The Population Bomb Bombs

John Stonestreet, Radio Host and Director of the Colson Center

Recently, the New York Times reported that U.S. population growth is now at its second lowest rate in history. Lower birth rates devastate a country’s ability to ward off labor shortages, compete economically, and take care of its elderly.

The question is, why is this happening now?

One overlooked factor is the power of bad ideas: particularly the treatment of sex as a commodity, commitment as optional, and children as a burden. Children are often seen today as obstacles, not blessings, getting in the way of making money and satisfying our desires.

But this view misses the awesome responsibility and source of immense joy children are. Every person bears the image of God, so whenever families produce children, they mirror God to the world. Sure kids are sometimes irritating, but they’re often hilarious, and they always remind us that life isn’t about ourselves.

That’s a message a culture on the brink of a demographic crisis desperately needs to hear.

Copyright 2021 by the Colson Center for Christian Worldview. Reprinted from with permission.

Do You Watch ‘Game of Thrones’?

John Stonestreet with the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview recently recorded a one-minute commentary on the way “Christians twist themselves into pretzels in order to be ‘relevant.'”

One of the ways Stonestreet points out Christians do this is by watching popular television shows like ‘Game of Thrones’ that contain unprecedented levels of nudity and violence.

Listen to his commentary below.

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So we want to know: Do you watch ‘Game of Thrones’? Leave us a comment on Facebook or on our blog.

Smaller Government Means Something Has to Give

Alan Colmes routinely appears on TV and radio, providing a liberal perspective on current events. A couple of years ago I remember he said something that really caught my attention.

It was in response to a survey that showed the majority of Americans favor smaller government. I don’t remember his answer verbatim, but I recall it went to the effect that, “Yes, Americans say they want smaller government when asked, but if you ask for details, like, ‘Do you want public schools?’ ‘Do you want publicly funded roads?’ ‘Do you want government-funding for this program or that program?’ Americans overwhelmingly answer ‘Yes.’ Americans may say they want smaller government, but the truth is they want things that only a bigger government can provide.”

I really think Colmes hit the nail on the head with his statement.  Americans want smaller government, but they also want their government to provide services for them.

Here’s the truth: (more…)