today are under similar condemnation for flouting God’s law and encouraging people to do likewise.

4) They look the other way when people have illicit sexual relations, advocate “gay marriage,” or support aborting children.

5) Some even advocate for these things themselves—and all without blushing.

6) Pray that God would open their eyes and cause them to see their sin—before His judgment falls.

Download 21 Days of Prayer for Life! http://www.breakpoint.org/21days/

10/05/2018
BP This Week: A Christian University Gets It Right - Break Point

John Stonestreet and Ed Stetzer commend the board of Azusa Pacific University for intervening in the controversy over “gay romance” on campus and re-affirming biblical morality. They also talk about the ideological craziness on many college campuses, and how that presents an enormous opportunity for Christian universities to re-take the lead when it comes to higher education.

And speaking of craziness, the level of outrage in American politics and discourse is out of control. And too many Christians are joining in. John and Ed discuss Ed’s new book “Christians in the Age of Outrage: How to Bring Our Best When the World Is at its worst.”

John Stonestreet and Ed Stetzer discuss the news of the week from a Christian worldview.

Online short course begins Tuesday. Spots limited.  Register now.
10/05/2018
Freedom: Can It Be Sustained?

Online short course begins Tuesday. Spots limited. Register now.

Colson Center Announces a New Short Course: Freedom: Can It Be Sustained? Featuring Os Guinness, Ryan Anderson, and Kristen Waggoner Have you ever noticed that when some people use words, they use them to mean something different than what you think they mean? Here at the Colson Center, we call that...

10/05/2018
True Religion - Break Point

The killing of innocent human beings is tragedy enough, but the story is even worse than that. Reggie Littlejohn says, “Destitute widows are the invisible victims” of China’s forced abortion policies.

Reggie Littlejohn Cares for Widows and Orphans in China

Can freedom be sustained without virtue?A nation is in trouble when its citizens can’t even agree on the definition of...
10/05/2018
The Point: Sustaining Freedom - Break Point

Can freedom be sustained without virtue?

A nation is in trouble when its citizens can’t even agree on the definition of freedom.

It’s not just semantics. Does forcing Christians to participate in and celebrate same-sex weddings violate freedom? Is being able to enlist a doctor’s help to kill yourself freedom? What about forcing taxpayers to pay for abortion—Is that freedom?

That’s why we must start by asking, “what is freedom?” before we wrestle with the question, “How do we sustain freedom?”

I can’t think of better minds to help tackle these questions than Os Guinness, Alliance Defending Freedom Attorney Kristin Waggoner, the Heritage Foundation’s Ryan Anderson, and Tom Farr from the Berkley Center.

They’re our lead instructors for an online short course called “Freedom: Can It Be Sustained?” which will be held our straight Tuesday evenings beginning Oct 9. If you can’t make one of the evenings, it’ll be recorded for you.

Don’t miss this course. To register, visit BreakPoint.org.

A nation is in trouble when its citizens can’t even agree on the definition of freedom.

Folks, that is the power of God working through Angel Tree. Who would not want to be a part of the many miracles the Lor...
10/05/2018
Angel Tree Restores Families - Break Point

Folks, that is the power of God working through Angel Tree. Who would not want to be a part of the many miracles the Lord will be doing in the lives of prisoners’ families this year?

Help your church make an eternal difference in the life of a child this Christmas.

Yet the American achievement seems on shaky ground. The cultural topography has split apart, and the cultural consensus ...
10/05/2018
A Commitment to Hope - Break Point

Yet the American achievement seems on shaky ground. The cultural topography has split apart, and the cultural consensus on former bedrock “givens” such as marriage has crumbled. “Truth” has given way to “my truth” or “your truth,” and “fact” to “narrative.” The “melting pot” has been replaced by a warring tribalism between interest groups vying for power. On such a seismically shifting landscape, can a shared civilization, a glittering “city of man,” still stand?

The American empire seems to be facing its own moment of truth.

It is possible to live a life of integrity once we understand the true nature of “hypocrisy.” There are millions of ...
10/05/2018
Does Christian “Hypocrisy” Falsify Christianity? - Break Point

It is possible to live a life of integrity once we understand the true nature of “hypocrisy.” There are millions of Christians who strive daily to be more like the Master. They will fail on occasion, but this does not mean they are hypocrites.

