BreakPoint: “Hopecasting” in the Midst of Crisis – Christians Take on the Scourge of Opioids

“Hopecasting” in the Midst of Crisis - Christians Take on the Scourge of Opioids [display_podcast]No matter the crisis, when Christians take the love of Jesus to the hurting and suffering, hope and transformation are sure to follow. In his new book “A Practical Guide to Culture,” my colleague John Stonestreet ends several chapters with what he and co-author Brett Kunkle call “hopecasting,”—a reminder that no matter what the issue or crisis, “God’s story continues to play out all around us.” … [Read more...]

BreakPoint: Christian Worldview and “The View” – Revelation vs. Majority Opinion

Christian Worldview and “The View” - Revelation vs. Majority Opinion Here’s a hard saying for some: Just because you think Jesus would do something doesn’t mean He would. [display_podcast]Jack Phillips, owner of the Masterpiece Cake Shop, is a brave man. Because he refused to decorate a cake for a same-sex wedding ceremony, he was hauled before the Colorado Civil Rights Commission. He was fined, and faces financial ruin. But he’s still standing fast. And the Supreme Court has agreed to take … [Read more...]

BreakPoint: Supreme Court Victory for Trinity Lutheran And a Major Win for Religious Freedom

Okay, so government cannot “establish religion.” But can it discriminate against religion? The Supreme Court has decided no. Supreme Court Victory for Trinity Lutheran and for Religious Freedom Yesterday the Supreme Court gave religious freedom advocates a major victory. By a 7-2 vote, SCOTUS ruled that denying a church “an otherwise available public benefit on account of its religious status,” violates the Free Exercise Clause of the Constitution.The decision in Trinity Lutheran Church of … [Read more...]

BreakPoint: Michelle Carter and Doctor-Assisted Death

Michelle Carter and Doctor-Assisted Death: Mixed Messages about Human Value [display_podcast] The recent, disturbing criminal trial of Michelle Carter not only tests new legal boundaries, it’s a mirror held up in front of our society. On June 16th, a Massachusetts judge found Michelle Carter guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of her boyfriend, Conrad Roy. Because Carter wasn’t with Roy when he committed suicide, many legal analysts found the verdict surprising.In 2014, Conrad … [Read more...]

BreakPoint: Opposing the Transgender Craze – How to Become a Scientific Heretic

Even if you’re one of the world’s leading psychiatrists, your expertise doesn’t matter if you question the new orthodoxy about sex and gender. Opposing the Transgender Craze - How to Become a Scientific Heretic [display_podcast]Galileo Galilei was an advocate of Copernicanism when Copernicanism wasn’t cool. Galileo, the father of experimental physics, was an early advocate for the scientific idea that the earth revolves around the sun, not the other way around.Church authorities, howeve … [Read more...]

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...]