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May 31, 2012

The Miracle Baby of Argentina


This little miracle shows just how wrong we are about abortion. From the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point. Little Luz Milagros — whose name means “light miracle? was born almost three months early. The Argentine baby was pronounced stillborn by doctors after delivery, and was placed in the hospital’s morgue. But when the mom and her husband opened up the coffin to say their goodbyes, they were greeted by the cries of an infant. Little Luz was very much alive!

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May 30, 2012

Getting Our Chest Back


Can the moral decay be stopped? From the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with the Point. It happened again. J. P. Morgan Chase reported they lost billions last week in risky speculative trading. This comes on the heels of other unethical lapses chronicled recently by Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan: a tourist beaten and robbed in…

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May 29, 2012

Irrational Belief

Irrational Belief

Is religious belief irrational? From the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with the Point. Psychologists at the University of British Columbia recently used creative techniques to activate analytical thinking in students. Something as simple as showing them pictures of Rodin's famous "Thinker" sculpture did the trick, believe it or not. When asked the to rate their…

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May 25, 2012

‘You Lost Me’


Need a graduation gift? Stay tuned. For the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point. Every May, I speak at a handful of graduation ceremonies. Most of the time, the kids seems so solid. So I wonder — why do statistics say so many will struggle with their faith once they leave home for college…

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May 24, 2012

Their Choice is Ours, Too


Two Catholic schools, two different directions. For the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I'm John Stonestreet with The Point. Earlier this month, Georgetown University invited Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to speak at the university. That's the same HHS secretary who authored the infamous mandate forcing religious organizations to violate their religious convictions about contraception and abortion-inducing…

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May 23, 2012

Solidarity at Vanderbilt

Solidarity at Vanderbilt

They are breaking the spiral, the right way. From the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with the Point. For months, religious student groups at Vanderbilt University have battled their administration over whether the school will give them the freedom to decide who can lead their groups. The university has ruled that religious student groups can’t discriminate on…

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May 22, 2012

Human Pills

Human Pills

We should be horrified but not surprised. From the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m Jon Stonestreet with The Point. Officials in South Korea recently discovered thousands of pills containing flesh from human babies. Apparently the market for these pills is driven by many South Koreans who wrongly believe that the flesh from babies and human placentas provides special…

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May 21, 2012

The Bullying Anti-Bullyist

The Bullying Anti-Bullyist

He’s supposed be against bullying, but that’s exactly what he did. From the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with the Point. Dan Savage is a well-known columnist and creator of the It Gets Better Project, an initiative that advocates against the bullying of teens with same-sex attractions and encouraging those students to fully embrace a homosexual lifestyle.

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May 18, 2012

Why Legal Definitions Matter

Why Legal Definitions Matter

What the state recognizes you must recognize. From the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m Jon Stonestreet with The Point. Yesterday I talked about how important words and definitions are to public debates, like the current one over so-called same-sex “marriage.? The language of “banning? it is not only inaccurate since it hasn’t existed in those states voting on it, but it certainly carries negative connotations.

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May 17, 2012

An Important Distinction


The choice of words really matter. From the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m Jon Stonestreet with The Point. With the president and vice-president each announcing their support for expanding the legal definition of marriage to include same-sex relationships, and with Republican candidate Mitt Romney voicing his position over the weekend, we can be certain that this will be…

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May 16, 2012

Losing Touch with History

Losing Touch with History

If those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it, we’re in trouble. For the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point. What’s the difference between Winston Churchill and Sherlock Holmes? Well, according to a large cross-section of British teenagers, one’s historical and the other not—but not in the order you think.

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May 15, 2012

Getting Saved

Getting Saved

What does it mean to “be saved?? From the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point. Praying the “sinner’s prayer? to “ask Jesus into our hearts? so when we die we go to Heaven. That’s often the language of our evangelism, but is it the language of the Bible?

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May 14, 2012

Unlimited Eggs, Unlimited Embryos, Limited Ethics


Another ethical can of worms is open. Are Christians ready? From the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point. Scientists in New England and the U.K. have figured out how to produce unlimited human eggs in the laboratory using stem cells taken from women’s ovaries. This is a huge discovery. According to the British Independent,…

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May 11, 2012

The M-Word?


As we choose a president, what about the “M? word? From the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet for The Point. In a recent interview, after it became all but certain Mitt Romney a Mormon would be the Republican nominee, ABC asked Rick Warren if he considered Mormons Christians.

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May 10, 2012

The Pornographic Cross

The Pornographic Cross

Is the crucifixion pornographic? For the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point. According to the Reverend Kay Campbell, the Passion of Jesus Christ on the cross is a kind of pornography and may even teach Christians that violence is okay.

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