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Join John Stonestreet for a daily dose of sanity—applying a Christian worldview to culture, politics, movies, and more. And be a part of God's work restoring all things.

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The Downside of Anonymous Egg and Sperm Donations, The Church Ponders How to Minister to those who Identify as LGBT, and the Biblical View of Work
52:04

Children born as the result of anonymous sperm and egg donations and those adopted via a closed adoption don’t know their biological parents. John and Maria discuss the potential problems. And what is the Biblical view of work?

— Recommendations —

Why You Can't Stay Silent: A Biblical Mandate to Shape Our Culture by Tom Minnery

March Madness Sweet 16

Segment 1 - Egg/ Sperm Donations

The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce by Julia Lewis

Alone Together by Sherry Turtle

Segment 2 - Gay Marriage Settled? 

Segment 3 - Retirement

Mar 24, 2023
Vermont School Banned for Taking a Stand
01:02

When faced with the prospect of having its girls’ basketball team play another school with a trans-identifying player, the Mid Vermont Christian School chose to forfeit.

Mar 24, 2023
Big Tech Won’t Protect Our Kids: Parents Must
04:49

Earlier this month, social media behemoth TikTok announced that it would soon introduce new features designed to limit access to the app for users under 18.

Mar 24, 2023
Will Doctors Be Held Accountable for Her Harm?
01:05

Over the past decade, the medical community has treated cases of gender dysphoria differently than other mind/body disorders. 

Mar 23, 2023
The Radical Pro-Abortion Bills that Threaten Colorado
04:45

Recently, Colorado introduced a trio of radical new pro-abortion bills that, if passed, would make it the most hostile state for preborn life in the Union.

Mar 23, 2023
BONUS: The Colson Fellows Program with Michael Craven
23:08

John Stonestreet welcomes Michael Craven to discuss the growth and impact of the Colson Fellows Program. 

To learn more and apply for the program visit https://colsonfellows.org/

Mar 22, 2023
Ke Huy Quan, the Oscars, and a Signal of Transcendence
58

Ke Huy Quan’s joy and gratitude were absolutely infectious and point to something deeper than mere nostalgia.  

Mar 22, 2023
New Book Points to Signals of Transcendence
05:51

God can be seen, for those with eyes to see, in everything from the beautiful to the tragic to the mundane. 

To receive a copy of Os Guinness’ latest book, Signals of Transcendence, make a gift of any amount to the Colson Center. This is an important book for everyone hoping to point people who are lost in a secular world to God. We’d love to send you a copy. 

Mar 22, 2023
Coach Deion Sanders Should Be Free to Pray
01:04

The Freedom From Religion Foundation accused NFL Hall of Famer and new University of Colorado football coach Deion Sanders of forcing his Christian faith on student athletes.

Mar 21, 2023
How Redefined Marriage Legally Robs Kids of What’s Best for Them
05:46

When lawmakers and politicians redefine the legal meaning of “marriage” and “family,” they do not make lies true. They create additional tragedy.

Mar 21, 2023
Inventing the Sabbath
01:03

God Himself rested and told us to do likewise.

Mar 20, 2023
The Undeniable Importance of Fathers, For Now and Eternity
06:02

   As it turns out, the consequences of fatherlessness are not only temporal, but eternal. 

Mar 20, 2023
Colorado’s New Abortion Bills Are Worst in the Country, Stanford Law Students, and Rethinking Our Relationships with Chimps
01:00:31

Colorado lawmakers appear intent on having the most liberal abortion laws in the nation. John and Maria discuss the ramifications of the recent meltdown at Stanford Law School over the appearance of a conservative federal judge.

