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  • Understanding Shootings in Buffalo and California, Body Shaming, and Russian Art May 20, 2022
    John and Maria unpack the web of the recent shootings in Buffalo, New York and California. Rather than rest on the narratives, John provides a helpful way to consider the landscape and the underlying ideas that many are glossing over. Then, Maria asks John for perspective on some social media traffic around the recent Sports […]
    John Stonestreet and Maria Baer
  • Chesterton on Keeping Ideals May 20, 2022
    Can we stand for truth without becoming jaded?   G.K. Chesterton, in his 1908 book Orthodoxy, describes how when he was a boy, many told him that his ideals would eventually “break up like clouds” and that he’d be forced to put his real faith in simple, practical politics. He writes:  What has really happened is […]
    John Stonestreet and Kasey Leander
  • A Secular Call for Sexual Restraint May 20, 2022
    A recent opinion column made quite a splash. In it, the author observed:  In every other situation common to the human experience—eating, drinking, exercise, even email—we have come to realize that limits produce healthier results. It’s unlikely that sex and relationships are exceptions to the rule. An unrestrained sexual culture hasn’t necessarily led to better […]
    John Stonestreet and Kasey Leander
  • Religion, Not Gender, Best Predicts Views of Abortion May 19, 2022
    “Religion, not gender,” the Economist reports, “is the best predictor of views on abortion.” The editors continue:  Shocked by a draft Supreme Court opinion that would allow states to ban abortion…. some [activists] hope that women enraged by the loss of Roe v Wade will vote en masse for Democrats in November.  But, they argue, […]
    John Stonestreet and Kasey Leander
  • Russian Art after the Invasion of Ukraine May 19, 2022
    After the invasion of Ukraine, what should be done with Russian art?   According to Simon Morrison in a recent The Washington Post article, Vladimir Putin’s war against Ukraine has prompted a global push to disavow all things Russian:   Music providers like Sony are suspending their Russian operations. … The Royal Opera House in London scrapped […]
    John Stonestreet and Kasey Leander
  • Supporting Families with Gender Dysphoric Kids & Understanding Manhood and Womanhood - BreakPoint Q&A May 18, 2022
    John and Shane consider how to support families who have children wrestling with gender identity. A listener writes in asking for ideas, as some in his own family are navigating gender dysphoria. Then, Shane asks John for a way to think well on manhood and womanhood, noting the natural gender breaks with speakers like Jordan […]
    John Stonestreet and Shane Morris
  • Is the Future of Charitable Donation at Risk? May 18, 2022
    Imagine if giving money in support of a group that protects religious liberty, crafts pro-life legislation, or teaches a biblical view of sexuality or marriage meant that your name and the amount of your contribution would be publicly available. Anyone, including anyone who hoped to intimidate, harass, or “out you” to your employer, would have […]
    John Stonestreet and Shane Morris
  • Don't Believe the Miscarriage Myth May 18, 2022
    A bizarre talking point circulating in the wake of the Supreme Court leak in the Dobbs case is that if Roe v. Wade is overturned, women who suffer miscarriages could be criminally charged in states that restrict abortion.  The rumor apparently stems from a handful of stories involving women who’ve been charged for the death […]
    John Stonestreet and Maria Baer
  • The Great Rage May 17, 2022
    Writing for The Atlantic, Quinta Jurecic argues the politics of rage are “seeping into every corner of life.”   The New York Times, for example, reported that over 500 health officials had quit their jobs since the pandemic, many citing threats and intimidation. According to an Education Week survey, 60% of school administrators say their employees […]
    John Stonestreet and Kasey Leander
  • Does Abortion Save Women’s Lives? May 17, 2022
    Last week at our annual Wilberforce Weekend conference, we held a pre-event on Thursday evening to discuss what it means to prepare for a post-Roe future. The presentations were exceptional across the board. Today, I want you to hear from my friend Stephanie Gray Connors. She responded throughout the evening to various slogans used in […]
    John Stonestreet and Stephanie Gray Connors