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Breakpoint

Colson Center

News, Politics, News Commentary, Culture, Christianity, Religion & Spirituality, Currentevents, Worldview

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Overview

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.

947 Episodes

Jack Phillips Goes Back to Court, a Proposed Warning Label for Social Media, and When a Pastor Falls

The harassment of cake artist Jack Phillips continues as he finds himself back in court. The Surgeon General is recommending social media sites post a health hazard warning. And once again the church is forced to deal with questions of a failed leader and what restoration looks like. Recommendations Colson Fellows Program Great Lakes Symposium on Christian Worldview Masterpiece Cakeshop in Colorado Segment 1 - Jack is Back in Court Why Jack Still Won’t Bake the Cake Justice for Jack with ADF 303 Creative v. Elenis Breakpoint: The Courage to Change One’s Mind Segment 2 - Social Media Warning Surgeon General Calls for Warning Labels on Social Media Platforms Segment 3 - Another Celebrity Pastor Falls Texas megachurch pastor resigns amid allegations he sexually abused a minor __________ Learn more about the Colson Fellows program and apply for the upcoming class at colsonfellows.org. Support the ongoing production of Breakpoint at colsoncenter.org/june.

Transcribed - Published: 21 June 2024

Jack Phillips Goes Back to Court, a Proposed Warning Label for Social Media, and Another Celebrity Pastor Falls

The harassment of cake artist Jack Phillips continues as he finds himself back in court. The Surgeon General is recommending social media sites post a health hazard warning. And megachurch pastor Robert Morris resigns over allegations of inappropriate behavior. Recommendations Colson Fellows Program Great Lakes Symposium on Christian Worldview Masterpiece Cakeshop in Colorado Segment 1 - Jack is Back in Court Why Jack Still Won’t Bake the Cake Justice for Jack with ADF 303 Creative v. Elenis Breakpoint: The Courage to Change One’s Mind Segment 2 - Social Media Warning Surgeon General Calls for Warning Labels on Social Media Platforms Segment 3 - Another Celebrity Pastor Falls Texas megachurch pastor resigns amid allegations he sexually abused a minor __________ Learn more about the Colson Fellows program and apply for the upcoming class at colsonfellows.org. Support the ongoing production of Breakpoint at colsoncenter.org/june.

Transcribed - Published: 21 June 2024

Michelangelo, Christian Poet?

The famous artist revealed his hope in Christ in his many sonnets. __________ Learn more about the Colson Fellows program at colsonfellows.org.

Transcribed - Published: 21 June 2024

The Courage to Change One’s Mind

Former politician and activist converts from atheist to Christian.

Transcribed - Published: 21 June 2024

Our Smartphones Shape Us

Restoring our impersonal bodies to God’s original intention. __________ Register for the upcoming Great Lakes Symposium at greatlakessymposium.org.

Transcribed - Published: 20 June 2024

The Power of Reuniting Inmates With Their Families

Dads in prison need their kids.

Transcribed - Published: 20 June 2024

IVF and the Southern Baptist Convention

New resolution formally opposes the use of IVF in defense of embryonic life. __________ For more resources to live like a Christian in this cultural moment visit Breakpoint.org.

Transcribed - Published: 19 June 2024

California Policy Traumatizes Female Prison Guards

Another blow to women for the sake of gender ideology.

Transcribed - Published: 19 June 2024

The Self-Organizing Human Embryo

Understanding the embryo is crucial in an age of unfettered reproductive technology. __________ For more resources to live like a Christian in this cultural moment, go to breakpoint.org.

Transcribed - Published: 18 June 2024

Court Allows Detransitioner to Sue Doctors

A hopeful court case for those mentally and physically harmed by progressive treatment plans.

Transcribed - Published: 18 June 2024

Fathers Are the Most Important Men

Stats show fathers play the most critical role in the health of families and society. __________ For more resources to live like a Christian in this cultural moment, go to breakpoint.org.

Transcribed - Published: 17 June 2024

Summer Is for Fathers Investing in Sons

A worthwhile challenge to dads.

Transcribed - Published: 17 June 2024

Supreme Court Dismisses Abortion Pill Case and Why Islam and Christianity Are Such Different Worldviews

The Supreme Court allows a lower court ruling to stand, keeping the abortion pill accessible despite health risks. And John and Maria talk about the conflicting worldviews of Christianity and Islam. Recommendations Breakpoint Forum: Should Christians Support Israel? Support Jack Phillips on June 18 Segment 1 - FDA Wins at Supreme Court Supreme Court rules in abortion medication case, finds group lacked standing to challenge FDA approval What Would You Say?: What is Abortion Pill Reversal, and is it Safe? American Association of Pro-life Obstetricians and Gynecologists NYT Matter of Opinion Podcast: The 'Disdain' of Justice Alito and the Supreme Court Care Net Heartbeat International Breakpoint: Supreme Court Dismisses Case About Chemical Abortion Drug Access Segment 2 - Worldviews in Conflict (Islam and Christianity) Breakpoint Forum: Should Christians Support Israel? The Subversion of the West Breakpoint: Is It the End of the Line for Mainlines? A Wind in the House of Islam: How God Is Drawing Muslims Around the World to Faith in Jesus Christ by David Garrison __________ Register for the Great Lakes Symposium at greatlakessymposium.org.

