The FCC is considering loosening indecency standards on network TV, even more than they've already been loosened. They're accepting public comments, but today is the last day to send them. You can go to this link to make your voice heard. Use 13-86 as the proceeding number. (Thanks to Anna Broadway, who got the information from the Salvation Army and Enough Is Enough.)READ FULL ARTICLE »
Martha Farah, a researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, has been working over the past 30 or so years documenting what effect living in poverty can have upon brain development for children. Some of her initial results have not been encouraging, but research also leads scientists to believe adverse effects brought upon by poverty are partially reversable.
"Exodus is getting out of the cure-all business," according to Alan Chambers of Exodus International, as reported by the Washington Post's Hank Stuever (scroll down). But what exactly does that mean? A number of recent articles and shows, like the one Stuever is describing in his piece, seem to be signaling the end of reparative therapy for homosexuals. But is it really an end, or are Christians regrouping and trying to find new and better ways to help homosexuals who aren't happy with their lives?
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Recently on BreakPoint Radio, John Stonestreet discussed things that the church can do if it wants to discourage Christian artists. The list included, “embrace bad art just because it’s ‘Christian.’”
Unfortunately, this happens far too frequently in the contemporary church. We’re quick to embrace shoddy pieces of workmanship simply because they bear the label “Christian.” This illustrates a larger problem with the way the church both produces and evaluates art. READ FULL ARTICLE »
Starting this week on BreakPoint, we will be having a trivia contest based on the daily BreakPoint Radio commentaries. In the spirit of encouraging summer reading, the winner will receive a $25 gift card to the Colson Center’s online bookstore. To enter, simply answer the trivia question based on content found in the commentaries. Answering correctly enters you for a chance to win.
If you want to win free bookstore merchandise, be sure to keep up with the daily commentaries so that you can be prepared to answer on Friday!READ FULL ARTICLE »
The president of the National Hispanic Leadership Council, Samuel Rodriguez, wrote an interesting article on the importance of preserving Dr. King's legacy of religious leaders engaging with society's injustices. Rodriguez considers that spirit of religious engagement with the public sphere to be under threat today.