Gina is editor of the BreakPoint website and a writer for BreakPoint Radio. She has also written forThe Atlantic, National Review, The Weekly Standard, Christianity Today (including the Her.meneutics blog), First Things, Books & Culture, Big Hollywood, Big Journalism, and other publications. She is the editor of Dickensblog and the author of 'Bring Her Down': How the American Media Tried to Destroy Sarah Palin.
Born in Colorado and raised in the hills of Tennessee, Alan Eason returned to Denver at an early age to attend a Bible Institute. He then headed to Europe and spent three years doing mission work in (then communist) Eastern Europe, based in Vienna. Moving a bit away from Austrian Gemuetlichkeit, he anchored in Bitburg, Germany, where for five years he ministered to a church made up mostly of U.S. Air Force families.
In the years since, Alan has served as head minister for a church in Tennessee, owned and operated a Christian bookstore, and helped start several other small businesses. An Internet pioneer in the early ’90s, his persistent dream and prayer was to harness that knowledge and experience to actively spread the news of Christ worldwide. That dream was realized when he became the Internet director for Prison Fellowship Ministries in 2009, a position he held until summer 2014.
A love of writing and of the public forum, debate and discourse (with a sense of humor of course!) keeps him motivated. He recently completed a master’s degree in journalism at Georgetown University.
Originally from Knoxville, Tenn., Amanda graduated from Union University in 2010 with a B.A. in Christian ethics, where she focused on bioethics and economics. Amanda spent two summers as a marketing intern for BreakPoint, then left to complete a Fellows program in Memphis, Tenn., and several Senate internships. Now she spends her days in various hospitals around the Nashville as a nursing student. Amanda's interests focus on ethics of artificial reproductive technologies and end of life care.
Anne has been writing and editing BreakPoint commentaries and columns since 1993. In 2004, she co-authored with Chuck Colson the How Now Shall We Live? Devotional (Tyndale). In 1997, she and Mr. Colson co-authored an award-winning collection of BreakPoint commentaries called Burden of Truth (Tyndale).
Anne contributes to National Review Online, the Weekly Standard, Touchstone, Family Security Matters, Beliefnet, the Independent Women’s Forum, and other publications. Her review of Christina Hoff Sommers’s book, The War Against Boys, was given a first place Evangelical Press Award in the category of critical review. Anne has been called everything from “The Handmaiden of Satan” by the extreme right (for a piece she wrote about the Harry Potter books) to “full-service propagandist” by the extreme left Center for the Media and Democracy, which dislikes everything she writes.
Anne is married to Capt. Brent Morse of the Public Health Service. The couple has two sons, Travis and Trevor.
David, alias Dave the Swede, prefers to remain a mystery.
Dennis was born and raised in Aliquippa, Pa., home of Mike Ditka, Tony Dorsett, Henry Mancini, and of course Dennis. He received a B.S. degree in mathematics with a minor in natural science long before the zero was invented or evolution was a theory. Since '69 he has sweltered in the field of computers, where he has now been so long that he is a walking IT textbook.
He is an avid reader and a student of American history with a special interest in American presidents. He feels strongly that all authority comes from God and that each president is divinely appointed with specific goals and timing. His goal is to determine what God’s plan was and is for each of them.
Teaching is his passion and he currently uses this gift in various classes in his church. He is a member of the 2007 Centurion class and plans on utilizing this valuable knowledge to help bring salt and light to Southern Wisconsin.
Dennis has three stepchildren and three grandchildren. He enjoys spending as much time with them as he can.
Daniel Weiss is the founder and president of The Brushfires Foundation, a Christian non-profit helping people to discover and live toward God's design for sexual wholeness. He has previously worked for Focus on the Family and the Parents Television Council and fondly remembers his time working at BreakPoint so many years ago. Of all his professional accomplishments, picketing the DOJ headquarters is easily the most enjoyable and least productive thing he's done.
Daniel lives on the family farm in rural Wisconsin with his wife and five young children. The fences are bad there and afford him ample opportunities to appreciate the clear night sky when he's chasing stray cattle around the neighborhood. And his wife is an angel.
Diane is a wife, mother, and grandmother who has been teaching English at the University of Alabama in Huntsville since 1987. She’s been an avid reader of Chuck Colson’s books for many years, and is a graduate of the 2004 Centurion class. Diane has a passion for short-term missions, having made multiple trips to Russia, Belarus, Nicaragua, Senegal, and Guinea. She and her husband, Lee, are members of First Baptist Church in Huntsville, where Diane teaches an Explore the Bible class and leads small group classes on special topics, such as Celtic Christianity, William Wilberforce, C. S. Lewis, and prayer. She also serves on several mission and ministry-related committees.
When family, church, and work aren't consuming her time, she enjoys reading, swimming, going to movies, and scuba diving with her husband and children. Needless to say, she has a full, happy, and blessed life thanks to God’s grace.
