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Mourning in the wake of Las Vegas

Our nation is faced with another act of horrific evil. This time, a mass shooting in Las Vegas. What do we say? What do we do? For the third time—by my count—since Eric and I became the voices of BreakPoint, …

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The death of outrage

death of outrage

Outrage is dead, and we have killed it. Americans, faced with an increasing parade of bona fide evils are more likely to causally shrug their shoulders and mumble “meh,” rather than express anything approaching authentic anger, shock or outrage at …

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Many atheists aren’t so sure

Sometimes, holding on to faith in God can be hard. But then again, so can holding on to faith in no God. One of the most persistent challenges of the Christian life is doubt. The most faithful, and spiritually mature …

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Making colleges safe for libertinism

college libertinism

These days, colleges expect their students to drink like fish and hook up frequently. And they’re just trying to keep a lid on it. Sort of. A few months ago, a colleague of mine spoke with a young man about …

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Human sexuality and the spirit of the age

church

More than 125 years ago, The Chautauquan, a scientific journal, first posed a question that we’re all familiar with: “If a tree were to fall on an island where there were no human beings, would there be any sound?” People …

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Antifa vs free speech

America’s founders believed that freedom of speech, the ability to express political and religious opinions, even unpopular ones, is central to self-government. Of course, this freedom, like all freedoms, has limits, particularly when it comes to putting others in actual danger. We …

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Minimally conscious, not minimally human

life support

What gives human life value? How we answer that question will determine who lives and who dies. In the movie “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” comedian Eric Idle leads a cart full of dead bodies through a plague-ravished medieval …

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Dissenting from the Sexual Revolution

Jack Phillips

We were told the new sexual orthodoxy wouldn’t impact anyone who didn’t want to endorse it. Well, that was false. As I mentioned a few weeks ago, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear the appeal of Jack Phillips, a …

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Rescuing iGen

Imagine the best memories of your youth

Imagine the best memories of your youth. Now imagine all of them replaced by a screen. Unless we can outsmart phones, this will be reality for a generation. It seems like millennials are always texting, swiping, browsing, Snapchatting, Instagramming, or …

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