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Colson Center Helping you live and defend the Christian worldview.
Founder: Charles W. Colson (1931–2012) President: John Stonestreet Executive Director: Steve Verleye Vice President of Operations: Steve Bradford "BreakPoint" Radio Hosts: Eric Metaxas & John Stonestreet Vice President of Communications: David Carlson

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.

Mission: 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… • Offer incisive content that cuts through the fog of relativism and the news cycle with truth and compassion. • Provide training that unlocks every believer's calling to restore culture. • Resource and activate a movement of Christians committed to cultural restoration. Learn more at ColsonCenter.org.

We will inevitably be lured, like an American war movie, to see ourselves at the center of all things. Likewise, there w...
06/09/2019
D-Day Delusions - Break Point

We will inevitably be lured, like an American war movie, to see ourselves at the center of all things. Likewise, there will be an ever-present desire, as with Russian vanity, to ignore the more ignoble elements of our understanding of the world. https://hubs.ly/H0jd6HV0

In the lead-up to the 75th anniversary of famous D-Day landings in Normandy, world leaders heaped praise upon the soldiers,..Read more

What to pray for this week: 1) Pray that God would show us how much He loves the world, even the people who are in rebel...
06/08/2019

What to pray for this week:

1) Pray that God would show us how much He loves the world, even the people who are in rebellion against Him and His rule.

2) Pray that we would catch a glimpse of His mercy, of His grief over a world gone wrong.

3) Pray that we would see the forgiveness He offers even to those who defy Him, who have committed an abortion, who laugh at us and His law.

4) And pray that God would give us His love for sinners, knowing that we would be bound for hell if not for His grace.

Download 21 Days of Prayer for Life! https://hubs.ly/H0jd5B-0

A proverb from the Song Dynasty states, “Thick mountains could not stop the river from flowing into the sea.” Thirty...
06/08/2019
China’s Christians Navigate Heavy Persecution - Break Point

A proverb from the Song Dynasty states, “Thick mountains could not stop the river from flowing into the sea.” Thirty years after the slaughter of protesters at #TiananmenSquare, China’s Christians certainly hope the saying proves true in their case. https://hubs.ly/H0jd6F90

Chinese believers in Jesus have good reason to believe that God will continue to allow the gospel to flow.

What to pray for this week: 1) Pray that God would remind us through His precious protection that we are of inestimable ...
06/07/2019

What to pray for this week:

1) Pray that God would remind us through His precious protection that we are of inestimable value to Him.

2) Pray that we would remember that He will not let us go hungry or thirsty.

3) Pray that our gratitude for God’s provision would flower into a desire to protect and care for unborn children, who cannot protect themselves.

Download 21 Days of Prayer for Life! https://hubs.ly/H0jd4nz0

John Stonestreet and Warren Smith talk about the heroic sacrifices made by American and Allied troops on D-Day. They als...
06/07/2019
BP This Week: Remembering the Horrors of Communism - Break Point

John Stonestreet and Warren Smith talk about the heroic sacrifices made by American and Allied troops on D-Day. They also discuss the dangers of ignoring history, especially when it comes to the anti-human scourge of Communism.

Also on this weekend's episode: How doctor-assisted suicide increases suicide rates overall, and the continuing persecution of florist Baronelle Stutzman by the state of Washington for her religious beliefs.

John Stonestreet and Warren Cole Smith discuss the news of the week from a Christian worldview perspective.

Corporations have recently been supporting Planned Parenthood, the pro-homosexual organization Human Rights Campaign, an...
06/07/2019
Restoring All Things - Break Point

Corporations have recently been supporting Planned Parenthood, the pro-homosexual organization Human Rights Campaign, and other progressive and often anti-Christian causes.

That’s why it’s so refreshing – one might even say redemptive – to hear about the quiet work of fast-food giant Wendy’s and the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Together, they have been powerful forces for adoption in this country for nearly 30 years.

Dave Thomas’ passion for adoption was also rooted in his Christian faith

"We will inevitably be lured, like an American war movie, to see ourselves at the center of all things and never to ques...
06/07/2019
D-Day Delusions - Break Point

"We will inevitably be lured, like an American war movie, to see ourselves at the center of all things and never to question whether our grand story is true. Likewise, there will be an ever-present desire, as with Russian vanity, to ignore the more ignoble elements of our understanding of the world, the better to feel assured that our perceptions are without error."

