John Stonestreet

Christian Post Guest Columnist

Materialism vs. Reality: A Worldview Just Not Big Enough

C. S. Lewis observed that the most dangerous ideas in a society are not the ones argued, but the ones assumed. And there's little doubt that in most universities across the United States, secularist materialism, in one form or another, is the assumed and unquestioned perspective from which most subjects are understood and taught.

Collins and Broussard: There's Courage, Then There's Courage

Now, I'm not interested in questioning Collins's courage. It's likely that this announcement wasn't easy for him. I do think it's worth noting, however, how many pundits and other public figures were tripping over each other to shower him with encouragement, support, and praise. When you get a call from the President of the United States to congratulate you on the step you've just taken, it's a safe guess you really didn't have much to fear in taking it.

The Overblown War Between Faith and Science

real medical breakthroughs are far more likely to come as the result of research done using adult stem cells. And this leaves an obvious question: Why pursue embryonic stem cell research at all? Given the "ethical blemishes," and the lack of results, why do people still insist on pursuing this moral and scientific dead end?

We Hate to Say We Told You So

In a scene from Jurassic Park, Ian Malcolm, the mathematician skeptical about whether the park is a good idea, watches the T-Rex burst out of its enclosure and says, "I hate being right all the time."

Why No One Hears Arguments for Marriage

If you have the impression that most arguments for traditional marriage fall on deaf ears, you may be right. This is true even when we're careful to avoid biblical or theological language in our arguments. But make them anyway.

Ban Internet Porn ... Can They Do That?

If the Moral Majority had thought of this, the media would be flipping out. If Mitt Romney had proposed this, then they'd say we're on the verge of a new Dark Ages. But the idea comes not from conservative Lynchburg or Provo but from liberal Iceland. Tiny Iceland has a big problem—violent, hardcore internet pornography. That's why some officials want to block access to it.

The Media Doesn't Get Religion

Scarcely, a month goes by without some major news outlet referring to Evangelicals as "Evangelists." Similarly, these outlets often use the word "evangelical" and "fundamentalist" interchangeably, and their work suggests that most of what they know about us is limited to what they have gleaned from the world of politics.

A Benediction for Post-Christian America

Despite controversy or recriminations, Christians must stay in the arena, engaged in public life. Our posture in the midst of these divisive issues is important, but so is our presence. It's distracting, some say. The real task is to preach the Gospel. That's missing a very important point.