— Recommendations —
I Was There When podcast

52 Weeks in the Word devotional

Segment 1 - Colorado Abortion Laws

Segment 2 - Higher Education

Christian Legal Society

Submit a comment at regulations.gov

ChristianLawStudents.org

Segment 3 - Stories of the Week

"Of Primates and Percentages: No, Humans Aren’t 99% Chimp"

Breakpoint

Mar 17, 2023
Why Chloe Cole Is Suing Kaiser Permanente
01:08

Late last month, 18-year-old Chloe Cole sued medical provider Kaiser Permanente for surgically and chemically altering her body.

Mar 17, 2023
The Story of St. Patrick
03:58

Of the thousands of green-clad parade-goers, marchers, and partiers today, few know about Patrick, the man for whom today’s holiday is named.

To learn more about this man of faith and his consequential life, check out this Breakpoint interview between Shane Morris and T.M. Moore, a former colleague of Chuck’s and the author of Celtic Flame: The Burden of St. Patrick.  

Mar 17, 2023
Pro-Life Doctors Banned from Medical Education Conference
01:03

Last month, pro-life doctors were banned from setting up an exhibit at an annual medical education conference. 

Mar 16, 2023
Department of Education to Remove Protections for Religious Campus Groups
05:13

The U.S. Department of Education announced its intention to rescind the “Free Inquiry Rule," which was designed to fix the pressuring and discriminating against religious student groups. 

Our friends at the Christian Legal Society have made it easy to submit a comment to the Department of Education. Please, go to regulations.gov to submit a comment, but only after reviewing the Christian Legal Society fact sheet at ChristianLawStudents.org. The deadline to comment on this new rule is Friday, March 24. 

Mar 16, 2023
Trans-identifying Man Steals From Woman Again
01:00

When law enforcement is blinded by harmful ideologies, citizens are robbed of justice

Mar 15, 2023
Britain's 1984 Moment
05:26

The U.K. has decided to shift its loyalties from courageously defying tyranny in the 20th century to embracing it in the 21st. 

Mar 15, 2023
Shodankeh Johnson on Prayer
01:05

If the Son of God took time to pray, Christians should too. Learn more about Shodankeh Johnson’s ministry at colsonconference.org.

Mar 14, 2023
The Story Behind “O Sacred Head Now Wounded”
07:28

The season of Lent and Holy Week is an appropriate time to meditate on Christ, His Divine and Human natures, His sufferings on our behalf, the love that prompted them, and what that love has accomplished on our behalf 

Mar 14, 2023
Chivalry Makes a Comeback?
57

 It turns out that we really do want sacrificial love, and women want someone willing to make a physical sacrifice.

Mar 13, 2023
Of Primates and Percentages: No, Humans Aren’t 99% Chimp
05:20

 Whether we are 99 or 84% similar to chimps genetically, there is clearly more going on than materialists can account for.

Mar 13, 2023
Sex as a Metaphor, Morality in Law, and Divine Judgment
01:04:25

The controversy over a recent article using sex to describe Christ and the Church caused quite a stir, but it’s a relationship well-grounded in Scripture. John and Maria discuss the implications. A recent decision by Walgreens to not sell the abortion pill has legal ramifications nationwide. 

 

— Recommendations — 

Colson Center National Conference

Everything Sad is Untrue by Daniel Nayeri

Segment 1 - The Sex-as-Metaphor Dust-Up 

"Sex as Sacred"

Breakpoint

Segment 2 - What role should morality play in lawmaking?

"Walgreens won’t distribute abortion pills in states where GOP AGs object"

POLITICO

"America Has Gone Too Far in Legalizing Vice"

The Atlantic

"Of Vice and Lent"

Breakpoint

Segment 3 - Cynicism as Standard

"Young women disbelieve a marriage story"

The Daily Wire on Twitter

Segment 4 - Stories of the Week

"Discerning Divine Judgment: Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address"

Breakpoint

"The New Equal Rights Amendment Erases Women"

The Point

Mar 10, 2023
What We Can Learn from the History of Lobotomies
05:25

The lesson to be learned from the history of lobotomies is to not rush forward when research is vague and consequences of being wrong are so high.

