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July 31, 2012

A Small but Important Victory


This girl broke the spiral of silence, and it worked. From the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point. In June I told you about 14-yeard-old Julie Blum, an eight-grader who was standing up to Seventeen, one of the biggest teen magazines in the U.S. Julie organized a petition to get Seventeen to stop airbrushing…

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July 30, 2012

Academic Scorn: the Cost of Telling the Truth

Academic Scorn: the Cost of Telling the Truth

There can be a high cost for telling the truth. From the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point. The academic community is on a witch-hunt for University of Texas sociology professor Mark Regnerus for his recent study of children of parents who are in same-sex relationships.

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July 27, 2012

A Stand in Pittsburgh

A Stand in Pittsburgh

Where there’s courage, there’s still hope. For the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point. Yesterday I talked about the decline of three mainline churches’ due to embracing sexual sin. Two have already changed their rules, one is close behind. But it’s not all bad news.

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July 26, 2012

Relevant or Irrelevant

Relevant or Irrelevant

This is Christianity without the Christian worldview. I’m John Stonestreet with The Point. Last week, the Episcopal Church continued its embrace of same-sex “marriage" and approved transgender clergy. These are two moves which will probably speed up what Mark Tooley at the Institute for Religion and Democracy calls “the fastest decline" in attendance of any church in America.

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July 25, 2012

The ESV Controversy

The ESV Controversy

You’re kidding. That’s in there? From the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point. According to John Burwell’s report from the 2012 General Convention of the Episcopal Church, church delegates got an unexpected education when discussing a resolution to include the English Standard Version of the Bible to the list of officially approved versions for…

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July 24, 2012

Inexplicable is a Better Explanation

Inexplicable is a Better Explanation

Sometimes inexplicable is the best explanation. For the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point. Why are people, in the face of tragedy and evil, compelled to make sense of it? We know that haunting question of “Why?? rarely finds a satisfying answer. And we cringe at ideologically driven and opportunistic answers like those given on Friday by Brian Ross of ABC and Congressman Gohmert of Texas.

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July 20, 2012

Free Will an Illusion?


Atheist are sawing off the branch they’re sitting on. For the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point. Atheist Sam Harris has just written a new book entitled, simply, “Free Will.? In it, he argues that our ability to make moral choices is really just an illusion: “I, as the conscious witness of my experience no more initiate events in my prefrontal cortex than I cause my heart to beat...In physical terms, we know that every human action can be reduced to a series of impersonal events.?

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July 19, 2012

Reality is Not Outdated


Are two parents outdated? For the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point. We’ve talked here before about parents who won’t acknowledge their child’s gender, doctors performing sex change therapy on four-year-olds, and men fighting to use women’s restrooms. As Chuck Colson would say, “you can’t make this stuff up.?

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July 18, 2012

The Other Culture Warriors


We’re not the only ones who think these issues are worth fighting for. For the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point. While religious conservatives are often blamed for all the fighting, we aren’t the only ones fighting this “Culture War." And these battles don’t just happen in America.

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July 17, 2012

A Victory


Here is a victory worth noting. For the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point. In a victory for religious freedom, a federal appeals court recently upheld a South Carolina program that allows high school students to earn elective credit toward graduation through off-campus religious courses.

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July 16, 2012

Differences, Not Division


Some differences shouldn't stop us from working together. For the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point. In a recent staff editorial, Christianity Today resoundingly affirmed one of Chuck Colson’s life goals: to see Evangelicals and Catholics unite for social reform and the protection of life, religious freedom and marriage.

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July 13, 2012

When a Church is No Longer a Church


When is a church no longer a church? From the Chuck Colson for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point. In 1934, Dietrich Bonhoeffer faced a dilemma. He and Karl Barth, with the release of the Barmen Declaration, had established what became known as the Confessing Church to combat the German Church’s capitulation to the Third Reich and surrender…

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July 12, 2012

A Polite Request


Maybe we should just ask nicely...For the Chuck Colson for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point. "Pornography is degrading, dehumanizing, and corrupting. It undermines self-respect and respect for others. It reduces persons — creatures bearing profound, inherent, and equal dignity — to the status of objects. It robs...our sexuality — of its dignity and beauty. It ensnares some…

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July 11, 2012

Time for Courage

Time for Courage

Are we cultivating courage with conviction? From the Chuck Colson Center of Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet. Two years ago, Jennifer Keeton made headlines when she was expelled from the Augusta State University counseling program for expressing her disagreement with homosexuality.

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July 10, 2012

Singer’s Plan

Singer’s Plan

Peter Singer has a wonderful plan for our lives. For the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point. Princeton ethicist Peter Singer — yes the same Peter Singer who proposed that parents should be able to kill their infants — has offered his answer to the religious freedom challenges of Obamacare: Christian organizations should just…

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