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This has been a very meaningful presentation about how we should think about suffering in this world. Dr. Brown made several significant points about this controversial issue. I'm sure he realizes that we may never have a complete answer to this problem, but as Christians we know that the answers to all our problems await us in eternity. During such a time as this, the most important reality for us is to keep on trusting our Creator, Who has always been in control.
I've been trying to register and can't get past this page: https://events.idonate.com/2020summer/widget/ Nothing happens.
Intesting . No matter where we try to push or control, it’s like squeezing on a ballon.- it just pushes out elsewhere...and pushes us toward God..
Consider these truth in light of our social distancing experiences.
Tonight, none of your posts will load to read or listen to the article. It seems that they are being blocked by FB.
At least two pastors, one in Florida and one in Louisiana, have been charged with violating state bans on gatherings of groups of people. I find myself conflicted. The idea of pastors being arrested because they are holding services that are not government approved chills me to the bone. However, I personally think that not meeting in person is a good policy for our churches at the moment. (We wouldn't question a church's decision to cancel services in the event of a bad winter storm. In some ways this is no different.) Are churches essential or non-essential services? Are we setting a new cultural precedent with these quarantines and shelter-in-place orders that will be repeated next year for flu season? Are our 1st Amendment rights of freedom of religion, speech, and assembly being abridged or are we being overly sensitive? What are your thoughts?
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Why would you send out an encouragement to sign up for your crash course on Worldview only to get to eventbrite and find out there are no tickets. Can you open it to more people or run it another time as well?
Standing firm! Bless you FRC.
Killing a baby is not health care!!
Just listened to BP Podcast: What St. Patrick the Celtic Revival Mean for Us Today with T.M. Moore. His information was very misleading about Saint Patrick. Pope Celestine I commissioned Patrick to return to Ireland. Patrick was ordained a priest by Saint Germanus of Auxerre. Moore's idea of a so called Celtic Revival did not exist. Saint Finbar, Saint Brigid, Saint Colmcille,Saint Ailbhe, Saint Finbarr of Cork, Saint Ailbe of Emly, Saint Catald, Saint Athracht and the rest lived during the 4th–10th centuries, the period of early Christian Ireland, when Celtic Christianity produced many missionaries to Great Britain and the European continent. For this reason, Ireland in a 19th-century adage is described as "the land of saints and scholars' They were Roman Catholic in faith. This is somehting that Moore neglected to mention.
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Christian worldview commentary from the Colson Center, featuring radio host John Stonestreet. | Follow us on Twitter: @BreakPointCC.

Since 1991, BreakPoint—a program of the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview—has provided believers around the U.S. with a Christian perspective on today’s news and trends. Our daily BreakPoint commentaries, co-hosted by Colson Center President John Stonestreet, air on some 1,400 radio outlets with an estimated weekly listening audience of eight million people. Its "BreakPoint This Week" counterpart, also hosted by Stonestreet and Shane Morris includes a weekly conversation with leading Christian writers and thinkers on topics ranging from the sanctity of life to marriage, religious liberty, and the restoration of virtue and ethics to public life. Over at BreakPoint.org, Stonestreet is joined by other thoughtful Christian writers through columns and feature articles equipping believers to live and defend the Christian worldview. Check us out online for great worldview content and resources, including book reviews for teens and preteens, need-to-know news headlines and more.

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Social Media Censorship, Liberty of Conscience, and the Fall of Man - BreakPoint

Christianity has the chance to reclaim the message of humanism as the basis for pluralism. Not the humanism of secular humanism, but Christian humanism, rooted in the realities of the Christian Worldview. @TimothyDPadget1 https://hubs.ly/H0pb1Dk0

breakpoint.org In this duel between censorship and libertinism, Christianity has the chance to reclaim a message of humanism as the basis for pluralism.

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The Image of God Revealed - BreakPoint

Engineers from MIT announced last week that they’ve come up with a design for a makeshift ventilator built from simple materials that most hospitals already have on hand. Even better, the researchers posted their designs online to be used for free. https://hubs.ly/H0pbv4y0

breakpoint.org A grave concern for the medical community continues to be the shortage of ventilators.

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Truth. Love. Together. - BreakPoint

As you may have guessed, the live gathering we had planned for next month can’t happen, at least not in person. However, all of this year’s Wilberforce Weekend content will be delivered virtually and, the best part is, it is absolutely free. https://hubs.ly/H0p9Sjp0

breakpoint.org Each year, the Colson Center family gathers for the Wilberforce Weekend conference in Washington D.C. with friends new and old. The Weekend includes incredible Christian worldview teaching, networking with Christian leaders from across the country and beyond, the commissioning of a new class of Cols...

