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BP This Week: 2012 in Review

John Stonestreet interviews Mindy Belz of WORLD Magazine, and Ed Stetzer of Lifeway Research about the whirlwind that was 2012.

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Ed Stetzer
We've just come through one of the most harrowing years in recent memory. Economic chaos, political battles, threats to religious freedom, marriage and the sacredness of human life, a fiercely-contended presidential election, natural disasters, international instability and uncertainty about the future of American Christianity were just some of the stories that made headlines and got air time, especially here at the Colson Center and BreakPoint. What does it all mean, and how should Christians make sense of the events of last year in a way that will enrich and equip us for 2013? Those are the questions John Stonestreet asks our guests, this week.

Mindy Belz, whom we interviewed this time last year, is editor at WORLD Magazine, and
long time writer on international affairs. Ed Stetzer is vice president of research and ministry development Lifeway Christian Resources, and writes a popular blog on religion at

Mindy Belz
Tackling issues from the persecution of Christian minorities in the Middle East and the rise of radical Islam throughout the world, to the changing political landscape at home at the unpredictable future American conservative Christians face, Belz and Stetzer bring data from history and statistics, as well as common sense and Christian conviction to bear to help us understand the times in which we live. They also offer helpful perspectives on how to live out the teachings of our Lord in this season of change, and how the biblical worldview should motivate and inform us even more as we engage a culture which is increasingly adrift from the moorings of Christian faith.

We hope you enjoy this all new edition of "BreakPoint this Week," and look forward to you tuning in during the coming year as we continue to bring you interviews with some of the most relevant and informative minds of our time.

Learn More...

  • Visit Ed Stetzer's blog at Lifeway Research. >>CLICK HERE.
  • Visit Mindy Belz's archive page at WORLD Magazine. >>CLICK HERE.
  • Watch John Stonestreet's latest "Two-Minute Warning," in which offers summary and perspective on 2012. >>CLICK HERE.
  • Check out this week's Colson Center "Theme of the Week," to survey the time through the Christian worldview as we begin January, 2013. >>CLICK HERE.


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