Sports, the Image of God, and Education

BreakPoint This Week

  • Sports: The Patriot’s comeback victory in last week’s Super Bowl capped off a historic year in sports. While Ed Stetzer doesn’t care much for the subject, John Stonestreet points out how achievements like this showcase the God-given potential in humankind, and His image and excellence in us.
  • Life: Pop musician Beyonce posted the most-liked photo in Instagram history—a somewhat racy pregnancy photo accompanied by a remark about the “two heartbeats” of her babies. It comes on the heels of an article in The Atlantic that attempted to pain ultrasound technology as a means of “pushing the idea” that the unborn are people. Eric Metaxas had a lot to say on BreakPoint about this cringe-worthy piece. Writing at Public Discourse, Ana Maria Dumitru makes the case from science and embryonic anatomy that human life does, indeed, begin at conception
  • Education: The narrow confirmation of Betsy DeVos as the new Secretary of Education occasioned a lively debate about how Christian parents can provide the best schooling for their children. John and Ed advocate a multiple-size approach, offering examples like Chicago Hope Academy to show what innovation in education looks like.

Resources

Science, Embryonic Autonomy, and the Question of When New Life Begins
  • Ana Maria Dumitru
  • The Public Discourse
  • January 24, 2017
How Ultrasounds Became Political
  • Moira Weigel
  • The Atlantic
  • January 24, 2017

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