Speaking into today's young people!

by Richard Rose 16. August 2012 03:12

One of my concerns for a long time is how we can speak into the lives of young people today. This article does just that.

We Are Young
The Anthem of a New Generation?

John Stonestreet - August 16, 2012

Earlier this summer, I kept hearing this song with a very memorable sound – and not the “if I can’t get this song out of my head I may jump off a cliff” memorable sound of “Call Me Maybe,” the most popular song of the summer. No; this one reminded me of the rock anthems of the 80’s and 90’s.

So when I heard a commentator suggest that this song, “We Are Young,” by the band Fun, could work as an anthem for the Olympics, I looked up the lyrics. I already knew the chorus: “We are young; so let’s set the world on fire, we can burn brighter than the sun.”

As someone who often played sports with Queen’s “We Are the Champions” playing in the background, I assumed this was one of those “seize the moment” and “we can do it” songs. But the rest of the lyrics were anything but: “My friends are in the bathroom getting higher than the Empire State” and “If by the time the bar closes, you feel like falling down, I’ll carry you home tonight.”

That’s what setting the world on fire means? Scottish writer and politician Andrew Fletcher was right when he said, “If a man were permitted to write the ballads of a nation, he need not care who writes its laws.”

My friend David Eaton, who leads a terrific worldview ministry for students called Axis, says “We Are Young” is like so many other songs that focus on the here and now: dissassociating actions today with consequences tomorrow. Get drunk, get high tonight, but no worries about waking up tomorrow with a pregnant girlfriend, or a drug habit, or being unable to hold down a job.

This sort of postmodern fantasy—that ideas don’t have consequences—dangerously resonates in the minds and hearts of young people. In fact, Rolling Stone called the performance of “We Are Young” the defining singalong moment of one of the largest music festivals this summer.

But the immorality is only part of the problem, and celebrating the drunken bar scene isn’t what bothers me most about “We Are Young.” Most troubling is how this lifestyle is portrayed as not even really meaningful, but as all that’s left because there’s nothing significant to live for.

In fact, another song by Fun called “Some Nights,” is no better. The video utilizes something as historically significant as a Civil War battle in order to sing, “So this is it? I sold my soul for this? Well, that is it guys, and that is all, five minutes in and I’m bored again.”

The rebellion of the past was a way of expressing youthful independence or personal toughness. The rebellion of today is doing anything in order to feel something, to cope with the sickening sense that life is ultimately meaningless.

Ravi Zacharias suggests that God created us with a sense of wonder that is ultimately only fulfilled in the wonder of Him. A generation without wonder, that has lost purpose, is one that needs a new anthem.

But what can we do about it? After all, you say, songs that promote immorality and nihilism have been around for decades. But folks, today’s songs are more blatant and more accessible than ever before. We went from “I want to hold your hand” in the 60’s to “I want to sex you up” in the 90’s to lyrics I can’t even mention today.

So please, talk with, not just at, your students about their entertainment. And if you need help, check out the work of Axis. David Eation and his Axis teams are more effective than any group I know in confronting students’ apathy toward ideas. Go to BreakPoint.org, click on this commentary, and we’ll link you to their website.

We’ll also link you to today’s Two-Minute Warning, where I call on Christian professionals and business people to step up to the plate and engage culture. Because if we don’t, it won’t be long before faith will be banished from the public square. Again, that’s my Two-Minute Warning at BreakPoint.org.


Christian Persecution in the U.S.

by Richard Rose 5. August 2012 08:16

This morning I metioned a couple of incidents of Christians being persecuted in our own country. When I got into my study this afternoon, this article was on the front page of Fox News webpage. What do you thinkg?


