Supreme Court Affirms Religious Institutions Are Allowed to Be Religious

In a somewhat dizzying (but which will be seen, I think, as pivotal) few weeks at the Supreme Court, religious freedom has taken center stage. In two significant decisions yesterday,…

Why Neuroscience Can’t Tell Us About the Soul

In his 1996, essay entitled “Sorry, But Your Soul Just Died,” the late essayist Tom Wolfe predicted that new technologies (such as functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging or fMRI) would soon…

Pastor or Parrot?

Pastoring is always a difficult job. I can’t think of another job, in fact, in which someone is hired to do one thing (typically, lead and disciple God’s people) but…

Children, the Church, and the Culture War

A few days ago, a colleague shared comments he and his wife get when people find out they have seven kids: “Are they all yours?” “Were they all planned?” “What…

Podcast: Why Does God Care Who I Sleep with?

It might be the biggest stumbling block for modern non-believers: The Christian view of sex. Why, as author Sam Alberry asks in his new book, does God care who I…

The Supreme Court, Abortion, and Religious Freedom

John Stonestreet and Shane Morris discuss last week’s momentous Supreme Court decisions:  one that handcuffs states that try to restrict abortion, and one that protects religious institutions–especially schools–from discrimination by…

A New Declaration of Dependence—On God

On July 4, 2004, Chuck Colson’s BreakPoint commentary was entitled “A New Declaration of Dependence.” Reading through it again recently, I was struck by just how prophetic his words were.…

Michael Jordan, Dennis Rodman, the DC Sniper, and the Importance of Fathers

Like many basketball junkies deprived of March Madness and the NBA playoffs, I devoured ESPN’s 10-part series “The Last Dance,” the definitive account of one of the NBA’s G.O.A.T (“greatest…

Supreme Court Says States Cannot Discriminate Against Religious Schools

The past two weeks of Supreme Court rulings have not been encouraging. After the disastrous ruling in Bostock arbitrarily expanded civil rights protections to include sexual orientation and gender identity,…

Podcast: The Impact of the Supreme Court’s June Medical Decision

Chief Justice John Robert’s assertion of precedent in striking down a Louisiana Law requiring abortionists to have hospital admission rights has everyone–pro-life and pro-abortion–scratching their heads. Today on the BreakPoint…