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April 30, 2012

He, She or Hen?

He, She or Hen?

Not he, not she, but hen. For the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point. Instead of the so-called war on women, we should be concerned about the growing war on women and men—it’s the war on the very idea of gender itself. The first skirmishes of this war are being fought in America, but…

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April 27, 2012

Miraculous Movements

Miraculous Movements

You won’t hear this in the news. For the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point. Michelle Vu in The Christian Post recently described the new book Miraculous Movements by Jerry Trousdale, of CityTeam International.

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April 26, 2012

It’s Facebook’s Fault?


Should we blame Facebook for our loneliness? From the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with the Point. The May cover story for The Atlantic magazine points out that though Facebook and other social media can help connect people, we’re as lonely as we’ve ever been. We now spend more time counting our Facebook friends and updating our…

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April 25, 2012

The Trend Continues


It’s official: millennials are doing as they’re told. From the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with the Point. A new study from the University of San Diego has confirmed what we have suspected all along: the generation of emerging adults is more selfish than the one before. But lest we blame them, the study points out that each generation since the Baby Boomers has cared more about money, less about “developing a meaningful philosophy of life.?

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April 24, 2012

Orthodoxy or Orthopraxy?

Orthodoxy or Orthopraxy?

Speak truth or do good? Why not both? From the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with the Point. I asked several hundred high schoolers last summer if they knew who Chuck Colson was. About 5 did. I was surprised but, I must admit I didn’t read his award-winning autobiography Born Again until after he asked me…

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April 23, 2012

On the Shoulders of Giants


We’ve lost an important voice. What now? From the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with the Point. Isaac Newton once said, “If I’ve seen further than most, it is because I stand on the shoulders of giants.? We’ve lost a giant—a giant of a leader, a giant of a voice, a giant of a story, a giant of truth, a giant of a man.

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April 20, 2012

Praying for Redemption


A disgraced political figure accused of breaking the law… sound familiar? From the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with the Point. Former senator and presidential candidate John Edwards may be close to rock bottom. After two failed runs for president and an extramarital affair that was made very public before losing his wife to cancer, he’s now…

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April 19, 2012

Wanting Compassion vs. Doing Compassion


Wishing it so doesn’t make it so. From the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point. New York Times columnist David Brooks admires today’s young activists for their commitment to compassion and care while fighting issues like poverty, famine, and sex trafficking. But he also thinks young activists don’t have the whole picture of how…

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April 18, 2012

The So-Called War on Women


Despite what you’ve heard there is no war on women. From the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with the Point. It’s almost discouraging to hear the rhetoric being used by many who support the Health and Human Service Mandate that will require employers to violate their conscience and provide contraception, sterilization, and abortion inducing drugs at no…

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April 17, 2012

Redeemed Places

Redeemed Places

Christianity is not about escape. From the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with the Point. My church used to be a bar. In fact, it used to be a bar that used to be a restaurant that used to be a church. The 100-year-old building kept changing hands until it’s most recent incarnation as a bar named…

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April 16, 2012

A Way Out…A Case in Point


Just knowing there is a way out can bring freedom. From the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with the Point. I’ve written a few times in recent commentaries about how people are victimized by the lie that we are slaves to our feelings. This is particularly true of those struggling with sexuality. The loudest cultural messages are…

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April 13, 2012

Euthanasia to Go


Mobile suicide? Where did that come from? For the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point. It’s called “Levenseinde," or “Life End" in Dutch. This controversial mobile euthanasia unit goes from house to house in the Netherlands, and helps those who no longer want to live commit suicide. So what credentials make you eligible for…

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April 12, 2012

Too Big for Cliches


What happens when Christianity is cliched? For the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point. Did you see the “stuff people say" videos that went viral on YouTube earlier this year? With titles like “stuff New Yorkers say," “stuff girls say," “stuff rich people say" and “stuff hipsters say." Several Christians even jumped on the…

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April 11, 2012

Good for Women? The Numbers Don’t Lie

Good for Women? The Numbers Don’t Lie

What did the sexual revolution accomplish? From the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with the Point. As Mary Ebesrtadt wrote in the Wall Street Journal recently, most of the accomplishments of the sexual revolution are myths, often told but not based in reality. And the idea that it has made women happier? The stats say otherwise.

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April 10, 2012

Good for Women? Not Really.

Good for Women? Not Really.

The Revolution definitely happened but was it good or bad? From the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with the Point. The Wall Street Journal ran competing articles on March 24 offering opposite answers to the question: Has the Sexual Revolution Been Good for Women?

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