A Phoenix pastor who was jailed for holding a Bible study group on his private property is now holding one behind bars.
Michael Salman is serving a 60-day sentence in Maricopa County's notorious Tent City jail for allegedly violating his probation by holding religious services on his property in violation of zoning and building codes. He was arrested July 9, after authorities charged the one-time gang member hosted Bible sessions for as many 80 people on his 4-acre property, which he tried to claim as a tax-exempt church.
'I'm sure he'd do it all over again.'
- John Whitehead, lawyer for Michael Salman
"And I'm sure he'd do it all over again," attorney John Whitehead, president of the Rutherford Institute, told FoxNews.com.
In a sense, he is. Salman has assembled a Bible study group on site that has been attended by as many as 30 inmates, according to Whitehead. On Thursday, he was chosen to lead inmates in prayer for the anniversary of the Tent City jail, just before they dined on moon pies, according to a report.
The married father of six is an ordained pastor of Church of God in Christ and founder of Harvest Christian Fellowship. He and his family believe he has the right to worship at home on his private property.
"The only people who came to our home were family and friends," Salman said in a video posted online before he reported to jail this week. "Our home was not open to the public; it was private."
His wife, Suzanne Salman, said her husband's constitutional rights have been violated.
"Christians deserve the right to gather at their homes privately just like every other American has the right to gather for their reasons," she told FoxNews.com.
But the city rejects the idea that Salman is doing time for saving souls.
"The case is about the building that is used for regular assembly does not meet construction and fire code requirements for assembly," Phoenix officials said in a statement.
The outdoor facility where Salman is now being held was incorporated with the county jail in 1993 in order to house a growing number of inmates. Whitehead said the conditions are hellish.
"It's like a Guantanamo facility," Whitehead said. "It can get up to 140 degrees out there ... putting someone in Tent City for violating zoning laws is insane."
Salman has done hard time before. The former gang member was arrested for a drive-by shooting as well as being charged with impersonating a police officer. His neighbors say the physically imposing Salman makes them nervous, despite his status as a changed man.
Homeowners Association President Mike Simms told FoxNews.com Salman applied for a permit to build a game room on his property, but installed pew-like seats and a pulpit. Salman has responded by saying "game room" was the best description available for what they were building.
Salman is scheduled to be released Sept. 9, but Whitehead hopes to win an early release for his client.



Sexuality from a Biblical perspective

by Richard Rose 2. August 2012 03:34

It seems as if we are in a battle in America to define sexual practice. Well, this article addresses the issue for us.


A Better Road Map
God's Plan for Sexuality

Eric Metaxas - August 02, 2012

My friend and mentor Chuck Colson used to say over and over that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is “the great proposal.” Not only is it, as he wrote in his book “The Faith,” an invitation for “one and all — black, white, rich, poor,” to the great wedding feast; it’s also an invitation to human flourishing, to a better way of life, here and now.

That’s because the Christian faith understands human beings for what we truly are: Made in the very image of God, possessors of a weighty and eternal dignity, but nonetheless fallen. And, left to our own devices, we are prone to, well, mess things up.

Nowhere is this more evident than in the area of human sexuality. Just take a look around. I’ll spare you all the statistics, but you know the carnage the sexual revolution and sexual “liberation” have left in their wake: soaring divorce rates, the breakup of families, abortion, teen pregnancy, AIDS and a host of sexually transmitted diseases, and on and on.

And of course our culture has become astoundingly vulgar when it comes to sexuality.

You’d almost think a group of particularly bad eighth-grade boys were making most of the decisions about what TV shows, movies, and songs were being made.

Part of the reason for the mess, of course, is that modern culture denies that we humans — our bodies included — are anything more than a mere product of random chance, a potpourri of atoms, molecules, and stuff. With nothing beyond this life, pleasure becomes the main goal; use your body however you want.

This is so beneath the dignity of human beings made in the image of God. Human beings whose very bodies — like Jesus’s body — will be resurrected at the last day.

But maybe the worse part about all of this is that sex is actually one of the truly precious and great gifts that God has given to us. It is part and parcel of His road map to human flourishing and human happiness. Yet we humans decided to blaze our own trail.

And, because we’ve strayed from the map, we’ve messed things up.

This is a hugely important topic these days, which is why my BreakPoint colleague John Stonestreet has spent four weeks on the "Two Minute Warning" discussing sexual brokenness. And today, he talks about the road map back to sexual wholeness — for us as individuals, as a Church, and as a society. I urge you, go to ColsonCenter.org to hear and see what John has to say about God’s plan for human sex and about cultivating virtue and accountability within the Church.

If you’ve missed John’s other three installments, not to worry. We’ve gathered his “Two-Minute Warning” videos onto a flash drive. And we’ve included a brilliant series and small group study written by Colson Center theologian T. M. Moore. T. M. lays out the biblical understanding of the goodness, the richness, and the beauty of human sexuality as God intended it — and how it ultimately points to God’s love for us.