Mar 10, 2023
The Quiet Part of Abortion Is Said Out Loud
01:00

Eugenics thinking is not a bug of the pro-abortion movement. It is a feature.

Mar 10, 2023
From Abortion to Assisted Suicide to Infanticide
01:00

The slope from abortion to infanticide by way of physician-assisted suicide is a slippery one indeed.

This Point was originally published on August 14, 2020.  

Mar 09, 2023
The Church’s Lane Is the Whole Cosmos
05:18

Historically, the Church’s shining moments have often come in direct conflict with dominant cultural beliefs and practice. 

This Breakpoint was originally published on August 2, 2021. 

Mar 09, 2023
Sex as Sacred: What a Twitter Maelstrom Reveals About Us
06:09

On Wednesday, the recently announced Keller Center for Cultural Apologetics at The Gospel Coalition published a book excerpt authored by Pastor Josh Butler. Almost immediately, the Twitterverse erupted, decrying the article as “icky, “cringe, and “dangerous.”

Mar 08, 2023
The New Equal Rights Amendment Erases Women
59

Last week, Senator Dick Durbin held a committee hearing in hopes of resurrecting the controversial Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). 

Mar 08, 2023
How Shodankeh Johnson Ran Into Pain and Brokenness
01:08

Shodankeh Johnson is an example of Christians running into the brokenness with truth and hope, not away from it. 

Mar 07, 2023
Discerning Divine Judgment: Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address
04:32

Biblically speaking, if there is no place for divine judgment in our theology, there is something unchristian about our worldview.  

Mar 07, 2023
Painting and Counting Stars: The Saving Power of Beauty
05:12

For millennia, Christians have celebrated truth, goodness, and beauty as transcendent testimonies to God’s existence and character.

Mar 06, 2023
The Rise of Plastic Surgery for Under 30
59

American plastic surgeons are reporting a spike in clients under 30 seeking changes or “enhancements” to how they look.

Mar 06, 2023
Plastic Surgery, Medical Technology, and Comments from Listeners
54:57

Advances in medicine have given us fixes for cleft palates and gender transitions. John and Maria discuss the good and bad in today’s medical technology and respond to concerns from our listeners.

Mar 03, 2023
Lenten Hymns from Isaac Watts
07:33

Like the sacred songs of the Advent season, Lenten hymns are wonderful tools for theological instruction and worship.

Mar 03, 2023
The “Face of Assisted Death in Canada”
01:00

Since so-called Medical Aid in Dying was legalized in Canada, those with severe medical conditions have been increasingly in danger. 

Mar 03, 2023
Churches and Friendship
01:01

Churchgoers tend to be more willing to associate with people outside of their immediate economic bracket. 

Mar 02, 2023
When Mental Illness Goes Viral: Social Contagions Are Destroying Our Girls
04:47

Millions of girls with instant access to our culture’s most viral (and dangerous) behaviors and beliefs are currently manifesting the results.  

Mar 02, 2023
BONUS: Ryan Bomberger on Why Every Life has Purpose
42:53

Kasey Leander sits down with Ryan Bomberger of the Radiance Foundation to talk about creativity, adoption, and why every human life matters. Ryan will be a speaker at this year's Colson Center National Conference, May 19-21, in Indianapolis. To register go to https://colsonconference.org/.

Mar 01, 2023
Pink on Her Career and Becoming a Mom
54

While other famous people in the music and movie industries talk about parenthood as a career-killing disease, Pink is living the opposite. 

Mar 01, 2023
ChatGPT, Consciousness, and the Human Mind
05:24

ChatGPT cannot replace or even duplicate the human mind. It can only imitate it.

Mar 01, 2023
Shodankeh Johnson on Loving Our Enemies
01:00

As a pastor and church planter in Sierra Leone, this year’s Wilberforce Award recipient Shodankeh Johnson has faced serious threats and danger. 

