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3 Spiritual Reasons to Go after Your Childhood Dreams

3 Spiritual Reasons to Go after Your Childhood Dreams

In every one of your childhood delights, there was God, teaching you about himself. And the more we can reach into this deep well of delight, the more we can give to others. Not only do our childhood hobbies and dreams bring us joy, they often involve BIG visions of how we can help others, too. Like the Japanese principle of ikigai, your childhood dreams can be the key to not just what you love, what you are good at, and what you can be paid for–but what the world needs, too.

So, reignite those dreams! Get out that journal, be brave and record yourself singing, if only for yourself. Buy that Lego set so you can feel what it's like to build again. Start with doing what you love without judgment, and the rest will follow. Your inner child will thank you for it, and so will your future self!

Best of Breakpoint 2022: Why Are Men in Crisis?

Best of Breakpoint 2022: Why Are Men in Crisis?

Since the 1990s, fatherlessness has soared while median earnings for men have declined. Boys represent 70% of all D’s and F’s given out at school and are twice as likely to be diagnosed with ADHD. They spend time in juvenile detention at over five times the rate of girls. There will be, on average, two women who graduate college for every male, over the next five years. As NYU marketing professor Scott Galloway mentioned recently on Bill Maher’s show Real Time, “The most unstable nations in the world have one thing in common. They have too many lonely, broke [men].” And yet that’s exactly the type of person modern culture is producing.  

Why Integrity Still Matters

Why Integrity Still Matters

If our response to our own mistakes is to minimize the gravity of the sin and point out the hypocrisy of others, then we’re not really very penitent. After all, “I’m sorry, but . . . ” is not a real apology, and that’s just as true for you and me as it is for elected members of Congress.

Christians Face Skepticism Like Never Before: Apologist – 'Always Be Ready to Give an Answer'

Christians Face Skepticism Like Never Before: Apologist – 'Always Be Ready to Give an Answer'

Justin Brierley, the host of the Unbelievable? podcase and the theology and apologetics editor for Premier Christian Radio told Christian Headlines it's nearly impossible to "live in a Christian bubble in today's world" due to the influence of social media and the Internet.

Best of Breakpoint 2022: What Are Women For?

Best of Breakpoint 2022: What Are Women For?

Our culture has long struggled with the realities of sexual difference, or “gender.” While first- and second-wave feminism generally asserted that women were equal in value to men, transgenderism now asserts that women are interchangeable with men. Notice the underlying assumption:  in order for men and women to have equal value, they have to be the same thingYielding to this fallacy has been a disaster, not just for the concept of gender, but also for the concept of human dignity. It’s as if many think there’s not enough of it to go around.

Sacrificial Compassion Is Our Primary Medium of Witnessing to a Post-Christian Culture

Sacrificial Compassion Is Our Primary Medium of Witnessing to a Post-Christian Culture

We noted yesterday the urgency and privilege of sacrificial compassion as our primary medium of witnessing to a post-Christian, skeptical culture. This opportunity is only enhanced by an existentialist society that measures all news through the prism of the personal. In a day when people care primarily about what affects them directly, you and I will stand out when we extend God’s grace to those who cannot repay us or otherwise affect us.

Jesus, Son of Joseph: The Power of Names

Jesus, Son of Joseph: The Power of Names

The power to name and be named is, in Scripture, uniquely granted to image bearers. Scripture is full of examples of naming children, family members, friends, lovers, enemies, and self. Today, we approach language, particularly names and pronouns, with the assumption that we, and we alone, have a right to define our own reality. This ignores how much of the world is given to us, including the relationships into which we are born and that make up much of who we will become. Identity, in other words, is not “constructed.” It is, at least to a significant degree, received. For the vast majority of people, a name is the second gift their parents will ever give them, second only to life itself.

Why Didn't Jesus Come into Our World as an Adult?

Why Didn't Jesus Come into Our World as an Adult?

Jesus died for our sins as an adult. He did nearly everything we know of his earthly life as an adult: healing the sick, raising the dead, walking on water, and calming storms. In fact, except for one episode when he was twelve (Luke 2:41-51), we have nothing in the gospels about Jesus’ life from his birth to the beginning of his adult ministry.

If he did nothing else as a baby, child, or teenager that needed to be recorded in Scripture, why did he come as a baby who then experienced life as a child and a teenager before becoming an adult? Why did he not simply appear as the adult we see in his earthly ministry?

More Christians Who Are on the Front Lines

More Christians Who Are on the Front Lines

The faithfulness that individual Christians demonstrate in their everyday lives makes a compelling case that the Christian worldview is both true and good. The Colson Center’s mission is to help Christians live faithfully to what is true and good, aligning both their personal convictions and public lives with revealed truth. It is a gift and grace of God to hear from Christians who’ve been served and helped by a Breakpoint commentary or another Colson Center ministry.

Three Reasons for the Decline of American Christianity

Three Reasons for the Decline of American Christianity

Pew Research Center estimates that Christians could make up a minority of Americans by 2070. According to sociology professor Stephen Bullivant, a practicing Catholic who teaches in London and Sydney, there are three main reasons for this decline in religious commitment and the concomitant rise of the nonreligious: the Cold War, 9/11, and the internet.