In the lead-up to the 75th anniversary of famous D-Day landings in Normandy, world leaders heaped praise upon the soldiers,..Read more

I talk a lot about zombie arguments. No matter how many times they are debunked and put in the grave, these arguments ar...
06/07/2019
The Point: Planned Parenthood’s False Claim - Break Point

I talk a lot about zombie arguments. No matter how many times they are debunked and put in the grave, these arguments are still used over and over.

Here’s one Planned Parenthood keeps using: Before Roe v Wade, “thousands of women died every year” from botched, illegal abortions.

It’s a nice stat. But as the Washington Post reports, it is a “false claim.” Let that sink in. The Washington Post, a radically pro-abortion newspaper, is giving Planned Parenthood and its president Leana Wen four Pinocchios for this whopper.

I encourage you to read the article. Before the advent of antibiotics, say back in the 1930s, thousands of women may have died each year. But even that isn’t clear. But by 1972, the year before Roe, the CDC reported 24 deaths from legal abortions, and 39 by illegal abortions.

So, the Post concludes, there’s no reason to use this debunked argument.

Unless you’re Planned Parenthood, which has never let the facts get in the way of its ideology.

Lies, darned lies, and Planned Parenthood statistics.

"When a society tells hurting people that their lives may not be worth living, they’re going to believe it. And people...
06/07/2019
BreakPoint: A Climate of Death - Break Point

"When a society tells hurting people that their lives may not be worth living, they’re going to believe it. And people like Noa Pothoven need help living, not help dying. Her sad story should stand as a reminder that bad ideas have victims—especially when those bad ideas become enshrined in law."

A nation or state which teaches its citizens that death is a cure for suffering will reap more death.

Art, for the worst of both the old moral majority and the new, is good only insofar as it communicates a message. In thi...
06/07/2019
The New Moral Majority and the Death of Art - Break Point

Art, for the worst of both the old moral majority and the new, is good only insofar as it communicates a message. In this thinking, art isn’t an end in itself, but a crude vehicle evaluated solely on its usefulness in carrying a particular ideology. https://hubs.ly/H0jchlt0

How do we move forward into a cultural milieu that is conducive to the creation of great art?

@dwallacewells best-selling book about global climate change, The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming, is a book so ...
06/07/2019
“The Uninhabitable Earth” is Worse Than You Think - Break Point

@dwallacewells best-selling book about global climate change, The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming, is a book so overblown in its claims that even progressives who think we are not doing enough to deal with climate change say he goes too far. https://hubs.ly/H0jcgGN0

His primary strategy is to bludgeon the reader with a series of consequences so horrible that only a fool or a tyrant could ignore them.

What to pray for this week: 1) Pray that Christians would care for those for whom God cares the most—the poor, the opp...
06/06/2019

What to pray for this week:

1) Pray that Christians would care for those for whom God cares the most—the poor, the oppressed, the hidden, and the defenseless.

2) Pray that we would have eyes to see that surely the unborn ought to be counted among them.

Download 21 Days of Prayer for Life! https://hubs.ly/H0jcgFz0

A proverb from the Song Dynasty of a millennium ago states, “Thick mountains could not stop the river from flowing int...
06/06/2019
China’s Christians Navigate Heavy Persecution - Break Point

A proverb from the Song Dynasty of a millennium ago states, “Thick mountains could not stop the river from flowing into the sea.” Thirty years after the slaughter of pro-democracy protesters at Tiananmen Square, China’s persecuted Christians certainly hope the saying proves true in their case.

Chinese believers in Jesus have good reason to believe that God will continue to allow the gospel to flow.

Last week the Supreme Court refused to uphold a portion of an Indiana law that would have prevented abortion based on th...
06/06/2019
The Point: A Word Pregnant with Meaning - Break Point

Last week the Supreme Court refused to uphold a portion of an Indiana law that would have prevented abortion based on the “child's race, sex, diagnosis of Down syndrome, disability, or related characteristics.”

As bad as that was, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s decision to chide Justice Clarence Thomas for using the word “mother” made it worse. Ginsburg wrote that a “woman who exercises her constitutionally protected right to terminate a pregnancy is not a ‘mother.’"

What despicable nonsense. What exactly is she then? As Princeton’s Robert George questioned on Facebook, “When the baby kicks in the womb, do we say ‘the fetus’s female progenitor felt it kick?” And what should we call a woman excited about her pregnancy? Do feelings make a mother?