Feb 28, 2023
Of Vice and Lent
04:52

Lent is a time set aside each year in the Church calendar to consider our habits, evaluate them, and start new ones. It is hard to imagine anything more countercultural, especially in a culture that caters to vice and expects so little of us in terms of virtue. 

Feb 28, 2023
An Incoherent Idea Can’t Be Lived Out
59

Bad ideas have victims. This time the victim was one of its proponents. 

Feb 27, 2023
Courageous Christian Leadership in Sierra Leone: Shodankeh Johnson
04:12

At the 2023 Colson Center National Conference, we look forward to honoring Shodankeh Johnson with the Wilberforce Award. 

Please join us as we honor Shodankeh Johnson at the Colson Center National Conference, May 19-21 in Indianapolis. Tomorrow, February 28, is the last day to receive the discounted rate. 

Feb 27, 2023
Lent, Friendships, and the Morality of Peter Singer
01:02:32

Christians around the world are celebrating the start of the Lenten season, a new study underlines the importance of friends in our lives, and why did Richard Dawkins call Peter Singer, “the most moral person I know”?

 

— Recommendations — 

Strong Women Lent Reading Plan

Dear and Glorious Physician: A Novel about Saint Luke by Taylor Caldwell

Segment 1 - What Friendship Does for Our Wellbeing 

"‘Friending Bias'"

The New York Times

"Want to Be Healthier? Hang Out with Your Friends"

The Washington Post

"Why Friends Are Good For Your Health"

Rob Henderson on Twitter

Segment 2 - The Loneliness Crisis Among Young Men

"Most Young Men Are Single. Most Young Women Are Not."

The Hill

"What’s Behind the Rise of Lonely, Single Men"

Psychology Today

Segment 3 - Debating Different Ethical Theories

Richard Dawkins on Twitter

Segment 4 - Stories of the Week

"Is Christianity Sexist?"

Breakpoint

"You Are Dust and to Dust You Shall Return: Something to Know but Not to Fear"

Breakpoint 

"Bethany Hamilton’s Stand"

The Point

Feb 24, 2023
LGB v. T
01:00

Many critics of transgender ideology today argue that the “T” in the LGBTQ acronym doesn’t fit with the other letters.

Feb 24, 2023
Don’t Call on Demons You Don’t Believe In
05:13

Unrestrained by theology or organized faith, people eager for transcendence are opening doors without considering what might walk through.

Feb 24, 2023
Old Enough for Instagram? Josh Hawley’s Proposal
01:01

Last week, Missouri Senator Josh Hawley introduced a bill that would set the legal age to sign up for a social media account at 16.

Feb 23, 2023
Is Christianity Sexist?
05:02

Just as the bad behavior of Christians does not disprove the truth claims of Christianity, neither can the sexism, misogyny, or even abuse committed by some Christian men prove that Christianity itself is sexist.

To learn more about how Christianity dignifies women, ask for a copy of Abdu Murray’s new book More Than a White Man’s Religion when you give a gift of any amount to the Colson Center this month. Just go to ColsonCenter.org/February 

Feb 23, 2023
Truthful Clarity and Genuine Love
55

Recently, a Jacksonville church asked members to sign a statement on biblical sexuality. Ever since, they have received overwhelming local and national news coverage, most of it negative 

Feb 22, 2023
“You Are Dust and to Dust You Shall Return”: Something to Know but Not to Fear
04:46

Today is Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of the 40-day period in the church calendar known as Lent, a time of preparation leading up to Holy Week and Resurrection Sunday.

Feb 22, 2023
Special Olympian Frank Stephens on Abortion and Down Syndrome
01:03

Advocates of abortion claim to limit suffering by killing the sufferers. Every premise of that idea is wrong.

Feb 21, 2023
Asbury and the History of American Revivals
05:08

Revivalism, with a focus on a personal faith with public implications, dramatically shaped American life and culture. 