Transcribed - Published: 14 June 2024

Supreme Court Dismisses Case About Chemical Abortion Drug Access

Pharmacy chains to start selling the chemical abortion pill mifepristone in several states this month. __________ For more resources to live like a Christian in this cultural moment, go to breakpoint.org.

Transcribed - Published: 14 June 2024

Justice for Jack

Colorado baker who already won a Supreme Court case for his religious rights is being sued again.

Transcribed - Published: 14 June 2024

Is It the End of the Line for Mainlines?

Choosing culture over Christ, Mainline Protestantism is in its last days. __________ Learn more about the Colson Fellows program at colsonfellows.org.

Transcribed - Published: 13 June 2024

Dads Can’t Be Moms

The need for a mom and dad is baked into our human condition.

Transcribed - Published: 13 June 2024

It’s True: You Can’t Outgive God

How we give reflects the heart of God and His Son. __________ To make a gift to the Colson Center, visit colsoncenter.org/june.

Transcribed - Published: 12 June 2024

Music Sings of a Creator

The beauty of music reflects the One who made us.

Transcribed - Published: 12 June 2024

Make June Fidelity Month

Remembering essential allegiances this month instead of depraved ones. __________ To learn more about Fidelity Month, visit fidelitymonth.com.

Transcribed - Published: 11 June 2024

Is the Rise of Religious “Nones” Over?

Trends show less waffling, more commitment to faith.

Transcribed - Published: 11 June 2024

Why “Identity in Christ” Isn’t Enough Anymore

Counter to a self-first culture, Christians must hold fast to creational realities found in Holy Scripture.   __________ Find more resources to live like a Christian in this cultural moment at Breakpoint.org.

Transcribed - Published: 10 June 2024

1000 Adventures Worth Celebrating

Adventures in Odyssey has pointed kids outward and upward for decades.

Transcribed - Published: 10 June 2024

The 8 Biggest Lies About Sex, a Conversation With Sean McDowell

A group of high school students were asked “what are the 8 biggest lies about sex?” John Stonestreet and Sean McDowell provide answers and context to their list. Resources Same-Sex Marriage: A Thoughtful Approach to God's Design for Marriage by John Stonestreet and Sean McDowell The Identity Project Sean McDowell on YouTube Get Married: Why Americans Must Defy the Elites, Forge Strong Families, and Save Civilization by Brad Wilcox Breakpoint: Seven Big Lies About Sex Breakpoint: Tom Holland on What Christianity Gave the World Breakpoint: The Case Against the Sexual Revolution __________ Apply for the upcoming class of the Colson Fellows Program at colsonfellows.org. Register for the 2024 Great Lakes Symposium featuring Alisa Childers and Ryan Bomberger at greatlakessymposim.org.

Transcribed - Published: 7 June 2024

Intelligent Design Goes Mainstream

Science Can and Does Point to God ___________ For mor resources to live like a Christian in this cultural moment go to Breakpoint.org.

Transcribed - Published: 7 June 2024

Progressives Say Traditional Gender Roles Can Be “Okay”

Trending term “kinkeeping” is nothing new to women being women.

Transcribed - Published: 7 June 2024

Forming Courageous Leaders

God placed us in this cultural moment. Let’s be equipped. __________ Support the ongoing production Breakpoint at colsoncenter.org/give.

Transcribed - Published: 6 June 2024

Disembodied Dating

AI avatars will leave us lonely in relationships.

Transcribed - Published: 6 June 2024

How the “Right to Marry” Became a “Right to Children”

Gay couple sues NY for infertility eligibility; ignores the role of women (mothers) needed to create life. __________ For more resources to live like a Christian today visit Breakpoint.org.

Transcribed - Published: 5 June 2024

South Korea’s Baby Bonuses Won’t Stop Population Decline

Incentive won’t satisfy the deep cultural shift on views of marriage.

Transcribed - Published: 5 June 2024

7 Big Lies About Sex

A discussion between John Stonestreet and Sean McDowell. _______ Learn more about the Identity Project at identityproject.tv.

Transcribed - Published: 4 June 2024

Louisiana Legislature Upholds Life and Women’s Health

Another state recognizes the dangers of abortion pills.

Transcribed - Published: 4 June 2024

Should Christians Support Israel?

How Just War can help us think through the conflict in Gaza. __________ Register for the upcoming Breakpoint Forum: Should Christians Support Israel? at breakpoint.org/forum.

Transcribed - Published: 3 June 2024

India’s Deadly Election

The war on freedom in the world’s largest democracy. 

