When President Biden quoted St. Augustine and Scripture in his inaugural address, he was doing what almost every President before him has done: drawing on America’s Christian tradition. Today on “BreakPoint This week,” John Stonestreet and Shane Morris discuss America’s “civil religion,” the shared values of liberty and the dignity of all–but firmly rooted in Christianity. Ironically enough, even those vehemently opposed to Christianity in the public square (or opposed to causes Christians feel passionately about, such as protecting the unborn) profess these values, even though they are nonsensical outside of a Christian understanding of God’s created order.
Also on today’s episode: The rise in deaths from despair and acts of desperation; the plague of pornography; and the thinning of civil society,
As for their recommendations of the week, Shane slips into a Southern twang as he sings the praises of the folk group The Arcadian Wild and their decidedly Christian themes.