Feb 21, 2023
BONUS: Professor's Eyewitness at the Asbury Awakening
21:52

John interviews Dr. Steve Seamands, Professor Emeritus of Christian Doctrine at Asbury Theological Seminary. A student during the 1970 revival at Asbury, Dr. Seamands has participated in the current revival and observed its shepherding by campus leadership.

Feb 20, 2023
Bethany Hamilton’s Stand
01:01

This month, the World Surf League announced it will allow transgender-identifying men to compete in its women’s surfing competitions.

Feb 20, 2023
The Gospel’s Appeal in a Disenchanted Age
05:15

Christians, both in their words and their lives, point to the depths of meaning and beauty that God has woven into the world. 

The worldview intensive at this year’s Colson Center National Conference will be a crash course in cultural apologetics. Join us in Indianapolis, May 19-21. To learn more about the lineup of speakers and to register, visit colsonconference.org before February 28 to get a special early admission price.  

Feb 20, 2023
Asbury Awakening, “He Gets Us,” and the Mental Crisis Health Among Teen Girls
57:35

It’s been more than a week, and the revival at Asbury University is still going strong. The "He Gets Us" campaign spent 20 million dollars on Super Bowl ads—was it worth it? And some frightening findings on teen girls and mental health from the CDC. 

 

— Recommendations — 

Seven by Brooke Ligertwood

A God-Sized Vision: Revival Stories That Stretch and Stir by Colin Hanson and John Woodbridge

Segment 1 - The Revival at Asbury/ He Gets Us  

"Asbury Professor: We’re Witnessing a ‘Surprising Work of God’"

Christianity Today

"A nonstop Kentucky prayer 'revival' is going viral on TikTok, and people are traveling thousands of miles to take part"

NBC News

"A $100m campaign aims to fix Jesus’ brand from followers’ damage"

The Washington Post

Segment 2 - The Mental Health Crisis Among Teen Girls

"These Staggering Statistics And Charts Reveal How Deeply Troubled Our Teen Girls Really Are"

The Daily Wire

"CDC report shows concerning increases in sadness and exposure to violence among teen girls and LGBQ+ youth"

CDC

Segment 3 - Why You so Cranky?

Segment 4 - Stories of the Week

"Valentine’s Day and True (Sacrificial) Love"

Breakpoint

"Jalen Hurts’ Best Performance"

The Point

Feb 17, 2023
Why Some Language Is “So-Called”
01:03

Words matter. If our language is not honest, then our language is not compassionate either.

Feb 17, 2023
Unconscious Surrogacy? A Shocking Proposal Should Prompt Introspection
05:57

Women in a permanent vegetative state or who are declared brain-dead could be used as unconscious surrogate mothers for people who either “wish to have children but cannot, or prefer not to, gestate.”

Feb 17, 2023
An Awakening at Asbury
01:00

A service that began last Wednesday at Asbury University is still going, and news outlets have noticed. “The Asbury Awakening” is attracting visitors from all over.

Feb 16, 2023
Why So Many Are Choosing Couches Over Pews
05:08

There’s the church, there’s the steeple, open the door … but where are the people? 

Feb 16, 2023
Jalen Hurts’ Best Performance
01:00

If ever a player for the losing team deserved the Super Bowl’s Most Valuable Player Award, it was Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts.

Feb 15, 2023
Christian Creativity: Truth and Beauty Together
04:55

When we look through the Christian worldview, we see the brilliance of the world God made, the beauty of it along with the truth.     

Ryan Bomberger co-founded The Radiance Foundation, whose goal is to remind the world that human life has purpose in everything from the sanctity of life to adoption, gender, race, and parenting.  

I hope you will join us for the Colson Center National Conference, in Indianapolis, May 19-21. Go to colsonconference.org, and register before February 28 to get a special early admission price. 

