John Stonestreet

John Stonestreet

Op-ed contributor

John Stonestreet is the President of the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, and co-host with Eric Metaxas of Breakpoint, the Christian worldview radio program founded by the late Chuck Colson. He is co-author of A Practical Guide to CultureA Student's Guide to Culture and Restoring All Things.

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  • A changing climate is a calling, not an alarm

    A changing climate is a calling, not an alarm

    Christians need not share this existential dread. The Bible tells us that God not only created but also sustains His creation. “He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together,” Paul wrote in Colossians.

  • The worldview of the Taliban

    The worldview of the Taliban

    Bad ideas, like the bad ideas of radical Islam, have victims. How we push back on these forces will take many different forms, sometimes even force, but here’s what’s clear. We will never make headway if we fail to understand the worldview that animates the whole thing in the first place.

  • Olympic stories of faith are more precious than silver and gold

    Olympic stories of faith are more precious than silver and gold

    These stories offer a more complete picture of the Olympics than what has been portrayed in so many media reports. These are athletes who have found in Christ that which is “more lovely than silver, and more costly than gold.”

  • Decorated mom gives life to Olympic athletes

    Decorated mom gives life to Olympic athletes

    There is one protest, a quiet one, that demands our respect from the 2021 Olympics. Female athletes who are mothers earned well-deserved attention.

  • What is our Christian identity in this anonymous age?

    What is our Christian identity in this anonymous age?

    The deepest conflicts in this moment aren’t moral ones. It’s not a disagreement about what’s right and what’s wrong, even though certainly our views on that as a culture have dramatically changed. The deeper confusion is about who we actually are. 

  • The God committee and our call to play God

    The God committee and our call to play God

    The key distinction here is whether we play God as if God actually exists, or whether we play God as if we are God. Whenever we think it’s our authority that determines what’s right and what’s wrong, we’re playing God in the wrong way.

  • Is God really on the throne during revolutions and collapsed buildings?

    Is God really on the throne during revolutions and collapsed buildings?

    Often we see how bad things "work together for good." The problem is that we can only glimpse this sometimes, in a limited number of cases. But why could it not be that God allowed evil because it will bring us all to a far greater glory and joy than we would have had otherwise?

  • The pandemic of despair

    The pandemic of despair

    Who else can address this culture-wide pandemic of despair but the Church? Who else, if not us fellow beggars who have found the Bread of Life. In a society literally dying of despair, to “always be ready to give an answer for the hope that you have to anyone who asks,” is not a mere suggestion. It’s a calling. It’s a matter of life or death.

  • Why the greatest gift the Church can give us right now is forgiveness

    Why the greatest gift the Church can give us right now is forgiveness

    Increasingly it is victimhood status, not God’s mercy or Christ’s imputation, that is seen as the source of our righteousness. As a result, our culture values fragility over strength, and embellishes a constant good-versus-evil conflict, even over the smallest of issues.

  • How the image of God offers freedom

    How the image of God offers freedom

    The most significant challenges we face in our culture are not fundamentally moral ones. We do face moral challenges but the ones we face are the fruit of the problems, not the root. It’s the effect, not the cause. At the root of the issues of our culture has been a dramatic shift in how we think about the nature and value of the human person.