We’ve called the series “Sexual Brokenness,” and you can get it at ColsonCenter.org.

The goodness, the richness, and the beauty of conjugal love between a husband and wife, within the context of God’s loving plan for families, for society, and for the Church — these are the things we Christians simply must model for a sexually broken world. And for the sexually broken within our own ranks.

That, of course, is only a part of the great proposal of Christianity that Chuck talked about. But now more than ever, it’s an extraordinarily important part.



by Richard Rose 27. July 2012 23:33

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Thanks to the "Faithful"

by Richard Rose 27. July 2012 00:28

I could not express this better so here is a blessing to all faithful Christians, and especially those who are Dover Alliance Church.

 ULY 27:
Good but Not Great
 Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.
 —1 Corinthians 4:2

Then there are the men who are good but not great, and we may thank God that there are so many of them, being grateful not that they failed to achieve greatness but that by the grace of God they managed to acquire plain goodness.…
Every pastor knows this kind—the plain people who have nothing to recommend them but their deep devotion to their Lord and the fruit of the Spirit which they all unconsciously display. Without these the churches as we know them in city, town and country could not carry on. These are the first to come forward when there is work to be done and the last to go home when there is prayer to be made. They are not known beyond the borders of their own parish because there is nothing dramatic in faithfulness or newsworthy in goodness, but their presence is a benediction wherever they go. They have no greatness to draw to them the admiring eyes of carnal men but are content to be good men and full of the Holy Ghost, waiting in faith for the day that their true worth shall be known. When they die they leave behind them a fragrance of Christ that lingers long after the cheap celebrities of the day are forgotten. GTM099

    Thank You, Lord, for the host of good people in our church! May each one be richly blessed of You today. Direct me to some today who I could thank for their faithfulness. Amen.

Tozer, A. W. (2001). Tozer on Christian leadership: A 366-day devotional. Camp Hill, PA: WingSpread.


The Real Church

by Richard Rose 23. July 2012 23:25

A.W.Tozer really nails it this morning. This from Tozer on Christian Leadership: a 366 Day Devotional. "

Without biblical authority, or any other right under the sun, carnal religious leaders have introduced a host of attractions that serve no purpose except to provide entertainment for the retarded saints.
It is now common practice in most evangelical churches to offer the people, especially the young people, a maximum of entertainment and a minimum of serious instruction. It is scarcely possible in most places to get anyone to attend a meeting where the only attraction is God. One can only conclude that God’s professed children are bored with Him, for they must be wooed to meeting with a stick of striped candy in the form of religious movies, games and refreshments.
This has influenced the whole pattern of church life, and even brought into being a new type of church architecture, designed to house the golden calf.
So we have the strange anomaly of orthodoxy in creed and heterodoxy in practice. The striped-candy technique has been so fully integrated into our present religious thinking that it is simply taken for granted. Its victims never dream that it is not a part of the teachings of Christ and His apostles. MDP135–136

    Help me to demonstrate a God so real that no one could ever be bored with Him. Amen.

Tozer, A. W. (2001). Tozer on Christian leadership: A 366-day devotional. Camp Hill, PA: WingSpread.


Wheaton challenges Governent policy

by Richard Rose 19. July 2012 01:03

Wheaton College today joined other religious institutions in filing lawsuits over the Obama administration’s Health and Human Services mandate. President Philip Ryken spoke with Christianity Today about the college’s decision.

How did you decide to pursue the lawsuit?

The Wheaton College Board of Trustees has been concerned about the Health and Human Services mandate from the very time that it was first delivered to us, back in September. The Wheaton College board has been keeping abreast of developments throughout the year. I have written on several occasions both to the secretary of Health and Human Services and to the President expressing our concerns on issues of religious liberty as it relates to the mandate. We’ve also been working in concert with other evangelical institutions here at the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities throughout the year on these issues. By May, the Wheaton College Board of Trustees decided that no remedy was yet forthcoming and therefore it was important for us to file a lawsuit. However, we decided we wanted to wait until the Supreme Court made its decision on the health insurance mandate generally, at the end of June, in case there would be some remedy forthcoming through the Supreme Court decision. When that proved not to be the case, we were ready to file a lawsuit.

Is there any danger in at least appearing political with this lawsuit?

