BreakPoint: Don’t Argue the Exceptions – Beating Bad Arguments for Abortion and Transgenderism

“But what about the . . . ?” Has a rare exception every stumped you when making the case for life or anything else? Here’s how to respond with grace and truth. Beating Bad Arguments for Abortion and Transgenderism [display_podcast]“Humans have ten fingers and ten toes.” Now that shouldn’t strike anyone as a controversial statement, since almost every person ever born has had twenty digits. But what if someone argued in response that, because there are exceptions to this—people who because o … [Read more...]

The Unorthodox Man Podcast: Unorthodox Marriage

March 26th 2004 at about 6 o’clock in front of 500 of my closest friends, family, faceless strangers and God I made the easiest choice of my life and said “I do” to my girlfriend Katrina and with two little words I became a husband, I gained a wife, my family would be grafted into another family and everyday from that moment forward would be different than everyday I knew before.I’m not going to lie – getting married is easy – thousands of people do it everyday.But staying married… that’s … [Read more...]

BreakPoint: The Hopeless World of “13 Reasons”

[display_podcast]If you haven’t heard of the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why,” I guarantee your teens have. Here’s what you need to know about it.Ten years ago, Jay Asher, a novelist specializing in Young Adult fiction, saw his novel about a high school student who commits suicide become what the New York Times called “a stealthy hit with surprising staying power.” The book eventually reached the top of the Times’ paperback best-seller list.And ten years later, that novel, “Thirteen Re … [Read more...]

Unorthodox Man: Too Ugly To Be A Pastor

[display_podcast]I don't think I'm pretty enough to be a pastor. I'm 6’ 3’, 300-some-odd pounds, shaved head, goateed, 5 o’clock shadow, and I’m covered in tattoos and scars. I only wear Dickies & t-shirts and I don’t own an oxford shirt or pleated khakis. I look more like the guy who is going to repossess your car than the guy you ask for prayer. When I meet new people one of the things I hear the most is "Really? You work at a church? You don't look like a pastor." On one occasion t … [Read more...]

White Horse Inn: Pluralism & the American Religion

[display_podcast] What are the beliefs and assumptions of contemporary American spirituality? Why do so many people pick and choose religious beliefs based on that which makes them happy, rather than by evaluating truth claims? Recorded before a live audience in Vail, Colorado, the hosts discuss these questions and more as they outline the characteristics of pluralism and the American Religion. They are joined once more by Greg Koukl, founder and president of Stand to Reason and author of The S … [Read more...]

BreakPoint: Delaying Marriage and Parenthood

More and more Americans are delaying marriage and parenthood. Let’s talk about the consequences of “emerging adulthood.” [display_podcast]Arguably the most consequential cultural shift of the past 50 years that too many people are unaware of is the rise of what demographers call “median age at first marriage.”Two simple numbers, one for men and the other for women, tell a great deal about where marriage and family rank among our culture’s priorities.In 1950, the median ages for first … [Read more...]