Transcribed - Published: 3 June 2024

Murdered Missionaries in Haiti and Celebrity Converts

Two young missionaries were killed in Haiti last week. John and Maria talk about the courage needed to be a witness for Christ around the world. And the ongoing debate on how and should the church platform celebrities who convert to Christianity. Recommendations Disciple Nations Podcast DISCIPLING NATIONS: The Power of Truth to Transform Cultures By Darrow L. Miller Music of Bethany Barnard Segment 1 - Missionaries Killed in Haiti Bodies of missionaries killed by gang returned from Haiti Segment 2 - Celebrity Conversions Russell Brand on his recent conversion to Christianity Breakpoint: Mommas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up (and certainly don’t force them) to Be Pop Stars __________ Support the ongoing production of Breakpoint by giving at colsoncenter.org/may. Download your copy of The Christian Mind at colsoncenter.org/book.

Transcribed - Published: 31 May 2024

The Barmen Declaration and the Call to Courage

Remembering a simple confession of faith in a dangerous time to be faithful. __________ Support the next year of Breakpoint production by giving at colsoncenter.org/may.

Transcribed - Published: 31 May 2024

Lady Jane and the Danger of Chronological Snobbery

It’s not always about the patriarchy for strong women in history.

Transcribed - Published: 31 May 2024

Does Biology Need “Queer Theory”?

Scientists are starting to speak out about the simple realities of “male” and “female.” __________ For more resources to live like a Christian today visit Breakpoint.org.

Transcribed - Published: 30 May 2024

The Misguided Quest to Remake Women

What’s the push behind delaying menopause? __________ Download your free copy of The Christian Mind at colsoncenter.org/book.

Transcribed - Published: 29 May 2024

Gender Transition and Suicide

New data exposes the threat, “Would you rather have a live son or a dead daughter?”

Transcribed - Published: 29 May 2024

Noah Webster and the Power of Words

The publisher of America’s first spelling guide since its independence from Britian understood that words are worth fighting for. __________ Learn more about the Colson Fellows Program at colsonfellows.org.

Transcribed - Published: 28 May 2024

Nigerian Christians Need Protection

House resolution hopes to put the most martyred country back on the radar for protection against persecution.

Transcribed - Published: 28 May 2024

Restoring Ideals on Memorial Day

Let’s honor those who sacrificed so we can live in a flourishing society and then live to keep it from decline.

Transcribed - Published: 27 May 2024

A Proposal to Protect IVF, CBS Interviews the Pope, and the Importance of Moms and Dads

Two pro-life Republicans in Washington have introduced a bill to protect IVF, but is it really a pro-life proposal? CBS interviewed Pope Francis and it raised so many questions. And John Stonestreet and Katy Faust discuss a recent op-ed in the Washington Post that denies the unique roles of moms and dads. Recommendations Them Before Us What Would You Say?: Do Children’s Rights Override Parental Rights? Can This Man PROVE That God Exists? Piers Morgan vs Stephen Meyer Segment 1 - Sen. Cruz Introduces Bill to Protect IVF Nationwide U.S. SENATORS KATIE BRITT, TED CRUZ INTRODUCE IVF PROTECTION ACT Cruz Introduces Bill Protecting IVF Nationwide Why the IVF Industry Must Be Regulated by Emma Waters Promise to America’s Children Them Before Us Segment 2 - CBS Interviews the Pope In '60 Minutes' interview, pope clarifies blessings, speaks out against war, abuse In '60 Minutes' interview, pope clarifies same-sex blessings, speaks out against war, says clergy abuse can 'not be tolerated' Segment 3 - Our Daughter Wanted a Mommy Our daughter wanted a mommy, so she picked one of her dads Do Fathers Matter?: What Science Is Telling Us About the Parent We've Overlooked Them Before Us: Why We Need a Global Children's Rights Movement __________ Support the ongoing production of Breakpoint by giving at colsoncenter.org/may. Claim your free copy of The Christian Mind by S. Michael Craven at colsoncenter.org/book.

Transcribed - Published: 24 May 2024

How Americans Said I Do to Gay “Marriage”

A small but ambitious group of activists committed to the “long game” changed the landscape of marriage. __________ To join the Colson Fellows program, visit colsonfellows.org.

Transcribed - Published: 24 May 2024

Not Even Sororities Are Safe

Legal battles continue across the country in the fight for women's spaces.

Transcribed - Published: 24 May 2024

The Bygone Boy Scouts

Single-sex spaces aren’t outdated and may be needed more than ever. __________ Help support another year of Breakpoint production at colsoncenter.org/may.

Transcribed - Published: 23 May 2024

UN Inflates Civilian Death Numbers in Gaza

Why is truth-telling increasingly optional?

Transcribed - Published: 23 May 2024

The Providential Meeting of Lewis and Tolkien

A friendship to bless the world. __________ For more resources to live like a Christian today visit Breakpoint.org.

Transcribed - Published: 22 May 2024

Nine Pro-Life Advocates Face Prison

Significant jail time for peacefully protesting abortion.

Transcribed - Published: 22 May 2024

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