BP This Week: Alfie Evans–The British Government Oversteps Its Bounds

Plus: Dealing with the Moral Failure of Pastors; Why We “Do” Worldview

John Stonestreet and Ed Stetzer discuss the tragic case of critically ill toddler, Alfie Evans, and the British government’s insistence that he be left to die—over the wishes of Alfie’s parents and despite the Vatican’s and Italian government’s offer to care for him. John and Ed put the case in the context of sphere sovereignty: Who has the authority over the care of children: parents or governments? John and Ed also talk about what churches need to do to help protect their pastors from moral failings and address the issue of why the  Colson Center “does” Christian worldview.

Resources

BreakPoint: Alfie Evans’s—and Britain’s—Dark Hour
  • John Stonestreet
  • BreakPoint
  • April 27, 2018
BreakPoint: Worldview Work Isn’t Optional
  • John Stonestreet
  • BreakPoint
  • April 23, 2018
The Moral of Moral Failings of Christian Leaders
  • Ed Stetzer
  • Christianity Today
  • April 21, 2018

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  • Eddie Johnson

    Great, enlightening and grave subjects.

  • Mark Disselkoen

    I appreciate the honest discussion related to sexual ethics and the challenges facing the church. The discussion about how the body of Christ responds when allegations come forth is especially troubling. I’ve been a Christian since a young child and have grown up in the church. I think one of the issues is what I call the corporate church which is built around a CEO/Pastor. The body often acts as stake holders of a corporate like system where there is a great deal of money at risk if the CEO/Pastor falters. So much focus is on the pastors speaking abilities that they become somewhat like a rock star. I think this system of ministry is prone to fail unless the pastor is has a strong sense of humility and allows those around him to keep them in check. In Christ, Mark