Feb 15, 2023
Happy Valentinus’ Day
01:00

 For centuries the Church has marked February 14 as the feast day of St. Valentinus. 

Feb 14, 2023
Valentine’s Day and True (Sacrificial) Love
04:39

The true meaning of Valentine’s Day reminds us that there’s much more to life than sensual pleasures. 

This Breakpoint was originally published on February 14, 2020.  

Feb 14, 2023
Taking Aim at Christianity
57

There has been a notable shift in Hollywood from film portrayals that mock Christianity to films that portray Christianity as a force of evil.

Feb 13, 2023
By Blessing Sin, the Church of England Will Keep People From God
05:41

The decision late last week by the Church of England to now bless civil marriages and partnerships of same-sex couples made precisely no one happy.

Feb 13, 2023
Christians Respond to the Earthquake in Turkey, the Church of England Will Now Bless Same-Sex Unions, and America Flirts with Satan
01:01:54

Christian ministries were among the first on the ground after powerful earthquakes struck Turkey and Syria. John and Maria discuss, what appears to be, the Church of England apologizing for biblical teaching, and fallout from the Grammys.

 

— Recommendations — 

The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

The Most Reluctant Convert

Be Open to Spiritual Experience. Also, Be Really Careful. by Ross Douthat

 

Segment 1 - The Earthquake in Turkey / Church of England

"Death Toll in Turkey and Syria From Earthquake Passes 20,000"

The New York Times

"Turkish and Syrian Christians Rally Relief After Earthquake Kills 20,000"

Christianity Today

"Samaritan's Purse to send aid to Turkey and Syria after devastating earthquakes"

WFMY News

Segment 2 - Trans Clinic Whistleblower

"I Thought I Was Saving Trans Kids. Now I’m Blowing the Whistle."

The Free Press

"When Students Change Gender Identity, and Parents Don’t Know"

The New York Times

Segment 3 - Satan and the Grammys

"Satan Shows Up at the Grammys"

Breakpoint

"Governor Kristi Noem Blasts Lil Nas X's 'Satan Shoes': 'We Are in a Fight for the Soul of Our Nation'"

Christian Headlines

Segment 4 - Stories of the Week

"Life, Even as We Don’t Know it, Is No Accident"

The Point

"Josephine Margaret Bakhita: From Slave to Servant of Christ"

Breakpoint

"Is the Pro-Life Movement Oppressive?"

The Point

Feb 10, 2023
MAID and Organ Donation
01:03
Allowing MAID patients to donate organs incentivizes doctors to forsake medical ethics and exploit patients.
 
Feb 10, 2023
From Gender Clinic Caseworker to Whistleblower: Jamie Reed’s Story
05:26

A former gender clinic caseworker has filed her concerns with the attorney general of Missouri and has gone public with what she saw behind clinic doors.

Feb 10, 2023
When Schools Leave Parents In the Dark
01:01

Stonewalling parents from the lives of their children leaves already suffering kids without those who know and love them most.

Feb 09, 2023
Satan Shows Up at the Grammys
05:14

Rather than merely shock with a new display of creepiness, the “Unholy” Grammys performance marked the place where we’ve already been for some time.

Feb 09, 2023
BONUS PODCAST: Interview with Timothy Goeglein
21:39

John Stonestreet sat down with Timothy Goeglein to discuss his new book, Toward a More Perfect Union: The Moral and Cultural Case for Teaching the Great American Story.

"Civic education and American history have either not been taught or have been deliberately mistaught throughout our nation’s public—and in numerous cases, even our private—education system. This lack of education or misinformation has placed our nation in great peril, and we are seeing the consequences unfold daily in our corporate boardrooms, halls of power, and streets. This book is the prescription for returning our nation to a healthy culture for all."

Learn more and get a copy of his book here.

Feb 08, 2023
Life, Even as We Don’t Know it, Is No Accident
01:03

Recently, a Scientific American article titled “The Search for Extraterrestrial Life as We Don’t Know It, reflected on the continued search for life across the universe.

