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  • What Is the Key To Being an Effective Debater? Stories and Tips from Josh McDowell

    SEAN: Dad, you’ve done over 250 debates on college campuses around the world on a host of topics. What is the key to being an effective debater?

    JOSH: First, do your homework. Thoroughly know the subject. Second, love your opponent, because the best way to win a debate is to love your opponent when you’re destroying his arguments. Third, always find a way to work in your personal testimony as it relates to that subject. The person with an argument is almost always at the mercy of the person with experience. The Christian should have both the argument and the experience.

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  • A Tragic Secret

    If you know me well, you know that classic movies are my catnip. But sometimes one has to look behind the scenes and acknowledge some of the sad and sordid things that went on. Go here to read my piece on the culture of coerced abortion in old Hollywood.READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • Where Was the Church while Charlotte Burned?

    An old saying in the television news business goes, "If it bleeds, it leads."

    But what most consumers of TV news don’t know is why the lead stories are often car wrecks and shootings and—as we are seeing this week—protests and riots. And the answer is this: The events are easy to cover and look great on TV.
  • Time Capsule

    Maybe you saw the news story about a Nazi time capsule that was unearthed in Poland. It's both fascinating and chilling to read about the "perfectly preserved" items, including two copies of "Mein Kampf," that it held.

    The story made me wonder: If we buried a time capsule representative of America today, what should we put in it, and how would future generations view it? What are your thoughts?READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • Faithful Presence

    Whatever you think of yoga, take a moment to read Karen Swallow Prior's profound piece on what she as a Christian was able to achieve by participating with wisdom and discernment.READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • ​Why Do Kids Leave the Church? Don't Forget Bad Theology!

    There has been a lot of talk recently about why kids leave the church, including this recent post by Bishop Robert Barron, and books such as "You Lost Me" (Kinnaman) and "Sticky Faith" (Kara Powell and Chap Clark). These authors, and many others, rightly point out that issues are complex and can involve a number of different factors (moral, volitional, emotional, relational, intellectual, etc.).

    And yet there is a component often left out of these discussions—the influence of theology—that is so often at the heart of why kids leave the church. In my experience, there is often a faulty theological view driving why kids disengage the church (and many times their faith). Consider three examples. . . .

    [To read more, go to Sean's blog!]

  • A Place to Rest

    Texas businessman and Baptist preacher Howard E. Butt Jr. once wrote that in his faith tradition, "you didn’t flaunt your relationship with a psychiatrist; you hid it.” But Butt didn't let that stop him from seeking help for his depression, or from offering help to others. Butt, who passed away on Sunday, was the founder of Laity Lodge, a retreat center where those in need of rest and help could find it. For his work helping hurting and broken people find renewal, writes Patton Dodd, Butt will be remembered as a man whose work was "pioneering to the point of prophetic." Read his inspiring story here.READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • 'A Good Kind of Hard'

    I interviewed Rory Feek, formerly of country duo Joey + Rory, about his new film, "To Joey, with Love," chronicling the last two years of his wife's life. The film will air in theaters September 20 and again on October 6.READ FULL ARTICLE »

The Point Radio

  • The Late, Great Stem-Cell Debate

    What ever became of the stem cell debate? For the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point.

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Worldview Bible

  • 1 John 2:18

    Children, it is the last hour, and as you have heard that antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have come. Therefore we know that it is the last hour.

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