Wheaton College is not a partisan institution and the effect of our filing on any political process has played no part at all in any of our board discussions on the issue. The timing of things is driven primarily by the mandate itself. Wheaton College stands to face punitive fines already on January 1, 2013, and I am welcoming incoming freshmen in two weeks. It’s already an issue for us in terms of our health insurance and what we provide for this coming academic year. Although we wanted to wait for the Supreme Court decision out of respect for the legal system, we do not believe that we can wait any longer.

Is there a particular angle you’re taking in this lawsuit that other Christian colleges aren’t taking?

The circumstances of each college or university will be unique, depending on the structure of the health insurance they provide or on specific ethical standards within their community. I probably can’t comment on any specific differences between Wheaton and Geneva, say, or Colorado Christian University. I see a strong similarity in that the issue for us is abortion-inducing drugs, as it is for them. But more broadly, because of our Christian convictions on that issue, we believe there’s a very important religious liberty issue at stake in all of this. I think the other institutions that have filed are also doing it primarily because of their concern to protect the freedom of religion in the United States.

You did a press conference this morning with the leader of a Catholic institution. Is there any danger of watering down theological differences between evangelicals and Catholics, or is it advantageous to work together on this issue?

Our board felt strongly that if the possibility presented itself, we had a strong interest in filing alongside a Roman Catholic institution. This is fully in keeping with Wheaton’s convictions. We’re clear on our Protestant identity and there are many areas of theological disagreement that we have with Roman Catholic colleges and universities. This filing is not a way of suggesting that those differences have in any way been erased. But here’s an issue where we have strong agreement, and that is the value of religious freedom for all people everywhere. We also believe that we have a stake in the success of Catholic institutions winning their religious freedom arguments. Even if [contraception] is not a universal point of conviction for Protestants the way that it is for Roman Catholics, we believe that Catholic institutions should have the freedom to carry out their mission without government coercion. That struggle for liberty is a struggle for our own liberty and, we would argue, a struggle for the liberty of all Americans.

Do you expect pushback or confusion from alumni or the outside community?

I expect very strong support from Wheaton College alumni for this filing. Almost anything that Wheaton does will engender opposition as well as support. It may be that there are alumni who no longer share the convictions of our community covenant about the sanctity of life. I’m not sure what other objections people might have. More generally in our culture people have ignored this issue—partly because they think it’s primarily a Catholic issue, partly because there’s an attitude that’s fairly pervasive in our culture that religious people or people of religious convictions should really get with the program on whatever issue it is. In this case, it’s providing abortion-inducing drugs along with other legitimate areas of concern for women’s health. I think most Americans have not considered seriously the religious liberty issue that’s at stake. So part of our interest in filing alongside a Roman Catholic institution is to help the American public see that this is a fundamental religious liberty issue and not, for example, merely an issue over contraception.

When you say abortion-inducing drugs, what are specific drugs you’re concerned about?

The definition of “contraception” in the HHS mandate includes morning-after and week-after drugs, which Protestants and Roman Catholics both recognize as abortifacient drugs and not merely contraceptive drugs. Furthermore, the Secretary of Health and Human Services in some of her public comments has made it clear that these are drugs that prevent in some cases or in many cases the implantation of a fertilized egg. So even though the government is using a definition of contraception that we think is morally misleading, in terms of the science of what these drugs do, there’s little public disagreement about their effect. The only difference of opinion is about the moral implications of that effect.

Does Wheaton provide contraception to its students? If an unmarried student goes to the health center for contraception, what happens?

Wheaton provides students insurance coverage, including contraception for married students who are covered by our college health plan. Our filing actually is not dealing directly with student healthcare; it’s dealing with faculty and staff healthcare. Many of our students receive insurance through their own family insurance—probably two-thirds of them. But we certainly provide coverage that relates to contraception for married faculty and staff.

Do you know if that includes the abortifacient pills?

It does not include abortifacient drugs. No.

You said you were concerned with students coming in and how to cover them. Can you explain how this applies to employee health plans and student health plans?

The status of student healthcare plans is more confusing—there’s been a lack of clarity coming from the government on what is or is not covered. So for the present, our focus is on faculty and staff healthcare coverage. That’s what our filing relates to.

Are there policies in place for if an unmarried student asks for contraception?

We do not provide contraception through our on-campus healthcare.

