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June 29, 2012

Now What?


We may be disappointed, but let's learn from this. From the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I'm John Stonestreet with The Point. In a 5-4 decision the Supreme Court has ruled that the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare," is constitutional. Surprisingly, Justice John Roberts found that it was legal as a tax, though we were clearly told by President…

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June 28, 2012

Jesus Hates Dead Religion


There are some things Jesus hates. From the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I'm John Stonestreet with The Point. At this year's National Prayer Breakfast, Eric Metaxas famously brought the house down. This often happens when this former writer for Veggie Tales, voice fo BreakPoint and biographer of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and William Wilberforce speaks. He even had the president…

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June 27, 2012

Obamacare is Just the Beginning

Obamacare is Just the Beginning

If we're unprepared, it's our own fault. For the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I'm John Stonestrstreet with The Point. Tomorrow we learn the ruling from the Supreme Court on the constitutionality of "Obamacare." Which ever way the ruling goes, Christians should be clear about the impending test we face to our courage and convictions. If "Obamacare" stands, we've…

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June 26, 2012

Christianity and Education


When Christianity intersects a non-Christian culture, education happens. From the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with the Point Fifty years ago, Doris Brougham, a missionary to Taiwan looked around and realized there was a significant need of the Taiwanese people to learn English. This would facilitate international economic development for the small island. So Brougham founded…

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June 25, 2012

Suicide Stats and the Culture of Death

Suicide Stats and the Culture of Death

There’s more to pro-life than preventing abortion. From the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with the Point. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention just reported that 16 percent of U.S. teens have considered suicide as of 2011. That’s up from 13.8 percent in 2009.

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June 22, 2012

No Compromise for Them, Either

No Compromise for Them, Either

They’ve come to their senses and I’m thankful. From the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with the Point After initially supporting President Obama’s compromise to the HHS Contraception mandate, the Catholic Health Association notified HHS secretary Kathleen Sebelius that it was “unlikely to adequately meet the religious liberty concerns" of their hospitals and health groups nationwide.

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June 21, 2012

One Can’t Be Too Careful

One Can’t Be Too Careful

He was right... you better be careful. For the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point. The “he" I’m talking about is C. S. Lewis, who once wrote: “Really, a young Atheist cannot guard his faith too carefully. Dangers lie in wait for him on every side." One of the dangers Lewis warned his atheist…

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June 20, 2012

On Courage and Being the Loudest

On Courage and Being the Loudest

We need more than volume in these debates... For the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point. Last week, Timothy Dalrymple at Patheos.com attracted a lot of attention by his post entitled, “If You’re Selling Scorn for Conservatives, the Market is Hot.��? In the post he names a few writers and bloggers who have garnered…

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June 19, 2012

In the Wrong Hands…Ours


Technology without virtue can be deadly. For the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point. According to a recent article in Nature, geneticists at the University of Washington in Seattle have succeeded in reconstructing fetal DNA from the mother and father’s blood. This means doctors could potentially test for genetic defects in a safe and…

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June 18, 2012

The Wolves in the Henhouse

The Wolves in the Henhouse

Are you sure you want to let them in? For the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point. Planned Parenthood has established a clinic in a Los Angeles high school where it will provide free access to birth control, screenings for STDs, counseling, pregnancy tests, and abortion referral services...without parental consent.

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June 15, 2012

No Substitutes

No Substitutes

This study starts the rethinking...For the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point. A lot of noise has been made this week over the release of the New Family Structures Study that suggests, among other things, that children of same-sex couples do not fair as well as those from traditional families. Pay attention and you’ll…

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June 13, 2012

We’re All Adolescents Now


Adolescents inside, adolescents outside. For the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I'm John Stonestreet with The Point. Last week on BreakPoint and The Point, I discussed a CNN report that suggested that addiction to porn and video games literally rewire, in a bad way, the minds of young men. It can prevent them from growing up.

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June 12, 2012

Questions are Good, Part 2

Questions are Good, Part 2

Tough questions? Here’s how to handle them. For the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point. Yesterday, I talked about how important it is to respect the hard questions students ask us about the faith. Once after playing the devil’s advocate with students at a Christian school, a teacher was fuming at me. He said,…

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June 11, 2012

Questions are Good

Questions are Good

What if they ask really tough questions? For the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point. Last week while driving home from the Summit student worldview conference I work with every summer, I told my daughters that I would be hosting an open forum with our students the next night. This is a time of…

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June 08, 2012

Making Fake Love and War

Making Fake Love and War

I can’t believe this is that controversial. For the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point. This week on BreakPoint, I shared the findings of a new book by psychologists Philip Zimbardo and Nikita Duncan. The book is called “The Demise of Guys," and it makes the case that a generation of young men are…

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