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What to Read During the Pandemic - BreakPoint

Given that a lot of us—certainly not all—have some unexpected time on our hands, along with fewer media options with which to occupy us, now is a perfect opportunity to dig into the world’s limitless and ever-increasing supply of good books. @StanGuthrie https://hubs.ly/H0pbt420

breakpoint.org Now is a perfect opportunity to dig into the world’s limitless and ever-increasing supply of good books.

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Social Distancing and Loneliness - BreakPoint

Generation Z may be the loneliest generation on record. Those born after 1995 report greater feelings of loneliness and worse health than any other generation. If social media could make up for the lack of human contact, this generation isn’t showing it. https://hubs.ly/H0pbv480

breakpoint.org The health impact of this loneliness epidemic is incredible.

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Is Anyone "Not Religious"? - BreakPoint

You’re in a conversation about faith, and someone says to you, “You can believe whatever you want, but I’m not religious.” What would you say? https://hubs.ly/H0pbhB60

breakpoint.org You’re in a conversation about faith and someone says to you, “You can believe whatever you want, but I’m not religious.”

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Heroes or Scapegoats? - BreakPoint

John Stonestreet and Shane Morris talk about how Christians are responding to the coronavirus–and how even heroic efforts like those of Samaritan’s Purse setting up a field hospital in New York City are being criticized by those with, shall we say, a certain bias against Christianity.

John and Shane also discuss at length the issue of church and state: Can states force churches to close? Are there historical precedents? When can — and should — even the Church obey the state in times of crisis, and how to we ensure that our freedom to assemble remains just that–freedom?

breakpoint.org John Stonestreet and Shane Morris talk about how Christians are responding to the coronavirus–and how even heroic efforts like those of Samaritan’s Purse setting up a field hospital in New York City are being criticized by those with, shall we say, a certain bias against Christianity.

How can a Good God Allow Suffering? With Bill Brown

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Social Media Censorship, Liberty of Conscience, and the Fall of Man - BreakPoint

"In this duel between censorship and libertinism, Christianity has the chance to reclaim the message of humanism as the basis for pluralism. Not the humanism of secular humanism which offered no guiding light to discern one truth from another, but Christian humanism, rooted in the realities of the Christian Worldview."

breakpoint.org In this duel between censorship and libertinism, Christianity has the chance to reclaim a message of humanism as the basis for pluralism.

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The Image of God Revealed - BreakPoint

A grave concern for the medical community continues to be the shortage of ventilators, which are vital for patients with severe respiratory issues from COVID-19. Healthcare systems around the world, including in the U.S. lack the supply needed to treat this many people at once.

Enter the engineers and medical professionals from MIT, who announced last week that they’ve come up with a design for a makeshift ventilator built from simple materials that most hospitals already have on hand. Even better, the researchers posted their designs online to be used for free.

These kinds of stories bring to mind Psalms 8 and 139. God should be praised for creating humans in His likeness, and giving us such amazing imagination and ingenuity and, at times, the generosity to use our discoveries to serve and bless others. Lacking such engineering skills myself, I’m especially grateful for others who have them; and are willing to serve their neighbors with them.

breakpoint.org A grave concern for the medical community continues to be the shortage of ventilators.

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Truth. Love. Together. - BreakPoint

"All of this year’s Wilberforce Weekend content will be delivered virtually and, the best part is, it is absolutely free. Given the difficult and uncertain times, not to mention the rising unemployment rate, we’ve removed all costs associated with this event and are trusting God to use this virtual event to equip and lead His people for such a time as this."

breakpoint.org Each year, the Colson Center family gathers for the Wilberforce Weekend conference in Washington D.C. with friends new and old. The Weekend includes incredible Christian worldview teaching, networking with Christian leaders from across the country and beyond, the commissioning of a new class of Cols...

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Worldview Essentials: Grounding our Faith in the Bible - BreakPoint

Just last week the Colson Center held a five-day online crash-course on Christian worldview. Our Wednesday guest was Christian apologist Sean McDowell, who spoke on the reliability of Scripture. Can we trust the Bible? https://hubs.ly/H0p8kmM0

breakpoint.org Sean McDowell on the reliability of Scripture.

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Your Church Needs You - BreakPoint

Remember, #quarantine won’t last forever. Don’t neglect your local church family. Stay connected. Check in with your pastor and other church members. God willing, we will be back in those pews soon enough. https://hubs.ly/H0p94yW0

breakpoint.org As the Coronavirus pandemic drags on, and our time inside increases, churches are finding creative ways to stay in touch with members. Congregations are adapting and innovating, moving not just Sunday services but kids’ ministries, books clubs, youth groups, and small groups online.

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The Coronavirus and Godwin's Law - BreakPoint

Once you start drawing the line between the “productive” and “nonproductive” or start evaluating people on the basis of the economic burden they impose on the rest of “us,” your intentions are immaterial – you are Nazi-adjacent. https://hubs.ly/H0p8_sj0

breakpoint.org Will you decide what men shall live, what men shall die? It may be, that in the sight of Heaven, you are more worthless and less fit to live than millions like this poor man’s child. Oh God! to hear the Insect on the leaf pronouncing on the too much life among his hungry brothers in the dust. – ...

