Is Christian Cohabitation the New Norm?

Recently, researchers at State University of New York determined that descendants of immigrants to the United States typically lost the ability to speak their mother tongue by the third generation. Something similar, but far more serious, seems to be happening with Christians in an increasingly post-Christian culture. Each successive generation is losing the understanding of, not to … More Is Christian Cohabitation the New Norm?

Redeeming Gender in an Increasingly Gender-Hostile World

 But from the beginning of creation, ‘God made them male and female.’ – Mark 10:6 (ESV) Redeeming Gender in an Increasingly Gender-Hostile World In 2015, Drag Queen Story Hour launched in San Francisco. Exactly what it sounds like – men dressed as women (often provocatively) reading stories (often provocatively) to young kids in schools or … More Redeeming Gender in an Increasingly Gender-Hostile World

Gender-Transition Surgery Does Not Improve Mental Health after All

Today’s BreakPoint: Gender-Transition Surgery Does Not Improve Mental Health after All   JOHN STONESTREET WITH ROBERTO RIVERA Last fall, the American Journal of Psychiatry published a study entitled “Reduction in Mental Health Treatment Utilization Among Transgender Individuals After Gender-Affirming Surgeries.” According to the study’s authors, people with “gender incongruence” (that means they struggle to identify with their biological … More Gender-Transition Surgery Does Not Improve Mental Health after All

The United Nations’ Quest to Create a Genderless World

The United Nations’ Quest to Create a Genderless World JOHN STONESTREET WITH ROBERTO RIVERA Created 75 years ago this October, the United Nations was hailed as “the last, best hope for peace,” a moniker that proved neither true nor possible (though, as I once heard a former Israeli special forces guy put it, “no one … More The United Nations’ Quest to Create a Genderless World

Adoption Is Beautiful, Surrogacy Isn’t

Adoption Is Beautiful, Surrogacy Isn’t Responding to Concerns and Questions JOHN STONESTREET  WITH MARIA BAER Recently, prompted by the news that CNN anchor Anderson Cooper and his homosexual partner paid a woman to carry a child for them, my colleague Maria Baer and I released a BreakPoint commentary on the serious ethical problems of surrogacy. Surrogacy intentionally … More Adoption Is Beautiful, Surrogacy Isn’t

Is Critical Theory Compatible with Christianity?

Is Critical Theory Compatible with Christianity? If you haven’t heard the terms “intersectionality” and “critical theory,” your children likely have, at least if they are in college or even high school. What began as an academic theory decades ago is now a dominant way of seeing human relationships, at least for many: There are the … More Is Critical Theory Compatible with Christianity?

What Would You Say about Men Competing as Women?

What Would You Say about Men Competing as Women? JOHN STONESTREET  WITH ROBERTO RIVERA On February 29, Megan Youngren made sports history. Not by breaking a world record, or by overcoming a particularly devastating injury. No, Youngren became the first openly transgender athlete to compete at the U.S. Olympic marathon trials. As is almost always the case … More What Would You Say about Men Competing as Women?

What Is A Woman?

What Is A Woman? Two Marches, Contradictory Catechisms JOHN STONESTREET  WITH SHANE MORRIS One of the things I learned from years of teaching students how to defend their faith is sometimes the best way to test an idea is through questions: “What do you mean by that?” “Why do you believe that?” and “Can you … More What Is A Woman?