It seems like it’s fairly unusual for Wheaton to do something like this. Is it a big step? Does it feel out of your comfort zone?

We are reluctant filers. We’ve been appealing to the government all year to provide an exemption for religious institutions— not merely churches, but other religious institutions. It’s our conviction that institutions like Wheaton College have religious freedoms too that ought to be protected by the United States Constitution. It’s very distressing to have to come to a point of actually filing a lawsuit on these issues. It’s a matter of strong conviction and our board is unanimous that this is the right step to take for Wheaton College. It’s certainly unprecedented for us to file a lawsuit against the government, and we’re doing it only as a last resort.

Did you feel any pressure from evangelicals who felt this was an important battle to join or are you risking backlash from others?

Our decision has not been a matter primarily of conversation with the evangelical community. No one has been lobbying us on this issue. It’s just an issue we are concerned about as a board and also in conversation with other evangelical colleges and universities that have similar concerns.

Why do you think higher education groups are so involved with this?

First, the mandate does not apply to organizations that have fewer than 50 employees, so many smaller Christian ministries will not be affected by this. So that may be one reason—all the colleges and universities are much bigger than that. The other thing is because Christian colleges and universities are connected with Washington concerns on other issues, we’re probably more aware of what’s happening in Washington than many other ministries might be. But I think by the time all is said and done there will be non-educational institutions from the evangelical community that also will be filing suit on this issue if they have not done so already.


The New Pro-Life

by Richard Rose 13. July 2012 02:49

Things keeps getting more interesting in our world. This from Break Point

The New Pro-Life
Time for an Upgrade

John Stonestreet - July 13, 2012

At a worldview seminar I led years ago, a man approached me and said, “I’m pretty interested in the biotechnology issues you mentioned in your talks, but they don’t have a lot to do with my line of work.”

“Well, what do you do?” I asked.

“I’m an economist,” he said. “I lead a non-profit group out of our university that advises third world governments about viable economic structures and issues. So we don’t deal with biotechnology.”

I was tempted to scream out loud, but instead I offered a few scenarios. “Well, what about the black market for organs?” I asked. “An estimated 20,000 kidneys are illegally marketed each year by folks in poverty who receive thousands of dollars to meet the demand of the over 100,000 people on the organ transplant waiting list. Does that impact your work?”

I then brought up the issue of medical tourism, where certain medical procedures that are much cheaper outside of the West create a new industry in countries that lack any framework for patients’ rights, regulations, or resolving malpractice disputes.

For example, in 2008 an older Indian couple with British citizenship decided to use a sex-selection process to have a son. But because they were deemed too old by British law for the procedure, they went to India for the procedure and then returned to the UK for the birth. Well, when the 59-year-old mom gave birth to twin girls instead of the boys they expected, reports say they abandoned the twins at the hospital.

New technologies provide the potential for made-to-order babies, diagnosing diseases in utero, living longer and more expensive lives, deeper integration with machines and computers, and replacing face-to-face friendships with virtual ones. And these technologies are not only far outpacing our ethics; they are even outpacing our awareness. This is bad news to those of us who are committed to defending the sacred dignity of all human life.

The speed, the depth and the breadth of biotechnology means the stakes are higher than ever before. Bioethicist John Kilner, who is editor of the book Why the Church Needs Bioethics, says, “Abortion and euthanasia are taking life; cloning and IVF are making life; and nanotechnology and cybernetics are faking life.”

Dr. Kilner is one of my guests this weekend on BreakPoint This Week. If you didn’t understand his quote, or if you’re not sure how it impacts your life, you’re not alone. Many Christians are in that same boat. But it’s time Christians catch up and become what Scott Rae – my other guest this weekend – calls, “Pro-Life 3.0.”

According to Dr. Rae, a professor of ethics at Talbot School of Divinity, most churches are Pro-life 1.0, in other words, we’re up to speed on the taking of life: we tend to stand against abortion and euthanasia.  And some of us are up to speed or at least getting up to speed on pro-life 2.0, or the making of life. This includes challenges surrounding fertility treatments like IVF and surrogacy. (But we still have a long way to go on this one. I mean, how many young married couples, even in our churches, utilize in vitro fertilization without realizing they’ve created excess embryos that will either be discarded, abandoned, or selectively aborted? And how many know which birth control pills are abortive and which are not?)

