Telling the Truth, Showing Love
01.13.18
God has been teaching me an important lesson lately. Life is busy, but sometimes we need to slow down and invest the time to bless others in real, tangible ways. It’s rarely easy or convenient, but we’re called to share the love of Christ with those around us.
Alabama’s Big Win
By John Stonestreet   |   01.13.18
Two years ago on BreakPoint we told you about a promising young Christian football player. On Monday, he was the hero of Alabama’s national football championship win. Alabama’s stunning come-from-behind NCAA championship victory over Georgia was fueled by freshman quarterback Tua Tagovailoa...
Heresy Infecting the Evangelical Covenant Church
By Laurie Higgins   |   01.12.18
There’s something rotten in the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC). It’s rotting from the inside due to the presence of wolves in sheep’s clothing like Peter Hawkinson, pastor of Winnetka Covenant Church; Michelle Clifton-Soderstrom, North Park Theological Seminary professor; and...
Anger and the Church
By Laurie Higgins   |   01.03.18
There are some battles in which all Christians and all who are committed to truth are called to engage: all Christians should have opposed slavery; all Christians should have fought for the civil rights of blacks; all Christians are called...
Why Your Worldview Matters
01.02.18
Although the subject of worldview has become a hot topic among Christians, there are many in the church who still don’t understand what a worldview is and why it matters. At best, it can often seem like an entirely theoretical topic with little bearing on the practical realm. In reality, nothing could be further from the truth.
Faithless Faith Leaders Protest Jeanette Ward’s FB Post
By Laurie Higgins   |   12.20.17
A new controversy has erupted in School District U-46, and this time it doesn’t involve compulsory co-ed locker rooms or offensive statements from board member Traci O’Neal Ellis.  This time 18 religious leaders have objected to school board member Jeanette Ward’s Facebook post about a controversial article on religion assigned in a sixth-grade class.
Homosexual “Catholic” Gets Scripture and Jack Phillips Wrong
By Laurie Higgins   |   12.15.17
A cursory look at recent words from prominent homosexual writer Andrew Sullivan who self-identifies as Catholic illustrates the ways homosexual Christians attempt to remake Scripture in their own image to serve their own desires.
Pray for Religious Liberty at the SCOTUS
By David E. Smith   |   12.03.17
This week the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) will hear a case that will either preserve our First Amendment religious liberty in the United States or diminish it. The case is about Jack Phillips, a bakery owner in...
Giving Thanks at All Times
11.14.17
Most of us don’t find it a challenge to be thankful for the good things that come our way. It’s easy to be grateful for a beautiful day, a raise at work, or a good report from the doctor. But what about when life is hard? When everything feels hopeless and dark? The gratitude doesn’t flow quite as freely in those times.
Black Church Leaders Defend Baker in Wedding Cake Case
10.26.17
A Colorado baker has a right not to make a wedding cake celebrating a same-sex marriage that is against his faith, and the LGBT agenda is not a new civil rights movement, black Christian leaders said Monday outside the U.S. Supreme Court. The nine leaders spoke in support of Jack Phillips, whose lawyers will ask the high court...
Who Is Teaching Our Children?
By Laurie Higgins   |   10.25.17
There are myriad reasons why young people are abandoning conservative principles, one of which is that our publicly funded schools are run by and our children are taught by fools who revile truth. Neil Rigler, an English teacher at Deerfield High School in Deerfield, Illinois, is one such teacher.
Prayer is Changing Hearts and Lives in the Abortion Crisis
By Monte Larrick   |   10.24.17
Governor Bruce Rauner and Democrats in the Illinois General Assembly are using House Bill 40 to force taxpayers to fund abortions in Illinois.
What Truth Do We Honor?
10.09.17
In his commentary on the Las Vegas tragedy, Psychiatrist Dr. Keith Ablow mentions psychological denial as a way people avoid thinking about human vulnerabilities. Human vulnerability refers to our fear of being wounded ("vulnera" in Latin means "wound"). We fear bodily harm or, most often, bruising to our fragile egos. Thus, we deny hard personal truths which we want desperately to avoid, desperately not to face. Denial is an attempt to escape.
40 Days for Life is Having Long Term Effects
By Monte Larrick   |   09.26.17
The 40 Days for Life campaign is getting underway. Leaders are counting on the power of prayer to shut the doors of abortion facilities and to block legislation that will increase the number of abortions in Illinois.
Evangelist Ray Comfort on His ‘Hidden Agenda’, Waking Up the ‘Sleeping Giant’ in the Church
09.22.17
Evangelist Ray Comfort believes there's a "sleeping giant" within the Church today - and it's time for that giant to wake up.
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