Feb 08, 2023
Josephine Margaret Bakhita: From Slave to Servant of Christ
04:32

Today, the anniversary of Josephine Margaret Bakhita’s death, has become the International Day of Prayer to Stop Human Trafficking.

Feb 08, 2023
Is the Pro-Life Movement Oppressive?
01:06

Ever since Roe v. Wade was overturned by the Supreme Court last summer, lawmakers and media outlets have increasingly demonized pro-life voices and policies as racist and anti-woman. 

Feb 07, 2023
Hard Work Brings Contentment, Dream Job or Not
04:39

The God-given joy of meaningful work is often, in our late-modern cultural moment, sapped by overwork, overregulation, and mission drift.

Feb 07, 2023
Tony Dungy and Feasible Furries
01:02

When a society is unmoored from any enduring truth about reality, what starts as a punchline quickly becomes plausible. 

Feb 06, 2023
Rescuing A Child From Trans Ideology
04:48

Erin Friday refused to give up on her 11-year-old daughter when she began to struggle with her identity as female. 

Please, listen to the complete interview with Erin Friday, hosted by Virginia Allen at The Daily Signal Podcast. You can also learn about the nonprofit Our Duty, started by Erin Friday to connect and mobilize like-minded parents.  

Feb 06, 2023
The Murder of Tyre Nichols, Meaningful Work and the Crisis of Education, and “Whole Body Gestational Carriers”
01:05:29

The death of Tyre Nichols is another reminder that the answer to our social ills can only be found in Christianity and John reads a poem on the importance and dignity of work. 

 

— Recommendations — 

Clubhouse Magazine from Focus on the Family

The Village Blacksmith by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Biblical Critical Theory by Christopher Watkin

Colson Center National Conference

Segment 1 - The Tyre Nichols Story

"What we know about the killing of Tyre Nichols"

NPR

"The Killing of Tyre Nichols and the Issue of Race"

The New Yorker

"Statement from President Joe Biden on Tyre Nichols"

The White House

Segment 2 - What is Work?

"Teacher who quit career for Costco job blames low salary and burnout: ‘My passion couldn't pay my bills’"

FOX Business

"Work is Not a Result of the Fall"

Breakpoint

The Village Blacksmith by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Segment 3 - What are "Whole Body Gestational Carriers"?

"Whole body gestational donation"

Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics

The Genesis of Gender: A Christian Theory by Abigail Favale

Segment 4 - Stories of the Week

"Christianity Isn’t a Western Faith"

Breakpoint

"Is Genesis Just One of the Many Creation Myths?"

Breakpoint 

"What Are Men Good For?"

Breakpoint 

Feb 03, 2023
Four Chaplains
57

Just after midnight on February 3, 1943, the American transport Dorchester, carrying nearly a thousand men, was sunk by a German U-boat.

Feb 03, 2023
If You Give a Man a Womb, Is He a Woman?
05:16

Would the ability to have children mean that a man could actually become a woman?

Feb 03, 2023
Hijacking the Pro-Abortion Movement
01:04

Because the transgender movement lacks any positive good to pursue, it only survives by hijacking other cultural movements that claim to “protect the oppressed.”

Feb 02, 2023
Christianity Isn’t a Western Faith
04:37

The first founders of Christianity were not powerful European rulers hoping to oppress the world. They were Middle Easterners, mostly “blue collar,” almost all of whom died a violent death at the hands of the ruling elite. 

For a donation of any amount this month, receive a copy of Abdu Murray’s new book, More Than a White Man’s Religion, which examines and refutes many of the modern claims against Christianity. Go to colsoncenter.org/February. 

Feb 02, 2023
Army Veteran Fined for Silent Prayer
59

Just a month after a woman was arrested for praying silently outside an abortion clinic, police in the U.K. have fined army veteran Adam Smith-Connor for the same “crime.”