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What to Read During the Pandemic - BreakPoint

"Given that a lot of us—but certainly not all—have some unexpected time on our hands, along with fewer media options with which to occupy us, now is a perfect opportunity to dig into the world’s limitless and ever-increasing supply of good books."

breakpoint.org Now is a perfect opportunity to dig into the world’s limitless and ever-increasing supply of good books.

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Is Anyone "Not Religious"? - BreakPoint

You’re in a conversation about faith, and someone says to you, “You can believe whatever you want, but I’m not religious.”

What would you say?

When people say they aren’t religious, some mean that they don’t believe in God.

For others it means they aren’t part of an organized religious community.

But does this mean they aren’t religious?

breakpoint.org You’re in a conversation about faith and someone says to you, “You can believe whatever you want, but I’m not religious.”

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Say No to Abortion During Pandemic - BreakPoint

Across the country, states have banned elective surgeries in order to preserve resources for Coronavirus victims and reduce risk of exposure and transmission.

Of course, each state determines what is medically necessary and what is not. Texas, for example, joined Ohio, Alabama, and Louisiana in adding almost all abortions to the list of medically unnecessary procedures for the duration of the pandemic.

In Ohio, some abortion clinics responded by announcing plans to ignore Governor DeWine’s directive and perform abortions anyway, something that also seems to be happening in Louisiana, while the Texas attorney general stated that “those who violate the governor’s order will be met with the full force of the law.” Then federal judges blocked the orders in Texas, Alabama, and Ohio.

The struggle to defend life continues, even during the Coronavirus. Know what’s happening in your state and talk to your friends and neighbors about it. Our video, “Is Abortion Health Care?” can help.

breakpoint.org The struggle to defend life continues, even during the Coronavirus.

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Social Distancing and Loneliness - BreakPoint

Generation Z may be the loneliest generation on record. According to a 2018 Cigna survey, those born in 1995 or later report greater feelings of loneliness and worse health than any other generation. If social media could make up for the lack of actual human contact, as we are promised, the generation most at ease with social media isn’t showing it.

breakpoint.org The health impact of this loneliness epidemic is incredible.

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Generation Z may be the loneliest generation on record. According to a 2018 Cigna survey, those born in 1995 or later report greater feelings of loneliness and worse health than any other generation. If social media could make up for the lack of actual human contact, as we are promised, the generation most at ease with social media isn’t showing it.

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Christianity, Technology, and Grief in our Viral Moment - BreakPoint

A quiet unease has been lurking in my soul. It’s a dissonance between the reality of the pandemic and my attempts to keep my life as “normal” as possible, where such false normalcy is possible: my emotions, my relationships, and my spiritual life. https://hubs.ly/H0p6RJg0

breakpoint.org Aren’t Christians people who tell the truth, as best we can, according to God’s word, about ourselves, our world, and about God?

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Reach Out and Bless Someone—with Your Voice - BreakPoint

Our technologies can both connect us and isolate us. The good news is pathogens cannot be transmitted by phone. So, practice physical distancing, but not social isolation. Use that tool in your hand “to reach out and touch someone” right now. https://hubs.ly/H0p6R1M0

breakpoint.org Practice physical distancing, but not social isolation.

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Jobs or Lives? - BreakPoint

"In our culture that’s worked to untether human dignity from its only true source, we will struggle to honor human dignity whether we’re talking about emergency care or employment. As Christians, we must never allow a price tag to be placed on people." https://hubs.ly/H0p6XZg0

breakpoint.org As Christians, we must never allow a price tag to be placed on people.

What Would You Say

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Check out our latest "What would you say?" video!

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You’re in a conversation about faith, and someone says to you, “You can believe whatever you want, but I’m not religious.”

What would you say?

When people say they aren’t religious, some mean that they don’t believe in God. For others it means they aren’t part of an organized religious community. But does this mean they aren’t religious?

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The Coronavirus and Godwin's Law - BreakPoint

Once you start drawing the line between the “productive” and “nonproductive” or start evaluating people on the basis of the economic burden they impose on the rest of “us,” your intentions are immaterial – you are Nazi-adjacent.

breakpoint.org Will you decide what men shall live, what men shall die? It may be, that in the sight of Heaven, you are more worthless and less fit to live than millions like this poor man’s child. Oh God! to hear the Insect on the leaf pronouncing on the too much life among his hungry brothers in the dust. – ...

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Your Church Needs You - BreakPoint

As the Coronavirus pandemic drags on, and our time inside increases, churches are finding creative ways to stay in touch with members. Congregations are adapting and innovating, moving not just Sunday services but kids’ ministries, books clubs, youth groups, and small groups online.

