Breakpoint: Happy Lent. Seriously

Ash Wednesday somberly reminds us that we’re all going to die. But it also reminds us of something much more important. [display_podcast]Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the forty-day period in the church calendar known as Lent, a time of preparation leading up to Holy Week and Resurrection Sunday. Around the world, countless Christians will have the sign of the cross written on their foreheads in ash—what is known as the imposition of ashes—and  will hear the words, “Remember that y … [Read more...]

Breakpoint: Fur Babies… Pet’s, Children, and the Triumph of Autonomy

I’m gonna get a lot of email about this commentary, so let me say this up front: I like animals. And pets are wonderful things. But. . . [display_podcast]In her 1992 novel, “The Children of Men,” P. D. James told the story of a world where it has been 25 years since the last child was born. In this dying world, kittens and puppies are pushed around in prams and receive the treatment previously afforded to human infants.Twenty-five years later, it seems that life is imitating art, though … [Read more...]

Breakpoint: The Story of Reality—Really… A Fresh New Look at Worldview

Can we ever really know the meaning of life? A new book dares to say “yes,” and then shows us how. [display_podcast]The cover of a new book my good friend and apologist extraordinaire Greg Koukl makes a very bold claim. It promises to deliver “The Story of Reality: How the World Began, How It Ends, and Everything Important that Happens in Between.”And in only 200 pages, Koukl delivers, walking us through, in a new and fresh way, God’s grand story of the universe. In essence, Koukl presents a … [Read more...]

Breakpoint: Faith in the People? (REPUBLICS, DEMOCRACIES, AND GOD)

Will we make it as a nation? That depends on where we put our trust. And lately, it’s been pointed in the wrong direction. [display_podcast]Like many of you, I watched the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States. And like many of you, there was much I appreciated in the ceremonies and also things that concerned me.But what really caught my attention were the remarks of New Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. After painting a very grim picture of the st … [Read more...]

Breakpoint: Prosperity Prayer at the Inauguration

A well-known preacher of prosperity will be praying at the inauguration. It’s time to expose their so-called “gospel” for what it is. [display_podcast]As you may have heard, several prominent religious leaders have been chosen to lead prayers at the upcoming presidential inauguration. Among them: Franklin Graham, and the Archbishop of New York, Timothy Cardinal Dolan. Graham of course is the son of the great Billy Graham, and Cardinal Dolan, the recipient of the 2013 Wilberforce Award … [Read more...]