Feb 01, 2023
Jack Phillips and Lydia Booth: Updates on their Stories of Courage
04:53

Lydia Booth and Jack Phillips are like living epistles to us, offering a picture of what faithfulness to Christ could require in the days to come.

Feb 01, 2023
What Are Men Good For?
01:02

Jess Gill with the British media site Reasoned recently took to the streets of London asking, “What are men good for?” 

Jan 31, 2023
Is Genesis Just One of the Many Creation Myths?
04:38

If multiple disparate cultures recorded similar stories of the world’s beginning, isn’t it possible these ancient peoples derived clues from the nature around them about the world’s actual beginning?

Jan 31, 2023
V.P. Kamala Harris Omits Constitutional Right
54

You can’t have liberty without a life to live freely. And, unless these rights come from God, all we have is what the state offers.

Jan 30, 2023
Relationships Are Key to Long-Term Health
05:13

Because humans are made in the image of the God who is Trinity, relationships are as much a part of our created design as eating, sleeping, working, and breathing.

Jan 30, 2023
Colorado Continues to Treat a Cake Baker Unfairly, New Insights into Mass Shooters and ChatGPT: Friend or Foe?
57:20

John and Maria discuss what appears to be a vendetta against Jack Phillips and some striking patterns are found in a new study of mass shooters.

 

— Recommendations — 

The Empathy Diaries: A Memoir by Sherry Turkle

Aurora Leigh by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

The Colson Center National Conference

"Colorado baker loses appeal over transgender birthday cake"

CBS News

Segment 1 - New Data on Mass Shootings

"Nearly all U.S. mass attackers were male and faced major life stressor, report finds"

NPR

"The Crisis of Fatherless Shooters"

The Heritage Foundation

"What We’re Missing About Mass Shootings"

Breakpoint

Segment 2 - ChatGPT: Friend or Foe?

"EXPLAINER: What is ChatGPT and why are schools blocking it?"

AP News

"Professor catches student cheating with ChatGPT: ‘I feel abject terror’"

New York Post

"Teachers consider ChatGPT’s place in the classroom"

WORLD

Segment 3 - Church Attendance and Affiliation Post-COVID

"Faith After the Pandemic: How COVID-19 Changed American Religion"

Survey Center on American Life

Segment 4 - Stories of the Week

"American Life Expectancy Continues to Fall"

Breakpoint

"Effective Compassion vs. Effective Altruism"

Breakpoint

"What Christians Can Learn from Secular Humanism"

Breakpoint

Jan 27, 2023
Tony Dungy Has Convictions
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NFL coaching legend and commentator Tony Dungy is under fire for speaking at the March for Life.

Jan 27, 2023
When Artificial Intelligence Makes Art, What Becomes of the Artist?
05:05

What is “art” in a world where artificial intelligence can not only replicate nearly any image, but produce original images with superior skill and precision? 

Jan 27, 2023
Evidence for King David
01:02

Recently, scholars announced another breakthrough discovery relating to Israel’s King David.

Jan 26, 2023
Trans “Medicine” Based on Bad Science: New Study Debunks “Dutch Protocol” Research
04:57

The science for medical gender transitions for children and teenagers is far from settled, and we should have no patience for those who say otherwise. 

Jan 26, 2023
NHL Player Refuses Pride Jersey
01:06

Last week, Philadelphia Flyers hockey player Ivan Provorov refused to wear a jersey for the NHL’s Pride Night. 

Jan 25, 2023
American Life Expectancy Continues to Fall
04:14

According to a CDC report released in December, the life expectancy of Americans fell by about seven months in 2021, reaching the lowest point in two decades.

Jan 25, 2023
Hollywood’s Reckoning With the Sexual Revolution Continues
01:03

Years after the dawn of the Me Too movement, Hollywood’s reckoning with its embrace of bad ideas about sex continues. 

Jan 24, 2023