A common objection to Christianity often sounds something like this: “Christians do not practice what they preach."

What to pray for this week: 1) Every abortion sacrifices a child made in the image of God to a false god. In ancient tim...
10/04/2018

What to pray for this week:

1) Every abortion sacrifices a child made in the image of God to a false god. In ancient times, children were burned to satisfy the cruel whims of Moloch and Baal.

2) In our day, they are aborted to satisfy the false gods of comfort, pleasure, convenience, and so on.

3) Pray that God would receive first place in more and more lives, and that the false gods of our culture would be forgotten as worthless idols.

Download 21 Days of Prayer for Life! http://www.breakpoint.org/21days/

Colson Center Online Short Course Filling Up Fast. Limited Spots. Register Today.
10/04/2018
Freedom: Can It Be Sustained?

Colson Center Online Short Course Filling Up Fast. Limited Spots. Register Today.

Colson Center Announces a New Short Course: Freedom: Can It Be Sustained? Featuring Os Guinness, Ryan Anderson, and Kristen Waggoner Have you ever noticed that when some people use words, they use them to mean something different than what you think they mean? Here at the Colson Center, we call that...

What many parents suspected is now official.According to the World Health Organization there is such a thing called “g...
10/04/2018
The Point: Gaming Disorder

What many parents suspected is now official.

According to the World Health Organization there is such a thing called “gaming disorder,” and it is a mental health condition. Symptoms include prioritizing gaming over other activities, sleep problems, diet problems and relationship problems, and not being able to stop gaming even when you realize you have these problems.

Parents, of course, have known this for a long time, and my guess is many are even diagnosing their kids as we speak. Officials warn only specialists can identify these clinical benchmarks—I don’t buy that at all. Many kids, and extended adolescent adults, are using gaming to escape from reality. I see it from teenagers to grown men.

And it’s not just the kinds of games kids play, but the amount of time they spend playing and what they’re not doing because of the games they are playing. Of course, we’ll have to put down our own devices if we’re going to lead them to better things.

My book “A Practical Guide to Culture” can help. Come to BreakPoint.org to pick up a copy.

According to the World Health Organization there is such a thing called “gaming disorder,” and it is a mental health condition.

About two hours from Istanbul (itself once known as Constantinople), Iznik sits on the shore of a green lake of the same...
10/04/2018
BreakPoint: The Church in Lake Iznik - Break Point

About two hours from Istanbul (itself once known as Constantinople), Iznik sits on the shore of a green lake of the same name. Back in 2014, government surveyors using drones captured photos of a strange structure sitting just below the lake’s murky surface.

A discovery in Turkey reveals a faith that has endured the ages.

In the Reformed tradition, the rule is that only those things that Scripture tells us to do or necessary inferences from...
10/04/2018
Exploring Worship Part Four: The Regulative vs. Normative Principles - Break Point

In the Reformed tradition, the rule is that only those things that Scripture tells us to do or necessary inferences from them are permitted in worship. Anything without scriptural warrant is prohibited. This is known as the Regulative Principle. The alternative, known as the Normative Principle, says that anything not forbidden in Scripture is permitted.

How are we to understand and apply the biblical instructions for worship?

We state a principle, explain what the principle means, often through the use of illustrations and/or real-world example...
10/04/2018
It’s an Extraordinary Life - Break Point

We state a principle, explain what the principle means, often through the use of illustrations and/or real-world examples, point out why it’s superior to the alternatives, and then urge people to apply the principle in their own lives.

While there’s a place for this approach, it’s far from the only or even best one. Another saying you’re like to hear around Breakpoint is one attributed to Damon of Athens in the fifth century before Christ: “Give me the songs of a people, and I care not who writes its laws.”

Grace expressing itself in forgiveness and kindness even when the world hasn’t always been kind and forgiving towards you.

What to pray for this week: 1) Those who, by the power of the Spirit, repent of their sins and begin living a new life a...
10/03/2018

What to pray for this week:

1) Those who, by the power of the Spirit, repent of their sins and begin living a new life are promised life with God.

2) This means forsaking oppression of the vulnerable among us, protecting the unborn (among those with innocent blood), and following the true God and not gods of our imagination.

