Dennis was born and raised in Aliquippa, Pa., home of Mike Ditka, Tony Dorsett, Henry Mancini, and of course Dennis. He received a B.S. degree in mathematics with a minor in natural science long before the zero was invented or evolution was a theory. Since '69 he has sweltered in the field of computers, where he has now been so long that he is a walking IT textbook.
He is an avid reader and a student of American history with a special interest in American presidents. He feels strongly that all authority comes from God and that each president is divinely appointed with specific goals and timing. His goal is to determine what God’s plan was and is for each of them.
Teaching is his passion and he currently uses this gift in various classes in his church. He is a member of the 2007 Centurion class and plans on utilizing this valuable knowledge to help bring salt and light to Southern Wisconsin.
Dennis has three stepchildren and three grandchildren. He enjoys spending as much time with them as he can.
David, alias Dave the Swede, prefers to remain a mystery.
Gina is editor of the BreakPoint website and a writer for BreakPoint Radio. She has also written forThe Atlantic, National Review, The Weekly Standard, Christianity Today (including the Her.meneutics blog), First Things, Books & Culture, Big Hollywood, Big Journalism, and other publications. She is the editor of Dickensblog and the author of 'Bring Her Down': How the American Media Tried to Destroy Sarah Palin.
Shane is the assistant editor of BreakPoint Radio and a regular contributor at BreakPoint.org. He's written for the Christian Post and the Federalist, and been a guest with Chris Brooks on Moody Radio. He's the youngest member of the BreakPoint/Colson Center team, restless (when not SCUBA diving), and Reformed. He graduated from Thomas Edison State University, and before that, made up for his homeschooler's social skills with speech and debate, YMCA Youth in Government, and working on political campaigns. Like a TULIP, he belongs outdoors in partial shade, preferably with a book by someone who died in the sixteenth century. He's too opinionated about politics and religion for someone his age, doesn't follow sports, pokes fun at his fellow millennials, and won't shut up once you get him started on film soundtracks. He is not as smart as he thinks he is. Shane lives with his wife and two children in Leesbrug, Virginia, but his roots are in the balmy, alligator-infested home of Florida Man.
Anne has been writing and editing BreakPoint commentaries and columns since 1993. In 2004, she co-authored with Chuck Colson the How Now Shall We Live? Devotional (Tyndale). In 1997, she and Mr. Colson co-authored an award-winning collection of BreakPoint commentaries called Burden of Truth (Tyndale). Anne contributes to National Review Online, the Weekly Standard, Touchstone, Family Security Matters, Beliefnet, the Independent Women’s Forum, and other publications. Her review of Christina Hoff Sommers’s book, The War Against Boys, was given a first place Evangelical Press Award in the category of critical review. Anne has been called everything from “The Handmaiden of Satan” by the extreme right (for a piece she wrote about the Harry Potter books) to “full-service propagandist” by the extreme left Center for the Media and Democracy, which dislikes everything she writes. Anne is married to Capt. Brent Morse of the Public Health Service. The couple has two sons, Travis and Trevor.
Regis is a Centurion and a freelance writer whose work regularly appears on BreakPoint.org, Crosswalk, and the Crux Project, among other publications. When not writing, Regis may be found executing flams and paradiddles on his drum kit, watching film noir while munching cheese nachos, or sipping coffee his wife says is too expensive. You can reach out and touch him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Roberto is the official liaison from the Pegasus Galaxy. His mission is to both observe and explain the seemingly random and irrational things that the Tauri do and think to their more evolved kin across the universe.
He doesn’t get home very often since the draining of the Zero Point Module restricts Stargate traffic to priority missions only. In the meanwhile, he enjoys such advanced Tauri pursuits as baseball, HDTV, and Earth Jazz and Classical on high-resolution audio.
Diane is a wife, mother, and grandmother who has been teaching English at the University of Alabama in Huntsville since 1987. She’s been an avid reader of Chuck Colson’s books for many years, and is a graduate of the 2004 Centurion class. Diane has a passion for short-term missions, having made multiple trips to Russia, Belarus, Nicaragua, Senegal, and Guinea. She and her husband, Lee, are members of First Baptist Church in Huntsville, where Diane teaches an Explore the Bible class and leads small group classes on special topics, such as Celtic Christianity, William Wilberforce, C. S. Lewis, and prayer. She also serves on several mission and ministry-related committees.
When family, church, and work aren't consuming her time, she enjoys reading, swimming, going to movies, and scuba diving with her husband and children. Needless to say, she has a full, happy, and blessed life thanks to God’s grace.
Born and raised in suburban Fairfax, Virginia, Tucker spent his early years writing stories and building Lego structures as tall as the days were long. Since he came to Christ at a young age, the Lord has opened up doors to discipleship and ministry.
Serving as a youth leader for many years in his high school youth group, Tucker found joy in ministering to others and thinking critically through practical issues of the Christian life. Taking “spiritualized” concepts and making them reality has become one of his newfound passions.
Tucker just finished his third year of studying speech communication at Liberty University, hopefully going on to pursue a M.A. in either communication or psychology. He now works as an intern for social media at Prison Fellowship Ministries, taking his talent with words and his knack for being black-and-white and using those as fuel for writing and promoting the Colson Center and BreakPoint Radio.
Daniel is the founder and president of The Brushfires Foundation, a Christian non-profit helping people to discover and live toward God's design for sexual wholeness. He has previously worked for Focus on the Family and the Parents Television Council and fondly remembers his time working at BreakPoint so many years ago. Of all his professional accomplishments, picketing the DOJ headquarters is easily the most enjoyable and least productive thing he's done.
Daniel lives on the family farm in rural Wisconsin with his wife and five young children. The fences are bad there and afford him ample opportunities to appreciate the clear night sky when he's chasing stray cattle around the neighborhood. And his wife is an angel.