Confucius is quoted as saying that when words lose their meaning, people lose their freedom. The verbal gymnastics around abortion makes it clear that redefining some words means that people—especially the most vulnerable—even lose their lives.

Words have meaning. At least they used to.

"We must never forget what the Allies gallantly sacrificed for the world on D-Day. Today—the 75th anniversary of that ...
06/06/2019
BreakPoint: The Spiritual Battle on D-Day

"We must never forget what the Allies gallantly sacrificed for the world on D-Day. Today—the 75th anniversary of that invasion—we should set aside time to remember what they did."

We must never forget what the Allies gallantly sacrificed for the world on D-Day.

To a communist, the society is always more important than the individual. Individuals must be sacrificed for the utopian...
06/06/2019
BreakPoint: Remembering Tiananmen Square - Break Point

To a communist, the society is always more important than the individual. Individuals must be sacrificed for the utopian and fantastical ‘greater good’ that lies somewhere in the future and always just beyond reach. #TiananmenSquareMassacre https://hubs.ly/H0jbbkl0

For two months in 1989, students gathered in Tiananmen Square demanding political reforms analogous to the economic reforms instituted by..Read more

Weekly Review: Warren Cole Smith looks at the headlines from a Christian worldview perspective. Tornado Relief, Georgia ...
06/06/2019
Weekly Review - Break Point

Weekly Review: Warren Cole Smith looks at the headlines from a Christian worldview perspective. Tornado Relief, Georgia vs. Hollywood, Alex Trebek and Prayer, Gallup on Moral Issues, and Remembering D-Day and the Tiananmen Square Massacre. https://hubs.ly/H0jb9__0

Warren Cole Smith looks at the headlines from a Christian worldview perspective

What to pray for this week: 1) Pray that God would impress upon our hearts just how much He cares for us.2) Pray that we...
06/05/2019

What to pray for this week:

1) Pray that God would impress upon our hearts just how much He cares for us.

2) Pray that we would see Him not as a cold taskmaster but as a loving heavenly Father who sent His only Son to die for us.

3) Pray that we would let this truth sink into the bones of our souls.

4) Ask God to give you a grateful heart and the desire to express that gratitude every single day.

5) Ask Him to give you a compassion for other life, a compassion that in some way mirrors His love for you.

Download 21 Days of Prayer for Life! https://hubs.ly/H0jb9_c0

Are you prepared for the fiery trial? That’s the question Kelvin Cochran, former chief of the Atlanta Fire Department ...
06/05/2019
Podcast: Finding the Goodness of God in Times of Trial, with Kelvin Cochran - Break Point

Are you prepared for the fiery trial? That’s the question Kelvin Cochran, former chief of the Atlanta Fire Department posed to us at the 2019 Wilberforce Weekend.

Chief Cochran was fired by the Mayor of Atlanta for having once published a men’s Bible study upholding traditional Christian teaching on sexuality. In his talk, “Finding the Goodness of God in Times of Trial,” Chief Cochran asks us five specific questions challenges us to help us assess how well prepared we are to face and endure suffering for our belief in Christ.

Are you prepared for the fiery trial?

David Wallace-Wells’ best-selling book about global climate change, The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming, is a ...
06/05/2019
“The Uninhabitable Earth” is Worse Than You Think - Break Point

David Wallace-Wells’ best-selling book about global climate change, The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming, is a book so overblown in its claims that even progressives who think we are not doing enough to deal with climate change say he goes too far.

His primary strategy is to bludgeon the reader with a series of consequences so horrible that only a fool or a tyrant could ignore them.

"Art, for the worst of both the old moral majority and the new, is good only insofar as it communicates a particular mes...
06/05/2019
The New Moral Majority and the Death of Art - Break Point

"Art, for the worst of both the old moral majority and the new, is good only insofar as it communicates a particular message. In this thinking, art isn’t an end in itself, it’s rather a crude vehicle evaluated solely on its usefulness in carrying a particular ideology from point A (the creator) to point B (the consumer)."

How do we move forward into a cultural milieu that is conducive to the creation of great art?

The Maine legislature has passed a so-called “death with dignity” bill allowing doctors to prescribe death-dealing d...
06/05/2019
The Point: Death Down East - Break Point

The Maine legislature has passed a so-called “death with dignity” bill allowing doctors to prescribe death-dealing drugs to patients with a terminal condition and six months or less to live.

