John Stonestreet and Sean McDowell just finished three broadcasts with FamilyLife Today on the topics of sexuality, marriage, and families. Obviously, I work with John every day, but hearing him on another program helped me realize that he (along with Sean) is becoming a leading spokesperson for a loving, grace-filled, and unwaveringly orthodox approach to all of these issues.
Our eyes see only a tiny fraction of the electromagnetic spectrum. To the rest--radio waves, microwaves, infrared, ultraviolet, X-rays, etc.--we are utterly blind without the use of technology. Similarly, our ears can only detect sounds between 20 and 20,000 Hertz--just a sliver of what the animal kingdom can pick up.
Not only that, but our meager five senses leave us "blind" to many other components of reality other creatures tap into, like electrical currents, the earth's magnetic field, and body heat.
"We have come to the point — I say this very soberly, where if there isn’t a dramatic change in circumstances, we as Christians may well be called upon to stand in civil disobedience against the actions of our own government. That would break my heart, as a former Marine captain, loving my country — but I love my God more. And you all may have to face that."READ FULL ARTICLE »
Today, on the third anniversary of Chuck Colson's passing, Zondervan has announced that his book "My Final Word: Holding Tight to the Issues That Matter Most" will be released on August 4. From the press release:
"Composed during the last years of his ministry, My Final Word issues a clarion call for Christians to think critically about today’s most pressing issues. Longtime Colson co-author Anne Morse has selected and arranged pieces written mostly during the last decade of Colson’s life, spotlighting what he saw as key topics of ongoing importance for Christian cultural engagement."
We'll have much more on the book as the release date approaches, so stay tuned!READ FULL ARTICLE »
I have a piece up at First Things titled “Harboring Doubts.” Neither pointing out this fact nor even submitting a piece to First Things was my idea. (Thank you, Eric Metaxas.)
BreakPoint regulars are right to wonder if I am distancing myself from the position of religious freedom expressed both on the radio show and here at the website. The answer is “not really.”
I agree that religious freedom is under assault. I agree that we need robust legal protection for that freedom. I’m just not sure how we go about that without creating a legal climate that brings to mind the last verse in the Book of Judges: “In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in their own sight.”READ FULL ARTICLE »
Anthony Doerr has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for his unique and striking World War II novel "All the Light We Cannot See." The book tells the story of two children -- one French, one German -- who have never met, but who share a keen intelligence and a love for science. But when war begins, their knowledge, passion, and skills will be used to serve very different ends. Though not written from a Christian perspective, this beautifully written story suggests the need for a higher moral code to guide our quest for scientific knowledge.