But we now face issues not only concerning the making and taking of life, but of remaking life. The astounding speed of technology allows us to use what was intended for healing diseases or sickness to enhance or improve people. And as we’ve mentioned before here on BreakPoint, this brings with it the threat of eugenics.

This weekend, BreakPoint This Week offers a crash course on upgrading to Pro-Life 3.0. I hope you’ll listen on your local radio station or by visiting BreakPoint.org and clicking on the “This Week” tab. Once informed, churches can begin to help their people make wise decisions about bioethical issues they’re confronted with every day. But ignoring these issues won’t make them go away.


The Rock Solid Bible

by Richard Rose 12. July 2012 01:10

This is a very interesting video. It is actually an ad for "The Rock Solid Bible," but is very well done. It speaks of the value of reading the Bible and adapting it as your lamp for life. Type the link into your browser and enjoy.




For the Sports Enthusiasts

by Richard Rose 11. July 2012 03:09

A Quest of His Own
A Knuckleball and Faith

Eric Metaxas - July 11, 2012

If the baseball season ended right now, Mets’ pitcher R. A. Dickey would probably win the National League Cy Young Award. Going by the numbers, he is having a season for the ages.

But Dickey’s story goes far beyond the numbers. It would be worth hearing even if he were an ordinary pitcher.

But he isn’t: Right now at the All Star break, Dickey has a 12-1 record. He leads the National League in wins and complete games and is second in strikeout and walk rate.

The last number is perhaps the most extraordinary of all. You see, Dickey is a knuckleball pitcher, the only one in the major leagues. I won’t explain how a knuckleball works — that’s like explaining how a bumblebee flies — but, suffice it to say, the knuckleball, unlike a fastball and a curveball, seems to have a mind of its own, which makes it notoriously hard to hit and even harder to control. Dickey’s command of the pitch is virtually unprecedented.

The arc of Dickey’s career is also unlikely: He didn’t make it to the big leagues until he was 28 years old. He is missing the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow; that’s the ligament replaced in Tommy John surgery.  As he put it, “Doctors look at me and say I shouldn’t be able to turn a doorknob without feeling pain,” much less pitch in the major leagues.

Until this season, his record was mediocre at best; but considering his medical condition the fact that he’s playing baseball at all is amazing. This year he’s gone beyond amazing: He’s the biggest reason my hometown Mets, who were expected to finish last, are still in contention halfway through the season.

But the best part of this story is the one that he tells in his recent autobiography, “Wherever I Wind Up: My Quest for Truth, Authenticity and the Perfect Knuckleball.”

As you may have guessed from the subtitle, Dickey is a Christian. Specifically, he is a thoughtful and articulate Christian. His locker doubles as a kind of clubhouse library, “filled,” as Sports Illustrated put it, “at any given moment with anything from C. S. Lewis to Tolkien to...F. Scott Fitzgerald.” As a result, “he is the rare ballplayer whose interviews are parsed on the vocabulary.com blog.”

I know whereof I speak; I got an email from Dickey recently in which he used the adjective “laggard.”  Not typical for a baseball pitcher.  What he has to say in the book is even more important than how he says it. Sports Illustrated calls his autobiography “a brutally honest account of family woes, childhood abuse and his failures as a husband and father,” adding that “it might be the finest piece of nonfiction baseball writing since [Jim Bouton’s] “Ball Four”.”

And at the heart of Dickey’s account is his faith. He became a Christian while in high school, partly in response to a traumatic childhood that included being sexually abused by two different people.

But that wasn’t the end of his struggles — far from it. In being so honest about his quest to find the peace that comes from authenticity and truth, Dickey provides hope to those of us who also struggle with our past and with ourselves.

It also provides a kind of witness to the Gospel that non-Christians usually do not hear. He’s a stereotype-buster in so many ways, and he’s busting the stereotypes in the country’s media capital.

And that’s why, even if you don’t follow baseball, the story of R. A. Dickey’s quest is worth knowing.

Of course, we have his book, “Wherever I Wind Up,” available for you at our online bookstore at BreakPoint.org. Stop by and get a copy for yourself or for that sports fan in your life.BreakPoint.org and click on this commentary. We’ll have some articles — and even a free, downloadable study by one of Chuck Colson’s favorite theologians, T. M. Moore — that will give you some food for thought and help you fight the busyness trap.