Jason is the program specialist for BreakPoint. A Filipino by birth, his name was officially pronounced "Bru'se" (sounds better in French) in the Philippines, then evolved to "Bruce" when he moved to the United States in 2000. He enjoys what most Filipinos in America enjoy—karaoke—and considers his 10,000-song karaoke microphone his most cherished material possession to date. His alma maters are the University of the Philippines and Georgetown University. He has a gorgeous wife and is a proud dad to two children. He's actively involved in Christian worldview, a.k.a values education, in the Philippines through Lambat Ministries and his personal blog, The Living Rice.
Kim I. Moreland
Kim is former project manager and research associate for the Colson Center. She has also written feature articles and Youth Reads reviews for the BreakPoint site and worked with award-winning author Jonathan Aitken on his biography of Charles Colson. (Before her marriage, she wrote under the name Kim Robbins.) Kim loves ballroom dancing, and her ambition is to become a world-class traveler.
Megan was the editorial intern for Breakpoint in 2012. She attends the University of Missouri where she is studying broadcast journalism and political science. Originally born in D.C., Megan now calls her home Naples, Fla. Although she developed a love for writing as intern for a Naples magazine, eBella, she looks forward to being on camera one day. She aspires to be a political analyst for Fox News or a host of an entertainment television show, while traveling as a Christian speaker.
Pat Nolan is the old man of the BreakPoint blog, having been born at midpoint in the last century, when Harry Truman was President. He is the sixth of nine children and grew up on Crenshaw Blvd., the third generation of his family to live in that neighborhood. Pat and his brothers and sisters performed Irish dancing as the Nine Dancing Nolans, and they stole the show at the International Folk Dance Festival, according to the LA Examiner. Pat was the envy of every kid in the neighborhood when he was able to be at Disneyland on opening day in 1955. He proudly graduated from USC, and rode as their mascot, Tommy Trojan, in the 1974 Rose Parade.
He is a recovering politician, having served for 15 years in the California State Assembly, where he was Republican Leader from ’84-‘88. He also became known as #06833-097 during the two years he spent as an inmate in federal prison. Pat is married to Gail, who is blind to his faults and laughs at his jokes. They have three children, two daughters in college, and a son who is a sophomore in high school. Because of their investment in their kids’ education, Pat and Gail have told their children that they will always be welcome at the doublewide. Pat heads up Justice Fellowship, the criminal justice reform arm of Prison Fellowship, and is passionate about bringing the Christian principles of restorative justice to our criminal justice system.
Regis is a Centurion and a freelance writer whose work regularly appears on BreakPoint.org, Crosswalk, and the Crux Project, among other publications. When not writing, Regis may be found executing flams and paradiddles on his drum kit, watching film noir while munching cheese nachos, or sipping coffee his wife says is too expensive. You can reach out and touch him at email@example.com.
Roberto Rivera y Carlo
Roberto is the official liaison from the Pegasus Galaxy. His mission is to both observe and explain the seemingly random and irrational things that the Tauri do and think to their more evolved kin across the universe.
He doesn’t get home very often since the draining of the Zero Point Module restricts Stargate traffic to priority missions only. In the meanwhile, he enjoys such advanced Tauri pursuits as baseball, HDTV, and Earth Jazz and Classical on high-resolution audio.
Born and raised in suburban Fairfax, Virginia, Tucker spent his early years writing stories and building Lego structures as tall as the days were long. Since he came to Christ at a young age, the Lord has opened up doors to discipleship and ministry.
Serving as a youth leader for many years in his high school youth group, Tucker found joy in ministering to others and thinking critically through practical issues of the Christian life. Taking “spiritualized” concepts and making them reality has become one of his newfound passions.
Tucker just finished his third year of studying speech communication at Liberty University, hopefully going on to pursue a M.A. in either communication or psychology. He now works as an intern for social media at Prison Fellowship Ministries, taking his talent with words and his knack for being black-and-white and using those as fuel for writing and promoting the Colson Center and BreakPoint Radio.
Born and raised in Tampa, Florida, Shane Morris spent his formative years building sandcastles, listening to Adventures in Odyssey, and learning everything there was to know about dinosaurs, then studied as a homeschooler through graduation.
As the oldest of five siblings, Shane has always loved to make friends, compete, and argue. From the time he accepted Christ at an early age, he has used these passions to communicate his faith and stand on the authority of God’s Word.
After spending his high school years studying debate, politics, history, ancient languages (and occasionally, of course, dinosaurs), he set to work earning college credit through CLEP exams and traveling the country in his spare time.
Shane is now associate Web producer/manager at BreakPoint, putting his passions to work as part of the Internet team and by writing for the BreakPoint and The Point radio programs. Newly married to the woman of his dreams, he hopes to focus his attention at work, in church, and at home toward passing on a passion for Christ's great "campaign of sabatage" to the next generation.
Valen was born and raised in the natural state of Arkansas, but she is currently pursuing a degree in English from Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Ga. When she doesn’t have her nose in a book, you can usually find Valen outdoors, watching old movies, looking for good conversation, making lists, working with kids, or eating sushi. Most importantly, she loves Truth and is passionate about proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ to everyone everywhere.