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  • From Fundamentalism to Atheism

    If you're on my Facebook, you may have seen Shane and me discussing this article by Vyckie Garrison, who went from Quiverfull advocate to outspoken atheist. Garrison argues that Quiverfull doctrine is "regular Christianity writ large," so when she left that belief system behind, it was necessary to turn away from Jesus as well. READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • For Syria

    I was leaving a Syrian refugee family's tent one day in the Bekaa Valley when a man called out after me, "Please tell my story. Tell what I told you."

  • Driving Your Lexus to Hell

    I made the mistake of leaving the volume on for a car commercial as I was watching college football this weekend. But it was an enlightening mistake.

    Lexus’s advertisers, bless em, have decided to call a spade a spade. The company’s latest ad for its “F series” performance cars features a sultry voice and images of a rain-soaked couple crawling all over each other on a sidewalk, while a Lexus F series revs up in front of them. The car, the voice says, “provokes lust.” READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • Is marriage beyond restoration?

    In the New York Times, Isabel V. Sawhill argues that, even though family breakdown and increasing out-of-wedlock pregnancy rates are hurting children, there's nothing we can do to restore marriage. Instead, she says, we need better contraception and more government aid: "As much as we might welcome a revival, I doubt that it will happen. The genie is out of the bottle. What we need instead is a new ethic of responsible parenthood."

    I'll agree that the problem is serious, but to try to fix it like this sounds like putting a band-aid on a malignant tumor.READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • Worst idea of all time?

    If crowdfunding abortion isn't at the very top of the list, it's got to at least be pretty high up there.

    (H/T Martha Anderson)READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • Why Doesn't God Stop Suffering? (Part 3)

    (Part 1 of this blog series is available here. Part 2 is available here.)

    Focusing on God Himself

    It seems that God gave Habakkuk understanding of how he wanted him—and all of us—to respond. Rather than trying to figure out the details of his plan, God wants us to focus on him as a person. He told Habakkuk that
    these things I plan won’t happen right away. Slowly, steadily, surely, the time approaches when the vision will be fulfilled. If it seems slow, wait patiently, for it will surely take place. It will not be delayed. Look at the proud! They trust in themselves, and their lives are crooked; but the righteous will live by their faith (Habakkuk 2:3-4 NLT).
  • New interview with Kevin Belmonte

    Kevin Belmonte, BreakPoint columnist and author of "D. L. Moody: A Life," was interviewed by Trevin Wax at The Gospel Coalition. The interview is here and here.READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • Why Doesn't God Stop Suffering? (Part 2)

    (Part 1 of this blog series is available here.)

    Even Jesus Asked Why

    One final question before we offer an answer. Jesus, who was very God and very man, also had a question. He knew he was to suffer and die a cruel death for the sins of the world. Yet just before his crucifixion he prayed, “My Father! If it is possible, let this cup of suffering be taken away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine” (Matthew 26:39). It is not strange that on a human level Jesus didn’t want to suffer. It is clear that he was struggling with the knowledge that he would experience great pain and suffering. Humanly he didn’t want to endure the torturous death of the cross—yet he would do it for his Father.

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  • Brothers, not "Bros"

    You can’t pull someone out of the closet if it’s empty. For the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point.

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