Colson Center

Helping you live and defend the Christian worldview.

Founded by Chuck Colson in 1999, the Colson Center helps everyday Christians live and defend the Christian worldview through the proclamation of Truth, leadership training, and collaboration with like-minded organizations

Our on-radio and online cultural commentaries help believers apply sound Christian worldview thinking to key issues of the day. Colson Center programs include “BreakPoint” with Eric Metaxas and Colson Center President John Stonestreet. Stonestreet also hosts a one-minute daily radio commentary, “The Point,” and a half-hour weekend interview show known as “BreakPoint This Week.”

Our Colson Fellows program (formerly the Centurions Program) teaches and mentors Christians to become leaders in their spheres of influence through a year-long, intensive worldview course.

The Colson Center is also committed to building and resourcing a movement of Christians and Christian organizations across the denominational spectrum to advance the Kingdom of God. We partner with groups and individuals focusing on the critical issues of our day, such as the sanctity of human life, the defense of marriage, the protection of religious liberty, and the restoration of virtue and ethics to public life.

Visit us at colsoncenter.org for more worldview information and resources.

The Point: O Spinach, Where Is Thy Sting?

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What is it with leafy greens lately?

Last week a Florida woman and her husband decided to undergo rabies testing after discovering a decomposing bat in her store-bought bag of organic salad.

And now we learn of a Washington, D.C. woman who bought a bag of spinach only to find a live scorpion inside. “It freaked me out because it started crawling,” she said. Yeah, no kidding…

But even more interesting was the word used by the Washington Post reporter to describe the demise of the scorpion. The reporter said she “assassinated” it with Indian pepper. Now look, you don’t assassinate scorpions. You can kill them, squish them, flush them, whatever. But let’s not elevate the demise of an arachnid to homicide.

“We still have the body, and we have no idea what to do with it,” her husband said.

I’ll tell you what: In solidarity with radical animal rights supporters everywhere, and the late arachnid’s family, we have an idea: Let us know where the funeral will be held, and where we might send donations in lieu of flowers.

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BreakPoint: No Sin, No Forgiveness Either

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Guilt was the subject of a recent column by #DavidBrooks in the #NewYorkTimes entitled #TheStrangePersistenceOfGuilt.

breakpoint.org So, traditional morality is out, and freedom of everything is in. Then why does everybody feel so guilty?

The Point: It’s a Small Worldview

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Is Mickey Mouse a saint?

Writing at Christ and Pop Culture, Nate Claiborne makes the case that for modern Americans, Walt Disney World has become more than a place of rides and living cartoon characters.

“This particularly American rite of passage looks more like a religious pilgrimage than many would care to admit,” he says.

Americans don’t just visit Disney World. We travel hundreds, sometimes thousands of miles to ascend its gates like a holy mountain. We sing its songs, marvel at its vision of utopia—something Walt intended—and absorb its theology. Every part of the Disney parks teaches we’re inherently good and that salvation means looking in yourself and believing in your dreams.

Still Claiborne and his family have season passes to Disney. Why? Because their visits are intentional family time, not quasi-religious pilgrimages. More than that, they constantly point out for their kids the subtle messages around them, sharpening their discernment and understanding that Christianity teaches something different than Disney, which has—if you’ll forgive me—a small worldview, after all.

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BreakPoint: Peter Singer Defends Abuse

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We say it often: ideas have consequences; bad ideas have victims. And a certain, consistent Princeton bioethicist continues to show just how true that is.

breakpoint.org How do we know what’s right? Great minds have wrestled with that question for much of history. Is it doing our duty regardless of the consequences? Is it doing whatever a virtuous person would do? Is it doing what brings the most happiness to the most people?

The Point: Jesus, The Last Adam

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No matter what book of the Bible you’re studying, I can promise it points to Jesus, even Genesis.

Paul teaches that Christ is the Last Adam, Who obeyed His Father when Adam failed to, bringing life through His death and resurrection.

And there are other amazing marks of Scripture’s symmetry and divine origin. The first Adam yielded to temptation in a garden; the Last Adam conquered temptation in a garden. The first Adam blamed his bride. The Last Adam took the blame for His bride. The first Adam was naked and received clothes. The Last Adam had clothes, but was stripped. The first Adam tasted death from a tree. The Last Adam tasted death on a tree. The first Adam brought thorns. The Last Adam wore thorns.

It’s no wonder that when Mary Magdalene saw the risen Christ, she mistook Him for the gardener. Christ is the new and better keeper of God’s garden. And through His body and blood, He restored what the fruit destroyed.

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BreakPoint: Second Chance Month

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By some estimates, the number of Americans “under penal supervision . . . even rivals the number of Russians in the gulag under Stalin.” #SecondChanceMonth

breakpoint.org Some 2.3 million Americans are behind bars. That’s more than any other nation in the world, in absolute terms and as a percentage of the population.

The Point: The Meaning of Easter: Strobel vs. Gervais

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It’s #LeeStrobel vs. #RickyGervais.
Ricky Gervais, famous for the British version of “The Office” wrote an #Easter article in the Wall Street Journal called: “Why I’m a Good Christian.”

He hasn’t converted. He’s just arguing that atheists like himself can be good guys while Christians don’t live up to their own rules. Of course, every Christian I know would agree. And, it’s not clear what difference it makes. Every Christian could be a bad person and every atheist kind and loving, but it doesn’t change whether Christianity is true!

Lee Strobel’s response to Gervais was right on. As an atheist, Strobel realized that the real issue was Jesus Christ: was he was who he said he was and especially did he rise from the dead. Strobel investigated, and he’s no longer an atheist.

Gervais says Jesus was a good guy, but as C. S. Lewis said that’s not the point. He didn’t claim to be a good guy He claimed to be God, and the resurrection either proves it or disproves it.

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BreakPoint: The Power of Names

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The #BoatyMcBoatface kerfuffle is a reminder to Christians that names matter—not only for ships, but also for children. #childrensnames

breakpoint.org The British government asked the public for help in naming a new ship. It probably seemed like a good idea at the time. A few voters offered up names that—how shall I put this—did not quite reflect the grandeur of a ship devoted to important research. Suggestions included “What Iceberg?” “It’s Blood...

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