3) Pray that the Spirit would give you the power to live such a life, and the grace to share it with others.

Download 21 Days of Prayer for Life! http://www.breakpoint.org/21days/

Colson Center Online Short Course Filling Up Fast.  Limited Spots.  Register Today. http://bit.ly/2Qmfmxq
10/03/2018
Freedom: Can It Be Sustained?

Colson Center Online Short Course Filling Up Fast. Limited Spots. Register Today. http://bit.ly/2Qmfmxq

Colson Center Announces a New Short Course: Freedom: Can It Be Sustained? Featuring Os Guinness, Ryan Anderson, and Kristen Waggoner Have you ever noticed that when some people use words, they use them to mean something different than what you think they mean? Here at the Colson Center, we call that...

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10/03/2018

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Today Warren Cole Smith interviews author and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary professor Walter Strickland abou...
10/03/2018
Walter Strickland: Racial Reconciliation and Evangelicals - Break Point

Today Warren Cole Smith interviews author and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary professor Walter Strickland about racial reconciliation within the Church, specifically within the evangelical church. Dr. Strickland touches on the history of African American evangelicalism, current efforts at reconciliation, and his work on a theology of work and vocation.

Warren Cole Smith conducted this interview with Walter Strickland for “Listening In,” a weekly program of WORLD News Group. To learn more about “Listening in,” go to www.wng.org/listeningin.

And to get your copy of Dr. Strickland’s book, Every Waking Hour: An Introduction to Work and Vocation for Christians, visit our online bookstore.

Walter Strickland talks about racial reconciliation within the Church, specifically within the evangelical church.

Universities want religious freedom. At least in China.A recent column by Fred Hiatt in the Washington Post was entitled...
10/03/2018
The Point: Religious Freedom in China! How About Here? - Break Point

Universities want religious freedom. At least in China.

A recent column by Fred Hiatt in the Washington Post was entitled “China Has Silenced American Academics for Years. Now They’re Pushing Back.”

For years many American universities avoided doing or saying anything to offend Beijing out of fear of losing access to China, or worse, to the millions of dollars Chinese exchange students pay to attend these schools.

Well, as Hiatt reports, some schools are growing a spine. A group of Americans and Australians have created the “Xinjiang Initiative,” after the province in western China where Muslims are being rounded up, put in detention camps, and kept from practicing their religion.

As the statement announcing the Initiative read, “These are horrific developments that should have no place in the twenty-first century.”

It’s a welcome stand, if not a little late, for religious freedom in the Academy.

Let’s hope and pray that the Academy will take a similar stand when it comes to religious freedom on our own college campuses.

For more on faith and culture, come to BreakPoint.org.

Universities want religious freedom. At least in China.

The kind of conviction and clarity the Azusa Pacific board of trustees just showed will be a major qualification for Chr...
10/03/2018
BreakPoint: Azusa Pacific Reaffirms Christian Sexual Ethic - Break Point

The kind of conviction and clarity the Azusa Pacific board of trustees just showed will be a major qualification for Christian leadership in the years to come, especially when the pressure comes not just from without, but from within.

If God has a will and design for marriage, He has a design for romantic affections, as well.

Today John Stonestreet interviews Beth Macy, author of “Dope Sick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicte...
10/03/2018
Beth Macy: Dope Sick in America - Break Point

Today John Stonestreet interviews Beth Macy, author of “Dope Sick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America.” Macy discusses the origin of the opioid crisis, how it cuts across socio-economic lines, and about the heroic efforts of those who seek to save lives.

John Stonestreet interviews Beth Macy, author of “Dope Sick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America.”

Dont's miss Os Guinness, Kristen K. Waggoner, and Ryan T. Anderson on the next Colson Center short course!http://bit.ly/...
10/03/2018
Freedom: Can It Be Sustained?

Dont's miss Os Guinness, Kristen K. Waggoner, and Ryan T. Anderson on the next Colson Center short course!
http://bit.ly/2Qmfmxq

Colson Center Announces a New Short Course: Freedom: Can It Be Sustained? Featuring Os Guinness, Ryan Anderson, and Kristen Waggoner Have you ever noticed that when some people use words, they use them to mean something different than what you think they mean? Here at the Colson Center, we call that...

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