But here’s a wise word of caution: Don’t think that church can now really be done online. We may be tempted to replace our local church with a video of our favorite celebrity pastor on Sunday mornings, or maybe with our favorite Christian podcast, now during the pandemic or, even worse, once we are free to go outside again.

If ever there were a time to laser-focus on our local communities, especially our local church, it’s now. Remember, #quarantine won’t last forever. Don’t neglect your local church family. Stay connected. Check in with your pastor and other church members. God willing, we will be back in those pews soon enough.

breakpoint.org As the Coronavirus pandemic drags on, and our time inside increases, churches are finding creative ways to stay in touch with members. Congregations are adapting and innovating, moving not just Sunday services but kids’ ministries, books clubs, youth groups, and small groups online.

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Worldview Essentials: Grounding our Faith in the Bible - BreakPoint

Just last week the Colson Center held a five-day online crash-course on Christian worldview. Our Wednesday guest was Christian apologist Sean McDowell, who spoke on the reliability of Scripture. Can we trust the Bible?

Sean tackles the question from three angles: First, the character test. Do the authors of the Bible write with honesty? Are they seeking to tell the truth? Second, the copy test: What proof do we have that the Bible we know today is substantially the same as its earliest manuscripts? Third, the corroboration test. What ancient sources can we find that corroborate much of what the Bible says?

View Our Special “Crash Course” series on Culture and Worldview

Sean’s was one of five talks given last week during our online “Crash Course” on Christian Worldview and Culture. Brett Kunkle and I led the other four sessions on Why Worldview Matters, Why Culture Matters, Issues with Technology, and the legacy of the sexual revolution.

All those sessions are available to you, for free. All you have to do is register here. Once you do, we’ll send you links to the 5 sessions along with numerous resources on the topics.

breakpoint.org Sean McDowell on the reliability of Scripture.

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Gender Transition Surgeries in a Global Crisis - BreakPoint

"The simple, historically obvious reality is that much of the LGBTQ movement is a luxury that only a wealthy, technologically advanced, and political stable society can afford. "

breakpoint.org The benefits of so called “gender-affirming” surgery is strongly disputed.

[03/31/20]   Does the existence and persistence of suffering in the world describe a God who doesn’t care or even doesn’t exist?
Our live host, Dr. Bill Brown, will discuss the various views of evil and suffering and the role of a Christian worldview in making sense of it all.

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Christianity, Technology, and Grief in our Viral Moment - BreakPoint

I have to make a confession. A quiet unease has been lurking in my soul with every virtual worship service I participate in. It’s a dissonance between the reality of the global pandemic and my (subconscious?) attempts, via technology, to keep my life as “normal” as possible, in the realms where such false normalcy is possible: my emotions, my relationships, and my spiritual life.

breakpoint.org Aren’t Christians people who tell the truth, as best we can, according to God’s word, about ourselves, our world, and about God?

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Reach Out and Bless Someone—with Your Voice - BreakPoint

Yes, technology can be bad for us. We spend too much time staring at our glowing rectangles, sometimes even at terrible things.

But now, during this pandemic, perhaps it’s possible to despoil our Egyptian captors and put this technology to good use. Specifically, did you know that your smart phone is, well, an actual “phone”? You can actually call someone and talk to them!

Sure texting, email, and messaging are keeping businesses going at this time, but they’re not the building blocks of community. We were made for connection. Now that face-to-face contact is limited to impossible, bless someone with your voice.

Or, even better, change out of your pajamas and video chat- give someone the gift of your voice and of seeing your face.

Our technologies can both connect us and isolate us. The good news is pathogens cannot be transmitted by phone. So, practice physical distancing, but not social isolation. Use that tool in your hand “to reach out and touch someone” right now.

breakpoint.org Practice physical distancing, but not social isolation.

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The truth is a powerful thing.

We live in a moment of cultural confusion. Fewer and fewer of the things that give meaning to our lives come easily. Family, community, beauty, truth seem to be constantly eroding around us—while our news feeds are full of despair, anger, and division.

How are Christians to make sense of the world around us? How can we make sure we have clarity in our daily lives?

Welcome to BreakPoint. A program of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, our commentaries offer incisive content people can’t find anywhere else; content that cuts through the fog of relativism and the news cycle with truth and compassion.

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Founded by Chuck Colson (1931 – 2012) in 1991 as a daily radio broadcast, BreakPoint provides a Christian perspective on today’s news and trends. Today, you can get it in written and a variety of audio formats: on the web, the radio, or your favorite podcast app on the go. Or right here on Facebook.


  • Daily: BreakPoint audio commentaries, hosted John Stonestreet, air on more than 1,200 outlets with an estimated weekly listening audience of eight million people.

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