As I record this, the bill returns to the legislature for final disposition, and the governor has not yet indicated whether or not she will sign.

Supporters cite safeguards in order to promote the bill: that it’s for adults only, and doctors must assess the patient’s mental capacity, etc.

But that misses the point that doctors are often wrong. That the right to die always becomes the duty to die. We know of instances where families pressure loved ones to end their lives. As soon as Canada allowed “assistance in dying,” physicians called for euthanizing ill minors. There are insurance company pressures where medication to die is cheaper than medication to live, and it tells others, including our youth, that suicide is an option.

If you live in Maine, tell your representatives and the governor to stop this deadly bill.

Maine is the next state to promote death.

'Progressives have labeled any assertion of conscience, any refusal to conform one’s conduct to the prevailing cultura...
06/05/2019
BreakPoint: “Religious Freedom” in Scare Quotes - Break Point

'Progressives have labeled any assertion of conscience, any refusal to conform one’s conduct to the prevailing cultural orthodoxy, as an attempt at “theocracy.” Cue protesters dressed as handmaids.'

What opponents of religious liberty want is nothing less than secular tyranny.

Over the last decade or so, several new, overlapping and interlocking worldviews have emerged in America that are becomi...
06/05/2019
A Fresh Look at Worldview: Emerging Worldviews 1 - Break Point

Over the last decade or so, several new, overlapping and interlocking worldviews have emerged in America that are becoming major forces in shaping culture and politics.

The simplest definition of worldview is what we think of as common sense about the world and how we fit into it.

What to pray for this week: 1) Pray that God would remind us that we are upheld only by His power and purpose.2) Pray th...
06/04/2019

What to pray for this week:

1) Pray that God would remind us that we are upheld only by His power and purpose.

2) Pray that He would remind us that we exist on this earth only by His choice.

3) Pray that we would remember that He who created the universe in all its wonder also created us for His good pleasure.

4) Pray that we would remember and take to heart the truth that we are created for Him and only find our true fulfillment when we are properly related to Him.

Download 21 Days of Prayer for Life! https://hubs.ly/H0j8D9J0

Weekly Review: Warren Cole Smith looks at the headlines from a Christian worldview perspective. Tornado Relief, Georgia ...
06/04/2019
Weekly Review - Break Point

Weekly Review: Warren Cole Smith looks at the headlines from a Christian worldview perspective. Tornado Relief, Georgia vs. Hollywood, Alex Trebek and Prayer, Gallup on Moral Issues, and Remembering D-Day and the Tiananmen Square Massacre.

Warren Cole Smith looks at the headlines from a Christian worldview perspective

https://hubs.ly/H0j7PC60We may tell ourselves that idol worship is a thing of the past, the creations of primitive cultu...
06/04/2019
The Point: The False Gods of Our Age - Break Point

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We may tell ourselves that idol worship is a thing of the past, the creations of primitive cultures, or the constant temptation of the ancient Israelites. But we have our false gods too—and they are every bit as dangerous to our souls.

Starting tonight, at 8 PM Eastern, the Colson Center’s latest Short Course will tackle the four Gods of Our Age: Sex, State, Science, and Stuff.

Each of these things are good in and of themselves. Without sex, no us. Without state, chaos. Without science, ignorance. Without stuff, poverty. But when even good things occupy a place in our heart where only God belongs, they become our gods, and we become idolaters.

Joining me to teach this online course over the next four Tuesdays are Dr. J. P. Moreland, Dr. Hunter Baker, and Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse. Every session includes a question-and-answer period. We record each session, so missing one isn’t a problem. All you have to do to register is come to https://hubs.ly/H0j7Q4k0.

We may tell ourselves that idol worship is a thing of the past, the creations of primitive cultures, or the..Read more

"To a communist, the society is always more important than the individual. Individuals must be sacrificed for the utopia...
06/04/2019
BreakPoint: Remembering Tiananmen Square - Break Point

"To a communist, the society is always more important than the individual. Individuals must be sacrificed for the utopian and fantastical ‘greater good’ that lies somewhere in the future and always just beyond reach."

For two months in 1989, students gathered in Tiananmen Square demanding political reforms analogous to the economic reforms instituted by..Read more

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