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...]

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...]

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...]

Breakpoint: Christian Abortion Supporters

Can you claim to be “born-again” when you won’t allow others to be born in the first place? Here’s how abortion strikes at the heart of the Christian faith. [display_podcast]Catholics and evangelicals are often told how obsessed we are with so-called “culture war” issues like marriage, religious freedom, and abortion. If we’d only stop being so political and focus on proclaiming Christ, say some, we’d win a lot more converts.But this isn’t how a Christian worldview works. The Scriptural … [Read more...]

BreakPoint: Peter Singer Defends Abuse

We say it often: ideas have consequences; bad ideas have victims. And a certain, consistent Princeton bioethicist continues to show just how true that is. [display_podcast]How do we know what’s right? Great minds have wrestled with that question for much of history. Is it doing our duty regardless of the consequences? Is it doing whatever a virtuous person would do? Is it doing what brings the most happiness to the most people?That last option—the greatest good for the greatest num … [Read more...]

BreakPoint: The Silent Suffering of Gay Men

Ideas have consequences, and bad ideas have victims. False promises of love and personal fulfillment are no exception. [display_podcast]Over a year and-a-half after the Obergefell decision, the debate over gay “marriage” and homosexuality has largely fizzled out: partly because of the election, partly because the “T” in the LGBT acronym has been stealing all the headlines, and partly because Obergefell is now viewed by many as settled law. And that’s a shame, because so-called “progress” isn … [Read more...]